10 Cool Minecraft Maps to Enhance Your Gameplay

Last Updated: October 8, 2016

Minecraft is one of the most popular and highly played games because it lets you do almost anything in the virtual game world. You can create different maps, different games inside this amazing game of block-y visuals. Minecraft offers a ton of maps that add a completely unique factor to your game. You can use these maps to enjoy different gameplay elements in the game and the good thing is, there are hundreds of different maps available for Minecraft. However, choosing the best or the most fun maps can be a slightly tough task and thus, bring you the 10 best Minecraft maps that will definitely take your breath away:

1. The Escapists 2 Map


If you have already played the popular Steam game, The Escapist, you are going to love this map for your Minecraft game. It brings the joys and excitement of being a clever inmate to the Minecraft world. You can now trade with other inmates, upgrade your skills, plan your escape, and finally, perform the greatest Prison Break of all time that would leave Michael Scofield embarrassed. The gameplay is similar to The Escapist but since it takes place in the Minecraft world, there are graphical and gameplay differences. However, the soul of the game still feels the same.


2.  Hunger Games v2.6


Who doesn’t love the Hunger Games? One of the most popular survival adventure stories of all time. If you think watching the Hunger Games in the theater was awesome then wait till you play the game. This map puts you in the middle of the Hunger Games, where you have to survive at any cost. Fight each other in epic death battles, run from danger, scavenge different treasure chests, explore different areas, and above all else, stay alive while doing all of it. This is your chance to shine and win the Hunger Games once and for all.


3. Pixelmon Johto Map


This map is an extension for the Pixelmon mod. You can merge it with the Pixelmon mod and enjoy the vast world of Pokemon in your Minecraft game. This map includes all the Johto and Kanto places, events, gyms, and people from the Gameboy games. You can travel the world, battle gym leaders, collect badges, fight the Elite 4, and much more, as if you were playing Pokemon. This map grants your wish of having a 3D Pokemon adventure, which is not as aesthetically pleasing as the official Pokemon games but then again it’s just a Minecraft map.


4. Assassin’s Creep


Get ready to indulge in one of the most amazing adventures ever. Assassin’s Creep is a hilarious take on the Assassin’s Creed games. This map features a well-textured world from the Assassin’s Creed game, where you can run around and climb to find different objects. You have to collect all the objects to gain entry to the final dungeon. You can also play multiplayer with your friends in either co-op to complete the dungeon together or Tag mode, where you run around catching each player. There’s no assassination action in the game but you can enjoy the historical locations in Minecraft graphics.


5. Survival Island


This map puts you on an isolated island where your main objective is to survive with minimal resources. You have to scour the entire island to find resources that are crucial for your survival and build yourself some shelter to keep the creeps away at night. This map tests your patience and logical skills. You have to survive long enough to find help and get back home. Also, you have to create a farm and grow your own food to keep yourself fed until help arrives. Explore the island and find anything useful to help you in your adventure.


6. Herobrine’s Mansion


This map is developed by the popular mapmaker Hypixel. It features an intriguing and horrific adventure in a haunted mansion. In this mansion, you will face off against the toughest of mobs and terrifying bosses. You need to find powerful weapons to stand a chance against these monsters. This entire map is very tough, as if you were playing a game in the Dark Souls series. You can play this map in single-player mode but you are better off partnering up with a friend and going through it in co-op multiplayer to stand a chance.


7. Far Cry 3


Normally, you would find mods and Minecraft maps created and developed by individual developers or small teams. However, this map was actually officially licensed by Ubisoft. The studio had this map developed for Minecraft to promote the Far Cry 3 release. This map features locations from the game, different spawners that you must destroy, and you can also meet different characters from this popular game. There are roughly 50 different easter eggs hidden throughout the exotic island that you can find.


8. WesterosCraft


If you have not heard of Game of Thrones, you must be living under a rock for the last few years. It’s one of the biggest TV shows at the moment, based on the popular books written by the legendary George R.R. Martin. Well, if you are a fan of GOT, this map allows you to visit the world of Game of Thrones. The entire Westeros has been designed in pleasing Minecraft graphics. There are over 2,000 houses and a plethora of key locations that are part of the TV show. You can visit each place and enjoy the world of Game of Thrones in your Minecraft game. If you are a fan then you’ll be glad to know that you can finally place your rear on the Iron Throne.


9. Zelda Adventure


This definitely has to be one of the most detailed maps available for Minecraft. This map utilizes cutscenes, custom sounds, music, and all new weapons in the world of Zelda. The legend of Zelda is one of the most popular Nintendo game and this map allows you to embark on a journey in Hyrule. Your job is similar to the original games, just rescue Princess Zelda and beat all the dungeons. All of these dungeons have been inspired by different games in the series including but not limited to A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, and more.


10. Sonic The Hedgehog


This parkour style map offers a change of pace and gives you the abilities of the fastest hedgehog in the world. You need to complete the levels as fast as possible. There are similar elements to the original Sonic games. There are obstacles, checkpoints, and even propelling pads to give you a boost in speed. At the start of the game, you are given special boots that help you run quicker, jump fairly higher, and land safely from heights. If you are a Sonic fan then this map will bring back all the memories from the classic SEGA days.


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Try these fun Minecraft Maps to Enhance Your Gameplay

Do you want us to add more maps to the list? Your favorite Minecraft map isn’t mentioned anywhere? We apologize because we cannot cover all the amazing maps out there, as that would take an eternity. That is why we have focused on the most fun minecraft maps as voted by the community. Still, if you would like to see your map in the list, feel free to mention it in the comment section below.