Four dead cities and over a hundred books scattered over 4000 minecraft meters squared make a minecraft survival map that is at once beautifully made and post-apocalyptic. Letters from a Dead Earth is not content with merely being one of the most amazing urban survival minecraft maps I’ve ever played, it also contains a deep story that you can choose to piece together or ignore entirely as you rampage through abandoned cities, wielding diamond swords and hurling arrows at aggressive mobs.
The world has ended, but you’re still here and the end is yours to explore, yours to conquer, yours to make a new life in. This is a stunning, massive and open ended map that will see you immersed in a world beyond the world you know.
Are there challenges? No. Which I love. I cannot tell you how tired I am of the idea that a survival map needs to tell you to harvest 100 pieces of rotted flesh, or make a pig farm. In this map the story surrounds you as you piece together the cataclysmic events that took place and lead to the destruction all about you. If you want to farm cows or mine 50 pieces of coal, that’s your business – the map doesn’t need to stipulate that as a condition of play because you’ll be too busy climbing, conquering and maybe even griefing the mega builds all around you.