Heart of Darkness Minecraft Survival Map

A Spanish galleon sits in the lush jungle bay whilst its explorer captain plunders the land around it in search for the golden city of El Dorado. If the role of explorer captain appeals to you, then this is a minecraft survival map you simply must play.

I’d say it straddles the border between survival and adventure map really, with exotic locations, impressive builds and a sense of immersion that will set your senses tingling. Or maybe I’ve just been sitting on my senses too long and they’ve started to go numb. Either way, senses are in for a shockingly good time.

There are challenges in the jungle, such as settling a walled village, 40 x 40 blocks wide. You can also convert them to the religion of your choosing if you so desire. There’s also a bridge building challenge, an island fortress building challenge and other similar ‘build a thing’ challenges. People who like building things will enjoy these immensely.

If you’re looking for a large, detailed minecraft survival map where you can roam free and explore your inner settler / heartless conquistador, this is the map for you.

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Buried Alive! Minecraft Survival Map

In Buried Alive we finally have a minecraft survival map that requires all your mining skills to survive, yet doesn’t bore you to tears as soon as you find sticks and stones. Sticks and stones might break my bones, but they’ll break a boring survival map even quicker. So what’s the premise of this map? As is indicated in the name of the title, you begin your game buried alive. And by buried alive I mean actually buried in a hole. To get out of it, you’ll have to go back to basics and start punching, punching, punching.

What makes the map even more challenging than your average ‘stuck in a stone tomb’ experience is that it has been created in an ocean biome, which means no naturally occurring spawning animals. That’s not to say there’s no way to spawn some farmable beasts if you really put your mind to it, but it is to say that it won’t be easy. Get your hoe ready, you’re going to be eating a lot of bread and perhaps mushroom soup if you’re lucky.

In addition to the usual survival grind, the Buried Alive Minecraft map puts some rewards along your way. Though much of your journey will be spent at the coalface so to speak, occasionally you’ll stumble into pockets of civilization and encounter friends and foes along your journey too. There are some interesting and innovative challenges (not your usual ‘make a cobblestone grinder’ rot. Instead the challenges involve freeing trapped villagers, discovering secret areas and beating down iron golems.

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Sandbox Survival, Minecraft Survival Map

Day 2 of my attempt to survive in the minecraft sandbox.

Sandbox survival is a minecraft survival map set in a bedrock box filled with sand and surrounded by void, which makes escape somewhat unlikely.

Survival mostly entails excavating the sand for treasure, so people who enjoy making and using spades are going to be super stoked with this map. Because the maker didn’t make the mistake of providing a ‘starting chest’ you have to actually work for your survival – which is the sort of labor minecraft survivalists enjoy more than anything.

Unlike other survival maps, where there is inevitably a waiting period in which you can do nothing besides wait for your trees to grow, Sandbox Survival provides you with the neverending fun of – digging! You can dig like a mad badger all night long if you want to, and you will want to because failing to do so will result in death. Or failed survival. Same thing really.

Are there challenges? Yes. A whole lot of them, including the usual farm buiding, cobblestone generating, infinite water sources creating blah, blah blah. Challenges aren’t my thing, but if they’re yours theres a hefty list to complete.

Sandbox survival is a compact, simple minecraft after the classic minecraft survival style. You’ll probably enjoy it, and you may as well download it or else you’ll never know.

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Tunnels Minecraft Survival Map

You’re underground in some of the largest, most cavernous tunnels known to man and you must survive. You must survive because the alternative is going outside and punching trees outside only leads to bloody knuckles and heartbreak.

There are several dungeons to battle your way through, which is nice and somewhat a little recursive. You’re pretty much in a dungeon already. This is a rather large survival map however, and to be honest, very enjoyable. One spends a great amount of time exploring the great spaces in which lighting glitches abound because minecraft’s engine was never designed with tall ceilings lit with glowstone in mind.

There are lots of useful signs about the place, such as the ‘hit long grass to get seeds’ sign. Quite frankly, if you’re so unaware of the basic mechanics of minecraft that you’ll starve to death without punishing absolutely everything in sight then there’s very little hope for you.

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Chest Survival Minecraft Survival Map

Minecraft Chest Survival is a simple minecraft survival map in which you spawn inside an oversized chest. Inside the chest is a you. And you must try to survive inside this thing that is, itself a minecraft chest. There’s also a massive crafting table you get to crawl inside of as well, so that’s nice. Oh, and an oversized bookshelf, for you literary types who eschew the brawny emphasis on crafting.

Played on peaceful, minecraft chest survival is a pretty easy map. Played on any other setting, it’s quite difficult because there are spawners absolutely everywhere. Because the entire thing is built on one of those flatlands saves, you’re not going to gain anything by mining out of the chest, in fact you’re better off in the chest than out of it. Your prison is your succor and your salvation.

So don’t get too upset by the fact that you can see all the ore out there in your face. It’s the only ore you’re getting so you better appreciate it and love it and call it George.

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