Demon Lands Minecraft Survival Map

The Demon Lands are not a pleasant place. You’ll spawn to discover a harsh, barren landscape punctuated by yawning caverns that wind deep below the surface.

Some minecraft survival maps are difficult because of limited space, some are difficult because of limited resoures and some are difficult because the very land itself seems to want to hurt you. Demon Lands is the last of these kinds of maps.

Resources are not too difficult to come by, at least the type of resources you dig out of the ground. Coal, cobblestone and even iron are relatively easily found. So is wood thanks to the vast pine planation – evidently a work of more organized, environmentally minded demons. Grass is at a premium however – probably because it would only take a single block to start the transformation from land of deamons to land of pretty rolling meadows.

The map is large, but in the same way a day seems long when you’re listening to a lecture on the origins of the word ‘drab’. Far from making survival easy, the scale of the map creates a kind of dull tedium which the player must overcome.

Surviving in the deamon lands isn’t just about trying to get a cow to spawn (though I wish you the best of luck with that). It’s about overcoming the deamons in your very mind.

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Zombie Survival Minecraft Map

Zombie Survival is a map with a simple premise.You’re stuck in a house with zombies. A lot of zombies. So there we go. You can try to survive, or try to be eaten. Either way you’re going to have a whole lot of fun hacking, slashing and screaming your way through waves of zombies, skeletons and spiders – because no day is complete without some jerk levitating through an open window and trying to end you.

In the tradition of many great horror movies, you could avoid the zombie onslaught by just leaving the house, but you’re not going to do that because that would spoil all the fun. And because you can’t. More on that later. You’re asked to play on ‘Hard’ mode because the creators feed on your screams and because that way the zombies can break down the doors you’re trying to hide behind.

Rewards are few and far between, but if you’re quick enough to collect the XP points dropped by the mobs you’ve killed then you might just be able to enchant your weapons. Do you enchant early and use low level power to grind away at your assailants? Or do you save up the enchants and use them when you really need them for the end? You decide. You’re also awarded a diamond at the end of every round, so that should help keep your spirits up.

A word of advice, press the ‘spawn’ and ‘start’ levers before you enter the house, it’s pretty much impossible to get out of the house through the doors once you enter because it turns out that you live in the house equivalent of a Chinese finger trap.

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Download Evil Minecraft Mod v0.66

Evil Minecraft is probably, and when I say probably, I mean definitely the most long anticipated minecraft mod of all time. The premise of the mod is simple: it takes ordinary minecraft and makes it evil. Because of the sheer number of changes introduced in the Evil Minecraft Mod, Evil Minecraft is almost less of a mod and more of a rebuild of minecraft as we know it.

Here are some of the changes:

Minecraft Player Races

Simple Steve has been replace with several different races – which means you can now play Minecraft as a Testificate.Each race has it’s own bonuses and drawbacks. A halfling, for instance, moves at a massive 1.1 times the normal speed. (That’s a .1 increase!) An orc, on the other hand, is hated by Iron Golems and will be attacked on sight, but is a faster miner and can both take and deal more melee damage. Swings and roundabouts and all that sort of thing.

Updated Biomes

Naturally occurring half-blocks make running from one place to another easier than ever before. Jungle and snow biomes have been updated significantly. Trees caught in ice biomes become blue and frozen and look awesome. Be careful on cracked ice, it might just break underneath your weight and send you to a watery doom! Grass grows tall and thick in jungle biomes, slowing you down and putting you at risk for things that go boom and hiss and bite.

Abandoned Houses

These decrepit old shacks contain abandoned treasures – and surprises for the unwary traveller who is a little to heavy on their feet.

New Minecraft Mobs!

So many new mobs. Most of them deadly. Some of them super deadly. Mo mobs, mo problems. The new ‘Zero’ hostile ice mob shoots icy bolts guarateed you make you bleed your own blood.

New Block Breaking Mechanics and Animations

In default minecraft you have to finish breaking a block for it to actually stay broken. In Evil Minecraft, blocks save their state changes as they are broken, which means you can stop breaking a block halfway through and the cracked block will sit tight, waiting for you to return to destroy it entirely. Or not.

Why don’t you take a seat over there – minecraft chairs!

Evil Minecraft has bought chairs to the world of minecraft. In this screenshot, you could be sitting on one of two chairs whilst eating a beef sandwhich whilst admiring a diamond in a display case and waiting to open your present.

Minecraft Display Cases

Display anything from a precious diamond to a pork sandwhich in the new display case.

New Minecraft Armor and Weapons!

The evil Minecraft mod adds plate armor to the game. Plate armor is green. There’s also Firestone armor (red) and Ender Dragon armor (black.)
Torches Burn Out!

Notch always intended for torches (the long brown things you can stick into walls or the ground) to burn out, but such was the player outrage that they never implemented the change. Evil Minecraft doesn’t care if you’re enraged. Torches must be lit with a lighter and will burn out after a period of time. If you want a torch that lasts forever, glowstone torches have been added. Glowstone torches never burn out, but you’ll have to visit the nether to get them.


Like little mini dungeons spawning above the surface of the ground, graveyards are the natural home for violent zombies, but they may also hold more than the remains of the dead, they may contain treasure. You do want treasure, don’t you?


Glug. Glug.

Other additions to the game include:

Blood spatters!

Locked (and lockable) chests.
A coin system.
Decorative blocks that can be placed other blocks for that homely ‘sheet rock’ feel.


Volcanic Minecraft Survival Island Map

A volcanic island full of surprises, Monte Major is a minecraft survival island map with style. The volcano that dominates the center of the island is an impressive sight, especially when you step up to the crater and see the red hot lava bubbling far below. At that point you might very well feel the call of the void, but do stash your valuables before you respond as the outcome is unlikely to be positive. (And when I say unlikely, I mean I tested it twice for science, and it didn’t turn out well at all.)

This isn’t what I’d call a challenging survival map because there aren’t any restrictions (space restrictions, item restrictions, or other factors specifically included in the map to make your life more difficult) it’s more of a a survival challenge taking place on terrain you just won’t find in a generic minecraft spawn. Much of the island is covered in thick jungle, though there are parts of it where sparse pine trees tower skywards and where streams flow and apple trees blossom. Sometimes you’ll find a pig stuck in a tree, like a fly in a venus fly trap.

In addition to the wonderful terrain, there are two custom dungeons you can pit your skills against. Players who play this map on anything other than peaceful are going to find the battle to subdue the hostile monsters of the island a hard fought one.

Those daring to explore the deep reaches of the volcano will be handsomely rewarded, as with those who simply wander about the place poking their noses where they may or may not belong. For a beautiful survival experience, you really should:

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Wealth of the World Minecraft Adventure / Survival / CTM Map

Giant. Diamond. Creepers. Three worlds that should get your pulse racing, your stomach churning and your palms sweating. Wealth of the World is the sort of minecraft map download that legends are made of, it gives you the leeway to be who you really are whilst constantly tickling your funny bone and setting challenges that you can’t wait to rise to.

Most CTM maps involve grubbing about the place for some colored wool, but Wealth of the World takes a different approach. Instead of wool, you must offer animal eggs to appease giant diamond creepers who wish to cook them. It makes about as much sense as anything else does in minecraft, so I’m all for it.

I also like the way the map is designed to be played on peaceful. There’s nothing more irritating than trying to complete goals whilst being sniped by a jumpy skeleton.

The survival part comes in where you have to cut down trees to create tools and all that sort of thing. This is a map that actually lets you play minecraft whilst you play the map, unlike other similar maps that forbid the breaking of blocks. I bite my thumb at them.

Wealth of the World comes with the PigCraft texture pack by the same creator. I tried playing with it but didn’t find that it really added a whole lot to the experience. No matter how many people try to ‘improve’ the mineral textures, the default texture pack really does seem to have them beat at the outset. Because they don’t really matter, precious minerals are scattered all over the map, there are diamonds for everyone!

This is definitely a special map, one that survival and adventure players will both enjoy. The CTM mechanic fits in neatly and isn’t there only to compensate for the otherwise meaningless nature of the map. (That is to say, this map has some kind of inherent merit.)

Ah, that’s enough words. Go download it and play it! Collect those eggs and sacrifice them to the creeper gods!

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