[Top 25] Minecraft Best Adventure Maps Every Player Must Try

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Minecraft adventure maps

While the world of Minecraft is full of adventure and breathtaking sights, sometimes you might get the urge for something extra, something amazing. If you want to satisfy that urge, today I made a list of the best Minecraft adventure maps that you should try. These maps can range from giant man-made cities to small islands in the sky.

Keep in mind, that this list is only based on my opinion, feel free to rank these maps however you see fit.


25. The Tourist

If you ever wished to visit the romantic city of Paris, then here’s your chance. Experience a one of a kind adventure in this playable adventure that takes place in Minecraft Paris. Every building is hand built and looks absolutely stunning, definitely a unique experience.

Why The Tourist is fun:

  • Paris recreated in Minecraft
  • Magnificent buildings and sights
  • Adventure in the city of Paris

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/adventure-map-the-tourist/


24. Open World Zombie Apocalypse

This adventure map takes place in an abandoned city after everyone here was infected by a deadly virus. While this map is huge, it’s very well made to make you feel like you’re in a zombie movie. Great map to mix with a zombie survival mod.

Why Open World Zombie Apocalypse is fun:

  • This map was created to make you feel like you’re in a zombie movie
  • Mixes great with zombie survival mods
  • Everything was hand-made to feel authentic

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/open-world-zombie-apocalypse-sur...


23. Parkour map v1.1 - Christmas Calendar

If you love to parkour in Minecraft, then this is the map for you. With the parkour comes the adventure element, where you can experience over 20 courses with a story. A great adventure map for adrenaline junkies.

Why Parkour map v1.1 - Christmas Calendar is fun:

  • Parkour adventure map
  • Over 20 different courses
  • The courses get progressively more difficult

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/parkour-map---christmas-calendar...


22. The Heist

In this adventure map, you become a thief who has to steal valuable prototypes from a high-security underground research facility. Avoid cameras, guards, sonars, and other obstacles to get to your goal. This is an entertaining adventure map if you enjoy sneaking.

Why The Heist is fun:

  • Become a thief and sneak around
  • Many fun obstacles to stop you
  • No health or hunger, you use energy
  • If you get seen - you lose

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/the-heist-3372054/


21. Atlantis

Visit the sunken city of Atlantis in this adventure map. Filled with many quests and challenges, this map has enough content for weeks. Very fun survival map for anyone who likes to dive into the deep.

Why Atlantis is fun:

  • Many quests and challenges
  • The action takes place underwater
  • Challenging map, only for veteran Minecraft players

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/survival-map-atlantis---take-you...


20. The Survival Games - San Andreas

Grove Street, home, at least it was before… You know the rest. Revisit the classic game - GTA: San Andreas, with this adventure map. Everything is hand-made and feels authentic, anyone who played San Andreas will feel right at home.

Why The Survival Games - San Andreas is fun:

  • It’s a spitting image of the OG Grove Street
  • Tons of added content
  • Many places to explore
  • Hidden chests

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/the-survival-games---san-andreas...


19. World in a Jar

For the rest of your life, you will live in a jar. That’s it. Survive for as long as you can in this simple and small adventure map where you will live like Sandy from Spongebob.

Why World in a Jar is fun:

  • Small and peaceful
  • Let your creativity bloom in a confined space
  • Many quests to keep you occupied in a jar

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/world-in-a-jar-survival-map/


18. Pixelmon Adventure Map

Immerse into the mystical world of Pixelmon with this adventure map. This massive adventure map goes perfectly with the Pixelmon mod. Recommended for all the die-hard Pokemon fans out there.

Why Pixelmon Adventure Map is fun:

  • A large map that combines all the Pokemon regions
  • Perfect for the Pixelmon mod
  • Many buildings that can be seen in the Pokemon anime
  • Beautiful hand-made locations

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/pixelmon-adventure-map---crew-pi...


17. Herobrine’s return

Relive the legend of Herobrine in this spooky adventure map. This hardcore survival map is filled with custom NPCs, bosses, and more, beat them all to reach the final boss - Herobrine. If you have ever read about the Herobrine creepypastas, then this is a chance to experience them.

Why Herobrine’s return is fun:

  • Epic structures
  • Custom NPCs and 8 Bosses
  • Exiting adventure map filled with quests and challenges to help you defeat Herobrine

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/herobrines-return-15-minecraft-a...


16. Pirate Island

This map takes you back in time when pirates used to rule the 7 seas. Embark on a journey to find the lost pirate gold on this massive island, filled with traps and puzzles. This hand-crafted map, filled with many stunning structures is perfect for everyone who to embark on a real pirate adventure.

Why Pirate Island is fun:

  • Massive island with pirate-themed structures
  • Quests and puzzles
  • Many hours of content

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/pirate-island-625029/


15. Project Zearth

This is one of the oldest Adventure maps out there that started in 2010 and finished in 2020. This map has a very detailed quest line and backstory, and you can travel through this map with boats, trains, planes, or just walk from place to place, there is a lot to explore and so much more to do. Perfect map to explore with your buddies.

Why Project Zearth is fun:

  • One of the oldest adventure maps
  • TONS of quests and activities
  • Unique methods to travel
  • Great co-op map

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/zeon-city/


14. Assassin's Creep

In this parkour adventure map, you will become Ezio and embark on a quest to find all the diamonds to enter the final dungeon. Along the main quest, there are also hidden secrets that you can find for a bonus reward. Another great parkour map in our top 25 list of best adventure maps.

Why Assassin's Creep is fun:

  • The action takes place in the Assasins Creed world
  • Many difficult parkour challenges
  • Beautiful map to explore on your journey to find all the diamonds

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/assassins-creep-a-open-world-par...


13. Star Wars Adventure Map

This one is for all the hardcore Star Wars fans who want to immerse in the galaxy far far away. Star Wars Adventure Map is full of unique quests and an exciting storyline. This map requires 2 players to finish, so be sure to grab a buddy for this one.

Why Star Wars Adventure Map is fun:

  • Unique Star Wars themed map
  • Many exciting quests
  • Made for co-op
  • Impressive buildings and structures

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/star-wars-adventure-map-snapshot...



DREHMAL: PRIMΩRDIAL is a giant adventure map full of beautiful structures to explore. The world is filled with lore and small stories, each region, and town carefully thought out, with their own lore that is reflected to an extent in-game. Great adventure map to play alone or with a group of friends.


  • Giant adventure map
  • Unique hand-made structures and biomes
  • Many custom classes to choose from
  • Tons of puzzles and secrets

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/drehmal-v2-prim-rdial-12k-x-12k-...


11. Super Craft Bros: Brawl

On this floating island, you will be fighting with your friends to stay on the island. With many custom classes and items to choose from, this adventure map promises to bring tons of fun. Gather as many friends as you can find and brawl in this little fun adventure map.

Why Super Craft Bros: Brawl is fun:

  • 8 custom classes to choose from
  • 6 different maps
  • Great map to battle it out with your friends

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/super-craft-bros-brawl/


10. SethBling's Minecraft TNT Olympics

SethBling's Minecraft TNT Olympics take place in a huge stadium filled with various challenges. The challenges include Javelin Throw, Trap Shooting, High Jump & Long Jump, 400m Hurdles and Gymnastics Vault, Rowing, Balance Beam, and Synchronized Swimming. Grab your friends and race to win gold!

Why SethBling's Minecraft TNT Olympics is fun:

  • Custom-built Olympic stadium
  • Many unique competitions
  • Great map to play with a group of friends

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/sethblings-minecraft-tnt-olympics/


9.  Sonic the Hedgehog

This adventure map recreates a racing track of one of the most famous video games in the world - Sonic the Hedgehog. The goal is to run as fast as you can in the shortest time possible. Full of bonus quests and hidden traps, this map serves as a fun little minigame in Minecraft.

Why Sonic the Hedgehog is fun:

  • Fun minigame inside Minecraft
  • Bonus quests
  • Hidden traps and shortcuts

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/sonic-the-hedgehog-1656738/


8. Skyblock

SkyBlock is one of the most popular adventure map in Minecraft. The fun hides in the simplicity because you start on a small island with a tree and a chest. The goal is to expand as much as possible without dying.

Why SkyBlock is fun:

  • Simple and relaxing
  • The only limit is your creativity
  • Can be played with as many friends as you have

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/skyblock-4/



Your only goal in the Dropper is to survive falling from a long way up. The maps here tell a story about human evolution, complete them all to learn how we grew from a single cell to a whole human. The maps are a sight to see, built carefully by hand.

Why THE DROPPER 2 is fun:

  • Endless free-falling experience
  • Beautiful giant structures
  • A biology lesson inside a minigame

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/the-dropper-2-newton-vs-darwin/



Shrink to the size of a toy and see Andy’s house from another perspective. This is a quest-filled adventure map filled with puzzles and parkour challenges. A very fun and colorful map, for everyone who still reminisces about their childhood.


  • Relive Toy Story by becoming a toy and exploring Andy’s home
  • Many quests and puzzles
  • Beautiful buildings and structures

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/toy-story-2-adventure-map-pl-ver...


5. Witchcraft and Wizardry

Take a magical trip to Hogwarts on a one-of-a-kind journey. This is a very detailed replica of Hogwarts with all the bellowed characters from Harry Potter. One of the best adventure maps out there for all Harry Potter fans.

Why Witchcraft and Wizardry is fun:

  • Visit a 1:1 replica of Hogwarts
  • Cast spells and fight powerful wizards
  • Become a magician
  • Visit beautiful hand-built structures

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/harry-potter-adventure-map-3347878/


4. Cops and Robbers 4: High Security

Roleplay as prisoners and guards in this massive prison. Both roles have their jobs, roles, and duties, the guards must watch over the prisoners and don’t let them escape, and the prisoners must find a way to escape. This can only be played with friends, but if you don’t have any - there are a lot of prison multiplayer servers.

Why Cops and Robbers 4: High Security is fun:

  • Become a guard or a prisoner and roleplay the prison life
  • The prison is filled with many puzzles and secrets
  • One of the best maps for multiplayer

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/cops-and-robbers/


3. SkyGrid

Skygrid is similar to Skyblock, but it adds a little twist. You can get any type of block you want, but you have to find a way to get to it. While this is a simple concept, it quickly became one of the most popular adventure maps in Minecraft.

Why SkyGrid is fun:

  • A slightly better version of SkyBlock
  • Use your creativity to get to your desired block
  • It’s an easy-to-learn, but hard-to-master adventure map

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/skygrid-survival-map/


2. The Temple of Notch

If you play Minecraft since 2009 then you will probably know The Temple of Notch. This is a classic, and probably one of the most famous adventure maps in Minecraft. Explore the mysterious temple and solve many puzzles that lie within.

Why The Temple of Notch is fun:

  • One of the oldest and most popular custom maps in Minecraft
  • A wonderful tribute to the creator of Minecraft
  • Full of many difficult puzzles

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/the-shrine-of-notch/


1. Greenfield

Coming in at number 1 is the BIGGEST adventure map in Minecraft - Greenfield. Filled with thousands of custom-made buildings and other various structures, it will take you months to fully explore this mega city. Roleplay in this massive city online to experience the big city life.

Why Greenfield is fun:

  • The biggest hand-made map in Minecraft
  • Thousands of buildings and breathtaking structures
  • Very multiplayer friendly

Download map here: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/greenfield---new-life-size-city-...



After browsing through so many unique adventure maps, you will be guaranteed to spice up your Minecraft experience. Grab your friends and load up any of the worlds mentioned above to enroll on a journey like no other. Be sure to try out more than one map though.


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