What are the best Minecraft maps that you must play? Well, in this article, we go over some of the best Minecraft custom maps that have ever been made. From Minecraft adventure maps to parkour maps to horror maps and more, we will have a Minecraft map that is perfect for you no matter what. We also provide the Minecraft maps download links with each map we feature, so it is easy to download any of custom maps for Minecraft on this list.
Minecraft Custom Map Categories
Minecraft Adventure Maps
Radiant City Official
Radiant City is an adventure map that has over 70 different buildings all for you to explore. There are even metro lines that can be used to find your way around this truly expansive map. Additionally, there are over 80 advancements for this map in addition to quests, trails, and secrets. Radiant City Official truly has hours upon hours of things to enjoy.
Floreign Complex: Reboot
In this map, you must recover ancient specimens from the once thriving complex of the Helix Corporation. You will be exploring ancient ruins that contain hidden secrets and beautiful landscapes. This is a custom adventure map with custom mechanics, voice acting, puzzles, parkour, and exploration. There are eve 22 secret achievements you can unlock. This is a super in-depth custom map that is a ton of fun!
In this map, you have been buried alive, and you must escape use the stone statue, Likeke, to make your way through challenges to escape. Buried Alive is a really cool adventure map with a lot of thought and time put into it in order to make it be best map possible!
Minecraft Parkour Maps
The Sphere, The Castle, And The Cave
The name on this parkour custom Minecraft map is actually exactly what this map is. It will take you through three different levels. The first is The Sphere. This puts you on a large sphere which you have to jump around to complete. Next, you got to The Castle. This is has you parkouring in a castle jumping from room to room. And lastly, you end up in The Cave to finish your parkour journey. This map is very hard, so be ready for a challenge!
PogJump is a small parkour map that has sixteen total levels with the last three levels being the hardest. This is a native 1.18+ map which means you get some really cool 1.18 features as well as different styles and looks for each level. PogJump can really keep you thinking and is one of the 1.18 parkour Minecraft maps!
In Parkour Biomes, you will find 18 different biomes including nether and End Biomes to explore and parkour your way though. This is one of my favorite parkour maps as it has so much diversity and is really fun to play.
Drop Drop is a 1.17 parkour map that has three different levels for you to enjoy. Overall, this is a medium to hard parkour map that will take you 45 minutes to an hour to complete. Unless, you are like us and are horrible at parkour. Then, it could take a few hours. This map is also setup for multiple players also, so feel free to complete against 2 to 4 of your friends to see who can complete it first.
Planet Parkour 2
This is the first parkour map on our list, but it doesn't disappoint featuring everything from elytra parkour to time jumps to piston jumps, and much more. Planet Parkour has 40 different stages for you to enjoy, and it is based around space and being on a far away habitable planet discovered by the Hubble telescope. It's a really great story and an awesome parkour map!
Minecraft Horror Maps
Five Nights at Dreadful's Cold Death
This is a Five Nights a Freddy's inspired Minecraft Horror map. This map has custom voice acting and has you set to celebrate the grand re-opening of Frezzy's Icecream Restaurant. Overall, if you love Five Nights at Freddy's and want to see what a Minecraft horror custom map inspired by it looks like, this the map for you!
Poison is a horror adventure map for Minecraft 1.16.5 that will have you running in terror. It has all kinds of awesome, scary features, and for a Minecraft map, it actually does a really good job at getting your heart racing. It is also designed to be playable with other players meaning you can actually play this with your friends and see how scared they get from this incredible horror Minecraft map! Plus, the builds in this map are truly awesome and pretty cryptic.
This map is a bit gruesome for some, and shouldn't be played if you don't want that kind of map.
Minecraft Puzzle Maps
The Upwards custom Minecraft puzzle map is a map where you have lost the ability to jump. You must the find a way to ascend in order to reach the top of the map. Along the journey, there are different advancements that can be completed in addition to exploring different parts of the map as you move through the map and solve problems. In total, there are ten different levels to move up before reaching the top!
A Gift For Allay
Minecraft is a 3D game. That is why it blows my mind when maps like A Gift For Allay come in and create a 2D puzzle map all in Minecraft. This map has you delivery gifts to an allay while you control a vex that will do anything for someone he loves. There are 47 different levels in the game, but you can unlock things early to progress faster.
Logicless is a non-euclidean puzzle map that puts in a strange, dark place where logic will challenge your brain. In this Minecraft puzzle map, down can be up, left can go right, right can go left. The walls and floors can seem to move a random. Truthfully, there is a ton of detail in this map, and it is worth playing if you love puzzle maps!
The Craft III – Sands of Time
This is the third and final map in The Craft series of custom maps, and you must overcome the challenges of a box that this map adds. You gain a powerful item that can reverse time. This will become the key to success as you solve difficult puzzles to finish the trials and complete the map.
A Minecraft Day
A Minecraft Day is a troll style map that is setup to be difficult and hard to complete. Your goal is to obtain different checkpoints through out the map until you have found them all. A Minecraft Day is a difficult Minecraft 1.17 map, but overall it is pretty fun and a challenging map.
Minecraft Survival Custom Maps
Skyblock Classic Edition
This a continuation of the original Minecraft skyblock map. You spawn in the sky with a chest of supplies and a tree. From there, you survive building an old school cobblestone generator, starting a farm, and getting lucky with animal spawning. Honestly, this is how I remember skyblock, and I love it!
A variation of the ‘Oneblock' style of maps, you will start off standing on just one block in the sky. You mind that block, fall to your death, but you will respawn with the block you mined in your inventory. That block will also have reappeared. From there, you start mining this one block to build out your base and survive in the sky!
SkyBlock: Advanced is a SkyBlock map that is actually made up of a group of islands. The goal of this map is actually rather simple. You just need to survive. That can including building structures, exploring the islands to find other resources, or going crazy to build a mega base in the sky. The options are endless in this SkyBlock map.
Chronicles of The Shop
In this map, you are selling things in a shop to all of the villagers passing by. You must be quick and make it through 10 main levels (days) and all 5 mini-games to complete the map. At the beginning, things will seem easy. Over time though, they will speed up becoming more and more difficult. Overall, Chronicles of the Shop is a really fun 1.17 Minecraft map!
As far as survival maps go, Terracraft is one of the coolest and most unique ones out there. It takes Terraria and brings it to Minecraft. You are in a 2 block wide area that you have to mine, build, survive, and explore in. Even the end and nether are completely custom and 2 blocks wide. At the beginning this can seem a bit weird, but you quickly get the hang of it and start having a ton of fun playing Terraria in first person using Minecraft!
PVE Minecraft Custom Maps
This map was originally a custom mode in Dota 2, but in this map, it is recreated in Minecraft. It is a mob area with a roguelike styling. You will find yourself moving through 18 floors with puzzling traps, in-depth boss fights, and unique combat. There are also custom item and mob mechanics alongside really cool procedurally generated room choices. This is a really cool Minecraft combat custom map that even if you know noting about Dota 2 is worth checking out!
Jeknjok's Monster Defense
JekNJok's Monster Defense is a type of map that we haven't featured much. It is PvE. That means you can do thinks like kill mobs and bosses. You will use RPG-style special abilities, Turret-like Wizard Villagers, and more to survive through waves of incoming monsters from the depth of the Cursed Mine.
Dragon Tower Defence
Dragon Tower Defence is a 1.18.1 Minecraft map can be played either solo or with friends. It has you survive 5 nights as hordes of enemies invade trying to destroy the queen egg. Only you and your dragons stand against them. This map is different with each play through making it a ton of fun and one of the best PvE maps out there!
And there you have it! Our list of the custom maps for Minecraft that you must play! These are by no means all the custom maps available for Minecraft, and you can check out more by clicking here. If you have a custom map that you think we should add to the list, please comment below. We'll check it out, and we may add it! Also, if you need help installing any of these custom maps, be sure to check out our tutorial on how to download and install custom maps in Minecraft. It will help you out!