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The architectural artist’s paradise, Minecraft has been a great creative outlet for players who can build to their heart’s content, all without knowing a single line of code. We’ve had a hunt around to find the very best, featuring anything from breathtaking constructions and vistas to worlds with whole new rules and game modes. We have had a hunt around to find the very best, featuring breathtaking constructions and worlds with entirely new rules and modes. Containing multiple arenas and zones for a hefty number of game types, Mineplex is populated by thousands of players at any time. The ever-present community of staff and players are both great sports and ensure that there are always people with which to play. You can make Mineplex your sole destination and still take part in two thirds of the experiences on this list. Mineplex is also a great destination to play Minekart, a blocky recreation of Mario Kart.
With recreated tracks, power-ups, and karting without actual karts, Minekart is a refreshing change from the other typically violent, or pickaxe-heavy, game types. Think of your favourite FPS modes and there is a good chance that it is featured: from Capture the Flag to Last Man Standing, Brawl is hours of action-packed fun. Grand Theft Minecart brings two of the biggest games on PC together: Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto. Not old enough to walk into a brick and mortar branch of GAME to let loose on Los Santos with Trevor and chums? What it lacks in game modes, it more than makes up for in the sheer scope of its battles.
Instead you get the ultimate playground for griefers, player-killing, and deception. Filled with a great variety of challenging maps, crafting and killing is thrown aside in favour of running and climbing an ever more intricate web of towers and paths. While frustrating to start with, Minecraft parkour is a skill to work on, but with a little practise can become one of the game’s great pleasures. As with all Minecraft ideas of such magnitude, it’s a little clunky, but it works.
Safe Zones are protected from griefers, meaning you can build as much as you like without fear of others trashing your masterpieces. Of course, if you’re roleplaying a pirate there’s going to be some grief involved, and provided the owner is in a Safe Zone, other players can siege them. Similarly, ships can be stolen, provided the owner is not onboard at the time. Borrowing from Runescape’s level 3-99 levelling system, Desteria’s depth makes it ideal for RPG fans.
Four classes and a rich selection of factions also make for an engrossing and varied PvP game. If ever there were a classic world that would inevitably end up immortalised in textured blocks, it was Tolkien’s Middle-earth. This as yet incomplete project is primarily based on Peter Jackson’s cinematic vision of Middle-earth. You can help push forward with the building of the world of men, elves, and creatures of shorter stature, so long as you follow the rules. Users can claim land and start their own ranches, breed horses, and farm crops to their heart’s content.
Like Minecraft Middle-earth, it is still a work-in-progress, with work currently being done to the Lannister bastion of Casterly Rock. Should you know your Winterfell from your Dreadfort, you can join in and help prop up the next house of death and tyranny. Fight, craft, and survive in the enormous map, fighting off walkers and other players alike. Much of the action plays out like a Minecraft version of DayZ, with players doing whatever it takes to survive. The Mining Dead also features key locations from the TV series like The Prison, Woodbury, and Alexandria. From hide and seek to survival games, HiveMC covers all sorts of genres.