Minecraft Castaway Island Map, best adventure game I’ve ever played
Since I bought Minecraft a few weeks ago, I’ve been sucked in to such an extent I’m letting a lot of things slide. What I’m not letting slide, though is playing Minecraft maps and watching Minecraft videos. After all, what could be more important than that?
That’s how, on my search for good Minecraft maps and videos, I came across another Minecraft map in an amazing Let’s Play from YouTuber Dave Chaos and, I have to say, this map is absolutely superb. Called Minecraft: Castaway Island it is literally the best adventure game I’ve ever played. And no, I’m not exaggerating.
What is the Minecraft: Castaway Island map?
The Minecraft: Castaway Island map is an absolutely huge open-world adventure game, where you take on an enormous number of quests while building a home and trying to stay alive (remember, it’s Minecraft, there’s zombies, and spiders and skeleton archers and and and….)
You start the game in the cockpit of a plane that’s going down. It’s up to you to strip the plane of anything you may need and then parachute out of there before you die. Once down, you end up in the ocean just feet from a strange rock and a short swim from a tropical island. Soon, you’re stuck on Castaway Island and it’s up to you to do what it takes to get off.
The game involves a massive variety of quests (I won’t spoil your fun by telling you where to find them), along with the typical Minecraft building projects, killing spiders, zombies and skeleton archers, breeding cows, sheep and chickens, exploring caves and underwater hiding places and everything else you would normally do in a Minecraft game.
With other islands to explore, a shipwreck, the plane wreckage, an abandoned lighthouse, a hero’s grave and many many other places to go, the Minecraft Castaway Island map is at least a full 40-hour game if you do most of the quests and, if you’re a completionist like me, it will take you even longer.
How to get started on the Minecraft Castaway Island map
Start off by watching the first video of Dave Chaos’ Let’s Play Minecraft Castaway Island map series to get an idea of how the game plays. I watched his whole series (31 videos in all) before I began playing the actual map itself, and I’m still having a blast doing it (18 hours in and still going).
You can download the Minecraft Castaway Island map here. Just be warned, your life will come to a standstill until you’ve finished. I can promise you that.
I'm a former radio DJ, an ex-Director of Development for a variety of non-profits, and a left-wing human rights advocate. I'm also an avid video game player. Minecraft is my current obsession.
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