For more than a decade, Minecraft has been one of the most popular games across most consoles. Though you can now play Minecraft essentially anywhere, it had its origins on PC. Long before it was available to play on Playstation and Xbox, PC owners across the world enjoyed the game and played on it with all of their internet friends. During the time it was popular on PC, many game modes were created to add a bit of excitement to the base game. Here are 8 Minecraft Game Modes that you just have to play.
Before we get into the newer game modes that are available to play on Minecraft, we have to cover the original. Survival is a player vs environment game mode and depends on you being able to fight off mobs and gather the materials necessary for survival. This game mode is much funner when you can play with other people in one world, as it allows for a bit of competition and even a player vs player aspect that makes the game much more exciting. To this day, survival Minecraft servers continue to be the most popular servers on the game and that is because survival has all of the original charm that everyone loved about the game.
If you are someone that loves how creative you can be in the game, then you have definitely played creative before. Creative is much like survival, aside from the fact you are not at risk of being killed by aspects of the game. This mode is for people who love building and do not want to have to find all of the materials required to make fantastic buildings and landscapes.
It feels like every game these days has some sort of hunger games feature. Everybody loves the battle royale style game mode and it is one of Minecraft’s oldest game modes. You spawn surrounded by up to 30 people and you are released onto the map at the very same time. You are then required to find chests and craft items in order to take down every other person on the map. You can play this game mode in teams, which makes it a lot of fun as you can work together and think up ingenious plans to become the winners.
If you like the standard game mode of survival but you feel as though it is quite easy and you are hungry for a challenge, then hardcore is the right mode for you. This mode allows you to play the game in all of the usual ways, but it is much more challenging. Your hunger increases much faster than usual, which means that you constantly need to have a source of food. Mobs also become much more frequent and much more challenging, which means that it is not as easy as usual to take them down and thrive in the game.
If you are someone that has had plenty of building experience in the game and you think your builds are better than others, why not try build battle? In the build battle, you are given a topic or a certain item that you have to build. You are put against a large team of different builders and you have a quick time frame to make something amazing. You then take turns rating every build anonymously and whoever gets the most points is declared the winner. This mode is great for anyone that doesn’t want to fight and enjoys the building aspect of the game.
In Minecraft, you are able to access vast terrains and really explore what the world around you has to offer. People love to build on these terrains and play around with some of the dangerous elements such as lava or just large falls. A lot of open-world games have their own version of parkour and so it was expected that Minecraft would eventually have its own. In Minecraft VR, you have to scale to the top of a tower by using big jumps, all while lava rises from the ground. This game mode is super fun to play with friends, so why not invite them for a game?
Shovels is one of the newer PVP games available to play and it is absolutely brilliant. In shovels, every person is given a shovel and only one life. The platform that they are playing on is only one brick thick and so the goal is to knock the ground under your opponent and make them fall to their death. Once you are dead, you are dead on this game mode, which makes it all the more exciting. It gets harder as you get to the end as there is nowhere to run.
A couple of years ago, Minecraft created this handy tool called the Elektra that allows you to fly across the map. This was very welcome to people who hated the process of walking long distances. They have since made a game mode using this tool called Glide. In Glide, you are required to make it from one side of the map to another, without touching the floor. As you fly, there are rings that you can fly into, which give you points. Once you reach the end, the person who has the most points is crowned the winner.