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There's nothing like trying to survive on an island. Minecraft Island seeds give you just that opportunity. Why are they so difficult, though? It's simple: relatively limited resources. Compared to biomes with a ton of villages and temples nearby, you have to work with what you get. It's pretty fun: all you can do is try your best with the resources given to you. It's challenging, but great.

Interested in testing your might? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Before You Start Trying to Survive

Get ready for the summer with these islands. Photo via Minecraft Village Seeds.
Get ready for the summer with these islands. Photo via Minecraft Village Seeds.

Remember, every Minecraft version is different. While many seeds are interchangeable and can be used between versions, some minuscule (and not so minuscule) differences may apply. This means that if you want a specific resource or item, like diamonds, it's better to use the original recommended version. For instance, if you want to use a PlayStation Minecraft version seed with Minecraft's Xbox edition, differences between the seed generation can affect your playthrough.

For your convenience, we've gone ahead and included the recommended version alongside the seed string. So, without further ado, here's our recommendations.

Long Island Seed

We aren't talking about the part of New York state bordering New York City. No, this seed features a long, narrow island with trees, wolves, and an enormous ocean. It's pretty cool that way, even if the resources are particularly scarce.

There's also an ocean monument underneath to go visit and explore. It may not have much to grab, but we highly recommend checking it out if you're just into exploring.

  • Version: 1.7+ Update
  • Seed: 3854556177424684123

Mushroom Island Seed

Mushrooms! So many mushrooms! Via Epic Minecraft Seeds
Mushrooms! So many mushrooms! Via Epic Minecraft Seeds

Some survival islands are more of a challenge than others: especially if you just aren't that grab at surviving for long periods of time. Well, if you want to jump into survival without much experience, we love this Island biome for just that because there's so many resources to check out.

The best part? There's an island full of mushrooms and food to explore in the world. The starting island has plenty of goodies to pick up, too, making this a perfect seed to grab for a comfortable start to survival mode.

  • Version: 1.11 Update
  • Seed: 4588975552582455796

Enormous Island Seed

A huge island to explore. Photo via Game Skinny.
A huge island to explore. Photo via Game Skinny.

This seed features an enormous island with forests and lagoons, with other smaller, neighboring islands to check out. The best part? There's also gold horse armor and two golden apples to find, along with an abandoned mineshaft with a golden apple and two gold ingots. Definitely an excellent find, for sure, if you want a survival map with a gorgeous environment to explore as you try to get by.

  • Version: 1.2.10 Update
  • Seed: 1244075711400898341

Hidden Dungeon Seed

What darkness hides underneath? Via Minecraft Seeds.
What darkness hides underneath? Via Minecraft Seeds.

Looking for an adventure to explore beneath the island shore? This seed is great for that. There's a dungeon below this island, with plenty of goodies to pick up.

The best part? This seed isn't just for one version of Minecraft. Different goodies feature in different versions. 1.8 features a saddle and iron ingot, for instance, whereas 1.9 has a golden apple and gunpowder. Either way, we highly recommend exploring this island for some crazy adventures.

  • Version: 1.8, 1.9 Update
  • Seed: 1818864882606341562

That's all for our Minecraft Island seeds. Have a suggestion? Share your favorites in the comments below.

Source: Gameskinny, Minecraft Seeds, Epic Minecraft Seeds, Everything Minecraft

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