The Best Rpg sandbox Games

Update : Floating Life2 added at rank #32.
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DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 (2018)

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Nintendo Switch Android Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 4

Embark on an epic journey to rebuild destroyed lands and battle against the evil Children of Hargon in the open-world fantasy block-building RPG, DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2. With unlimited building combinations and online play, the creative possibilities are endless. Try the DEMO to experience this critically acclaimed game now!


What we like:
  • Fun and addictive gameplay
  • Engaging story and characters
  • Large variety of building materials
  • Lots of customization options
What could be improved:
  • Limited multiplayer options
  • Tedious early game building
  • Repetitive music
  • Some rooms/recipes not well-explained in-game

  • rpg
  • farming
  • crafting
  • japanese
  • sandbox
  • building
  • jrpg
  • combat
  • cult
  • adventure
  • boss-fight
  • multiplayer
  • narrative
  • first-person
  • survival

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Kenshi (2018)

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PC Windows

Experience the ultimate freedom in Kenshi, a unique open-world RPG that lets you forge your own path. Play as anyone, from a trader to a warlord, and shape your destiny in a harsh desert environment. Craft new equipment, build fortified havens, and research technologies to survive. With no limitations and a dynamic world, this is not just a game - it's a simulated life waiting to be conquered.


What we like:
  • Open world sandbox gameplay
  • Unique and interesting characters
  • High replayability
  • Immersive atmosphere
What could be improved:
  • Graphics could be better
  • Lack of a deep story

  • squad
  • sandbox
  • survival
  • rpg
  • open-world
  • post-apocalyptic
  • free-roaming
  • farming
  • management
  • open-ended
  • real-time
  • base-building
  • city-building
  • empire
  • travelling

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Portal Knights (2017)

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Android PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone

Embark on an epic adventure in Portal Knights, where you craft, battle, and build your way through a fantastical world of floating islands. Forge your path, conquer the Hollow King, and restore light to a land shrouded in darkness. Dive in alone or team up with friends to become the ultimate hero in a land of endless possibilities!


What we like:
  • Vibrant, engaging sandbox world
  • Diverse combat classes and enemies
  • Deep crafting and building systems
  • Exciting multiplayer and co-op gameplay
  • Expansive worlds with unique challenges
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive resource gathering
  • Clunky inventory management

  • crafting
  • rpg
  • sandbox
  • cooperative
  • boss
  • combat
  • dungeon
  • adventure
  • boss-fight
  • 3d

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Dragon Quest Builders (2016)

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Playstation 4 PC Windows IOS iPhone Android Nintendo Switch Playstation 3 vita

The beloved block-building RPG, DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS, is bringing its handy crafting features to Steam! Weave your own tale as you build your own unique buildings and towns to restore Alefgard to it's former glory!


  • rpg
  • japanese
  • crafting
  • sandbox
  • jrpg
  • minecraft
  • survival
  • construction
  • combat

5

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is an expansive open-world RPG/strategy hybrid set in a Medieval world. You lead a rag-tag group of mercenaries and gradually build up your forces, recruiting more troops, improving the quality of your army and taking on ambitious tasks. As you progress through the game you can choose to live a peaceful life or aim to become a powerful ruler with the ultimate goal of becoming the new ruler of Calradia.


What we like:
  • In-depth character creator
  • Intense melee combat and tactical battles
  • Thousands of hours of potential gameplay
  • emergent storytelling and replayability
  • Sandbox mode with customizable scenarios
  • Multiplayer modes for instant action distraction
What could be improved:
  • Difficult console controls
  • old-fashioned character models
  • overwhelming opening hours

  • medieval
  • sandbox
  • battle
  • rpg
  • strategy
  • combat
  • war
  • horses
  • fight
  • open-world
  • tactical

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The Bloodline (2023)

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early access PC Windows

An open, freeform Adventure RPG that lets you play your way. Reforge bonds between kingdoms, explore the wilds, craft and plan adventures and wield mighty weapons or magic as you prepare for what is to come…

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  • soundtrack
  • swordplay
  • rpg
  • medieval
  • vampire
  • character
  • sandbox
  • first-person
  • action-adventure
  • open-world
  • third-person
  • war
  • customization
  • combat
  • fantasy

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The friends of Ringo Ishikawa (2018)

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Xbox One Mac OS Nintendo Switch PC Windows

The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa is a unique and inscrutable narrative-brawler that explores the lives of high school seniors contemplating their future after graduation. You play as Ringo and take part in 2D brawler-style combat, buy food and books to replenish your health and stamina, attend classes, study, work part-time jobs and train at the gym.


What we like:
  • Unique experience full of freedom
  • Cool pixelated graphical style
  • Atmospheric soundtrack
  • Discover routines in the town
  • Follow them and learn different actions you can take
What could be improved:
  • No tutorials or hints provided
  • No world map or quest markers given
  • Combat could feel more responsive

  • beat-em-up
  • brawler
  • 1980s
  • martial
  • arts
  • rpg
  • open-world
  • pixel
  • scroller
  • atmospheric
  • drama
  • sandbox
  • anime
  • brawler-type
  • 2d

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Amazing Cultivation Simulator (2020)

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PC Windows

Rise up in a search for immortality in this strategy sim and management game based on Chinese mythology. Rebuild your sect and train new disciples through the path of cultivation. Research magic and gather mystical artifacts, face ancient dangers and other sects in your path to spiritual ascension.


  • arts
  • simulation
  • sandbox
  • martial
  • mythology
  • colony
  • strategy
  • building
  • rpg
  • ice
  • resource
  • crafting
  • mind-boggling
  • bare-bones
  • survival

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ATOM RPG Trudograd (2021)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows

ATOM RPG: Trudograd is a turn-based post-apocalyptic roleplaying game, which continues the story of ATOM RPG as a stand-alone sequel/expansion, and follows the traditions set by classic cRPGs such as the early Fallout and Wasteland titles.


  • rpg
  • post-apocalyptic
  • turn-based
  • old-school
  • atom
  • isometric
  • classic
  • survival
  • immersive
  • sandbox
  • open-world
  • roleplaying
  • stand-alone
  • combat

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Deiland (2018)

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Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone PC Windows Playstation 4 Mac OS

Deiland is a single-player adventure RPG with several sandbox elements, such as farming, crafting, and building. Put on the mantle of the Little Prince of Deiland and rule over your own planet!


  • adventure
  • sandbox
  • crafting
  • rpg
  • farming
  • building
  • cute
  • relaxing
  • family-friendly
  • single-player
  • casual
  • simulation
  • controller-support
  • atmospheric
  • third-person

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