20 Best Sandbox RPG games

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The best 20 Sandbox RPG games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Afelhem released the 24 October 2018 and ranked #16, Deiland released the 28 February 2018 and ranked #4, Realms of Magic released the 6 December 2017 and ranked #1.

1# Realms of Magic - 2017

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Realms of Magic is a 2D sandbox RPG set in a classic western fantasy universe. Create your character and live its life. Gather resources, craft items and build your base. Explore the world, complete quests and crawl through dungeons.

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2# Portal Knights - 2017

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Leave the familiar world behind and step into the fantastic unknown with Portal Knights, a cooperative 3D sandbox action-RPG! In-game languages supported: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazil, Russian, Finnish, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Simplified Chinese, Swedish, Polish, Turkish, Czech, Thai.

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3# Dragon Quest Builders - 2016

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"Dragon Quest Builders is a sandbox action RPG where your imagination is the limit! Everything plays out in real time and the world is made entirely of blocks (although it may not look that blocky) and you can use these blocks to build pretty much whatever you want. Building is easy and can be done in three steps: 1. Plan what you’re going to build! 2. Gather your resources! 3. Begin construction and create your masterpiece! There is an overarching main storyline to follow in Dragon Quest Builders so if you want a narrative to get attached to and pull you through, that’s in there too. It wouldn’t be a Dragon Quest game without one after all! Oh and there’s plenty of quirky side quests and NPCs to give you that full RPG experience, just with the additional sandbox gameplay and monsters to battle as well."

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4# Deiland - 2016

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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!

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5# KINGDOMS - 2015

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Early Access

KINGDOMS is a procedural medieval RPG in a randomly generated open world. The main feature of KINGDOMS is a smart AI system that completely controls NPC behavior. As the player, you can fully interact with this massive world and become any person you want to be.

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6# Kenshi - 2013

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A free-roaming squad based RPG. Focusing on open-ended sandbox gameplay features rather than a linear story. Be a trader, a thief, a rebel, a warlord, an adventurer, a farmer, a slave, or just food for the cannibals. Research new equipment and craft new gear.

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7# Lantern Forge - 2014

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Lantern Forge is a sandbox survival game with building, crafting, and RPG elements. Mine and forage for resources to build a home, plant crops, and craft weapons and armor. Then venture out to explore the wilderness, find hidden dungeons and temples, fight unique monsters, and collect the treasures they guard.

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8# Crea - 2016

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Progress with every slain monster, learn over 80 skills through talents, craft hundreds of items, and explore vast procedurally-generated worlds in this ever-expanding sandbox RPG!

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9# Star Nomad 2 - 2016

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A space trader & combat sim meets squad-RPG, large scale conquest, choice driven gameplay with fluid & punchy tactical real-time combat set in a dynamic open-world sandbox.

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10# Star Traders: Frontiers - 2017

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Choose your path by assembling and commanding your custom crew and spaceship in a constantly evolving galaxy torn by internal strife, political intrigue, and alien threats. Will you fly as a pirate terrorizing shipping lanes, join the solar wars as a military captain, or track targets across the stars as a fearsome bounty hunter?.

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11# Dawnbringer - 2016

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Venture into the darkest dungeons and vanquish an unrelenting demon horde in this grand fantasy adventure. You and your brother are oblivious to the cataclysmic events you are about to spark, but your arrival could also be the key to salvation. Challenge your reckless brother, and purge Mourngard of its demon occupation.

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13# NeonXSZ - 2016

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Prepare to destroy, loot, and pilot remarkably agile cyber gunships in an open world where every opponent has unique intelligence and skill. Combine hundreds of upgrades with action RPG loot and leveling for a gaming experience quite unlike anything you have played before.

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14# Block Story - 2012

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There isn’t much better than a wide open game world in which you have essentially no limits and can alter the very landscape in which you play – that is, unless you add dragons, of course…

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15# King Arthur: The Saxons - 2009

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The grand strategy portion of the game is played on a large campaign map of Britannia. Morale plays a large role in the real-time mode; a varying number of victory locations, similar to "control points" in many first-person shooters, are located on each map. Every one of the player's major actions has an effect upon the morality of the player's faction, measured in two ways: by religion and type of ruler. The player can also either be a tyrant, or "rightful king", which in concert with the player's choice of religion allows the player to unlock specific units.

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16# Afelhem - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game Afelhem
Screenshot of the video game Afelhem
Screenshot of the video game Afelhem

You are an adventurer seeking to explore the great world of Afelhem. Fight thousands of tough monsters, delve into depths of dangerous dungeons to challenge even stronger bosses and claim your glorious treasure!

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18# Wondership Q - 2016

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Wondership Q is a 2D action RPG with sandbox elements. You play as the protagonist of this story who’s suddenly been turned into a cat by a witch. Fly through the air on your very own airship, solve mysteries, and craft until your heart’s content!

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19# StaudSoft's Synthetic World Beta - 2014

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Screenshot of the video game StaudSoft's Synthetic World Beta
Screenshot of the video game StaudSoft's Synthetic World Beta
Screenshot of the video game StaudSoft's Synthetic World Beta

Welcome to StaudSoft's Synthetic World Beta! It allows you via a seed to create a unique landscape with mountains, oceans, trees and beaches. Although it looks like a normal game engine, everything in the game is based on voxels. So everything you see can be changed. You can cut down trees, build a house or dig into the ground!

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20# StarForge - 2014

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StarForge is a sci fi survival sandbox. Hunt to eat, dig for resources, craft many items, build a fort, and fight enemies in order to survive! Do this alone, or with other players, in a fully infinite procedural world.

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