50 Best Sandbox games

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The best 50 Sandbox games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 33000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

This is not a "all time best Sandbox games list". There is no hard limit on the age of a game but our results are mainly games released in the last 2 to 3 years.

The latest addition in this selection is Slime Rancher released the 1 August 2017

1# Dragon Quest Builders - 2016

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Rise as a legendary builder in a tale of epic proportions and explore a vast sandbox world to gather materials, craft items, and build everything imaginable. Build for fun. Build for adventure. Build to save the world!
Dragon Quest Builders is a sandbox JRPG (Japanese RPG) game where Sandbox is an important part of the gameplay.

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2# Terraria - 2013

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Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. Four Pack also available!
Terraria is a 2D sandbox game that offers Sandbox mechanism.

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3# Junk Jack - 2016

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Discover and explore exotic planets full of hand crafted content, gather hundreds of treasures, cook foods, brew potions, collect and breed animal companions, build electronic contraptions, farm exotic plants, collect fish, grow flowers, fight monsters, build your humble shelter or the universe of your dreams. - intuitive controls: swipe to move and tap to interact with everything - liquids to enhance or impede your explorations: avoid dangerous lava or go for a swim in a surface lake!
Junk Jack is a 2D sandbox game where Sandbox is an important part of the gameplay.

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4# Kerbal Space Program - 2015

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Kerbal Space Program 1.3: "Away with words" is now available.Version 1.3 includes the total localization of Kerbal Space Program in four more languages: Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Russian and Spanish. Additionally, the official mod Asteroid Day is now fully integrated together with the new Ambient Light Adjustment feature.
Kerbal Space Program is a sandbox simulation game in space where Sandbox is an important part of the gameplay.

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5# Grand Theft Auto V - 2015

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Gunrunning - Play now in GTA Online and dominate the illegal arms trade across Southern San Andreas. Fortify a subterranean bunker, decimate your enemies in a Mobile Operations Center, wreak havoc in a new fleet of Weaponized Vehicles, and make your mark on the SA arms trade.
Grand Theft Auto V is a open-world game with a lot of emphasis on Sandbox.

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6# LEGO Worlds - 2017

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Experience a galaxy of Worlds made entirely from LEGO bricks. EXPLORE gigantic landscapes, DISCOVER countless surprises, and CREATE anything you can imagine by building with LEGO bricks.
LEGO Worlds is a sandbox game where Sandbox is an important part of the gameplay.

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7# Starbound - 2016

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Starbound is an extraterrestrial sandbox adventure game! You’ve fled your home, only to find yourself lost in space with a damaged ship. Your only option is to beam down to the planet below and gather the resources you need to repair your ship and set off to explore the vast, infinite...
Starbound is a sandbox adventure game with a lot of emphasis on Sandbox.

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8# Bad Piggies - 2012

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"Bad Piggies is awesome, and needs to be a part of your iOS game collection just as much as the rest of the Angry Birds series" - Touch Arcade "If you cant enjoy watching a pig drive a badly constructed car off a cliff and onto a pile of dynamite, you probably dont have a soul." Oh guess its not a secret anymore... 42 objects to create the ultimate machine: motors, wings, fans, bottle rockets, umbrellas, balloons, and much more!
Bad Piggies is a sandbox game that offers Sandbox mechanism.

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9# Portal Knights - 2017

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NOW OUT OF EARLY ACCESS! Leave the familiar world behind and step into the fantastic unknown with Portal Knights! Play with your friends in this action-RPG crafting adventure across 3D sandbox worlds.Craft your adventure. Forge your hero. Become the ultimate Portal Knight!
Portal Knights is a sandbox RPG game that offers Sandbox mechanism.

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10# Red Dead Redemption - 2010

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When federal agents threaten his family, former outlaw John Marston is forced to pick up his guns again and hunt down the gang of criminals he once called friends. Experience an epic fight for survival across the sprawling expanses of the American West and Mexico, as John Marston struggles to bury his blood-stained past, one man at a time. When former outlaw John Marston wakes up at his farmhouse, he finds a world gone insane: overnight, deranged hordes have overrun the towns and outposts of the American frontier.
Red Dead Redemption is a open-world sandbox shooter game with a lot of emphasis on Sandbox.

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11# Elite: Dangerous - 2017

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Take control of your own starship in a cutthroat galaxy. Elite Dangerous brings gaming’s original open world adventure into the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entirety of the Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.
Elite: Dangerous is a Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) simulation game in space where Sandbox is an important part of the gameplay.

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12# SimpleRockets - 2017

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Several challenges are built into the game so you can compete to see who can go the fastest, fly the farthest, orbit with the least amount of fuel, land on the moon, and so much more. This makes SimpleRockets ideal for the classroom, or as a healthy alternative to the barrage of brainless games available on the App Store.
SimpleRockets is a sandbox simulation game in space with a lot of emphasis on Sandbox.

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13# Prison Architect - 2016

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Build and Manage A Maximum Security Prison.
Prison Architect is a sandbox simulation game with a lot of emphasis on Sandbox.

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14# Just Cause 3 - 2015

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With over 1000 km² of complete freedom from sky to seabed, Rico Rodriguez returns to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways imaginable.
Just Cause 3 is a open-world sandbox game that offers Sandbox mechanism.

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15# Kenshi - 2013

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Early Access

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.
Kenshi is a squad-based open-world sandbox RPG game that offers Sandbox mechanism.

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16# Slime Rancher - 2017

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Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes.
Slime Rancher is a cute first-person sandbox game where Sandbox is an important part of the gameplay.

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17# Disney Infinity 1.0 - 2016

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Enjoy Disney Infinity with a Full Toy Box! Disney Infinity 1.0: Gold Edition gives you the freedom to create stories and play experiences with all Disney Infinity 1.0 Characters and Playsets Unlocked and ready for you to mix, match and mash up to invent just about any adventure you can imagine.
Disney Infinity 1.0 is a open-world sandbox platform adventure game that offers Sandbox mechanism.

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18# Empyrion - Galactic Survival - 2015

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Early Access

Empyrion - Galactic Survival is a 3D open world, space survival adventure in which you can fly across space and land on planets. Build, explore, fight and survive in a hostile galaxy full of hidden dangers.
Empyrion - Galactic Survival is a survival open-world sandbox game in space where Sandbox is an important part of the gameplay.

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19# Craft the World - 2014

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Craft The World is a unique sandbox strategy game, the mix of Dungeon Keeper, Terraria and Dwarf Fortress.Explore a random generated world populated by dangerous creatures, build a dwarf fortress, gather resources, and craft all the items, weapons, and armor you need.
Craft the World is a sandbox strategy game that offers Sandbox mechanism.

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20# Scribblenauts Remix - 2011

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The award-winning, best-selling video game is now available for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Re-live Scribblenauts by playing as a different character from in the game.
Scribblenauts Remix is a sandbox puzzle game where Sandbox is an important part of the gameplay.

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21# The Blockheads - 2013

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Manage your blockheads, explore an infinite of worlds, build structures with the materials you gather, trade or battle other blockheads in PVP worlds. On of the best alternative to minecraft on mobile.
The Blockheads is a 2D survival sandbox trains game where Sandbox is an important part of the gameplay.

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22# Scribblenauts Unlimited - 2015

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Experience two unique adventures featuring both long-time heroes and new and returning villains as they battle for the fate of the world!
Scribblenauts Unlimited is a open-world sandbox puzzle game where Sandbox is an important part of the gameplay.

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23# Lego City Undercover - 2017

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Join the Chase! In LEGO® CITY Undercover, play as Chase McCain, a police officer who's been tasked with going undercover to hunt down the notorious – and recently escaped – criminal Rex Fury and putting an end to his city-wide crime wave.
Lego City Undercover is a open-world sandbox game where Sandbox is an important part of the gameplay.

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24# Creativerse - 2014

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An adventure as big as your imagination.
Creativerse is a free to play. Creativerse is a Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) sandbox game where Sandbox is an important part of the gameplay.

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25# Infinifactory - 2015

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Infinifactory is a sandbox puzzle game by Zachtronics, the creators of SpaceChem and Infiniminer. Build factories that assemble products for your alien overlords, and try not to die in the process.
Infinifactory is a sandbox puzzle game with a lot of emphasis on Sandbox.

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