50 Best Sandbox games

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The best 50 Sandbox games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), Win Mobile, 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 American Fugitive released the 20 May 2019 and ranked #22, Project Highrise: Architect's Edition released the 30 December 2018 and ranked #40, Just Cause 4 released the 3 December 2018 and ranked #31.

1# Starbound - 2016

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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, repair your ship and set off to explore the universe...

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2# Spintires: Mudrunner - American Wilds Edition - 2018

Review79Score

The game puts you in the driver seat of incredible all-terrain vehicles, venturing across extreme landscapes with only a map and compass as guides! Overcome muddy terrain, raging rivers and other obstacles that realistically react to your vehicle powered by the game's physics engine. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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Price: Free

3# Infinifactory - 2015

Review90Score

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.

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Price: $25-$40

5# Mugsters - 2018

Review78Score

Aliens have taken over the planet and enslaved humanity. Only you have the know-how to drive back the dastardly threat, free your fellow Earthlings and SAVE THE WORLD.

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Price: $15-$25

6# Junk Jack - 2013

Review84Score

Make the world truly yours in Junk Jack, a relaxing sandbox experience focused on building and improving your home. Discover new planets, tame and breed creatures, cook foods, collect animal companions, farm exotic plants, collect fish, grow flowers, play with your friends!

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Price: $15-$25

7# Happy Birthdays - 2018

Review70Score

From legendary creator Mr. Yasuhiro Wada (TOYBOX Inc. ) comes Happy Birthdays: a sandbox game in which players create cube-shaped worlds that give rise to diverse and unique lifeforms. With careful experimentation, players can shape the geography and alter the temperature of the world to create the conditions for life and witness the birth of an entire ecosystem!

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Price: Free

8# Dragon Quest Builders - 2016

Review81Score

"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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Price: Free

10# Mini World: Block Art - 2016

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For the moment, this game supports up to 14 languages: English, Thai, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Russian, Turkish, Italian, German, Indonesian and Chinese. Device ID & call, Phone information-----To identify your accounts and log-in info.

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11# Dig or Die - 2015

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Crash land on an hostile planet where you'll have to build the strongest defenses if you wish to live to escape from it. But be warned... this planet is merciless. Build strong, and smart; else physics may flood or destroy your only hopes of survival.

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Price: $5-$15

12# Creative Destruction - 2018

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Creative Destruction is a sandbox survival game that features the utmost fun of building and firing. Jump straight in this do-or-die battle where you can wield creative weapons, race against snowstorms, and unleash your inner beast.

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Price: Free

13# Portal Knights - 2017

Review74Score

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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Price: $5-$15

14# 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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Price: $15-$25

15# The Blockheads - 2013

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Players can explore their surroundings, navigate the sky and search for floating islands or circumnavigate the entire world map, harvest materials to create buildings, structures, even fruit farms and make crafting benches that enable the Blockhead to avail of advanced options in the game. The game features a PVP (player versus player) option that enables players to attack one another in Multiplayer mode which can be accessed over wifi internet, with worlds hosted over Local Area Network, Game Center or Cloud Servers. The player can 'warp' a Blockhead through a portal, randomly generating a finite world, that loops back to the portal. Due to a new update to the game, players can now create single player worlds or servers with custom options, such as custom health values, how the world is generated, custom sun colors, and even customizing the items blockheads spawn with.

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16# LEGO Worlds - 2017

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Drop in prefabricated structures to build and customize any world to your liking. Explore using helicopters, dragons, motorbikes or even gorillas and unlock treasures that enhance your gameplay. Watch your creations come to life through characters and creatures that interact with you and each other in unexpected ways.

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Price: $25-$40

17# Bad Piggies - 2012

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Similar to Angry Birds, the player can earn up to three stars per level, but stars are not earned by scoring points. Instead, players automatically earn one star for completing the level. For example, on level 1-1, a player can earn three stars by completing the level, collecting a star on the playing field and by keeping the vehicle intact. On some levels, it is impossible to earn all three stars at once, so the player must play the level two or more times in order to obtain three stars.

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Price: Free

18# sugar, sugar - 2012

Review87Score

New puzzle elements are introduced as you make progress: colour filters, gravitation switches, . "A simple idea so sweetly designed your cup will soon overflow with fun, 'Sugar, Sugar' plays like a game that was meant to be on the touch screen all along; the production is seamless and well suited for players of every age" - jayisgames.

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19# 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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Price: $15-$25

20# 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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Price: Free

21# SimpleRockets - 2013

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SimpleRockets was released in 2013 for mobile and a ton of work was put into getting it ready for PC and Mac. It was inspired by KSP, and it offers a simpler 2D experience for building rockets and exploring space with realistic orbital mechanics.

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22# American Fugitive - 2019

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Fuelled by grief and a burning desire for vengeance, youll bust out of jail intent on finding the real culprit. Establish contact with the criminal underworld and stay one step ahead of the police dragnet. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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Price: Free

23# Craft the World - 2014

Review76Score

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.

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Price: $15-$25

24# Besiege - 2015

Review79Score

Early Access

Besiege is a physics based building game in which you construct medieval siege engines and lay waste to immense fortresses and peaceful hamlets. Build a machine which can crush windmills, wipe out battalions of brave soldiers and transport valuable resources, defending your creation against cannons, archers and whatever else the...

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Price: $5-$15

25# Block Story - 2012

Review83Score

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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