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), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, 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.

The latest addition in this selection are Scavengers released the 30 April 2021 and ranked #47, Unite released the 2 April 2021 and ranked #19, Paper Beast released the 30 December 2020 and ranked #16.

1# Starbound - 2016

Review85Score

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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Price < $5

2# Slime Rancher - 2016

Review83Score

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.

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Price: $25-$40

3# Deiland - 2018

Review85Score

Deiland is an adventure and RPG game with some special sandbox mechanics farming, crafting, building, combat and more! It is a calm game, made of small details, with a carefully crafted visual aspect and an interesting narrative. Deiland planet is a small living world, where everything evolves according to the actions taken by you.

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Price: $15-$25

4# Portal Knights - 2017

Review74Score

The world of Elysia needs YOU! Join this cooperative, 3D sandbox action RPG to level up your character, craft epic weapons, conquer enemies in real-time, and build almost anything! Craft your adventure. Forge your hero. Become the ultimate Portal Knight!

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Price > $40

6# 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

7# Infinifactory - 2015

Review91Score

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

9# Supraland - 2018

Review81Score

Supraland is a First-Person Metroidvania Puzzle game. The main sources of inspiration are Zelda, Metroid and Portal. Supraland assumes that you are intelligent and lets you play independently. The story is minimal, gives you an overarching goal to pursue, and then sets you free. – Metroidvania – You explore a large interconnected world in which most ways are at first unpassable until you find new abilities to overcome those obstacles. A cornerstone of Supraland’s design was to create abilities that are so versatile, they will keep on surprising you by how many different usages they have. If you combine your abilities, the possibilities become even bigger. – Exploration – Most of the game is about exploring the sandbox world to track down secrets. Often you will think you are about to get out of bounds and beat the level designer, but right there is a chest waiting for you with a very rewarding upgrade. Supraland respects your lifetime and doesn’t bloat the playtime with unlimited no-brainer collectibles. – Puzzle Design – The deeper you get into the game the more you will be facing creative puzzles you’ve never seen anywhere before, encouraging you to stop and think about what abilities you have and how you can use them in yet another way. Puzzle types that I already knew from other games were immediately rejected in the design process. And it’s important to me that once you understand the idea behind a puzzle, you can pretty much immediately solve it instead of having to go through a cumbersome, frustrating execution. – Fighting – The fighting mechanics are inspired by old-school, fast-paced shooter games like Unreal, Doom and Quake, encouraging high-speed strafing and jumping while throwing shot after shot at hordes of charging enemies without ever having to worry about weapons reloading.

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Price: $15-$25

10# Kerbal Space Program - 2015

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In Kerbal Space Program, take charge of the space program for the alien race known as the Kerbals. You have access to an array of parts to assemble fully-functional spacecraft that flies (or doesn’t) based on realistic aerodynamic and orbital physics.

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Price: $25-$40

11# Besiege - 2015

Review86Score

Besiege is a physics based building game in which you construct medieval siege engines. Battle your way through a 54 level singleplayer campaign, unleash chaos with your friends in multiplayer, create your own worlds with the level editor, customize your game with mods through the workshop.

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Price: $5-$15

12# TerraTech - 2018

Review76Score

TerraTech is an open-world, sandbox adventure game, where you design and build your own creations through a mix of crafting, combat and discovery. Design vehicles from a huge library of blocks. Scavenge, craft and buy new parts to survive and become the ultimate planetary prospector.

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Price: $25-$40

15# 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

16# Paper Beast - 2020

Review79Score

From the creative mind of renowned game designer Eric Chahi (Another World, Heart of Darkness, From Dust) comes Paper Beast, a playful exploration game of big data and vibrant wildlife. Paper Beast will see player-explorers discover an ecosystem born out of lost code and forgotten algorithms. They will interact with ever-evolving environments and will form delicate bonds with emotionally stirring creatures. Following an unspoken narrative, players will interact with fascinating wildlife that adapts its behaviour to the player’s actions. Paper Beast is a poetic fusion of VR technology and immersive gameplay experiences, with a deep simulation system at its core.

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Price: Free

17# LEGO Worlds - 2017

Review68Score

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

18# EVE Echoes - 2019

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Price: Free

19# Unite - 2021

Review80Score
Screenshot of the video game Unite
Screenshot of the video game Unite
Screenshot of the video game Unite

Unite is a two-player board game based on Lines of Action (a game created in the 1960's). Players take turns moving, trying to connect their pieces. The single-player mode provides 7 difficulty levels. Or play online against an opponent over the network.

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Price: Free

20# 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

21# Mugsters - 2018

Review72Score

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

22# 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

23# Cyber Hunter - 2018

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Cyber Hunter is an open-world battle royale game featuring an unique combination of gaming elements, including survival, shooting and exploring. Any vertical surface in the Cyber Hunter world is climbable and players can glide down from high up.

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Price: Free

24# Mini World: Block Art - 2016

Review82Score

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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Price < $5

25# 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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Price: Free

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