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, 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 JU released the 18 October 2017 and ranked #42, LEGO Worlds released the 5 September 2017 and ranked #7, Slime Rancher released the 1 August 2017 and ranked #24.

1# 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.

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2# 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!

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Price < $5

3# 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.

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Price > $40

4# SimplePlanes - 2017

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Weight distribution, thrust, lift, and drag are all calculated before creating the final flight model. SimplePlanes supports USB gamepads/joysticks, and provides in-game input mapping for each control surface, as well as throttle, brakes, landing gear, pausing, cameras, etc.

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5# 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.

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Price: $15-$25

6# Elite: Dangerous - 2017

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The Elite Dangerous Standard Edition is a bundle that includes Elite Dangerous: Arena, Elite: Dangerous and the Elite Dangerous Core

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Price: $25-$40

7# 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

8# 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.

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Price: Free

9# Terraria - 2013

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Terraria takes a different approach to a formula proven by Minecraft in perspective, combat, immersive-storytelling and most importantly moments of discovery. In Terraria, every world is unique -- from the floating islands in the sky to the deepest level of The Underworld. - MULTIPLAYER - Local WiFi games support up to 4 players cross-platform on any mobile device!

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Price < $5

10# 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

11# 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!

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Price: Free

12# 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.

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13# 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...

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Price: $15-$25

14# 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.

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15# Portal Knights - 2016

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Leave the familiar world behind and step into the fantastic unknown with Portal Knights, a cooperative 3D sandbox action-RPG! Level up your character and craft powerful gear to defeat your enemies in real-time tactical combat. Work together on the same island to build structures, explore dungeons, and overcome the toughest perils.

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16# 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!

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17# King Arthur's Gold - 2013

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If you like total freedom in the way you conquer the enemy this is the ultimate war game for you. Build freeform constructions as a medieval Builder, fight in sword duels as a Knight or snipe with your bow as an Archer.

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Price: $5-$15

18# Grand Theft Auto V - 2015

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When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other. Explore the stunning world of Los Santos and Blaine County in the ultimate Grand Theft Auto V experience, featuring a range of technical upgrades and enhancements for new and returning players. Access to special features may require internet connection, may not be available to all users or at all times, and may, upon 30 days notice, be terminated, modified, or offered under different terms.

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20# Manyland - 2015

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Welcome to Manyland, an open universe we invent and live together! In an infinite world of abundance, we create new things by drawing them, build new places, hang out and chat, collect, make music, party, script objects, go on adventures... and have fun together in ways none of us can predict.

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Price: $5-$15

21# Besiege - 2015

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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

22# Star Nomad 2 - 2015

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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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Price: $5-$15

23# 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.

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24# 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. With a can-do attitude, plenty of grit, and her trusty vacpack, Beatrix attempts to stake a claim, amass a fortune, and avoid the continual peril that looms from the rolling, jiggling avalanche of slimes around every corner! Full details on the latest status of the game, how you can give feedback, and report issues can be found at: http://www.slimerancher.com

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Price: $15-$25

25# Saints Row IV - 2013

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The US President must save the Earth from alien overlord Zinyak using an arsenal of superpowers and strange weapons in the wildest open world game ever.

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Price: $15-$25