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 Total Miner released the 23 December 2017 and ranked #47, Ylands released the 6 December 2017 and ranked #49, Tracks: The Train Set Game released the 28 September 2017 and ranked #48.

1# Portal Knights - 2016

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Leave the familiar world behind and step into the fantastic unknown with Portal Knights! Play with your friends in this action-packed crafting adventure across dozens of sandbox islands connected by ancient portals. No one can remember how long it’s been since the peaceful world was torn apart by The Fracture, plummeting it into darkness. Is there any soul brave enough to reunite the shattered realm? Craft your adventure. Forge your hero. Become the ultimate Portal Knight!

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2# 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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3# Junk Jack - 2013

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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

4# 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

5# Kerbal Space Program - 2015

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In KSP, you must build space-worthy craft, capable of flying your crew out into space, without killing them. At your disposal is a collection of parts, which must be assembled to create a functional ship. Each part has its own function and will affect the way a ship flies (or doesn't). So strap yourself in, and get ready to try some Rocket Science! The game has different game modes, you can play the Career Mode if you want to expand and manage your own Space Center, taking on missions and researching new technologies. Or you can play Sandbox mode if you're only interested in flying and discovering the Kerbal universe without restrictions. There is even a mid point between these two, Science mode.

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6# 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

7# 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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8# 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

9# 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

10# Slime Rancher - 2016

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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

11# 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

12# Besiege - 2015

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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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13# Factorio - 2016

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Early Access

Factorio is a game about building and creating automated factories to produce items of increasing complexity, within an infinite 2D world. Use your imagination to design your factory, combine simple elements into ingenious structures, and finally protect it from the creatures who don't really like you.

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Price: $15-$25

14# Goat Simulator - 2014

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It has been compared to an old-school skating game, except instead of being a skater, you're a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff. Destroy things with style, such as doing a backflip while headbutting a bucket through a window, and you'll earn even more points! Disclaimer Goat Simulator is a completely stupid game and, to be honest, you should probably spend your money on something else, such as a hula hoop, a pile of bricks, or maybe pool your money together with your friends and buy a real goat.

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15# SimplePlanes - 2015

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Build airplanes by snapping parts together, designing wing sections, and attaching engines. At any time, you can strap yourself into the cockpit and see how it flies with realistic physics. If you're not in the mood for building, over 100,000 airplanes are available to download for free.

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16# 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

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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18# Dig or Die - 2015

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Early Access

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

19# The Escapists 2 - 2017

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Your prison escape antics will take you from the frosty Fort Tundra, to a train hurtling through the desert, and even to the final frontier! Steal forks from the cafeteria to chip a tunnel in your room, and craft a poster from magazines and duct tape to hide the evidence. Youll have to block and tie together chains of attacks whilst strafing around your locked on targets to gain the upper hand in combat.

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Price: $15-$25

20# Just Cause 3 - 2015

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Explore a Mediterranean island paradise with complete vertical freedom skydive, BASE jump and free dive in an open world with virtually zero limits Glide through the air and swoop across mountains with your Wingsuit giving a new way to rain death from above Use your Grapple and Parachute to scale buildings, hijack vehicles, move quickly or tether objects together for creative new ways to cause Chaos. Cause massive chains of destruction in military bases, harbours, prisons, police stations and communications facilities to bring down a dictator Arm yourself with a wide range of explosive weaponry from shotguns and missile launchers to tank-busters and air-strikes Choose from a huge variety of different vehicles to drive including speedboats, jets, helicopters, turbo-fuelled sports cars and super bikes Get adventurous with dozens of challenge missions and collectibles to discover Online community features

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Price: $15-$25

21# 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.

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Price: $15-$25

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# 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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25# Terraria - 2011

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Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. The world is your canvas and the ground itself is your paint. Grab your tools and go! Make weapons to fight off a variety of enemies in numerous biomes. Dig deep underground to find accessories, money, and other useful things. Gather resources to create everything you need to make the world your own. Build a house, a fort, or even a castle. People will move in to live there and perhaps even sell you different wares to assist you on your journey. But beware, there are even more challenges awaiting you... Are you up to the task?

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