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 Happy Birthdays released the 5 June 2018 and ranked #6, Mini World: Block Art released the 27 April 2018 and ranked #31, Stormworks: Build and Rescue released the 28 February 2018 and ranked #40.

1# 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. LIKE SPACECHEM… IN 3D! Design and run factories in a first-person, fully 3D environment. HISTOGRAMS ARE BACK! Optimize your solutions, and then optimize them more when you see how much better your friends did. VISIT EXOTIC ALIEN LOCALES! Explore a story-driven campaign with 30+ puzzles, audio logs, and more. BLOCKS THAT MOVE! Go beyond the campaign and push the limits of Infinifactory’s next-generation block engine in the sandbox. STEAM WORKSHOP INTEGRATION! Create, share, and play custom puzzles on Steam Workshop.

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Price: $25-$40

2# 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

3# Portal Knights - 2017

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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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4# Terraria - 2011

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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.

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5# 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. Also, under our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, you must be at least 13 years of age to play or download Goat Simulator Free.

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6# Happy Birthdays - 2018

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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

7# 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

8# 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

9# 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

10# 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

11# 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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12# 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

13# 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

14# 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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15# Aurora Dusk: Steam Age - 2016

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Early Access

An amazing mix of RPG, strategy, simulation, sandbox and survival game. Aurora Dusk looks like a lot of games but instead of being alone, you live in a community. You play a single villager and evolve in a dynamic world.

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16# 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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17# 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: $25-$40

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# 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

20# 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

21# From the Depths - 2014

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Early Access

Over 400 unique components allow you to build and command voxel vehicles from the deep ocean to outer space- including battleships, planes, submarines and space ships! Forge strategies, allegiances and fleets strong enough to destroy eight deadly factions of the planet and reign supreme.

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22# 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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23# Scribblenauts Remix - 2011

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Its the perfect game for the casual player looking for fun and extensive replay with unlimited solutions and different outcomes. Enter the Playground to create objects to your hearts content, playing and interacting in a true sandbox!

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24# 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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25# 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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