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 Unite released the 2 April 2021 and ranked #5, Paper Beast released the 30 December 2020 and ranked #18, Tower released the 23 November 2020 and ranked #31.

26# 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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27# 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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28# Space Engineers - 2019

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Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction, exploration and survival in space and on planets. Players build space ships, space stations, planetary outposts of various sizes and uses, pilot ships and travel through space to explore planets and gather resources to survive.

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30# sugar, sugar - 2012

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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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32# Kenshi - 2018

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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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33# Just Cause 4 - 2018

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Jump into an action-packed open-world sandbox experience and cause chaos with a wide selection of weaponry, vehicles and gear. Strap into your wingsuit, equip your fully customizable grappling hook, and get ready to bring the thunder! 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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34# Hellrider - 2015

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The skeletons decided that they can leave the underground world. Throw down the skeletons, avoid the lethal traps, destroy the agile bosses and compete with your friends! - 5 incredible zones filled with dangerous traps!

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35# Total Tank Simulator - 2020

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Commander in the ranks. Soldier at heart. Choose a faction and deploy and command your army into massive physics-driven WWII battles to the last man standing. Destroy everything on sight with an insane amount of units that will behave tactically.

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36# 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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37# Factorio - 2020

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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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38# 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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39# 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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41# Block Story - 2012

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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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42# My Time At Portia - 2019

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Start a new life in the enchanting town of Portia! Restore your Pa's neglected workshop to its former glory by fulfilling commissions, growing crops, raising animals, and befriending the quirky inhabitants of this charming post-apocalyptic land!

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43# 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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44# 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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47# Wattam - 2019

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Wattam is a game about the joys of friendship and discovery, from the imagination of Keita Takahashi (creator of Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy) and developer Funomena.

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48# Craftopia - 2020

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Craftopia is the brand new multiplayer survival action game made in Japan. We combined many features we find enjoyable, such as hunting, farming, hack-and-slash, building, automation to develop this game.

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49# Hardspace: Shipbreaker - 2020

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Equipped with cutting-edge salvaging tech, carve & slice spaceships to recover valuable materials. Upgrade your gear to take on more lucrative contracts and pay your billion credits debt to LYNX Corp!

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50# Wurm Online - 2020

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A sandbox MMORPG that has pushed the boundaries on what it means to be open world and stood the test of time. Dig, mine, shape the world around you and make your lasting mark!

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