The Best Sandbox Games - Page 2

Update : Prison Architect 2 added at rank #5.
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Wizard With a Gun (2023)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X/s Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5 PC Windows

Dive into 'Wizard with a Gun', an enchanting survival adventure where you craft bullets, battle beasts, and bend time! Team up with friends or brave it alone in a world where your magical firepower is your lifeline. Customize your wizard and tower, uncover secrets, and master the art of gunomancy in this bewitching, chaotic realm.

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What we like:
  • Stunning art style
  • Engaging crafting and customization
  • Co-op gameplay enhances fun
  • Unique time-travel gameplay mechanic
  • Captivating story with deep lore
What could be improved:
  • Potential grind for gear
  • Some clunky inventory management

  • survival
  • sandbox
  • crafting
  • cooperative
  • rogue-like
  • isometric
  • twin-stick
  • set
  • boss
  • shooter
  • magical
  • tower
  • exploration
  • online
  • resource

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TerraTech (2018)

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90
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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One Mac OS Linux

TerraTech is the perfect game for creative kids who love to build their own vehicles and explore a randomly generated world. Construct powerful machines, bases, and weapons to defend against rival miners, gather resources, and improve your standing with the Mining Corporations. Explore treacherous mountain ranges, luscious grasslands, and huge deserts while building and creating your own unique style. The gameplay is fun and intuitive, and the simplistic graphics don't require high-end hardware.


What we like:
  • Fun and intuitive gameplay
  • Creative freedom with lots of room for your own style
  • Enticing game with interesting mechanics
  • Simplistic graphics don't require high-end hardware
  • Provides a unique and addictive experience
What could be improved:
  • Feels empty with repetitive fetch quests
  • Lack of big updates
  • Multiplayer needs a lot of work

  • sandbox
  • building
  • crafting
  • open-world
  • construction
  • vehicle
  • survival
  • robots
  • physics
  • early-access
  • exploration
  • funny-looking
  • online
  • vehicles

13

Just Die Already (2021)

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Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4

Just Die Already is an old people mayhem sandbox game created by the designers of Goat Simulator. You are old and angry and you've just been kicked out of your retirement home. How will you survive in a world that wants you to Just Die Already?


  • sandbox
  • open-world
  • physics
  • cooperative
  • funny
  • gore
  • comedy

14

Kenshi (2018)

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PC Windows

Experience the ultimate freedom in Kenshi, a unique open-world RPG that lets you forge your own path. Play as anyone, from a trader to a warlord, and shape your destiny in a harsh desert environment. Craft new equipment, build fortified havens, and research technologies to survive. With no limitations and a dynamic world, this is not just a game - it's a simulated life waiting to be conquered.


What we like:
  • Open world sandbox gameplay
  • Unique and interesting characters
  • High replayability
  • Immersive atmosphere
What could be improved:
  • Graphics could be better
  • Lack of a deep story

  • squad
  • sandbox
  • survival
  • rpg
  • open-world
  • post-apocalyptic
  • free-roaming
  • farming
  • management
  • open-ended
  • real-time
  • base-building
  • city-building
  • empire
  • travelling

15

Astroneer (2019)

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Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone

Embark on a cosmic journey in Astroneer, where you can shape worlds to your heart's content. Dig, build, and survive in a sandbox universe, creating bases and vehicles with friends. Uncover mysteries and enjoy a crafting odyssey across vibrant planets—your space adventure awaits!


What we like:
  • Engaging crafting and building mechanics
  • Vibrant, immersive worlds
  • Relaxing, open-ended gameplay
  • Satisfying cooperative multiplayer
  • Regular updates with new content
What could be improved:
  • Occasional control and camera issues

  • survival
  • crafting
  • sandbox
  • cooperative
  • open-world
  • exploration
  • space
  • drop-in
  • drop-out
  • resource
  • base-building
  • adventure

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Satisfactory (2019)

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95
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early access PC Windows Android

Satisfactory is an engaging first-person factory-building game on an alien planet, allowing players to explore a pre-generated world and harvest natural resources to create automated factories. With great power systems and conveyor belts to help automate resource collection and transportation, the game offers a fun and addictive experience for control freaks and automation enthusiasts. The added survival element provides extra depth, making it a must-play for exploration and building game fans.


What we like:
  • Engaging first-person factory-building experience
  • Pre-generated world for unique gameplay experience
  • Fun power systems and conveyor belts for resource automation
  • Survival element adds extra depth
  • Great for building and automation enthusiasts
What could be improved:
  • May require significant time investment to unlock useful devices and modes of transportation
  • Demands patience, structure and adaptability

  • automation
  • first-person
  • base-building
  • robo-said
  • factory-builder
  • sandbox
  • open-world
  • rps
  • crafting
  • cookie
  • whale
  • factory
  • resource-management
  • energy
  • construction

17

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is an expansive open-world RPG/strategy hybrid set in a Medieval world. You lead a rag-tag group of mercenaries and gradually build up your forces, recruiting more troops, improving the quality of your army and taking on ambitious tasks. As you progress through the game you can choose to live a peaceful life or aim to become a powerful ruler with the ultimate goal of becoming the new ruler of Calradia.


What we like:
  • In-depth character creator
  • Intense melee combat and tactical battles
  • Thousands of hours of potential gameplay
  • emergent storytelling and replayability
  • Sandbox mode with customizable scenarios
  • Multiplayer modes for instant action distraction
What could be improved:
  • Difficult console controls
  • old-fashioned character models
  • overwhelming opening hours

  • medieval
  • sandbox
  • battle
  • rpg
  • strategy
  • combat
  • horses
  • war
  • fight
  • open-world
  • tactical
  • empire

18

Wobbly Life (2020)

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early access PC Windows Xbox One

Wobbly Life is a lively open world physics sandbox. Play with your friends online and in local co-op, discovering jobs, mini games and story missions. Earn cash to spend in the world on clothes, vehicles and houses. There is a whole wobbly world out there to explore!

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  • sandbox
  • split-screen
  • physics
  • cooperative
  • open-world
  • local
  • simulation
  • vehicle
  • multiplayer
  • family-friendly

19

Paper Beast (2020)

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80
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osvr ps1 vr2 Playstation 4 PC Windows psvr Playstation 5 l

Dive into the enchanting universe of Paper Beast, a whimsical journey that blends adventure, exploration, and puzzles. As the first human in this strange ecosystem, you'll team up with intriguing creatures to solve engaging puzzles. Control the environment, change the course of rivers, and unleash tornadoes in a surreal sandbox mode. Revel in the stunning visuals and captivating soundtrack as you navigate this dreamlike world created by Eric Chahi.


What we like:
  • Unleashes your imagination with beautiful art direction and gameplay
  • Offers a unique VR experience with amazing visuals
  • Engages you with captivating puzzles and sandbox mode
  • Expands the universe with intriguing creatures and environments
  • Delivers stunning performance
What could be improved:
  • May feel too guided at times
  • Puzzles may not be challenging enough for some players

  • sandbox
  • puzzle
  • surreal
  • simulated
  • physics
  • beautiful
  • nature
  • simulation
  • abstract
  • vr
  • colourful
  • exploration
  • mystery
  • controller-support
  • adventure

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Goat Simulator (2014)

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Android Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone

Goat Simulator is the latest in high-tech Goat Simulation technology.


  • goat
  • sandbox
  • physics
  • simulation
  • funny
  • next-gen
  • open-world
  • comedy
  • multiplayer
  • achievements

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