The Best Sandbox Games for Mac OS

Update : Sandbox Skyline added at rank #41.
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Cloud Gardens (2020)

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Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Xbox One Mac OS PC Windows

A chill game about using plants to overgrow abandoned wasteland dioramas

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  • sandbox
  • relaxing
  • post-apocalyptic
  • nature
  • puzzle
  • meditative
  • experimental
  • procedural
  • simulation
  • atmospheric
  • building
  • challenge-less
  • goal-free

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The Escapists 2 (2017)

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Android Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

The Escapists 2 is a thrilling prison escape game that will put your creativity to the test. As a prisoner, you must sneak your way out of some of the toughest prisons in existence by creating intricate plans and crafting clever weapons. You can even team up with friends to escape together! With a diverse range of levels, crafting items and interactive combat, you'll be hooked in no time.


What we like:
  • Multiplayer adds value to the gameplay
  • Exciting new combat system
  • Fun mechanic of knocking out guards and swapping outfits
  • Opportunity to use creative strategies to escape
  • Includes a Prison Map Editor
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive prisons
  • Goofy escape routes feel unimportant
  • Co-op only levels make single player feel limited

  • crafting
  • sandbox
  • simulation
  • cooperative
  • strategy
  • pixel
  • online
  • multiplayer
  • difficult
  • retro
  • crime

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Besiege (2020)

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PC Windows Android Xbox Series X Xbox One Linux Mac OS

Besiege is a physics based building game in which you construct medieval siege engines. Battle your way through a 54 level singleplayer campaign, unleash chaos with your friends in multiplayer, create your own worlds with the level editor, customize your game with mods through the workshop.


  • sandbox
  • building
  • physics
  • medieval
  • destruction
  • lego
  • science
  • vehicle
  • funny
  • humor
  • editor
  • level
  • gilliam
  • relaxing
  • strategy

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Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (2019)

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Mac OS IOS iPhone Android Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows

Be the leader of wobblers from ancient lands, spooky places, and fantasy worlds. Watch them fight in simulations made with the wobbliest physics system ever created, make your own wobblers in the unit creator and send your army off to fight your friends in multiplayer.


  • sandbox
  • physics
  • funny
  • simulation
  • fantasy
  • war
  • wargame
  • realistic
  • memes
  • historical
  • comedy
  • family-friendly
  • colourful
  • strategy
  • 3d

5

TerraTech (2018)

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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

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Tropico 6 (2019)

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IOS iPhone Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

Tropico 6 is a city-building game that offers an engaging mix of elements such as ruling your own island dictatorship, sandbox mode with customizable goals, missions, and easy controller support. You can be a big picture person and make decisions that impact the entire island or get into the minute details of urban planning.


What we like:
  • Engaging mix of elements
  • Sandbox mode with customizable goals
  • Missions
  • Easy controller support:No need for mouse and keyboard or touchscreen
What could be improved:
  • Minor performance issues

  • city-building
  • simulation
  • economy
  • political
  • sandbox
  • management
  • strategy
  • construction
  • military
  • politics

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Starbound (2016)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Starbound is a 2D space-based exploration and crafting sandbox game that offers endless possibilities. With a multitude of different planets to visit, you can mine, gather resources, manage your inventory, buy and sell items, farm crops, steal from others, and craft objects. There are three different modes to choose from, and you can play alone or with a friend through Steam for a cooperative experience. The game has a large variety of weapons, and nearly everything in it can be upgraded. Although combat is the weakest element of the game and there could be more customization options for your ship, Starbound is still highly enjoyable, with countless ways to keep yourself engaged for hours or even days.


What we like:
  • Infinite potential
  • Community mods add to the game
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Building and farming mechanics are fun
  • Terrarium-like exploration
What could be improved:
  • Stuttering and punishment system can be frustrating
  • Combat mechanics need refining

  • sandbox
  • crafting
  • survival
  • exploration
  • dungeon
  • space
  • open-world
  • boss
  • cooperative
  • 2d

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The Escapists: Prison Escape (2017)

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IOS iPhone Android PC Windows Mac OS Linux

The Escapists provides players the opportunity of experiencing a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life with the main objective being that of escaping!


  • crafting
  • simulation
  • sandbox
  • strategy
  • pixel
  • cooperative
  • crime
  • action
  • light-hearted
  • prison
  • survival
  • online
  • adventure

9

Fun with Ragdolls (2019)

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Mac OS IOS iPhone PC Windows

Choose from a collection of Cannons, Black Holes, giant Fans, Ragdolls (obviously), Mines, Lasers, Cars, Jump Pads, Telepads, glass, destructible Pillars, Lasers, and more! Attackers, Defenders, Seekers (hide & seek), Followers, Explorers, and more! You can use items and adjust their properties to make mazes, stunt courses, mini-games, art, at this point I'm sure you get the idea.

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  • sandbox
  • physics
  • building
  • funny
  • mech
  • simulation
  • family-friendly
  • resource
  • 3d
  • waves
  • real-time
  • endless
  • trains
  • workshop

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From the Depths (2020)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Over 1000 unique components allow you to build and command voxel vehicles from the deep ocean to outer space! Forge strategies, allegiances and fleets strong enough to destroy eight deadly factions of the planet and reign supreme. A genre-defying mashup of simulation, building, RTS and RPG.


  • naval
  • vehicle
  • sandbox
  • campaign
  • building
  • gun
  • voxel
  • tutorial
  • artificial
  • intelligence
  • physics
  • crafting
  • strategy
  • combat
  • customization

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