The Best Sandbox Games for Nintendo Switch

Update, : Brewmaster: Beer Brewing Simulator added at rank #24.
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Cloud Gardens (2020)

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A chill game about using plants to overgrow abandoned wasteland dioramas


  • sandbox
  • relaxing
  • post-apocalyptic
  • nature
  • meditative
  • puzzle
  • procedural
  • simulation
  • experimental
  • building

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Supraland (2019)

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Embark on a valiant quest to save your toy village in the hit first-person open-world puzzle platformer! Roam and explore a huge interconnected world. Unlock powerful new abilities and combine them to overcome imaginative puzzles or uncover shrouded secrets. Defeat charging hordes in fast, frenetic first-person combat as you battle your way towards an audience with the Blue King. Game features:- 12–25 hours of open-world puzzle, action and platformer gameplay- A grand adventure in a tiny "sandbox", with rewarding exploration gameplay and hundreds of secrets to discover- Discover exciting upgrades and unlock a wide range of game-changing weapons and abilities- Family-friendly visuals combined with countless crafty puzzles

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  • puzzle
  • sandbox
  • exploration
  • metroidvania
  • platform
  • first-person
  • adventure
  • open-world
  • combat
  • cartoony

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Animal Revolt Battle Simulator (2020)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Android IOS iPhone

The ultimate physics-based, sandbox battle simulator where you can create funny battles between all sorts of ragdoll creatures! You can also make your own monsters with the unit creator or even join the battles yourself in the first-person mode!

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  • sandbox
  • moddable
  • blood
  • dinosaurs
  • physics
  • memes
  • editor
  • level
  • wargame
  • simulation
  • tactical
  • strategy
  • comedy
  • funny
  • war

4

TerraTech (2018)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One Mac OS Linux PC Windows

TerraTech is an open-world, sandbox adventure game, where you design and build your own creations through a mix of crafting, combat and discovery. Design vehicles from a huge library of blocks. Scavenge, craft and buy new parts to survive and become the ultimate planetary prospector.

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  • sandbox
  • crafting
  • open-world
  • sanbox
  • construction
  • survival
  • building
  • robots
  • tanks
  • physics

5

Kill It With Fire (2020)

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Kill It With Fire is a first-person action game about hunting spiders and causing collateral damage.

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  • destruction
  • artificial
  • intelligence
  • comedy
  • sandbox
  • family-friendly
  • colourful
  • survival-horror
  • party
  • shoot-em-up
  • funny
  • physics
  • simulation
  • first-person
  • horror

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Terraria (2011)

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· Added Useful Equipment: Shellphone, Terraformer, Lilith's Necklace. · New Blocks and Décor: Reef Blocks, Ancient Bricks, New Paintings, Decorative Life/Mana Crystals.

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  • crafting
  • sandbox
  • survival
  • boss
  • 2d
  • exploration
  • multiplayer
  • pixel
  • zombies
  • open-world
  • combat
  • adventure
  • construction
  • online
  • platform

7

Project Highrise (2018)

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Project Highrise is a skyscraper construction and management sim...

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  • simulation
  • management
  • sandbox
  • building
  • construction
  • tower
  • strategy

8

Everything (2017)

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Be the Universe in this epic, award-winning reality simulation game - featuring thousands of playable characters, endless exploration, an extraordinary soundtrack and narration from Alan Watts.

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  • philosophical
  • sandbox
  • true-to-my-life
  • simulation
  • interactive
  • tps
  • relaxing
  • experimental
  • horses
  • walking-simulator
  • open-world
  • narration
  • ai-driven
  • procedural
  • damacy

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Tropico 6 (2019)

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The game is tongue-in-cheek in its presentation of semi-democratic banana republics, using a great deal of humor while still referencing such topics as totalitarianism, electoral fraud, and the interventions of powerful companies (United Fruit is implied) and the Cold War superpowers (the United States and Soviet Union).

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

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Brewmaster (2022)

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Brew your perfect beer in this relaxing home brewing sim. Use a realistic chemistry simulation to brew hoppy IPAs to creamy stouts. Customise your brewing space, create recipes and label your beer, unlock new equipment and enter competitions. Learn to brew, refine your craft and become a Brewmaster!


  • wholesome
  • cozy
  • simulation
  • cooking
  • sandbox
  • immersive
  • crafting
  • education
  • relaxing
  • economy
  • realistic
  • management
  • replay-value
  • cinematic
  • first-person

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