The Best Sandbox Games for Xbox Series X

Update : Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator added at rank #8.
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Teardown (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Dive into Teardown, where you'll mastermind the perfect heist in a world where walls crumble at your touch. Experience the thrill of strategy and destruction as you creatively navigate through fully destructible environments. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you outsmart security systems and escape with the loot. Unleash your inner vandal and strategist in this chaotic, yet meticulously crafted world of mayhem!


What we like:
  • Fully destructible environments
  • Strategic heist planning
  • Extensive mod support
  • Multiple solutions for each challenge
  • Stunning voxel graphics with ray tracing
What could be improved:
  • Need multiplayer mode!
  • Some unrealistic demolition physics

  • heist
  • sandbox
  • voxel
  • physics
  • destruction
  • driving
  • puzzle
  • truck

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Goat Simulator 3 (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone Android Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Pilgor's baaack! Gather your herd and venture forth into Goat Simulator 3; an all-new (at least on Steam), totally realistic, sandbox farmyard experience. Invite up to three friends in local or online co-op, create carnage as a team, or compete in mini-games and then not be friends anymore.


  • sandbox
  • open-world
  • physics
  • cooperative
  • parody
  • multiplayer
  • split-screen
  • comedy
  • online
  • skateboard
  • simulation
  • goat
  • local

3

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


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

4

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

5

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.


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

6

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

7

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
  • war
  • horses
  • fight
  • open-world
  • tactical

8

Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator (2024)

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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Playstation 5 j Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch

Garden Life is a relaxing gardening game in which you create your dream garden in a peaceful, colourful world. Plant and add ornaments at your own pace, transforming an overgrown forgotten plot into a flourishing community garden.


  • simulation
  • relaxing
  • cozy
  • sandbox
  • farming
  • nature
  • grid
  • cute
  • family-friendly
  • cultivation
  • colourful
  • 3d
  • watercolour
  • stylized
  • agriculture

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Brewmaster: Beer Brewing Simulator (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Playstation 5

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!


  • simulation
  • wholesome
  • cozy
  • cooking
  • realistic
  • sandbox
  • chemistry-driven
  • immersive
  • education
  • relaxing
  • economy
  • crafting
  • beer
  • management
  • replay-value

10

Brewmaster (2022)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One

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!


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

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