50 Games Like Minecraft

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Minecraft took the planet by storm and reinvented the sandbox gameplay with its procedurally generated world. Whether you are on an adventure or building in creative mod possibilities are endless. Here are our selection of the best sandbox games like Minecraft. You will find crafting and building based games, exploration and survival adventure games and free games like Minecraft.
This suggestion collection includes games for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, 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 is Faraway Islands released the 10 February 2017

Logo of the video game Minecraft

Minecraft offers procedurally generated world to explore. After you survived your first night, build and craft your shelter. Explore the different biomes and fight your way in one of the best sandbox ever created. Even after playing Minecraft vanilla, you can enjoy a lot of free mods that will add new items, recipes to craft or even new dimensions. Go play with ofther players on free Minecraft servers and bring this building game to the next level.

1# Terraria - 2013

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81
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Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. Four Pack also available!
Terraria is a 2D sandbox game.

The main difference between Terraria and Minecraft is that is has 2D graphics. It is otherwise similar to Minecraft on these gameplay elements: sandbox, crafting, zombies, adventure, discovery, construction, inventory, survival and online.
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2# Junk Jack - 2016

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85
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Screenshot of the video game Junk Jack
Screenshot of the video game Junk Jack
Screenshot of the video game Junk Jack

Make the world truly yours in Junk Jack, a relaxing sandbox experience focused on building and improving your home. Discover new planets, tame and breed creatures, cook foods, collect animal companions, farm exotic plants, collect fish, grow flowers, play with your friends!
Junk Jack is a 2D sandbox game.

Junk Jack is a game like Minecraft, but with a twist: 2D graphics. Junk Jack otherwise is like Minecraft on these features: sandbox, crafting, inventory, farming and adventure. Junk Jack is a recent addition to the popular sandbox crafting genre.
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3# Crashlands - 2016

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86
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As you grow in power, you can venture to new regions of the world, meet strange characters, discover new stories, and encounter new and interesting enemies. with Huge Problems Four sentient races, three continents, an epic bid for the future of the planet, and you - trapped in the middle, trying to deliver your freakin' packages.
Crashlands is a survival open-world RPG game.

Crashlands stands strong amongst other best crafting games like Minecraft and shares with it these features: crafting, survival, inventory, open-world, adventure and farming. This game was released in 2016.
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4# Minecraft: Wii U Edition - 2016

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76
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Screenshot of the video game Minecraft: Wii U Edition
Screenshot of the video game Minecraft: Wii U Edition
Screenshot of the video game Minecraft: Wii U Edition

The pack includes:

  • 40 new Super Mario‐themed skins including Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, as well as troublemakers like Bowser, Wario and all seven Koopalings
  • Super Mario World itself!
  • Super Mario‐style textures, numerous Mario‐themed puzzles, dozens of character skins and music from Super Mario 64 to enjoy

*To experience split-screen functionality a high-definition television is required.
Minecraft: Wii U Edition is a survival game that can be played with controllers.

Is that Minecraft?, with all the game mechanics it shares with Minecraft: Wii U Edition ( inventory, crafting, split-screen, survival, farming, sandbox and adventure ) you could think it is. Minecraft: Wii U Edition is a recent addition to the popular inventory crafting genre.
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5# Don't Starve Together - 2016

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89
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Screenshot of the video game Don't Starve Together
Screenshot of the video game Don't Starve Together
Screenshot of the video game Don't Starve Together

Don't Starve Together is the standalone multiplayer expansion of the uncompromising survival game Don't Starve.
Don't Starve Together is a survival game.

As a Minecraft fan, you'll definitely enjoy Don't Starve Together's gameplay qualities common to the survival crafting genre. Don't Starve Together is a recent addition to the popular survival medieval genre.
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6# Kenshi - 2013

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93
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Screenshot of the video game Kenshi
Screenshot of the video game Kenshi
Screenshot of the video game Kenshi

Early Access

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.
Kenshi is a squad-based open-world sandbox RPG game.

Unlike Minecraft, Kenshi has squad based gameplay but is like Minecraft on the sandbox, open-world, survival, farming, crafting and inventory gameplay.
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7# Creativerse - 2014

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82
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Screenshot of the video game Creativerse
Screenshot of the video game Creativerse
Screenshot of the video game Creativerse

Early Access

An adventure as big as your imagination.
Creativerse is a free to play. Creativerse is a Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) sandbox game.

Creativerse adapts the same core mechanics of sandbox crafting as Minecraft and shares with it these features: sandbox, crafting, survival, open-world, adventure and farming and is free (free to play / freemium).
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8# Rising World - 2014

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Screenshot of the video game Rising World
Screenshot of the video game Rising World
Screenshot of the video game Rising World

Early Access

Rising World is a voxel based open-world sandbox game, featuring a procedurally generated world, playable in single and multi-player.
Rising World is a survival open-world sandbox game.

If you have been playing quite some time to Minecraft you will find a lot to like in Rising World, because they have a lot of features in common: sandbox, crafting, open-world, survival, zombies, construction and cooperative.
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9# Empyrion - Galactic Survival - 2015

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91
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Screenshot of the video game Empyrion - Galactic Survival
Screenshot of the video game Empyrion - Galactic Survival
Screenshot of the video game Empyrion - Galactic Survival

Early Access

Empyrion - Galactic Survival is a 3D open world, space survival adventure in which you can fly across space and land on planets. Build, explore, fight and survive in a hostile galaxy full of hidden dangers.
Empyrion - Galactic Survival is a survival open-world sandbox game in space.

Empyrion - Galactic Survival is a game like Minecraft, but with a twist: a space theme. Empyrion - Galactic Survival otherwise is like Minecraft on these features: survival, sandbox, open-world, crafting and construction.
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10# FortressCraft Evolved! - 2015

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73
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Screenshot of the video game FortressCraft Evolved!
Screenshot of the video game FortressCraft Evolved!
Screenshot of the video game FortressCraft Evolved!

The original FortressCraft was one of the best-selling Indie games of all time. A unique blend of Voxel Landscapes, Tower Defense, Crafting, Logistics, Exploration, Combat and Assembly Lines.
FortressCraft Evolved! is a survival sandbox game.

As with other games like Minecraft, FortressCraft Evolved! is all about sandbox and shares with it these features: sandbox, crafting, survival, open-world and inventory.
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11# Lantern Forge - 2014

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74
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Screenshot of the video game Lantern Forge
Screenshot of the video game Lantern Forge
Screenshot of the video game Lantern Forge

Lantern Forge is a sandbox survival game with building, crafting, and RPG elements. Mine and forage for resources to build a home, plant crops, and craft weapons and armor. Then venture out to explore the wilderness, find hidden dungeons and temples, fight unique monsters, and collect the treasures they guard.
Lantern Forge is a survival sandbox RPG game.

If you have been playing quite some time to Minecraft you will find a lot to like in Lantern Forge, because they have a lot of features in common: crafting, sandbox, survival, inventory and adventure.
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12# Feel The Snow - 2016

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Screenshot of the video game Feel The Snow
Screenshot of the video game Feel The Snow
Screenshot of the video game Feel The Snow

Early Access

Choose one of the characters and start your journey. The game has many interesting things in store: building, crafting, puzzles, bosses, mystery, laughs, quests etc.
Feel The Snow is a survival sandbox simulation game.

If you have been playing quite some time to Minecraft you will find a lot to like in Feel The Snow, because they have a lot of features in common: sandbox, survival, crafting, inventory and adventure. This game was released in 2016.
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13# How to Survive 2 - 2017

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68
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Screenshot of the video game How to Survive 2
Screenshot of the video game How to Survive 2
Screenshot of the video game How to Survive 2

Dead or Alive? Make up your mind, stranger. We don’t like that undead business here in Louisiana… Survive solo or with friends as you look to fulfill your basic needs of food, water and shelter, crafting your own tools and weapons while you secure your camp and face flesh hungry zombies.
How to Survive 2 is a survival game.

At first glance, you might actually mistake How to Survive 2 for Minecraft (besides the graphics) because it shares a lot of its features: zombies, survival, crafting, cooperative, open-world and inventory. How to Survive 2 is a fresh release of 2017.
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14# Life is Feudal: Your Own - 2015

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69
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Screenshot of the video game Life is Feudal: Your Own
Screenshot of the video game Life is Feudal: Your Own
Screenshot of the video game Life is Feudal: Your Own

Hardcore and realistic; LiF is a Medieval multiplayer sandbox RPG, with free terraforming, a rich crafting system and preset and modular building construction. With engaging survival aspects, no target physics-based combat and a unique formation system - along with numerous other features - LiF is not for the faint of heart!
Life is Feudal: Your Own is a Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) survival sandbox game.

As a Minecraft fan, you'll definitely enjoy Life is Feudal: Your Own's gameplay qualities common to the survival sandbox genre.
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15# Force of Nature - 2016

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Screenshot of the video game Force of Nature
Screenshot of the video game Force of Nature
Screenshot of the video game Force of Nature

Force of Nature is a Sandbox game that combines Action, Adventure, RPG, Strategy and Management genres
Force of Nature is a survival sandbox RPG game.

If you have been playing quite some time to Minecraft you will find a lot to like in Force of Nature, because they have a lot of features in common: crafting, survival, sandbox, open-world and adventure. This game was released in 2016.
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16# Faraway Islands - 2017

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Screenshot of the video game Faraway Islands
Screenshot of the video game Faraway Islands
Screenshot of the video game Faraway Islands

Early Access

A top-down 2D survival game, set on randomly generated islands you can travel between and explore. Game contains classic survival mechanics like crafting, gathering resources, hunting animals, building shelter and defending from enemies.
Faraway Islands is a survival adventure game.

Fan of games like Minecraft will find a lot to like in Faraway Islands, because they shares a lot of features: survival, adventure, farming, construction, crafting and inventory. Faraway Islands is a fresh release of 2017.
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17# Edge of Space - 2015

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Screenshot of the video game Edge of Space
Screenshot of the video game Edge of Space
Screenshot of the video game Edge of Space

Suit up as an operative of the Ark Corporation, sent to the farthest reaches of the universe in search of habitable planets to terraform. However, after the long space journey you awaken from cryosleep to find that your ship has gone way off course and is disabled near a strange new world.
Edge of Space is a 2D sandbox game in space in a science fiction world.

The main difference between Edge of Space and Minecraft is that is has a space theme. It is otherwise similar to Minecraft on these features: sandbox, crafting, survival, open-world, adventure and cooperative.
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18# Reign Of Kings - 2015

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69
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Screenshot of the video game Reign Of Kings
Screenshot of the video game Reign Of Kings
Screenshot of the video game Reign Of Kings

Struggle to survive in a harsh medieval world. Hunt wildlife, mine resources, build structures, and craft weapons and armor in order to protect yourself. You may form a guild, bring war to all opposition, and try to seize the throne and become king!
Reign Of Kings is a survival game.

If you have been playing quite some time to Minecraft you will find a lot to like in Reign Of Kings, because they have a lot of features in common: survival, crafting, open-world, sandbox, farming and cooperative.
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19# Subsistence - 2016

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Screenshot of the video game Subsistence
Screenshot of the video game Subsistence
Screenshot of the video game Subsistence

Early Access

Subsistence is a sandbox, first person, open-world survival game (currently only singleplayer, with multiplayer in development). Struggle to build a base and gear-up in the hostile environment. Defend yourself from wildlife and AI hunters (who also build bases in the world).
Subsistence is a survival open-world sandbox game.

As a Minecraft fan, you'll definitely enjoy Subsistence's gameplay qualities common to the survival sandbox genre. Subsistence is a recent addition to the popular survival sandbox genre.
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20# Disney Infinity 1.0 - 2016

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75
Score
Screenshot of the video game Disney Infinity 1.0
Screenshot of the video game Disney Infinity 1.0
Screenshot of the video game Disney Infinity 1.0

Enjoy Disney Infinity with a Full Toy Box! Disney Infinity 1.0: Gold Edition gives you the freedom to create stories and play experiences with all Disney Infinity 1.0 Characters and Playsets Unlocked and ready for you to mix, match and mash up to invent just about any adventure you can imagine.
Disney Infinity 1.0 is a open-world sandbox platform adventure game.

Fan of games like Minecraft will find a lot to like in Disney Infinity 1.0, because they shares a lot of features: open-world, sandbox, adventure, cooperative and split-screen. This game was released in 2016.
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21# CrossWorlds: Escape - 2016

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Screenshot of the video game CrossWorlds: Escape
Screenshot of the video game CrossWorlds: Escape
Screenshot of the video game CrossWorlds: Escape

Early Access

CrossWorlds: Escape is a hardcore game in which you will have to deploy all your skills to survive in a huge open world that is susceptible to changes in weather, seasons and various natural phenomena.
CrossWorlds: Escape is a survival open-world sandbox simulation game.

As a Minecraft fan, you'll definitely enjoy CrossWorlds: Escape's gameplay qualities common to the survival open-world genre. CrossWorlds: Escape is a recent addition to the popular survival open-world genre.
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22# Project Zomboid - 2013

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87
Score
Screenshot of the video game Project Zomboid
Screenshot of the video game Project Zomboid
Screenshot of the video game Project Zomboid

Early Access

Project Zomboid is the ultimate in zombie survival. Alone or in MP: you loot, build, craft, fight, farm and fish in a struggle to survive. A hardcore RPG skillset, a vast map, a massively customisable sandbox and a cute tutorial raccoon await the unwary. So how will you die?
Project Zomboid is a survival open-world sandbox game.

At first glance, you might actually mistake Project Zomboid for Minecraft (besides the graphics) because it shares a lot of its features: survival, zombies, sandbox, open-world, crafting and farming.
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23# Digger Online - 2015

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Screenshot of the video game Digger Online
Screenshot of the video game Digger Online
Screenshot of the video game Digger Online

Sanbox multiplayer building game with additional game mods
Digger Online is a open-world game with an emphasis on the story.

Fan of games like Minecraft will find a lot to like in Digger Online, because they shares a lot of features: open-world, sandbox, survival, zombies, cooperative and crafting.
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24# Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 4: A Block and a Hard Place - 2015

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72
Score

If you own the Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Pass, DO NOT purchase this content here as you will be charged again. Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 1: The Order of the Stone required; sold separately. Episode four of a five part episodic game series set in the world of Minecraft.
Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 4: A Block and a Hard Place is a adventure game.

Fan of games like Minecraft will find a lot to like in Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 4: A Block and a Hard Place, because they shares a lot of features: crafting, adventure, zombies and open-world.
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25# Uncrowded - 2015

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Screenshot of the video game Uncrowded
Screenshot of the video game Uncrowded
Screenshot of the video game Uncrowded

Sandbox, multiplayer, open world game in a few steps. The game also with several different gameplay modes such as Death Match, Survival Horror, and Zombie Swarm. You can create your world, customize your rules, and enjoy the games with your friends.
Uncrowded is a Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) survival open-world sandbox game.

As a Minecraft fan, you'll definitely enjoy Uncrowded's gameplay qualities common to the zombies open-world genre.
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