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), Win Mobile, PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, 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 are Rust released the 8 February 2018 and ranked #17, Monster Hunter: World released the 25 January 2018 and ranked #16, Ylands released the 6 December 2017 and ranked #27.

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# Crashlands - 2016

Review85Score

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.

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Price < $5

3# Minecraft: Wii U Edition - 2016

Review76Score

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.

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4# Junk Jack - 2013

Review84Score

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!

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Price: $15-$25

6# No Man's Sky - 2016

Review72Score

Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man's Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and lifeforms, and constant danger and action. In No Man's Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens, and no limits. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you'll discover places and creatures that no other players have seen before - and perhaps never will again.

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Price > $40

7# The Escapists 2 - 2017

Review77Score

Your prison escape antics will take you from the frosty Fort Tundra, to a train hurtling through the desert, and even to the final frontier! Steal forks from the cafeteria to chip a tunnel in your room, and craft a poster from magazines and duct tape to hide the evidence. Youll have to block and tie together chains of attacks whilst strafing around your locked on targets to gain the upper hand in combat.

The Escapists 2 similarities with Minecraft

crafting100%online90%sandbox90%zombies80%multiplayer70%survival50%

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Price: $15-$25

8# Portal Knights - 2016

Review70Score

Leave the familiar world behind and step into the fantastic unknown with Portal Knights! Play with your friends in this action-packed crafting adventure across dozens of sandbox islands connected by ancient portals. No one can remember how long it’s been since the peaceful world was torn apart by The Fracture, plummeting it into darkness. Is there any soul brave enough to reunite the shattered realm? Craft your adventure. Forge your hero. Become the ultimate Portal Knight!

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Price < $5

9# One Last Day - 2015

Review69Score

Early Access

[Alpha] Explore, hunt, be hunted, kill, destroy, build... Fight in a colorful, devastated world that everyone is trying to take for themselves. Do it yours, but remember your main goal at the start of the day; try to survive one last day.

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Price: $5-$15

10# ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition - 2017

Review80Score

Combining the base game with 3 massive Expansion Packs, ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition is a ultimate way to get even more dinosaur action! The Explorer's Edition gives you access to the mega hit ARK: Survival Evolved as well as the Scorched Earth (available now), Aberration (available now), and Extinction (coming in 2018) Expansion Packs, adding nearly 900 hours of gameplay!

ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition similarities with Minecraft

multiplayer100%inventory management90%online80%adventure80%crafting60%survival60%

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Price > $40

11# Radiation Island - 2016

Review78Score

Investigate abandoned villages and old military compounds where zombies guard vital tools, weapons and clues to the secrets of this world. Find hidden treasures, equipment and fire arms to prevail in a world full of perils: radiation, anomalies, harsh weather and enraged zombies.

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Price < $5

12# Starbound - 2016

Review85Score

Starbound is an extraterrestrial sandbox adventure game! You’ve fled your home, only to find yourself lost in space with a damaged ship. Your only option is to beam down to the planet below and gather the resources you need to repair your ship and set off to explore the vast, infinite...

Starbound similarities with Minecraft

adventure90%farming80%crafting70%sandbox60%survival50%

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Price: $15-$25

13# Alchemist's Awakening - 2016

Review75Score

Early Access

Alchemist's Awakening combines an open-world fantasy experience with a multiplayer survival/creative gameplay. Use elements as attacks, recombine them into building blocks, and give life to any shape you built: then watch your truly unique creatures stand for you.

Alchemist's Awakening similarities with Minecraft

survival100%multiplayer90%discovery70%crafting70%sandbox60%

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Price: $15-$25

14# Hold Your Own - 2017

Review85Score
Screenshot of the video game Hold Your Own
Screenshot of the video game Hold Your Own
Screenshot of the video game Hold Your Own

Early Access

An open world sandbox, crafting and survival FPS game set on islands with varying topography. Build bases, craft items to defend yourself from aggressive Wildlife and Human AI. Do you have what it takes to Hold Your Own?

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Price: $15-$25

15# Realms of Magic - 2017

Review94Score

Early Access

Realms of Magic is a 2D sandbox RPG set in a classic western fantasy universe. Create your character and live it’s life. Gather resources, craft items and build your base. Explore the world, complete quests and crawl through dungeons.

Realms of Magic similarities with Minecraft

survival100%farming100%sandbox80%adventure60%inventory management60%

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Price: $5-$15

16# Monster Hunter: World - 2018

Review90Score

Take on the role of a hunter and slay ferocious monsters in a living, breathing ecosystem where you can use the landscape and its diverse inhabitants to get the upper hand. Hunt alone or in co-op with up to three other players, and use materials collected from fallen foes to craft new gear and take on even bigger, badder beasts! Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

Monster Hunter: World similarities with Minecraft

farming90%crafting80%local60%multiplayer50%online40%

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Price > $40

17# Rust - 2018

Review73Score

The only aim in Rust is to survive. To do this you will need to overcome struggles such as hunger, thirst and cold. Build a fire. Build a shelter. Kill animals for meat. Protect yourself from other players, and kill them for meat. Create alliances with other players and form a town. Do whatever it takes to survive.

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Price: $25-$40

19# Colony Survival - 2017

Review80Score
Screenshot of the video game Colony Survival
Screenshot of the video game Colony Survival
Screenshot of the video game Colony Survival

Early Access

Colony Survival is a unique first-person voxel RTS developed by a two-man team. Build your own colony in a voxel world. Command guards, farmers, miners and other colonists. Defend your colony against the monsters that attack every night.

Colony Survival similarities with Minecraft

multiplayer90%survival90%sandbox80%zombies80%crafting40%

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Price: $15-$25

20# Crea - 2016

Review78Score

Progress with every slain monster, learn over 80 skills through talents, craft hundreds of items, and explore vast procedurally-generated worlds in this ever-expanding sandbox RPG!

Crea similarities with Minecraft

adventure90%crafting90%survival90%sandbox60%

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Price: $15-$25

22# Faraway Islands - 2017

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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.

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Price < $5

25# Planet Centauri - 2016

Review77Score
Screenshot of the video game Planet Centauri
Screenshot of the video game Planet Centauri
Screenshot of the video game Planet Centauri

Early Access

Embark on your greatest adventure to Planet Centauri! Explore hidden dungeons, capture and tame monsters, build and protect a NPC community, craft your own weapons and create your own magic spells! Develop and raise the Planet Centauri to the heavens as the cradle of a new civilization!

Planet Centauri similarities with Minecraft

adventure90%farming70%crafting60%survival60%sandbox60%

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Price: $15-$25