Total Nerd The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam  

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As a child, playing in the sandbox meant being creative and using your imagination. The same can be said of these PC sandbox games, as they all let you explore and discover what awaits in a free-roaming environment. From survival free-roam games to building and creation games, these PC sandbox games on Steam span across all genres. 

You can survive in the Mojave wastelands while you try to deliver your last package in Fallout: New Vegas. Board your space ship and discover endless worlds on which to build your settlements in the procedurally generated sandbox games No Man's Sky and Starbound. See what your brain can come up with, because there's endless creativity when it comes to funny, creative sandbox games on Steam like Besiege and Garry's Mod

What happens in the sandbox stays in the sandbox. At least, until someone clips that. These Steam sandbox games are all eagerly awaiting your votes, so vote up your favorite titles below, and vote down any PC sandbox games you wouldn't recommend.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Bethesda Game Studios

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74 46
Subnautica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Subnautica Unknown Worlds Entertainment

3
66 42
Garry's Mod is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Team Garry, Facepunch Studios LTD.

4
86 61
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Re-Logic

5
79 55
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Rockstar Toronto, Rockstar London, Rockstar Games

6
72 52
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Obsidian Entertainment

7
46 31
Starbound is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Chucklefish Ltd

8
51 37
Kerbal Space Program is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Kerbal Space Program Squad

9
50 41
Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Klei Entertainment

10
49 40
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Rockstar North

11
45 36
Factorio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Factorio Wube Software LTD.

12
55 47
Fallout 4 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Fallout 4 Bethesda Game Studios

13
41 34
Just Cause 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Just Cause 3 Avalanche Studios

14
46 41
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Studio Wildcard

15
37 32
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam

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40 38
The Forest is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
The Forest Endnight Games Ltd

17
33 33
Mount & Blade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
TaleWorlds

18
40 42
7 Days To Die is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
7 Days To Die The Fun Pimps

19
33 35
Universe Sandbox ² is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Universe Sandbox ² Giant Army

20
32 38
Besiege is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Besiege Spiderling Studios

21
13 15
ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Matt Russell Casia added Bohemia Interactive

22
26 32
BeamNG.drive is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
BeamNG.drive BeamNG

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28 36
Saints Row IV is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Volition

24
24 35
Medieval Engineers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Medieval Engineers Keen Software House

25
24 38
HITMAN is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
HITMAN IO Interactive A/S