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 downvote 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
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Game Studios

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49 28
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Terraria Re-Logic

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36 19
Subnautica is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Subnautica Unknown Worlds Entertainment

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29 16
Kerbal Space Program is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Kerbal Space Program Squad

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32 20
Garry's Mod is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Garry's Mod Team Garry, Facepunch Studios LTD.

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42 30
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Fallout: New Vegas Obsidian Entertainment

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27 16
Factorio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Factorio Wube Software LTD.

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37 26
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Toronto, Rockstar London, Rockstar Games

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25 15
Starbound is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Starbound Chucklefish Ltd

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28 18
Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Don't Starve Klei Entertainment

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31 24
Fallout 4 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Fallout 4 Bethesda Game Studios

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27 20
7 Days to Die is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
7 Days to Die The Fun Pimps

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21 16
Just Cause 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Just Cause 3 Avalanche Studios

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21 16
Universe Sandbox ² is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Universe Sandbox ² Giant Army

The 25+ Best PC Vampire Games on Steam

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24 20
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam

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22 18
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Grand Theft Auto IV Rockstar North

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19 16
Besiege is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Besiege Spiderling Studios

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17 15
The Forest is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
The Forest Endnight Games Ltd

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12 13
Mount & Blade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Mount & Blade TaleWorlds

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14 16
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam

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14 17
HITMAN is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
HITMAN IO Interactive A/S

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13 17
Medieval Engineers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Medieval Engineers Keen Software House

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12 17
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Rockstar North, iNK stories

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12 17
Saints Row IV is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Saints Row IV Volition

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10 17
BeamNG.drive is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
BeamNG.drive BeamNG

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7 15
Infinifactory is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Infinifactory Zachtronics

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9 19
Postal 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Postal 2 Running With Scissors, Inc., RWS

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12 23
Far Cry 4 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
Far Cry 4 Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Red Storm

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18 34
No Man's Sky is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games on Steam
No Man's Sky Hello Games