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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81 46
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Bethesda Game Studios

2
67 48
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Re-Logic

3
60 42
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Rockstar Toronto, Rockstar London, Rockstar Games

4
54 37
Subnautica is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Subnautica Unknown Worlds Entertainment

5
48 33
Garry's Mod is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Team Garry, Facepunch Studios LTD.

6
56 42
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Obsidian Entertainment

7
39 29
Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Klei Entertainment

8
44 34
Fallout 4 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Fallout 4 Bethesda Game Studios

9
38 29
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Rockstar North

10
35 26
Starbound is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Chucklefish Ltd

11
38 30
Kerbal Space Program is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Kerbal Space Program Squad

12
35 27
Factorio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Factorio Wube Software LTD.

13
34 30
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam

14
29 25
Universe Sandbox ² is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Universe Sandbox ² Giant Army

15
30 28
The Forest is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
The Forest Endnight Games Ltd

16
29 27
Just Cause 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Just Cause 3 Avalanche Studios

17
27 25
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam

18
26 25
Mount & Blade is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
TaleWorlds

19
6 4
ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Matt Russell Casia added Bohemia Interactive

20
27 30
Besiege is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Besiege Spiderling Studios

21
32 37
7 Days To Die is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
7 Days To Die The Fun Pimps

22
19 24
BeamNG.drive is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
BeamNG.drive BeamNG

23
20 27
Saints Row IV is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Volition

24
20 29
HITMAN is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
HITMAN IO Interactive A/S

25
19 29
Medieval Engineers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Medieval Engineers Keen Software House

26
21 35
Far Cry 4 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Red Storm

27
16 29
Postal 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Running With Scissors, Inc., RWS

28
16 32
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Rockstar North, iNK stories

29
12 28
Infinifactory is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Infinifactory Zachtronics

30
29 54
No Man's Sky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
No Man's Sky Hello Games