Button Mash 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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114 76
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
85 56
Subnautica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Subnautica Unknown Worlds Entertainment
3
94 64
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
78 52
Garry's Mod is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Team Garry, Facepunch Studios LTD.
5
96 68
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Re-Logic
6
82 57
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Obsidian Entertainment
7
54 37
Starbound is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Chucklefish Ltd
8
60 43
Kerbal Space Program is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Kerbal Space Program Squad
9
60 46
Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Klei Entertainment
10
64 54
Fallout 4 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Fallout 4 Bethesda Game Studios
11
58 50
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Rockstar North
12
56 48
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Studio Wildcard
13
52 44
Factorio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Factorio Wube Software LTD.
14
50 43
The Forest is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
The Forest Endnight Games Ltd
15
47 41
Just Cause 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Just Cause 3 Avalanche Studios
16
44 38
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
17
43 37
Universe Sandbox ² is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Universe Sandbox ² Giant Army
18
48 48
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
38 38
Mount & Blade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
TaleWorlds
20
39 42
Besiege is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Besiege Spiderling Studios
21
33 36
BeamNG.drive is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
BeamNG.drive BeamNG
22
18 20
ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Matt Russell Casia added Bohemia Interactive
23
33 42
Saints Row IV is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Volition
24
28 40
Medieval Engineers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Medieval Engineers Keen Software House
25
28 44
HITMAN is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
HITMAN IO Interactive A/S