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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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Garry's Mod is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Garry's Mod Team Garry, Facepunch Studios LTD.
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Subnautica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Subnautica Unknown Worlds Entertainment
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Terraria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Re-Logic
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Bethesda Game Studios
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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
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Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Obsidian Entertainment
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Starbound is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Chucklefish Ltd
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Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Klei Entertainment
9
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Studio Wildcard
10
Kerbal Space Program is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Kerbal Space Program Squad
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The Forest is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
The Forest Endnight Games Ltd
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Factorio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Factorio Wube Software LTD.
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Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Rockstar North
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Fallout 4 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Fallout 4 Bethesda Game Studios
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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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Universe Sandbox ² is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Universe Sandbox ² Giant Army
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Just Cause 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Just Cause 3 Avalanche Studios
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Mount & Blade is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
TaleWorlds
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7 Days To Die is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
7 Days To Die The Fun Pimps
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BeamNG.drive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
BeamNG.drive BeamNG
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Besiege is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Besiege Spiderling Studios
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ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Matt Russell Casia added Bohemia Interactive
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Saints Row IV is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Saints Row IV Volition
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No Man's Sky is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
No Man's Sky Hello Games
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HITMAN is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
HITMAN IO Interactive A/S