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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110 68
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
89 59
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Rockstar Toronto, Rockstar London, Rockstar Games

3
81 54
Subnautica is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Subnautica Unknown Worlds Entertainment

4
71 47
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
79 55
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Obsidian Entertainment

6
91 66
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Re-Logic

7
52 34
Starbound is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Chucklefish Ltd

8
56 40
Kerbal Space Program is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Kerbal Space Program Squad

9
56 44
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Rockstar North

10
60 51
Fallout 4 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Fallout 4 Bethesda Game Studios

11
54 45
Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Klei Entertainment

12
49 40
Factorio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Factorio Wube Software LTD.

13
43 34
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam

14
45 38
Just Cause 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Just Cause 3 Avalanche Studios

15
41 36
Universe Sandbox ² is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Universe Sandbox ² Giant Army

16
50 46
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Studio Wildcard

17
47 43
The Forest is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
The Forest Endnight Games Ltd

18
47 47
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
35 36
Mount & Blade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
TaleWorlds

20
18 17
ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Matt Russell Casia added Bohemia Interactive

21
31 36
BeamNG.drive is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
BeamNG.drive BeamNG

22
36 42
Besiege is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Besiege Spiderling Studios

23
31 40
Saints Row IV is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Volition

24
27 38
Medieval Engineers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
Medieval Engineers Keen Software House

25
27 42
HITMAN is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best PC Sandbox Games On Steam
HITMAN IO Interactive A/S