Total Nerd The Most Popular Sandbox Video Games Right Now  

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Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular sandbox games in 2018. Featuring both old and new games, this list of the most played sandbox games right now include some of the most popular mobile games. What are the top 10 sandbox video games today?

While Minecraft might be the hottest sandbox game right now, GTA 5 mods allow players to be creative in the open world environment. Other good sandbox games trending now include Garry's Mod, Kerbal Space Program, Stardew Valley, and Elite Dangerous.

Vote up the best sandbox games everyone should be playing right now, and feel free to add your favorites that are missing from this list. Games from all consoles (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) are welcome, including mobile and PC games. 

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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Sandbox Video Games Right Now
2009 Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by the Swedish company Mojang. The ...more

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Terraria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Sandbox Video Games Right Now
2011 Terraria is an action-adventure sandbox indie video game series, developed by game studio Re-Logic and released on Microsoft Windows, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Windows Phone, Android, and ...more

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Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Sandbox Video Games Right Now
2013 Grand Theft Auto V is an open world, action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released on 17 September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox ...more

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Garry's Mod is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Sandbox Video Games Right Now
2006 Garry's Mod (commonly abbreviated as GMod) is a sandbox physics game created by Garry Newman and developed by his company, Facepunch Studios. Garry's Mod was originally a mod for Valve ...more

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The Sims 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Sandbox Video Games Right Now
2014 The Sims 4 is a 2014 life simulation video game developed by Maxis and The Sims Studio and published by Electronic Arts. The Sims 4 was originally announced on May 6, 2013, and was released in ...more

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Stardew Valley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Sandbox Video Games Right Now
Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation role-playing video game developed by Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone and published by Chucklefish. The game was released for Microsoft Windows ...more

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Just Cause 3 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Sandbox Video Games Right Now
2015 Just Cause 3 is an action-adventure video game developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Square Enix. Announced on November 11, 2014, it is the third game in the Just Cause series and the ...more

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No Man's Sky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Sandbox Video Games Right Now
No Man's Sky is an action-adventure survival video game developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games. It was released worldwide in August 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows, ...more

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Hitman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Sandbox Video Games Right Now
2016 Hitman is an episodic stealth video game developed by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. A port for Linux, developed and published by ...more

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Kerbal Space Program is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Sandbox Video Games Right Now
Kerbal Space Program 2016 Kerbal Space Program is a space flight simulation video game developed and published by Squad for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In the game, players direct a ...more

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Yandere Simulator is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Sandbox Video Games Right Now
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Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Sandbox Video Games Right Now
2013 Don't Starve is a 2013 action-adventure video game with survival and roguelike elements, developed and published by the indie company Klei Entertainment. The game was initially released via ...more

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ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Sandbox Video Games Right Now
2012 ARMA 3 is an open-world military tactical shooter video game developed by Czech studio Bohemia Interactive for Microsoft Windows. It was released on September 12, 2013. ARMA 3's storyline takes ...more

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Mount & Blade: Warband is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Sandbox Video Games Right Now
Mount & Blade: Warband 2010

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Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Sandbox Video Games Right Now
2003 Eve Online is a player-driven, persistent-world massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in a science fiction space setting, developed and published by CCP Games. Characters pilot ...more

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Elite: Dangerous is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Sandbox Video Games Right Now
2014 Elite: Dangerous is a space adventure, trading, and combat simulator that is the fourth release in the Elite video game series. Piloting a spaceship, the player explores a realistic 1:1 scale ...more