Best Sandbox Games To Consider For Fan Of Minecraft

You love Minecraft, but you also want to find some alternative games for this weekend? If you, check out this list now!

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The Escapists

The Escapists is an excellent sandbox game. You play as an inmate in a prison and breaking out is your sole purpose. You can craft various items and concoct various ways to get out. That includes dressing up as a guard, tunneling out, or even making your way out through the ducts. You must also do the usual prison stuff like work and eat. The second game adds some features and has a bunch of extra places to break out of. However, you really can’t go wrong with either game. They are both also free with Appvn Games as well if you use it.


Godus is a city-building simulator with an extra degree of power for the player. Not only do you play as a god and keep an eye on your civilization, but you can design, mine, and sculpt the entire game world to your tastes. That puts it squarely in sandbox land. As a simulator, it’s pretty decent and you can do things like nurture the growth of your little civilization or blow it up with natural disasters. The choice is yours.

Old School RuneScape

Old School RuneScape is one of the best MMORPGs on mobile. Like most MMORPGs, it features an open world you can explore at will along with a ton of story and side quests to complete. You create a character, get right out there, and explore. The game also includes a rich in-game economy among the players, decent character class options, and tons of stuff to do in terms of quests and exploration. It’s also a subscription model instead of the usual free to play model so you can’t really pay your way to the top. Here is our list of the best MMORPGs if you want to look at other options.

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Pocket City

Almost any city building simulator is a sandbox game and Pocket City is no different. You can design a city from the ground up, including various types of buildings, roads, utilities, and more. Additionally, the game has a living economy that you can tweak with things like tax rates and the density of the buildings you make. There are plenty of city builders on mobile, but we like Pocket City because it’s a premium game with no microtransactions so there is nothing but you and your decisions to drive the game forward.

Rockstar Games titles

Rockstar Games is one of the biggest developers on Google Play and in the gaming industry at large. Of course, you know the studio best for its Grand Theft Auto series of games and they are among the best sandbox games on mobile. They play basically just like their console counterparts except with touch screen controls.


Roblox is another older sandbox game and it’s one of the most popular on mobile. The game is almost pure player freedom and you can craft a whole world and do various things in it. You can also enter into other people’s worlds and play there instead. You can do play solo or with people and it would honestly take months to describe all of the things you can do in the game. Between the sheer number of player-created options and the stuff you can create yourself, it’s no small wonder this game is popular, especially among sandbox fans.

Rollercoaster Tycoon

This is an excellent sandbox game. The game is simple. You start a scenario with a specific goal and build a park capable of achieving the goal. You can landscape the park, build whatever rides you want, and set up everything the way you want to. In addition, this version of the game includes a park designer feature to create your own scenarios and a couple of DLCs with more content.


Terraria is right up there with Minecraft in terms of gameplay except this one is in a 2D space. Years ago, this used to be a pocket edition that was smaller and less powerful than the PC version of Terraria. However, the developers rebuilt it and it’s the same as PC and console these days. You can create multiple-sized worlds, do a bunch of stuff in those worlds, and even play with up to seven other people if you want to. You can mine, craft, defeat enemies, build stuff, destroy stuff, and collect some of the 800 items available in the game. It’s not quite as deep as Minecraft, but tons of people play this game for years without getting bored or running out of stuff to do. It’s also free via Appvn if you use it.

Thank you for reading! If we miss out on any game in the sandbox games like Minecraft, tell us in the comment section below. 


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