Download Sandbox Games - Best Software & Apps

  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

    (GTA: Vice City)

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone

    Do you want to be the boss of Vice City?

    8
    50037 votes
    • PROS: More realistic and detailed than GTA 3, Great storyline, Variety of missions, Soundtrack
    • CONS: The graphics are seem outdated
  • Grand Theft Auto V

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    One of the best games ever

    8
    73315 votes
    • PROS: Amazing visuals, Great gameplay, Play with friends online, Multiple controller support
    • CONS: Requires 65 GB disk space
  • ROBLOX

    2.363.258465

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Lego-like sandbox worlds designed for kids

    9
    29441 votes
    • PROS: Lots of creative freedom, Tons of user created worlds to explore and play with, Safe for children, Parent login to manage your kid's account
    • CONS: Game is fairly glitchy, Website is unintuitive, Limited features for non-paying members
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

    1.07

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Android
    Mac

    Play one of the classic sandbox Grand Theft Auto games

    8
    11431 votes
    • PROS: Excellent port, Updated graphics, Includes all the music and voice acting
    • CONS: Controls are frustrating, Large download
  • Minecraft

    1.13.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Sandbox game of creativity and survival

    7
    196169 votes
    • PROS: Immense worlds, Complete freedom of movement, Very creative
    • CONS: Occasional connection problems, Lack of in-game instructions
  • Garry's Mod

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    The mod that became a legend

    8
    8275 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, The Ultimate sandbox on your PC, Easy to play, A big community
    • CONS: Old-fashioned graphics
  • Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

    Beta

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Minecraft gets a special version for Windows 10

    8
    6270 votes
    • PROS: Improved graphics, Genuine sandbox game, Hours and hours of fun and creativity
    • CONS: No cross saves with PC version yet
  • Subnautica

    Preview early-access

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    iPhone

    Surviving on an Alien Sea

    7
    2244 votes
    • Free Garry's Mod Gmod

      2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Make A World Of Your Own, From Countless Pieces.

      9
      253 votes
      • PROS: Impressive sandbox creativity, Tons of modding options, Great multiplayer, Can use Source assets
      • CONS: High learning curve, Modding requires disk space, Prone to crashes, Often requires other games
    • Universe Sandbox 2

      Preview

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      The universe is in your hands again

      8
      1595 votes
      • Yandere Simulator

        1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        Windows

        A lethal kind of love

        8
        1029 votes
        • City Racing

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A free sandbox racing game

          7
          3648 votes
          • PROS: Big city
          • CONS: Terrible physics, Dull graphics
        • Terraria

          1.3

          License
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          Platform
          Windows
          Mac
          iPhone
          Android
          Web Apps

          Minecraft inspired 2D platform game

          7
          9222 votes
          • PROS: Like Minecraft but as a platform game, Only limited by your imagination, Randomly generated worlds
          • CONS: 2D graphics aren't great, May be tricky for those not familiar with Minecraft
        • Scrap Mechanic

          Preview beta

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Android

          Create the most powerful and useful machines you can possibly think of!

          8
          3837 votes
          • PROS: Very funny, whimsical graphics, Very short learning curve to master the gameplay, Endless possibilities; the only limit is your imagination
          • CONS: Doesn't let players excavate or make caves, Game tends to lag on older or low-spec machines
        • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

          1.01

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Android
          iPhone

          Grand Theft Android

          8
          136 votes
          • PROS: Customizable controls , Great look , Deep drug dealing system , Nice story of betrayal and revenge
          • CONS: Controls still struggle to keep up , Many will prefer the GTA they are familiar with
        • Creative Destruction

          varies-with-device

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Android
          iPhone

          Get ready for battle

          9
          39 votes
          • PROS: Colorful visuals, Cool weapons, Unique building feature, Various game modes
          • CONS: Repetitive gameplay, Graphics are not that sharp, Controls may be confusing, Sometimes lags
        • Zoo Tycoon 2

          Extinct Animals

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Build your Animal Paradise with Zoo Tycoon 2

          7
          1907 votes
          • PROS: Hours of creative fun. Diverse range of animals. Family-friendly entertainment., Cool character interactions
          • CONS: Requires a lot of commitment, Can be dull at times
        • Kerbal Space Program

          (KSP) Demo 1.0.0.813

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Build your own rocket and launch it into space!

          7
          2207 votes
          • PROS: Original concept , Only limits are your imagination, Lots of user generated content
          • CONS: Takes some time to get going with, Graphics could be improved
        • Extreme Car Driving Simulator 2

          Varies with device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A free car driving and stunt driving game

          8
          42 votes
          • PROS: The skidding effects are now influenced by momentum , Customization options and different car sound effects
          • CONS: Collecting coins is a lacklustre reason to keep playing , Controller support would have been nice
        • Arma 3

          2016

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Epic realistic military sandbox shooter

          9
          89 votes
          • PROS: Fantastic immersive experience, Endless additional content
          • CONS: Harsh learning curve, Slow-paced
        Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
        #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
        12.363.258465294418.6Windows, Android
        21.07114318.2Android, Mac
        3733157.8Windows
        4(GTA: Vice City)500377.7Windows, iPhone
        51.13.21961697.3Windows, Mac, Web Apps
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