Best xbox one sandbox games


Paid: $26.95 with in-app purchases

Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.

  • Vivaan Sarin

    by Vivaan Sarin

    I think it is short and concise but there is also an important factor to consider this game is very famous and recognized worldwide for many years in the market of games.


Paid: $9.99 Check price

Terraria is a 2D action-adventure sandbox game with the objective of digging, exploring, fighting, and building. Developed and published by Re-Logic, this game is available to play on Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS.

  • Donna Collins

    by Donna Collins

    Terraria starts with standard platform graphics and then turns it up a notch to be really beautiful and impressive. However, short of the graphics, I found the gameplay to be somewhat anticipatory and less than riveting. There was some customization  More

3.Just Cause 3

Paid: $19.99

Just Cause 3 is an action-adventure game, played from a third-person perspective. It is set in an open world environment of fictional Mediterranean island known as Medici with Rico Rodriguez set as the protagonist. 

  • Grace Morrison

    by Grace Morrison

    Just Cause 3 is perfect for you if you like adventure games. The graphics are amazing and the gameplay is exciting. You won't want to put the controller down.

4.Portal Knights

Paid: $19.99 with in-app purchases
Portal Knight si an independent survival action role-playing video game where you can play with your friends in this action-packed crafting adventure across dozens of sandbox Islands connected by ancient portals.
  • Eric Johnson

    by Eric Johnson

    Portal Knights is alright in an indie game type of way. It's one of the games that you come to when you're stressed on your other main games or you just want to relax in general. It's best played with friends, though.

5.Kerbal Space Program

Paid: $39.99

Kerbal Space Program is a sandbox science and space simulation video game developed by Squad and published by Private Division. It can be played on Microsoft Windows and macOS computers, and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles.

  • William Flores

    by William Flores

    I love space and rockets and business, so this is a great combination of all three! Kerbals are really cute characters, and this simulation really makes me think as I plan my own space program. I highly recommend it!

6.Fallout 4

Paid: $29.99
Fallout 4 is a role-playing video game created by Bethesda Game Studios. It was released in 2015 and is the fifth in the game series. In the game, the player needs to find his missing son in the monster-infested post-apocalyptic wasteland.
  • by Bobby Ortiz

    I didn't know about these games. Very helpful I must say

7.Dead Rising 4

Paid: $39.99

Dead Rising 4 is an open-world zombie horror game developed and published by Capcom for PC, and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. The game features a 4-player co-op mode and new zombie classes compared to the previous Dead Rising games.

  • Christopher Owens

    by Christopher Owens

    I'm a big fan of sandbox games and I must say, Dead Rising 4 is one of the best out there right now. I became immersed in the environment and the game itself for hours.

8.Final Fantasy XV

Paid: $49.99

Final Fantasy XV is an open world action role-playing video game developed by Square Enix. The plot follows a young prince Noctis, after leaving his home city of Insomnia embarks on a journey with his closest friends to reclaim his throne.

  • Vishal Kadam

    by Vishal Kadam

    I'm so over Final Fantasy. Seriously, how could this game be in its fifteenth iteration. And really, do they think they're the Super Bowl of something. This series should of ended with 10 but it's like a beserk battery bunny and it won't ever stop. E More

9.Stardew Valley

Paid: $14.99

Stardew Valley is a role-playing simulation video game developed by ConcernedApe and published by Chucklefish. It is available for computers with Windows, Mac, Linux operating systems, and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

  • Willie Cox

    by Willie Cox

    This is a pretty awesome sandbox farming sim game. It takes a bit from the Harvest Moon series and if you enjoy those games at all you're going to love this.

10.Sleeping Dogs

Paid: $29.99

Sleeping Dogs is an action-adventure video game that takes place from a third-person perspective. The player controls Wei Shen, a Chinese-American police officer who goes undercover and infiltrates the Sun On Yee Triad organization.  

  • Phillip Willis

    by Phillip Willis

    This is a really fun game that involves the Chinese police and crime. The Triad organization is up to their old dirty and criminal tricks and this is a fun one that helps you combat their endless greed and corruption. The characters are great as are  More

11.Far Cry 4

Paid: $29.99 Check price

Far Cry 4 is an open-world first-person shooter adventure game playable on PC and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One video game consoles. It was developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Red Storm, Shanghai, Toronto, and Kiev, and released by Ubisoft.

  • by Donna Harris

    This is not a game for children. It is violent and entails going on a mission and ending up in the middle of a civil war. It seems like it would be entertaining to play and would keep you on edge.


with in-app purchases

Fortnite is a free online action building game developed and published by Epic Games in 2017. It can be played on almost all known gaming platforms and has separate software packages with different game modes that share the same gameplay.

  • Olivia Parker

    by Olivia Parker

    If you ever encounter a player teaming be sure to also report them using the in-game feature. To find this you need to navigate to the settings menu and then click the “Feedback” button. You will then be given an option to report a player.


Paid: $59.99 Free Trial Available

HITMAN is a stealth/shooter game developed by Io-Interactive and published by Square Enix and is the sixth game in the series. Players take the role of agent 47, an assassin contracted to complete contract killings.

  • Jason Edwards

    by Jason Edwards

    I wanted to play a sandbox game for the Xbox One. I wanted to be able to explore the game world for the Xbox One platform. With HITMAN, I played a very fun sandbox game that had engaging gameplay.

14.Grand Theft Auto V

Paid: $29.99

Grand Theft Auto V is an action-adventure video game for Windows computers, and for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 4 video game consoles. It was developed by Rockstar North and released by Rockstar Games in 2013.

  • Alan Sheng

    by Alan Sheng

    I think GTA is probably the best sandbox gaming franchises in the market at the moment and Grand Theft Auto V is a great addition. I have always liked rooting for the bad guy in movies and this game lets me live the life of a criminal without the leg More

15.The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Paid: $39.99 Check price

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing game, playable from either a first or third-person perspective. The player may freely roam over the land of Skyrim, which is an open world environment. 

  • by Sean Fox

    The Xbox One version of this game is less sandbox-like than its PC counterpart with mods, but it has a similar experience while being enjoyable on the couch. The world is very open, providing countless hours of gameplay. This is one of my favorites.

16.Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition

Paid: $29.99
Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition is a game where you have to explore Los Perdidos, a zombie-infested city. You'll fight to find a way out before a military strike destroys the entire city, and everyone else in it. 
  • Wayne Little

    by Wayne Little

    This game is pure awesomeness! Nothing beats being able to take out a bunch of zombies with a ton of high power weapons. Amazing graphics and a great story line. The only complaint I have about the game play is that it can be a little repetitious in  More

17.Sunset Overdrive

Paid: $19.99

Sunset Overdrive is a third-person action-adventure game developed by Insomniac Games. This game lets the player leap off buildings, run along walls, and grind power lines and rails to destroy your foes from every angle.

  • Timothy Brooks

    by Timothy Brooks

    really good reviews but not perfect though it is an accepable option

18.Assassin's Creed: Origins

Paid: $59.99 Check price

Assassin's Creed Origins is an open-world role-playing adventure game from Ubisoft. It is the 10th installment of the Assassin's Creed series. It is set in ancient Egypt and around the Great Pyramids in Giza.

  • Teresa James

    by Teresa James

    I have always been a fan of the Assassin's Creed series, and this game is no exception. The graphics are amazing, the story line is engrossing, and the difficulty level is just right.

19.Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Paid: $19.99 Check price

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a tactical open-world stealth action video game developed and published by Konami Digital Entertainment. The game is set in 1984 and the goal is to revenge on the shadow group, XOF.

  • Raquel Contreras

    by Raquel Contreras

    This game was a little difficult for me to uderstand. I'm not that great with video games anyways so I guess its just not for me. Great graphics though!

20.Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Paid: $19.99

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is an adventure fantasy open world role-playing video game developed by Monolith Productions and released by Warner Bros. The game is based on the novels written by author J.R.R. Tolkien.

  • Alice Bradley

    by Alice Bradley

    Recently picked up Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor as it came highly recommended to me. The graphics were incredible and it had a good story, although I did not like the ending. It really does not take long to get through the game, which is kind of un More

21.State of Decay 2

Paid: $29.99

State of Decay 2 is an open world zombie survival game. You can build your community and invite up to three friends to explore a world with zombies. Establish a base and develop your characters to survive in this post-apocalyptic world.

  • by Charles Berry

    A fun game to play when you need to pass some time. Good graphics and game play.