These 5 sandbox games give players a great way to unleash their creativity. After all, you can build a whole world without literally leaving your home.
A multiplayer adventure game in which gamers will play the role of a portal knight. It is noteworthy that the project is made not only in the 'sandbox' genre, but also boasts elements of a role-playing game.
There are three main character classes available for gamers to choose from – mage, ranger and warrior. Each of them has a unique set of abilities that unlock as the hero develops. A well-thought-out resource system allows you to build grandiose buildings, fill them with furniture and decorate them with trophies.
The travel implementation in Portal Knights deserves special mention. Each three-dimensional world has a unique landscape and architecture. Moreover, the locations contain secret places where you can find both treasures and an enemy ambush.
An unusual project from the studio Pathea Games is a balanced combination of sandbox, survival, and MMO in a fantastic setting. Gamers will have to act as one of the thousands of space colonizers whose task is to conquer a new planet. The latter is inhabited by aggressive forms of reptiles and dinosaurs.
To survive, players will have to hunt monsters, collect resources, and build fortified structures. It is noteworthy that sometimes you will have to deal with other representatives of the race. According to the developers of the game, the global single player campaign map is equivalent to the terrain, the area of which is 17 by 8 km.
The multiplayer mode deserves special mention, the space of which is limited only by server resources. In it, you can not only build structures and create items, but also share them with friends, as well as defend together or attack monsters and other gamers.
The author of this project is the Swedish studio Axolot, also known for the game Raft. The engineering simulator at the time of release showed an incredible result of attendance, which brought Scrap Mechanic to the top three in its genre. Gamers act as an engineer with an unlimited field of action.
There are really a lot of activities in the game – you can collect resources, erect buildings, invent various mechanisms and vehicles, farm and interact with other players or NPCs.
The 'Survival' mode, which appeared in the update of the same name, deserves special attention. Gamers gather in a group and go on a dangerous mission. Actions take place on an automated planet, where the robots had a failure, and they began to attack people. The team will not only have to not die from bots, but also solve various tasks.
Unlike the previous representatives of the collection, the actions of Gnomaria unfold more globally and are conducted not from a specific character, but from the whole settlement. Players will develop their village, build buildings of various directions, fortifications, extract resources and food.
However, the crafting system deserves a mention, which allows you to create items and mechanisms. Upon reaching a certain level of development of the town, gamers have the opportunity to conquer new lands, explore dungeons and trade with friendly groups of gnomes.
The developers do not impose a storyline campaign – players are free to do whatever they want, and the variety of gameplay is fueled by procedurally generated locations.
An extraordinary project by the Canadian studio Ludeon is a multiplayer simulator of a space colony. The game has an interesting atmosphere, which the developers describe as 'a mixture of violent sci-fi and Wild West entourage'.
In the story, an intergalactic cruise ship crashes somewhere on the edge of the studied universe. The survivors will have to build and develop their own colony.
The game has a system of state and level of colonists, each of which received unique traits and abilities. Of course, not without a combat system – space pirates, predators and other enemies will periodically show aggression towards the settlement.
Rim World also has a rather unconventional feature. During the game session, a certain 'Storyteller' comments on what is happening, assessing the situation and warning of possible cataclysms. By the way, special attention was paid to the latter.
Due to procedural generation, events happen in completely unpredictable ways. This applies to both different plot twists and obvious threats in the form of infections, natural phenomena and the actions of potential enemies.