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Games Like The Sandbox for Xbox One

#1 Terraria 2

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Terraria 2 is an Action-Adventure, Survival, Single and Multiplayer video game developed by Re-Logic and published by 505 Games. The game combines the elements of Side-scroll, Sandbox, crafting, exploration, and combat. You assume the role of the protagonist, and your primary goal is to manipulate the 2D randomly generated the world. You can start the game with three primary tools such as a sword for combat, a pickaxe for mining and an axe for woodcutting. Explore the world, collect resources, craft useful items and fulfill challenging tasks to progress through the game. It becomes difficult, as you advanced. There are a variety of items available, and you can find them only in certain areas of the map, stored in rare and common containers. Craft new items, and use different items to take down enemies. Slimes, Demon eyes, Zombies, Region-specific Enemies, etc. are prominent foes in the game. Score the highest points and use them to unlock further content in the game. With brilliant mechanics, addictive gameplay and superb visuals, Terraria 2 is an excellent game to play and enjoy.

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#2 Minecraft

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Minecraft, developed by Mojang and 4J Studios and published by Mojang, Microsoft Studios and Sony Computer Entertainment is an indie, Sandbox building and FPS (First Person Shooter) video game. This game is available to play on multiple platforms like PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The game allows the player to construct buildings out of textured cubes in a 3D generated open world. Player can craft different objects, explore the world, gather resources and engage in combats with enemies. Minecraft also features Survival, Creative and Adventure gaming modes. According to the storyline, player roams in an open world with no specific goals to accomplish breaking and making different kinds of structures with the help of blocks. Walking through deserts, snowfields and jungles, the player switches from first person perspective to third person perspective upon his will and engages in gunfights with the enemy. Minecraft is a great Sandbox, Building, Crafting and Shooting video game to play and enjoy. You must try it out.

#3 Terraria

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Terraria is an open world Action-Adventure, Survival RPG and Voxel-based Sandbox video game set in a 2D game world. The game lets you be part of the game world with three basic tools, a pickaxe, a sword and a wood cutting axe and allows you to explore, gather resources and fight off your enemies. The game world is filled with things that would like to slay you so you need to be a bit more careful while exploring. As the game mainly focuses on night time game-play, the enemies attack at night, so you must be a bit more attentive to the details and your surroundings. Combats are normally melee type so you will have a better chance of earning the XP points that will help you buy some upgrades. Because of being a 2D game, Terraria seems a bit different than other sandbox games, but it isn’t actually. You’ll experience almost the same game-play and a lot of other exciting things. Terraria is available to play on multiple platforms.

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#4 Trove

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Trove is a Sandbox MMORPG video game developed by Trion Worlds. With a Minecraft and Cube World inspired game-play and visuals, Trove is one of the best game of this specific genre. The game lets you select player character from a number of classes, select skills and go to the Arena called Hub to access the Portals and reach to other worlds to fight against the opponents, go to amazing quests, interact with NPCs and other online players, defeat the bosses and enjoy being part of a wonderful world. Trove allows you to select any character from any available character classes, use their special abilities to explore the world, to craft buildings, weapons and loads of other cool items and go against a number of different types of enemies to enjoy the game. Trove lets you explore a massive game world, filed with all kinds of wonders, different types of enemies etc. and it lets you have some of the most coolest Power Ups and upgrades to enhance your abilities and keep on playing the game until you get tired. Trove offers a brilliant Sandbox gameplay similar to the biggest names of the genre such as Minecraft, Cube World and others and offers a truly amazing MMORPG experience ever. Do give it a try, you’ll definitely love this game.

#5 Minecraft: Story Mode

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Minecraft: Story Mode takes the players on an Epic journey of Episodic, Point-and-Click Graphic Adventure. This fantastic Sandbox and Single-player Marvel is developed by Telltale Games. It is available on multiple platforms such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, PlayStation, Xbox, Android, iOS and Nintendo Wii U. Minecraft: Story Mode’s Episode format follows the footprints of Telltale Games’s Top notch creations such as The Wolf Among Us, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. It features a new player character named as Jesse, who can be picked up by both male and female players. The primary objective of the game is to team up with the allies and together as one united power, defeat the Wither Storm and save the world. Minecraft: Story Mode offers unique Crafting and Character modification options and allows the players to wholly or partially change the appearance of the character. They can change faces, skin tones, genders, etc. and enjoy the game even more. Along with the main character of Jesse, Minecraft: Story Mode includes many Human characters in the game that can play their role side by side with the main character. Every Episode of the game offers a new story and requires the players to go with the flow and enjoy the game to the fullest. Till date, the game has released 5 main episodes and three more will be published in the mid of 2016 as DLCs. With a spectacular game setting, beautifully portrayed game story, fantastic graphics, and great mechanics, and plenty of room for the gameplay, Minecraft: Story Mode, offers a truly remarkable Point and Click and Graphic Adventure experience for all the hardcore enthusiasts.

#6 Fortnite

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Fortnite offers the superb blend of Third-person Perspective, Battle Royale, Survival, and Sandbox elements and supports Co-op, Single-player, and Online Multiplayer modes developed and published by Epic Games for multiple platforms. The game is about exploration, scavenging items, crafting weapons, building different structures, and fighting against hordes of enemies and zombie-like creatures. There are different characters from which the player can select his favorite one to start his adventure. In Fortnite game, players need to work together to scavenge items that they can use to defend and build structures and complete a variety of objectives to progress through the game.

During the gameplay, the player can edit each wall of the structure with a 3×3 grid, roofs, lay downstairs, and more. The game contains two different modes, one of which is Fortnite: Save the World, offering a co-op shooter-survival gameplay for up to four players to battle against zombies and defend objects using fortification players can build. The second mode of the game is Fortnite Battle Royale mode which comes with free-to-play Battle Royale gameplay where up to 100 players parachute on an island to battle against each other to be the last person standing. There are four different character classes such as soldier, ninja, constructor, and Outlander each class has its unique abilities and personality.

#7 PixARK

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PixARK is a Sandbox, Survival, Pixel Graphics, and Single-player video game, taking place in the Open World developed and published by Snail Games USA. The game features both Single-player and Multiplayer modes in the massive environment and mixes the Role-playing, Survival, Building and Crafting elements. The game welcomes the player in PixARK, the huge, wild world full of vicious dinosaurs, endless adventure as well as magical creatures. To survive in the harsh environment, the player must tame creatures both cuddly and ferocious, craft magical and high tech tools, and establish his base using the cubes. With voxel-based maps, randomly generated quests, and robust character creator, the player PixARK adventure will be unique. During the gameplay, the player can team up with his friends a form of the tribe, or play alone in Single-player mode. The game lets the player experience the flight of dragon and smite his enemies with magic and other tools. The objective is to survive as long as possible by doing whatever the player wants. PixARK includes core features such as more than 100 Creatures, Voxel block Building System, Procedurally Generated Maps, Creative Mode, Extensive Character Creation Tools, and more. Check it out, if you love playing Sandbox Games.

#8 Roblox

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Roblox, developed and published by Roblox Corporation is an MMO (Massively Multiplayer online) and a Sandbox video game available to play on PC, Mac OS X, iOS and Android platforms. The game lets you be part of a virtual world by selecting and customizing an online avatar for yourself, explore an open world, interact with a lot of online players, play games together, make friends online and focuses on your creative and building abilities by manipulating the blocks and create whatever you want. You can talk over the mic or chat with your friends via an online text based platform. Everything you see in the game is basically situated inside the differently stylized, sized and colored bricks and blocks, and offers you a unique experience of Voxel based sandbox gaming. You get to visit different places, some provided by the game itself and some user created (Maps created by Lua 5.1 Programming Language), you can walk, run, jump, ride on skateboards, bikes, cars etc. and buy houses to live in. Roblox allows you to buy a structure and decorate it according to your likes and dislikes. If you don’t like a building or you want to destroy something you can totally bring it down and rebuild just according to your style and demands. The game provides you with best 3D graphics, two types of virtual currency (Tickets and Robux) to buy things, a lot of upgrades that you can buy with Tickets or Robux and a lot of other exciting things to do and enjoy.

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