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Sandbox games have allowed players to explore their inner creative minds and unleash it in a multitude of ways. Typically most sandbox games give players access to creative material to construct everything from pyramids to skyscrapers. Yet, one of the most largely played and extremely popular games of the sandbox genre is Minecraft. This amazing block like game has given players the ability to create amazing blocky creations, we here at Honey’s Anime have seen people build real world clocks in Minecraft and even have made semi working phones. Minecraft has become a worldwide sensation but got us to think here at Honey’s Anime about other games like Minecraft. That’s why we have made you folks another gaming list in the form of 6 Games like Minecraft.
The sandbox genre didn’t begin with Minecraft but our list aim to look at what made Minecraft’s mechanics and concepts so much fun. For our list we made sure that the developers knew the most important factor has to be having fun. Our created list let us make worlds using popular animated characters and even venturing into the depths of space. As diverse as the creations you can make in Minecraft are, we made sure this list give you folks plenty of opportunities to create whatever your heart desires. Thus we won’t keep you guys any longer, come and join us on our creation in the form of this amazing list.
Similar Games to Minecraft
- System/Platform: PS4, PC, iOS, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, Android, Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita
- Publisher: 505 Games, Re-Logic, Headup Games (EU)
- Developer: Re-Logic
- Release Date: May 16, 2011
Terraria starts off our list proper. Players of Terraria play on a 2D plane to create buildings and various structures all while fighting off monsters to survive. The game allows players to explore a procedurally generated world and do whatever you want in terms of playing. Thanks to an old retro style in terms of the sprite animation, the game is reminiscent of older video game titles with a modern day feel. Terraria is available on a large assortment of consoles allowing gamers to pick their console of choice and enjoy Terraria’s addictive gameplay.
Terraria is in many ways a 2D version of Minecraft and we aren’t complaining about that. The amount of cool things one can do in Terraria is impressive such as using magic to kill enemies, find and fight bosses, and or create large structures that reach the sky. Terraria has grown in popularity breaking from its original PC only availability and now being available for nearly every console made. Honestly we ourselves have put hours into Terraria and have never grown tired of discovering new things and building odd structures straight from our minds. If you’re a huge fan of Minecraft but want a different experience why not give Terraria a try.
Terraria Official Trailer (Official Trailer)
2. Disney Infinity
- System/Platform: Nintendo 3DS, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, PC, Xbox One, Apple TV, iPad
- Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios, Bandai Namco Games (JP)
- Developer: Avalanche Software, Altron (3DS)
- Release Date: Aug 21, 2014
Disney Infinity allows the most famous of Disney characters to be thrown into worlds typically they wouldn’t be part of. Players can purchase sets and individual Disney character toy sets to allow the character to be placed into various worlds ranging from Cars, Pirate of the Caribbean, Toy Story and plenty more. While playing Disney Infinity gamers can either choose to do story mode that focuses on the characters beloved by millions or enter a sandbox mode to allow freedom to create world environments. With hundreds of available characters to purchase, players can ensure to create their own stories and are only limited by their own imaginations. Disney Infinity truly allows for an infinite means of customization and styles of play.
Let’s face it, we’ve all seen a Disney movie or two or dozen in our lifetimes. The sheer amount of times we here at Honey’s Anime have wondered what it would be like to have Star Wars characters hanging with Marvel characters is incredible. That’s why Disney Infinity is such a blessing to the inner childhood inside us all. Disney Infinity creative modes allow players to make everything from roller coaster-like creations to giant maze like structures for players to lead their Disney favorites through. While Avalanche Software stopped creating Disney Infinity characters after their unfortunate closure, Disney Infinity is still available to be played and allows for endless fun. We can’t recommend Disney Infinity enough.
Disney Infinity- Game Creation Trailer (Official Trailer)
- System/Platform: PC, iOS, Xbox One
- Publisher: Roblox Corporation
- Developer: Roblox Corporatio
- Release Date: 2006
Maybe Minecraft doesn’t allow you to do enough in your mind, Roblox wishes to help you out. A 3D sandbox game, players are given freedom in almost every nuisance of the worlds they wish to develop. Players can alter their individual characters from the faces to the clothing the character wears. Players are given a program that allows for even greater customization options. Roblox aims to give gamers a myriad of ways to create a world with whatever they wish to create.
Roblox is what a player wishes to have if they want an expert level of customization not offered in Minecraft. Almost every element that Minecraft offers is doubled in Roblox and that is something we are impressed by. Roblox aims to allow players more freedom by giving them the means to make everything from worlds to other games using the in game systems. With plans to be released on the PS4 soon, Roblox will be sure to grow even more in popularity as time goes on. Now then we’re going to continue building some game worlds…please excuse us.
Roblox-About Us (Official Trailer)
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4. The Forest
- System/Platform: PC
- Publisher: Endnight Games
- Developer: Endnight Games
- Release Date: May 30, 2014
Eric Leblanc is with his son Timmy in an airplane together headed towards an unknown destination. However, a plane malfunction occurs and the plane is set on a crash course towards an unknown island. While Eric and his son are able to somehow survive, an odd group of men take Timmy leaving Eric to have to search for him. However, as he will learn, this island is not an easy place to survive in and Eric will need to create shelter and means of weapons to survive not only the island but the odd mutated creations that inhabit it as well.
The Forest is what we consider the more mature and story focused sandbox game. While players can complete the Forest, like Minecraft can be completed, there is a vast amount of creative play styles. Players need to survive the rough environment of The Forest thanks in large part to the various monsters and savages that roam the land. The Forest is still in early phases of gameplay but there are a multitude of improvements that Endnight Games plans for their game such as co-op and multiplayer. The Forest might now allow for huge towering skyscrapers to be build out of sandstone, but the ways of surviving are vast and allows for loads of fun to be had.
The Forest- Official Trailer (Official Trailer)
5. Kerbal Space Program
- System/Platform: PC
- Publisher: Squad
- Developer: Squad
- Release Date: Apr 27, 2015
Have you ever thought, wow Minecraft needs more of a space theme? Well Kerbal Space Program make your wonders become a reality in this space sandbox title. Players control Kerbals, strange alien like beings, and make various space like constructs. The player can create hovercrafts and or rocket ships and explore various depths of space to expand their available resources. Kerbal Space Program gives players a true sense of what it would be like to create in various space like settings thanks to semi real world physics where gravity and physics play a large part in designing. They say the sky is the limit, well Kerbal Space Program allows the limits to go into the depths of space.
Kerbal Space Program by Squad is simply one of the coolest games we’ve played in ages. The ability to make various space like creations and have them adhere to real life theories and sciences truly is amazing. If players wish for a more streamlined experience there is a story like mode that allows players to help the Kerbal accomplish their various space like missions. Squad does have plans to team up with Take-Two Interactive, a publishing company, to get Kerbal Space Program onto consoles such as PS4 and Xbox One in the near future. Seriously if you haven’t tried Kerbal Space Program then we hope this article makes you go right now and download this amazing sandbox game.
Kerbal Space Program- Gameplay Trailer (Official Trailer)
6. Dragon Quest Builders
- System/Platform: PS4, PS3, PS Vita
- Publisher: Square Enix
- Developer: Square Enix
- Release Date: Jan 28, 2016
Our 6 games like Minecraft list ends with Dragon Quest Builders and honestly what a way to end a list. Dragon Quest Builders takes place in Alefgard from the series’ first Dragon Quest game. Unlike the canon ending of Dragon Quest where the hero won against the forces of evil, in Dragon Quest Builders the hero was defeated and monster swarmed the lands of Alefgard. However, time has allowed for a new hero to arise and with their skill the world of Alefgard can be resurrected. Now then hero, go forth and recreate the world with your skills.
Dragon Quest Builders has been touted as Dragon Quest meets Minecraft and that statement is pretty accurate. Players go around killing baddies such as series favorite slimes, skeletons and Brownie gaining resources to create various structures and constructs. Thanks to Akira Toriyama players are greeted to amazing art in the stylings fans are familiar with. Honestly we here at Honey’s Anime have found ourselves getting lost in the amazing gameplay and story of Dragon Quest Builders and we know you will to. If you love the Dragon Quest series, if you love Minecraft or if you love both what are you waiting for go play this amazing sandbox adventure right now!
Dragon Quest Builders Trailer- TGS 2015 (Official Trailer)
Minecraft has become famous because it has done something so few games have accomplished before. Mojang and Notch’s creation have allowed hundreds of individuals to create worlds and explore them all while having fun. The games we have listed above have done the same thing all while changing their themes to not be simply clones of Minecraft but to be unique and explore things that Minecraft couldn’t do or didn’t think of doing. We here at Honey’s Anime are aware that there are hundreds of sandbox games out on PC and various gaming consoles. That being said we would love for you to comment down below letting us know if you have a game you felt was applicable to this list or which of these games happens to be your favorite. As always stick to Honey’s Anime for more great articles and lists like this one.