In our list of the best games like Minecraft you’ll find free online games that require no download, along with games for iPad, Steam, iPhone and other systems. Our list includes many of the world’s best sandbox building and constructing games that allow you to make your own adventure.

Minecraft is one of the most open ended games ever made, allowing players to explore random generated worlds and to construct and build various buildings, objects and other elements. Minecraft became one of the most popular games in the world, with millions of players playing every day. Because of this, there have been many more games like Minecraft, made by video game developers all around the world. You can find tons of other great open-ended games in this list.

One of the most important gameplay mechanics in Minecraft is the ability to build anything you like. Players can literally craft anything they can imagine. That’s led to tons of great user-generated content and a thriving community. No game has more UG content than Minecraft. But there are other games worth looking at. You can find all the best User-Generate games in this list.

What else is great about Minecraft?

Oh yeah. It’s one of the best sandbox games of all time. Sandbox games are games in which you’re put in an open area where you get to explore and create freely. It’s a style of game that’s become really popular recently. And there are lots of other options. You can see many of the best sandbox games here.

Use those links above to find games with similar themes to Minecraft. And then take a look at the list below.

In the list of games like Minecraft, below, we have included the best sandbox building and construction games, which allow you to create stuff to your heart’s content. As always, feel free to vote for the games and to share them on Facebook and Twitter.

Games like Minecraft




Roblox lets your creativity shine and as a result, thousands of players online have created millions of different objects and tons of different games using Roblox. We’ve compiled a list of games like Roblox that we think you’ll enjoy. But remember, you are ultimately in control of our lists. To influence our lists, simply share your favorite games on Facebook and Twitter.

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Cube World


Cube World is a lot like Minecraft, a sandbox construction game using cubes, but Cubeworld also adds RPG elements and procedurally generated worlds to create something a little different.

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Little Big Planet


LittleBigPlanet is a platform puzzle game by video game developer Media Molecule released for Playstation 3. The series stars Sackboy and is all about gameplay rather than featuring narrative. The games in the series allow you to create and to share your own levels and focus on the motto “Play, Create, Share.” You can play alone or in multiplayer online or local, you can create new content and then you can share that content.

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Gnomoria is a sandbox strategy game similar to Terraria. In the game you need to feed gnomes by making the most of agriculture, providing drinks, a brewery, making sure they aren’t attacked by various monsters and building a kingdom in which the gnomes can thrive. There’s tons of resource gathering, crafting and mining to be done, making for a fairly complex strategy game that is bound to thrill fans of the genre.

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Prison Architect


Prison Architect is a construction management simulation game by British video game developer Introversion. The game is a top down construction and management simulation game in which you are in charge of the building of a prison. Obviously this is quite a unique theme for a construction game (if anyone knows any other specific “prison” construction games please leave a comment below). The general genre of management and construction, however, is fairly popular and there are many games like Prison architect on the market.

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The Blockheads is one of the many games that followed in the wake of Minecraft. In Blockheads, you craft and build items and worlds inside a sandbox. The Blockheads is one of the more versatile of the Minecraft-esque games, with lots of different kinds of blocks, excellent texture details, a climate system that makes your world come to life, frozen poles and other features. It is this detail and complexity that makes The Blockheads such a great game.

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Endless Space

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In Endless Space, you take control of one of the nine civilizations, or you may create your own. You then lead your empire to interstellar dominance as you spread yourselves throughout the galaxy.

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1 Comment

Anonimous · December 29, 2017 at 11:16 am

And Blockstarplanet is like minecraft

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