Here are the best and most popular sandbox, open world games that all involve modifying the environment.
Minecraft, Terraria, Starbound, Don’t Starve, and The Escapists (A recent game).
But which game is really the most popular and in what order? Well let’s see what the Google search charts say about that.
Okay, we all knew that Minecraft was gonna be on top, so let’s looks at a chart where Minecraft isn’t drowning everyone.
Well that’s better, let’s see. It seems that Terraria is still in the lead right after Minecraft. I can’t really relate since I can’t play Terraria.
And it looks like Starbound was a big hit when it first came out. But now it seems to be not that famous anymore.
Don’t Starve was a very artsy one, the most artistic one of them all I’d say. It was a pretty interesting game but I can’t play it anymore meaning I don’t know what it’s like in the current version.
The Escapists is a cool little prison simulator, it’s almost pretty realistic to the ones you see in movies, but the AI still is a bit wonky, but keep it up devs.