Here is my list of alternative sandbox games like Mojang's indie game Minecraft. There are many clones of Mojang's infamous game Minecraft (paid and free) and this is a selection of five that I consider to be the next best thing.
Minetest (PC Free)Looks like Minecraft, feels like Minecraft and free unlike Minecraft.
Minetest is a great alternative to Minecraft thats been around since 2010 and not only is it free, it runs on old computers that normally could not handle Minecraft making it simple, stable and portable.
Basically its a clone of Minecraft!
|Minetest sandbox game|
|Minetest church build|
Download MineTest 0.4.6 Installer beta
Manic Digger (PC Free)
Manic digger is another great alternative to Minecraft but without most of the features. Most Minecraft fans don't like it due to having a very similar gameplay but in my opinion you can't really argue with that fact that it is free.
|Manic Digger creative castle build|
BlockLand (PC $19.95)
BlockLand is a lego style sandbox game that offers many fun adventures and mini games to keep you interested. Not really focused on mining for materials compared to Minecraft but more of a creative sandbox game.
The physics engine is just great fun if you like to destroy your creations.
|Blockland forest path|
|Blockland city build|
Download BlockLand Demo
Mythruna (PC Free)
Still in development but still playable, Mythruna is focusing on the role playing element of the game and is truly worthy to be part of my top five alternatives .
Mythruna download page
ROBLOX (PC, Browser, Free)Roblox is very much a creative, social, sandbox game with players sharing anything and everything. So chances are you'll find something that suits you with loads of options to keep you busy, you can find FPS, RPG, racing games and much more.
|ROBLOX tall ships|