What are the best PS4 sandbox games?

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    #1Grand Theft Auto V

    Grand Theft Auto V

    Grand Theft Auto V is an action-adventure video game for Windows computers, and for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 4 video game consoles. It was developed by Rockstar North and released by Rockstar Games in 2013.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

    $29.99

    Wayne Harper
    Written on February 10, 2018
    "I wanted to play an open-world sandbox game on my playstation four. With Grand Theft Auto V, I found a great, densely populated, fun to explore open-world that gave me hundreds of hours of entertainment. "
  2. 37

    #2Terraria

    Terraria

    Terraria is a 2D action-adventure sandbox game with the objective of digging, exploring, fighting, and building. Developed and published by Re-Logic, this game is available to play on Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, iOS, Xbox One, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire

    $9.99

    Laura Peterson
    Written on February 9, 2018
    "Terraria is one of the most creative sandbox games on PS4. My kid loves it and I do too."
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    #3The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing game, playable from either a first or third-person perspective. The player may freely roam over the land of Skyrim, which is an open world environment. 

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch

    $39.99

    Wendy Yin
    Written on February 17, 2018
    "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a role playing game that has updated features and remastered art and graphics. The game looks so realistic that one can get lost in this make believe world."
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    #4Minecraft

    Minecraft

    Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4

    $26.95

    Ruth Little
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Minecraft is the first video game i've ever bought. I was not very good in the beginning not sure who to do this. But after years it is amazing the things i have created. How it makes your mind wander and explore and build things. That is the reason i love this game because it gets your mind activated something most games do not do."
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    #5Horizon Zero Dawn

    Horizon Zero Dawn

    Horizon Zero Dawn is an open-world action role-playing game played from a third-person view. Players take control of Aloy as she progresses through a post-apocalyptic land ruled by robotic creatures known simply as "Machines".

    Games

    PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    Kyle Mendoza
    Written on February 18, 2018
    "A third-person role playing game, Horizon Zero Dawn has player control Aloy who porgresses through a post-apocalyptic world ruled by machines. Good graphics and interesting gameplay add to the experience."
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    #6Fallout 4

    Fallout 4
    Fallout 4 is a role-playing video game created by Bethesda Game Studios. It was released in 2015 and is the fifth in the game series. In the game, the player needs to find his missing son in the monster-infested post-apocalyptic wasteland.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $29.99

    Kyle Gibson
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "I been rocking with the Fallout series from the very beginning. I love getting caught up in the open world. Fallout 4 wasn't a disappointed, it has plenty reply value."
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    #7Just Cause 3

    Just Cause 3

    Just Cause 3 is an action-adventure game, played from a third-person perspective. It is set in an open world environment of fictional Mediterranean island known as Medici with Rico Rodriguez set as the protagonist. 

    Games

    Playstation 4, Xbox One, Windows

    $19.99

    Virginia Bates
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "I needed the best PS4 sandbox games out there. I found Just Cause 3, a great action adventure game that is played from the third person perspective. Lots of fun and a great story."
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    #8Portal Knights

    Portal Knights
    Portal Knight si an independent survival action role-playing video game where you can play with your friends in this action-packed crafting adventure across dozens of sandbox Islands connected by ancient portals.
    Games

    Amazon, Windows, Android, PlsyStation 4, Xbox One, iOS

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    Rose Coleman
    Written on February 20, 2018
    "Portal Knights is a 3-D role playing game. It seems like a fun game if you like action packed combat games. It also seems like you can control what kind of game you play and hero you become."
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    #9Kerbal Space Program

    Kerbal Space Program

    Kerbal Space Program is a sandbox science and space simulation video game developed by Squad and published by Private Division. It can be played on Microsoft Windows and macOS computers, and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac

    $39.99

    Leonardo Flores
    Written on February 10, 2018
    "Kerbal Space Program is a unique game. There is plenty to explore in the solar system which I guess makes this a sandbox game. However, the physics mechanics take a bit to get used and feels a bit wonky at times."
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    #10Stardew Valley

    Stardew Valley

    Stardew Valley is a role-playing simulation video game developed by ConcernedApe and published by Chucklefish. It is available for computers with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch

    $14.99

    Jeremy Gomez
    Written on February 19, 2018
    "This game is so different from your ordinary killer and thriller games out there. I love the intelligence it takes to make something thrive rather than the brute force to kill something. Don't be afraid to play this. It's OK to be uncool when it's so much fun to do so!"
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    #11Saints Row IV

    Saints Row IV

    In Saints Row IV the US President must save Earth from Zinyak, an alien overlord. You'll have an arsenal of superpowers and strange weapons at your disposal in the wildest open world game ever. 

    Games

    Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Windows

    $14.99

    Grace Barnett
    Written on February 11, 2018
    "There's an endless amount of scenarios you can play in this game. If you get bored with one, start a new one and run it completely differently. This gives it a really high replay value. Not to mention the subject matter is interesting, amusing, and even a little satirical. Something for everyone."
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    #12inFAMOUS: Second Son

    inFAMOUS: Second Son
    In Infamous Second Son, players control the main character Delsin Rowe from a third-person perspective and freely roam open world Seattle. Players parkour-style climb vertical surfaces like high-rise buildings. Delsin is a Conduit, which allows him to use superpower abilities by manipulating materials such as smoke, neon, video, and concrete.
    Games

    Amazon, PlayStation 4

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    Agustín Figueroa
    Written on February 18, 2018
    "inFAMOUS is a GTA style game with more focus on superhero stuff than cars. It's fun but may get old after a while. Some replay value, but not infinite."
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    #13Dead Rising 4

    Dead Rising 4

    Dead Rising 4 is an open-world zombie horror game developed and published by Capcom for PC, and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. The game features a 4-player co-op mode and new zombie classes compared to the previous Dead Rising games.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One

    $39.99

    Amit Trivedi
    Written on February 9, 2018
    "Dead Rising really came back to form in 4. Compared to 2 which was a mess unless you played the alternate Off The Record mode and confusingly dark 3, 4 feels like a proper follow up to 1. It's hilarious and plays great and it lends itself well to goofy around and playing with things."
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    #14Sleeping Dogs

    Sleeping Dogs

    Sleeping Dogs is an action-adventure video game that takes place from a third-person perspective. The player controls Wei Shen, a Chinese-American police officer who goes undercover and infiltrates the Sun On Yee Triad organization.  

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows

    $29.99

    Jesse Banks
    Written on February 20, 2018
    "Sleeping Dogs is a very compelling crime adventure video game for PlayStation. I like the gritty realistic environment and the action. It's not clear to me that this "definitive edition" counts as a sandbox game. But the game itself is well worth owning. "
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    #15Assassin's Creed: Origins

    Assassin's Creed: Origins

    Assassin's Creed Origins is an open-world role-playing adventure game from Ubisoft. It is the 10th installment of the Assassin's Creed series. It is set in ancient Egypt and around the Great Pyramids in Giza.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One

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    Bryan Nelson
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "Hands down the best PS4 game to come out so far. Journey through ancient Egypt and explore everything there is to do."
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    #16Final Fantasy XV

    Final Fantasy XV

    Final Fantasy XV is an open world action role-playing video game developed by Square Enix. The plot follows a young prince Noctis, after leaving his home city of Insomnia embarks on a journey with his closest friends to reclaim his throne.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4

    $49.99

    Sean Gomez
    Written on February 16, 2018
    "FINAL FANTASY XV is a fun game for PS4 that I recommend to fans of the RPG genre. The graphics are awesome and the gameplay is great too. "
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    #17Far Cry 4

    Far Cry 4

    Far Cry 4 is an open-world first-person shooter adventure game playable on PC and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One video game consoles. It was developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Red Storm, Shanghai, Toronto, and Kiev, and released by Ubisoft.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $29.99

    Judy Torres
    Written on February 17, 2018
    "This is a game which hooked me from the start. I loved the interface and the user experience. Having played it for 8 hours straight speaks volume to the level of intrigue I experienced. "
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    #18Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is an adventure fantasy open world role-playing video game developed by Monolith Productions and released by Warner Bros. The game is based on the novels written by author J.R.R. Tolkien.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Bruce Wheeler
    Written on February 11, 2018
    "Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is a great open world RPG with stealth elements. I had a lot of fun eliminating enemy camps and thought that the graphics and controls were outstanding. "
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    #19Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a tactical open-world stealth action video game developed and published by Konami Digital Entertainment. The game is set in 1984 and the goal is to revenge on the shadow group, XOF.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One

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    George Wagner
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I have played Metal Gear games since the first one was on the Nintendo. This is a great game series that has done nothing but get better. The Phantom Pain keeps up that tradition and takes the player on a great adventure. Amazing graphics and a real open world feel will have you playing this till you reach the end. A must have purchase for any fans of the franchise. "
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    #20Fortnite

    Fortnite

    Fortnite is a free online action building game developed and published by Epic Games in 2017. It can be played on almost all known gaming platforms and has separate software packages with different game modes that share the same gameplay.

    Games

    Playstation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Mac, iOS, Nintendo Switch

    Free

    Sai Sharma
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "If you are looking for a really fun PS4 game, Fortnite is what you need. It is very addictive and is one of the top games in the world currently."
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    #21HITMAN

    HITMAN

    HITMAN is a stealth/shooter game developed by Io-Interactive and published by Square Enix and is the sixth game in the series. Players take the role of agent 47, an assassin contracted to complete contract killings.

    Games

    Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows, iOS, Android

    Free

    Donna Tucker
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "My son thought I would like the HITMAN game on PS4 as he knows I like having a lot of freedom. I tried it out but I did not really like it. I felt like the story was too intense for me."
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    #22Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 Edition

    Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 Edition

    Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 Edition is an action-adventure sandbox video game developed by Avalanche Software and published by Disney Interactive Studios. Conquer a game universe where you have the freedom and endless opportunity to create stories and action adventures featuring the all-new Marvel Super Heroes. 

    Games

    PlayStation 4

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    Jean Moore
    Written on February 20, 2018
    "I love this game! The sandbox mode makes it super fun to just jump in with a couple of friends and play around for some hours."

Summary

Best What are the best PS4 sandbox games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Grand Theft Auto VGames 43 Paid
2TerrariaGames 37 Paid
3The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimGames 34 Paid
4MinecraftGames 34 Paid
5Horizon Zero DawnGames 30 Paid
6Fallout 4Games 27 Paid
7Just Cause 3Games 25 Paid
8Portal KnightsGames 23 Paid
9Kerbal Space ProgramGames 22 Paid
10Stardew ValleyGames 20 Paid
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