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List of Sandbox games

sumgaisumgai Gladewater, TXPosts: 1Member

I am a big fan of EVE Online. I would like to find more sandbox games. I notice the Game List does not have the option to filter sandbox games. I wish it did have a better filtering system. Does anyone know of any other sandbox games? They are just so life like, i want to experience more.

 

Thx

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  • ozmonoozmono Not tellingPosts: 1,211Member

    Wurm online is worth a try. It takes awhile to get into but it probably deserves being called a sandbox more so than any other game I've played, eve included. I'm playing Darkfall Unholy Wars at the moment and I'm enjoying that but that requires a purchase before you can try it. I don't know if it's still going strong but a tale in the desert is a good sandbox game if you aren't into combat. There are also some quite promising sandboxs on the horizon too but I assume you want something now.

  • Squeak69Squeak69 Colorado Springs, COPosts: 956Member

    there are two other thread I know of on this topic. I cant rember what theya re called right now though or I would link them for you.

    fair warning this type of thread norm degrades into a argument about how to define a sandbox, so its best to avoid it :p

     

    F2P may be the way of the future, but ya know they dont make them like they used toimage
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  • KyutaSyukoKyutaSyuko Irving, TXPosts: 250Member Uncommon

    A quick Google Search provided me with this page.  Not much, but probably most sandbox feature rich games, not that I would know since I've not played any of them...

    http://sandboxt.net/sandboxt/page/SandboxMMOGamesList

  • dauntSilverdauntSilver Huntsville, ALPosts: 146Member
    darkfall unholy wars is already dead. shortest longevity in mmo history.
  • ozmonoozmono Not tellingPosts: 1,211Member
    Originally posted by dauntSilver
    darkfall unholy wars is already dead. shortest longevity in mmo history.

    It will be dead only when the servers shut down. Even if you mean dead more liberally you are still wrong. It has a sufficient playerbase to be fun.

  • benseinebenseine HaarlemPosts: 243Member
    Your current options are Darkfall: Unholy Wars, Salem, worms online, Mortal Online.

    Next sandbox to be released is probably The Repopulation.

    After that you will have Black Desert, Gloria Victis, Pathfinder Online, Embers of Caerus, World of Darkness (by CCP as EVE).
  • PhaserlightPhaserlight Boca Raton, FLPosts: 867Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Squeak69

    there are two other thread I know of on this topic. I cant rember what theya re called right now though or I would link them for you.

    fair warning this type of thread norm degrades into a argument about how to define a sandbox, so its best to avoid it :p

     

    Why not just point out that the definition of sandbox can be as broad or as narrow as the reader desires?  Some are satisfied with open-world PvP, others require strict player-run economies, crafting, terrain modification, etc.  It really has become somewhat of a blanket term on this site (not that that's necessarily all that negative).

    Here is one of the threads mentioned:

    http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/349518

    Since I'm going to the trouble of linking this, I'll also point out that I consider the game I'm currently playing (Vendetta Online) a sandbox, even though Larsa didn't consider it one in his above list, because

    a) There is open-world PvP with layered protection (Guarded/Monitored/Unmonitored) and dynamically conquerable content leading to a player-made political sandbox

    b) There is resource control with detailed manufacturing (and some scarce resources), leading to a player-to-player economy

    c) There is player-created content (mainly missions) that is peer reviewed on a separate server before being implemented

    These three items are more than enough to push it into the 'Sandbox' category, imo.

    (not bitter at all)

    "To be what you are not, experience what you are not." -Saint John of the Cross
    Authored 110 missions in Vendetta Online
    Check it out on Steam

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,671Member Uncommon

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
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  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 3,752Member Uncommon
    The thing that always cracked me up about the "sandbox" reference was that most kids I knew that played in the sandbox didn't kill each other and take their stuff......
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