Sandbox titles have thrived over the past several years, feeding into the desire to explore and reshape the world. Of course, some titles have also offered intricate worlds filled with secrets and various ways to go about enjoying them while others embrace emergent gameplay and the replayability that comes with experimentation.
So let's take a look at 15 of the best sandbox titles of this generation and what makes them special.
15. Kerbal Space Program
14. Watch Dogs: Legion
13. Fallout 4
11. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
10. Red Dead Redemption 2
9. Just Cause 3
8. Hitman 2
7. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
4. Stardew Valley
3. No Man's Sky
2. Elite Dangerous