Steam Hammer is a sandbox RPG set in a steampunk universe in which players harvest resources, construct a Victorian-era industrial city, craft items, build airships, and wage war against other players with both melee and ranged weapons.
||Publisher: Big Way
Type: Sandbox MMO
Release Date: May 12, 2017
Pros: +Steampunk setting. +Extensive Crafting. +Airships, Jetpacks, Victorian city building.
Cons: -Clunky combat. -Confusing UI.
Black Desert Online is an action oriented 3D fantasy MMORPG with a large, open world to explore. The game boasts highly detailed graphics and character models along with a plethora of gameplay features like crafting, player housing, mounted combat, animal breeding, and group PvP battles.
||Publisher: Daum Games
Release Date: March 3, 2016 (NA/EU)
Pros: +Amazing graphics and character designs. +Active combat with manual aiming and dodging. +Player housing. +Involved crafting and minigames. +Large scale PvP Castle sieges.
Cons: -Systems introduced poorly. -Gender locked classes. -Needs high-performance PC.
Arcfall is a fantasy sandbox MMORPG inspired by old-school games, in which players fight ferocious beasts, craft lucrative gear, and claim their own plot of land to build their home. It features a classless system, open world PvP, and sailing among pirates.
||Publisher: Neojac Entertainment
Type: Sandbox MMORPG
Release Date: May 17, 2017
Pros: +Classless system. +Open world PvP. +Persistent housing.
Cons: -Not a lot of content.
Kingdom of Loot is a 16-bit MMOARPG in which players choose one of several classes and explore a vibrant pixelated world, brimming with colorful monsters and areas to explore.
||Publisher: EPICBEYOND Studios
Release Date: April 14, 2017
Pros: +Colorful 16-bit graphics. +Supports controllers. +Pleasant soundtrack.
Cons: -Locked hotkeys. -Limited features in Early Access. -Known bugs.
Deformers is a competitive online brawler in which players choose a blob, pick a class, and join the fight against up to seven other players at once, smashing each other with cutesy characters.
||Publisher: GameTrust Games
Type: Competitive Online Brawler
Release Date: April, 2017
Pros: +Cute visuals. +A wide variety of cosmetics to unlock. +Fast-paced gameplay.
Cons: -Chaotic gameplay. -Game modes lacking. -$29.99 price point may deter potential players.
Win That War! is an MMORTS where players join one of three factions and wage war for control of resources on planets in a new galaxy. Wield strategic superiority in a retro sci-fi universe where only tacticians can climb the corporate ladder.
||Publisher: Insane Unity
Release Date: April 07, 2017
Pros: +Retrofuturist aesthetic. +Massively multiplayer RTS. +Single-player or online.
Cons: -Needs large playerbase. -Visually similar planets. -Instanced battles.
Days of War is a WWII FPS where players must display superior squad-based tactics and cunning to achieve victory on realistic maps with historically accurate weapons. Choose from over eight combat roles and fight in massive 100-player battles.
||Publisher: Driven Arts
Release Date: January 26, 2017
Pros: +Massive PvP battles. +Realistic maps and weapons. +Emphasis on squad-based tactics with over eight combat roles.
Cons: -FPS problems. -Spawn camping too easy. -Movement feels clunky/unnatural.
Avorion is a sci-fi sandbox set in outer space where players explore and claim territory in a procedurally generated galaxy. Scavenge and mine resources, build ships, and fight in massive PvP battles.
Type: Sci-Fi Sandbox
Release Date: January 23, 2017
Pros: +Procedurally generated galaxy to explore. +Ship building and customization. +Co-op gameplay and large-scale PvP battles.
Cons: -Lots of bugs. -Diplomacy is easily influenced. -Lack of purpose/depth without significant storyline.
Euro Fishing is a fishing simulator that accurately and authentically replicates fishing through physics-based casting and reeling. Learn the basics with one of the in-game tutorials or dive straight into one of the five European lake locations, including Digger Lakes and St. John's Lake.
||Publisher: Dovetail Games
Release Date: November 2, 2015
Pros: +Detailed, realistic graphics. +Variety of lakes to fish. +Multiple unlockable baits, rods, and reels.
Cons: -Higher learning curve. -Buggy gameplay. -Poor optimization.
Rogalia is a sandbox game set in medieval times where players build villages, craft a variety of items, and fight in open-world PvP. Explore a host of social interactions from voting to drinking to hangovers to catching STDs.
Type: MMO Sandbox
Release Date: December 9, 2016
Pros: +Deep crafting system. +Variety of social actions available. +Active community and developers.
Cons: -Some poor English translations. -Slow character movement. -Bug issues.