Games like Roblox – free, open source, crafting games to try

Games like Roblox – free, open source, crafting games to try
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If there’s one thing we love about Roblox, is that it’s a tried and tested formula, meaning there’s so many games to choose from. We’ve hand picked some of the best of the best that emulate Roblox, though we’re not making any promises it’ll give you the same amount of nostalgia. Gaining 150 million monthly players in 2020, Roblox is still most certainly on the up and up!

Roblox is a free online game platform and open source game creation made by developers Roblox Corporation in 2006. It’s found success consistently for many years and is the source of many memes and internet sensations. It allows users to program games and play games created by other users.

Without babbling on, here’s a few games that take the key open source, crafting, sand box, simulation elements of Roblox the best.

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Minecraft

Need we say more? In case you haven’t heard Minecraft is an incredible game with probably the most well-rounded mixture of Roblox’s qualities. Survive, craft, build, scheme, combat, create servers and giant structures, play with your friends, parkour, speedrun, the possibilities are limitless.

Minecraft is pinnacle of games like Roblox in our opinion, and whilst it’s the easy answer, is there any wonder? It offers you freedom whilst keeping you bound to the physics of a beautiful world with a fantastic soundtrack, and allows you to share this with friends. Perfect.

Find it here, or get the DLCs at a discount here – Minecraft Dungeons on Xbox and Windows for only $14.54!

Terraria

Terraria is an action-adventure sandbox game developed by Re-Logic. Released in 2011, it’s had players hooked ever since. In a similar way to Roblox, do anything you want, whenever you want. Anything from exploration, crafting, building, painting, and combat with a variety of creatures in a beautifully rendered and artistically intuitive 2D world.

That’s right, if you loved Roblox for it’s 3D graphics, perhaps Terraria isn’t for you, but we guarantee you’ll be hooked after just a few playthroughs. There’s so much choice and endless creativity, no matter the dimension!

Find it here on Steam for $6.99

Garry’s Mod

If physics sandboxes are your thing, this is definitely the crème de la crème. Garry’s Mod is one of the most popular sandbox multiplayer games, and is potentially the ultimate physics based adventure. Players can do quite literally anything they want, quite like Roblox in that respect.

However, if you’re looking to try out already existing games, there is incredibly famous ones you’ve already seen all your favourite YouTubers play like Prop Hunt. And, if you’re age appropriate, you’ll recognise the graphics from the infamous “Yer a wizard Harry” video. Fun and creative, the stamp of approval we hope from Roblox fans everywhere.

Here on Steam for only $6.99

KoGaMa

KoGaMa is an online universe that lets you play, create and share games alone or together with friends. Dive into racing, PvP action, or simply join a hang-out game to kick back with friends. Feeling creative? Invite your friends to start creating the next big game hit! Yours could be the next Adopt Me! or Fashion Famous.

The endless possibility that spawns from creating different games of different genres is what makes this game a must play for 3D multiplayer sandbox construction game lovers.

Sumotori Dreams

This one’s a personal favourite of mine, but it strays quite far from the roots of Roblox. Released just a year after Roblox, Sumotori Dreams is a jokey Sumo fighting game that heavily resembles the blocky characters for Roblox we love. Plus, with an interesting addition of ragdoll physics and breakable environment, it can be surprisingly badass to smash your opponent into the dirt.

Now available on Steam, Sumotori Dreams is a fighting simulation for the ages, and if you’re looking to take a trip down memory lane to visit old graphics from games like Roblox, without compromising impressive physics, this is a great one to try.

Here now on Steam for only $3.99

GTA Online

Now, we know what you’re thinking: really? Yes, honestly and truthfully, yes! GTA V’s online faction is a terrific creative sandbox online open world experience. Probably, this one’s for the people who were playing Roblox back in its heyday, as its far more adult than these other titles.

At the cheapest its ever been, GTA V’s online is such a steal for a huge amount of options and social potential. Do heists with you friends, cause mayhem in creative ways, or even create your own maps, tracks and team death matches.

We know for a fact that Roblox and GTA Online share in their creativity and variety of choice, so why not give it a try?

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Kerbal Space Program

In Kerbal Space Program, you take charge of a space program for an alien race known as the Kerbals. Build your own spacecrafts, fly them, and aid the Kerbals on their missions as you fly through the open world space terrain.

Props to KSP to connecting the dots between so many fun and interesting genres here. It’s part space flight simulation and part crafting, all put together in a non-linear and open world package! For those seeking out the tougher side of sandbox simulations, this is your pick. However, if you enjoyed the online aspect of Roblox, you might want to look elsewhere.

Still, it’s a charming and surprisingly physically realistic, oozing with peaceful satisfaction.

Buy this extensive adventure for only $36.43

Games like Roblox FAQs

Is KoGaMa free to play?

Yes! KoGaMa is absolutely free and you can find it right here.

What is the most popular Roblox game?

Pet simulator Adopt Me! was the most popular Roblox game of all time, with over 29.6 billion visits as of August 2022.

Will Roblox shut down?

Developers have assured us in 2022 that no, Roblox will not be shutting down?