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The story of Starflight, EA's sci-fi sandbox that laid the way for Mass Effect
The story of Starflight, EA's sci-fi sandbox that laid the way for Mass Effect
It's incredible to think that Starflight, developed by Binary Systems and one of the first games published by Electronic Arts, isn't better known today.
No Man's Sky: Expeditions Update Adds Big Shared Journeys
No Man's Sky: Expeditions Update Adds Big Shared Journeys
No Man's Sky: Expeditions adds a major new multi-phase questing system to the galactic sandbox.
Terraria’s Steam Workshop support has arrived
Terraria’s Steam Workshop support has arrived
Late last year, Terraria developer Re-Logic announced that the open-world sandbox game would be getting Steam Workshop support, but declined to say when it would arrive.
Morrowind Rebirth turns 10 with massive update
Morrowind Rebirth turns 10 with massive update
Morrowind Rebirth, a gigantic overhaul of the classic RPG game, is getting an update to celebrate 10 years of development.
Paradox fans are desperate for the new grand strategy game to be Victoria 3
Paradox fans are desperate for the new grand strategy game to be Victoria 3
As you may remember, during Paradox Interactive’s recent Paradox Insider event, the company announced that a brand new grand strategy game was going to be announced during the annual PDXCon event in May.
Hitman 3 is down to just £28 at Currys PC World
Hitman 3 is down to just £28 at Currys PC World
The modern Hitman games are something of critical darlings - big, sprawling sandbox maps in colourful locations, where you're encouraged to do terrible things in a range of stolen clothes and uniforms.
The best online board games to play with friends
The best online board games to play with friends
Looking for some online board games to try out with friends? The biggest advantage board games have over their video brethren is that you can reach across the table to give your friends a slap when they inevitably betray you.
An Absurd Medieval Open World Awaits in Rustler, Coming to Xbox Later this Year
An Absurd Medieval Open World Awaits in Rustler, Coming to Xbox Later this Year
Ever dream about wreaking havoc as a medieval thug? Soon Xbox fans will be able to when Rustler, an old-school action sandbox game set in an even older school era, rides its way to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One later this year.
The medieval madness of Rustler rides to PS4, PS5  later this year
The medieval madness of Rustler rides to PS4, PS5 later this year
Rustler, a medieval take on old-school action sandbox games, is riding to PS4 and PS5 later this year.
Minecraft building ideas – inspiration for your next Minecraft project
Minecraft building ideas – inspiration for your next Minecraft project
Searching for Minecraft ideas to inspire your next building venture? Minecraft gives players a sandbox to build almost anything they want, however it can be difficult to feel inspired when wandering around empty biomes.
Endzone – A World Apart guide — Research utensils, techs, and Knowledge points
Endzone – A World Apart guide — Research utensils, techs, and Knowledge points
Several buildings might not be available at the start of this sandbox survival game, so you’ll need to tech up a bit.
Bannerlord mod turns Mount and Blade 2 into an 800-player MMO
Bannerlord mod turns Mount and Blade 2 into an 800-player MMO
Take on Taleworlds' medieval sandbox, but with hundreds of other human players right alongside you.
Industrial strategy games still aren’t dealing with climate change
Industrial strategy games still aren’t dealing with climate change
In Stanisław Lem's classic sci-fi short story collection, The Cyberiad, there is a section called The Seven Sallies of Trurl and Klapaucius, two hyper advanced robots who are so advanced they can conjure anything from technology.
Call of Duty: Warzone Leak Suggests Multiple New Modes, Including a Casual Sandbox
Call of Duty: Warzone Leak Suggests Multiple New Modes, Including a Casual Sandbox
Call of Duty Warzone voice line leaks suggest a trio of new modes are coming to the game, which could see Verdansk overrun with zombies and players completing obstacle courses and vehicle races.
New Call of Duty: Warzone leak hints at sandbox mode and end of Verdansk
New Call of Duty: Warzone leak hints at sandbox mode and end of Verdansk
The Call of Duty: Warzone experience is all about eliminating other players and standing on the top of the mountain of bodies at the end of every round.
5th Cell moves on from Scribblenauts with new strategy game Castlehold
5th Cell moves on from Scribblenauts with new strategy game Castlehold
Developer 5th Cell is most well known for its creative puzzle sandbox franchise, Scribblenauts.
Call of Duty: Warzone leak details a casual sandbox mode with vehicle races
Call of Duty: Warzone leak details a casual sandbox mode with vehicle races
Time trials, obstacle courses, and more might be coming to Warzone.
Valheim already has dozens of nifty quality-of-life mods
Valheim already has dozens of nifty quality-of-life mods
So along with 4m other people, you're really enjoying Valheim at the moment - but perhaps there are a few quality of life improvements you'd like to see, or maybe you just want to turn the game into a building sandbox.
Pokémon games for PC: here are our favourite alternatives
Pokémon games for PC: here are our favourite alternatives
Can you play the classic Pokémon games on PC? Err, probably, but we wouldn’t know anything about illegal activities like that.
Subnautica: Below Zero release date set for May
Subnautica: Below Zero release date set for May
Subnautica's expansion-turned-sequel entered Early Access over two years ago, and we're finally closing in on the proper Subnautica: Below Zero release date.
Valheim boss guide — How to defeat Yagluth and find Fuling Totems
Valheim boss guide — How to defeat Yagluth and find Fuling Totems
Yagluth is currently the final boss in Valheim‘s sandbox campaign.
Next week’s free game from Epic is about sailing the seas in a hollow Earth
Next week’s free game from Epic is about sailing the seas in a hollow Earth
Another week means another batch of free PC games from the Epic Games Store, and another hint at what's to come next week.
Evil Genius 2 showcases Sandbox Mode alongside special editions
Evil Genius 2 showcases Sandbox Mode alongside special editions
With Rebellion’s Evil Genius 2 rapidly approaching launch, it makes sense that the marketing machine is going into full gear like any evil plan set for success.
Terraria Android development will continue despite Google spat, dev vows
Terraria Android development will continue despite Google spat, dev vows
Terraria developer Re-Logic has said it will still support its 2D sandbox hit on Android and Google Play, despite publicly canning the game's Stadia version yesterday due to grievances with Google. Re-Logic founder Andrew Spinks made headlines when he railed against Google on his personal Twitter and said he would never work with the company again. Spinks' own Google account had been disabled for three weeks with no explanation, he said, meaning he had lost access to his Google Play app library, Google Drive data, YouTube channel and Gmail account. Read more
Summer Game Fest 2021 will be “condensed” to “less than one month”
Summer Game Fest 2021 will be “condensed” to “less than one month”
Friends, I gotta tell you - I was not prepared for today, February 8, to be the day we all start talking about E3-style game events for 2021.
Shadow of Mordor’s nemesis system now successfully patented by WB Games
Shadow of Mordor’s nemesis system now successfully patented by WB Games
After several failed attempts. WB Games has managed to successfully patent its nemesis system from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
Valheim: 10 tips for starting out in the Viking survival game
Valheim: 10 tips for starting out in the Viking survival game
Viking purgatory is a harsh survival sandbox.
Subnautica devs want to make a full sequel – and they’ll “rethink” multiplayer
Subnautica devs want to make a full sequel – and they’ll “rethink” multiplayer
Subnautica: Below Zero started life as a DLC expansion, and while it's blossomed into a standalone project, it's not quite a full sequel.
Garry’s Mod sequel Sandbox definitely shines in latest development update
Garry’s Mod sequel Sandbox definitely shines in latest development update
For PC gamers of a certain vintage, there is just something irresistibly charming about jank in a video game.
Garry's Mod successor Sandbox is looking lit in new development update
Garry's Mod successor Sandbox is looking lit in new development update
Because they're updating the lighting model.
Halo Infinite Gets New Details On Combat, Vehicles, And More
Halo Infinite Gets New Details On Combat, Vehicles, And More
The game's sandbox team breaks down various aspects of the upcoming shooter.
All of the Halo Infinite sandbox team’s “launch content is in-game and being played daily”
All of the Halo Infinite sandbox team’s “launch content is in-game and being played daily”
While we don't know the exact Halo Infinite release date just yet, we are getting a better idea of where the upcoming PC game's at in its journey towards launch.
Victoria 2 cheats – the best cheats and console commands
Victoria 2 cheats – the best cheats and console commands
So, you want some Victoria 2 cheats? The cult classic grand strategy game is set during the 19th century, at a time of great change, of rising nationalism, social welfare, and a major shift towards democratic governments.
Dyson Sphere Program Sells Over 200,000 Units in Four Days
Dyson Sphere Program Sells Over 200,000 Units in Four Days
The sandbox title currently holds an "Overwhelmingly Positive" rating on Steam.
Don’t Starve developer “will retain autonomy” as Tencent buys majority stake
Don’t Starve developer “will retain autonomy” as Tencent buys majority stake
Klei Entertainment, the developer of Don't Starve, says Tencent buying a majority stake won't change a whole lot for the studio.
Truck Simulator devs try to not offend anyone during COVID-19 cargo event, do not succeed
Truck Simulator devs try to not offend anyone during COVID-19 cargo event, do not succeed
A new event is underway in both American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2 called Hauling Hope: a series of challenging missions in which you'll attempt to safely deliver COVID-19 vaccines to various destinations.
Hitman 3 is out now
Hitman 3 is out now
Ian Hitman’s current trilogy of sandbox stealth-o-murder games wraps up today with Hitman 3, which launched just a few minutes ago.
The state of Minecraft in 2021
The state of Minecraft in 2021
How is the internet's favourite block-building sandbox holding up in 2021?
The next free game from Epic is a sci-fi take on Civilization
The next free game from Epic is a sci-fi take on Civilization
The next in the Epic Game Store's line of free PC games has been revealed, and while it's not the most recent title in the Epic catalogue, it's one that's stood the test of time well.
Prison Architect’s next expansion goes eco-friendly
Prison Architect’s next expansion goes eco-friendly
Prison Architect has seen some creative ideas over the past year or so, and the third expansion takes things in another new direction.