An adventurous action game at the outset, ‘Minecraft’ essentially has the sandbox genre to it, meaning one can make the game flow their way if they could. It is not although the first time when we’ve come across a world-building game like ‘Minecraft’. Despite many could-be’s and might have been’s, ‘Minecraft’ has evolved over the years to boast of having one of the best gameplays in its category, although we do know of many good alternatives, some of which are better than ‘Minecraft’ in many aspects.
The game stands out as one of the pioneering sandbox games with minimal graphics, everything seems lego-like and the player has to be adept, inventive, exploratory and innovative enough to save and gather resources by any means possible, save for a rough night, and fight the adversaries. Because there’s not one single way to do it, there’s no correct answer and there lie the immense possibilities. The gameplay often consists of various modes, in addition to the custom modes where the player can adjust for capabilities, difficulty and the consequences of a given set of actions. The steals of the game rests in the USPs like unlimited adventure and abilities to explore unhindered, along with the satisfaction of garnering more and more resources and making advances against adversaries.
Games like ‘Minecraft’ can include its clones (i.e. games that were spawned after the tremendous success of the game with slightly different characteristics but they are mostly the “same wine in a different bottle”), the games with minimal graphics but maximum adventure, limited time setting, unlimited resources and exploratory capabilities etc. Also, such games may involve first and third person views, nail-biting combats, customizable terrains, surroundings, features, animals or figurines, or the driving force or the survival instinct that pulls the gameplay forward.
Here is the list of video games similar to Minecraft that are our recommendations. You can play these open world games like Minecraft on mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One or even online.
Call it a 2D ‘Minecraft’ or call it a “watered down” clone, Terraria has still got some fuel in it regardless. Not only the adventure sandbox game resembles ‘Super Mario’ – the classic Nintendo video game, it also has the vastness of ‘Minecraft’. The player can use a pickaxe, an axe or a sword for digging, gathering wood, and combat initially, while picking and gathering other resources, more combat weapons and performing chemistry-like crafts wherein the inputs have to be combined together for a desirable output – another product, if you will. The gameplay looks simple with a comprehensive workbench of resources to choose from and the enemies are aplenty, ranging from zombies to huge bulging eyes. Terraria will make sure to keep you engaged for a while, with its millions of possible outcomes.