Looking for a game that feels like Roblox but offers something different? Each one of the games on this list has at least one thing in common with Roblox, if not everything. It is hard to find a more dedicated community than the one that plays Roblox, so keep that in mind if your favorite part of the game is interacting with other people.
Boundless is a unique idea that takes the idea of building your own world into a community. Players spawn in a world that can be changed and altered at will, with plenty of activities to explore. The game takes more inspiration from Minecraft than Roblox, but the idea is to create tons of worlds to explore.
The most recent update for Boundless is the Harvest Era update. This update adds farming organic, inorganic, and goo crops in the game. Several new crops have been added to the game to harvest, including decorative crops. Beacon maps also address player complaints about not being able to find their homes.
14. Pixel Worlds
Pixel Worlds is a free-to-play online MMO that combines the creation, crafting, and building. People who like Roblox generally like the freedom of creativity that is available in Pixel Worlds. The only real difference here is Pixel Worlds is a 2D game. Players can create their own pixel art and animations for their characters in the game.
Players can farm and crossbreed just about any item in the game. The result is unique hybrids of items that are similar to combining two Pokemon together on a mash-up site. Weekly live events, including the fishing event, make for a fun sense of community.
13. Wurm Unlimited
Wurm Unlimited is a standalone, hostable version of the sandbox MMO Wurm Online. Many of the features remain the same, with the exception of setting up your own server rules. The platform is endlessly extensible, meaning you can add to it and create servers to suit your needs. Want to run a Hunger Games-like server? That’s entirely possible using Wurm Unlimited.
The game doesn’t need to be used in server mode to be enjoyed, though. You can approach Wurm Unlimited like a single-player sandbox crafting game much like Minecraft if you choose.
Terasology draws its roots more from Minecraft than Roblox, but it does have some game creation features. The game itself is a barebones game creation tool where users can create their own modules. So far, users have created several different game modules for new players to experience.
Want to try your hand at creating a game? The Terasology platform is easy to learn. The only downside to the game is that the community is rather small compared to a game like Roblox.
The success of the Battle Royale version of Fortnite has long overshadowed the Save the World version. Save the World is a co-op PVE game that used to have a subscription fee, but recently went free-to-play. The game is a great way to experience creative base-building with friends, but don’t expect much support from Epic in terms of updates. The more-favored Battle Royale of Fortnite gets all the seasonal updates. The game isn’t really marketed either, so don’t expect many of your friends to know about it when you talk about Fornite’s co-op mode.
10. Weevil World
Weevil World is an online browser game aimed at kids where you can create your own character. Players can have their own nest of characters that can be customized. All eight rooms in the nest can be upgraded, similar to Animal Crossing Pocket Camp. Players travel to different areas of the game to earn currency and experience points to buy new items for their nest.
The game is playable on smartphones and web browsers. Since it is intended for children, the game features safe chat compliance. Kids can only choose a handful of phrases to say to one another while playing.
9. Animal Jam
Animal Jam lets players choose an animal and play a variety of online games with other players in the game. The animal can be customized with a variety of items, many which can be bought with currency in the game. The community is aimed at kids and features safe chat standards, meaning kids can only communicate with certain phrases.
Animal Jam can be played on PC or on a mobile device. If adopting cute animals and taking care of them sounds appealing, then Animal Jam might be the perfect game like Roblox.
KoGoMa is a browser game that draws plenty of inspiration from games like Roblox and Minecraft. You start by creating an avatar and joining a game of collecting stars. The player who collects the most stars wins, but you’ll be fighting against other players and their creations. The game is pretty simple at heart, but it does allow you to create fun weapons to experiment with by shredding your foes.
7. Second Life
Second Life is one of the oldest creative communities on the internet. You can buy a spot of land in the game and create the house of your dreams. Or you can interact with others by creating avatars and digital items they’ll want to buy for their homes. Second Life is the ultimate creators’ platform since anything you can imagine can be created and imported into the game. Many digital artists make extra money on the side selling their creations to Second Life players.
Minetest is an open-source game that resembles Minecraft at its base. However, it’s a powerful creation engine for creating many different game types that can be shared on the internet. Minetest is available on a wide variety of platforms, including Linux. The modding API makes it easy to publish and maintains mods even as the game’s codebase is updated. One unique feature of the game is the capacity to support worlds up to 62,000 x 62,000 in size. Minetest also supports custom texture packs.
5. LEGO Worlds
LEGO Worlds draws inspiration from games like No Man’s Sky to create an unlimited universe to explore. The entire world is made of a variety of landscapes made from LEGO bricks. There is plenty to see and do in the game, though there aren’t many game creation modes.
If you like the crafting and building aspect of Roblox, you will find plenty to like in LEGO Worlds. The lack of creating your own game modes makes LEGO Worlds only superficially fun.
Trove is a voxel-based MMO from Trion Worlds where you can create anything. The game is constantly receiving themed updates that add new items to the game. Users can be transported to a multitude of different worlds, building items from scratch. The latest Going Green update adds gardening and alchemy. Several new kinds of rewards have also been added for gardening, including new badges to earn.
Creativerse is like Minecraft or Roblox on steroids. The world features a massive block-based planet to explore. There are tons of different natural environments and exotic creatures to vanquish. Some biomes are so harsh you will need special equipment to survive. The game allows you to build special private worlds with friends, or play on public servers to meet new friends. It’s free to play experience that can provide hundreds of hours of entertainment. While some may describe it as a Minecraft knock-off, there’s enough substance here for it to be fun.
Minecraft survival mode is fun, but creative mode and mods can change the game entirely. Many servers rely on mods and special texture packs for players to have fun. These custom servers often function on a completely different set of rules. The battle royale genre first gained popularity with Minecraft before PUBG captured everyone’s imagination with realistic graphics. That’s thanks to server mods that existed to make it possible.
1. Garry’s Mod
Garry’s Mod is what most Roblox players graduate to after they’re tired of the kiddy graphics. The game is the ultimate sandbox engine that can be customized to create many different game types. Prop hunt is a popular first-person online game that arose from Garry’s Mod. The aging Source engine can be difficult to learn, but this is the best alternative to Roblox available on PC.