I've been meaning to check out BeamNG Drive for ages! I saw a video about it way back in 2013 (from LGR), and I thought it looked super cool.
My partner really likes sandbox games, so there's some stuff we play together, mainly Minecraft, Rust, and DayZ. Rust has a savage community and I don't recommend it to the faint of heart, but DayZ is more of a "survive in the wilderness simulator" and it's actually pretty chill. I thought it was gonna be a whizz-bang zombie shooter, but it's more about scavenging quaint, abandoned Central European villages for supplies, with the goal of tending a camp out in the wilderness. And there's lots of downtime where you're mending your injuries and waiting for your clothes to dry and stuff, so you just kinda get to hang out while you're doing Survival Chores. :omg:k: