Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. Four Pack also available!
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Release Date: May 16, 2011

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September 9

Terraria 1.3.3 is Live Today!

Greetings Terrarians!

The latest in our series of updates to Terraria has officially gone live to everyone this morning! As with all past updates, this new content is absolutely free to everyone that owns Terraria on PC/Mac/Linux.

Check out the Changelog below for a taste of what now awaits within and beneath the swirling sands....


(Spoiler Warning, of course, if you would rather discover things on your own)


  • A new weather event has been added, sandstorms! With it come new enemies, new loot, a new soundtrack, and a unique experience in the desert biome!
  • Blizzards now have a new visual effect
  • Deserts and the Underworld now have a heat distortion visual effect.
  • Dripping sand effects can be found in the desert, and placed anywhere by the player with the Magic Sand Dropper!

New Items
  • Added the Forbidden Armor Set
  • Added Ancient Horn (Basilisk Mount)
  • Added Onyx Blaster
  • Added Sky Fracture
  • Added Mandible Blade
  • Added Spirit Flame
  • Added Pocket Mirror
  • Added Djinn's Curse
  • Added Lamia Vanity Set
  • Added the Ancient Vanity Set
  • Added Desert Spirit Lamp
  • Added Magic Sand Dropper
  • Added Sandstorm Music Box!
  • And several new banners!

Gameplay Changes
  • Sand Poachers now inflict the Venom debuff
  • Dune Splicers now have more HP and Defense
  • Dune Splicers and Tomb Crawlers may be more aggressive, especially during Sandstorms.
  • Added a new block mining visual effect
  • Added multiplayer performance improvements
  • Upped spawn rates in underground desert

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed sliders in the gamepad settings not being "locked on" when dragged around
  • Fixed certain textures loading wrong at random, and producing weird artifacts
  • Fixed underground desert worms being too rare
  • Fixed Portal Gun secondary fire conflicting with Grappling Hooks on Gamepad
  • Fixed a number of exploits
  • Fixed rain, water, and lava sounds persisting when the game window is inactive
  • Fixed drills shooting confetti at supersonic speeds when under the effects of Flask of Party

As always, we thank each of you for your support! Once we get any needed hotfixes up for this latest update, we will be right back in the lab and hard at work on what's coming up next....stay tuned for more on that.

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About This Game

Dig, Fight, Explore, Build: The very world is at your fingertips as you fight for survival, fortune, and glory. Will you delve deep into cavernous expanses in search of treasure and raw materials with which to craft ever-evolving gear, machinery, and aesthetics? Perhaps you will choose instead to seek out ever-greater foes to test your mettle in combat? Maybe you will decide to construct your own city to house the host of mysterious allies you may encounter along your travels?

In the World of Terraria, the choice is yours!

Blending elements of classic action games with the freedom of sandbox-style creativity, Terraria is a unique gaming experience where both the journey and the destination are completely in the player’s control. The Terraria adventure is truly as unique as the players themselves!

Are you up for the monumental task of exploring, creating, and defending a world of your own?

Key features:
  • Sandbox Play
  • Randomly generated worlds
  • Free Content Updates

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux


    • OS: Windows Xp, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 2.5GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 200MB
    • Video Card: 128mb Video Memory, capable of Shader Model 2.0+
    • DirectX®: 9.0c or Greater


    • OS: Windows 7, 8/8.1, 10
    • Processor: Dual Core 3.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 200MB
    • Video Card: 256mb Video Memory, capable of Shader Model 2.0+
    • DirectX®: 9.0c or Greater


    • OS: OSX 10.9.5, 10.10
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 2.5GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 200MB
    • Video Card: 128mb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable


    • OS: OSX 10.9.5, 10.10
    • Processor: Dual Core 3.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 200MB
    • Video Card: 256mb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable


    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 2.5GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 200MB
    • Video Card: 128mb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable


    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: Dual Core 3.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 200MB
    • Video Card: 256mb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable
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95 of 99 people (96%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
1,389.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
This was the first game I ever bought on Steam.

Five years later, I'm still playing it and enjoying the hell out of it.

Thanks, ReDigit.
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23 of 23 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
1,919.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
I sank nearly 2000 hours into this game and not reviewing for several reasons: Waiting it out for new content, borderline laziness and more borderline laziness.

This game is appealing to everyone, unless you are a 6 year old COD squeaker who is physically incapable of understanding "fun".

Builders? Check. Explorers? Check. People who like blowing stuff up? Double check.

And another thing to add: Unlike a lot of other games, Terraria is just incredible by itself. I've modded it, but had a hard time sinking in as much time as I did in the vanilla game.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
315.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
It's not really a game, it's a time machine that takes you to 3am.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
806.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
So after 600+ hours, I figured I knew enough about the game, and I will say that it is a great game. It was a great experience learning new things for me and getting overpowered quick. The only thing that I really didn't like however, was that npc housing is very "glitchy" to say the least, but the game is incredibly creative for 2d, but I really don't like how certain methods of doing things can leave a very broken gameplay to say the least. Like certain weapons should be nerfed massively. I also tried the game out with several mods and enjoyed that as well.

Overral GREAT game: so worth $10 spent.
If you like sandbox and exploration games THIS GAME IS FOR YOU.

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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
100.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Product received for free
Holy hell. What a ride this has been.

I first recieved this game when I was selected as the winner of a giveaway. I thought, "Whatever, I've played Minecraft. This game is probably the exact same as it." After all, there are certain similarities between both games. Find yourself stranded in the wilderness, mine ores and create some bland weapons and kill a generic boss and win.

But the similarities end exactly there.

Now, this game, in the starting phase, is actually quite bland, and I nearly quit because of it at first, but with the help of some friends, I stuck with it. It was pretty generic stuff. Mine some boring ores, build a boring house, feel the occasional rush of excitement of succesfully spelunking a cave and escaping unscathed with a new weapon, or dying and dropping your money. You'll die quite a bit as well, but don't let that discourage you. The moment I realized the exact depth of the game (and realized Iactually loved this game) was the moment my friends and I summoned what is to be considered the first boss, the Eye of Cthulu. The intensity of the battle, especially with our underprepared selves and crappy armor (hint: armor is your best friend!) made victory all the more satisfying. The adrenaline rushes as a boss attack leaves you at low health and your struggle to survive easily surpasses Minecraft in it's entertainment value. Yet I believed that was all the game had to offer, that one bit of awesomeness.


Excluding event bosses, there are over 14 different and unique bosses of Terraria, each with their own unique powers, and in Expert mode, their strength is vastly increased and each boss gains a lethal special attack, from the Eye of Cthulu's blinding fast rushes to the Skeletron's deadly skull spin. No two bosses are the same, nor can they be approached in the same way. Nearly every boss requires meticulous planning and building. But that's not all. because you know what's better than killing a boss?

Sweet, sweet loot.

Emerging victorious from a boss fight is definitely cause for celebration, but emerging victorious with a new weapon is even better. From shields that allow for bash-like charging, to a scarf that reduces damage by 17%, every boss kill is new and gratifying with the loot.

Now, about now is where you can pick your specialization, especially if you're playing with friends. Will you be the hulking tank, absorbing all of the damage to protect your teammates? Or the looming mage, casting deadly spells from behind, or an archer, raining down death from above? It doesn't matter. After all, in Terraria, you're free to do what you want.

And right when you think things are getting bland again, hardmode hits you. All of your weapons and armor's effectiveness is quartered. Enemies are a challenge again. Venturing out at night is a near death sentence. New enemies will spawn, and new loot along with it. But again, don't be discouraged. You'll die quite a bit, after all. Build your strength up again, and go kick some ♥♥♥.

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16 of 26 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
159.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
Terraria, is just a game that is so much worth it for only 9.99€!

The content in this game is convenient for every single type of player :

-If you want to just explore the world without a challenging difficulty, the game offers you the choice to do so!

-If you're just a casual player that just wants to have a nice time in a game, our dear Terraria will be there for you. You can literally do everything in it. Same thing goes in your customisation of your character. (Weapons and the Gameplay of your character)

-If you're someone eager for some hardcore survival with a monstrous number of monsters & traps, Terraria, can literally be your main game for that. (It ain't harder than a Dark Souls game, but it's still challenging!)

Sometimes, you'll surely feel a little bit alone while playing Terraria alone and slightly/completely bored, but there's hopefully the multiplayer mode! You can create your own server to play with your friends anytime you want! And you don't even know how much Terraria is fun when you're with friends, the fun you can have is literally multiplied by 10 times when there are your friends around!

Although, I'll have to agree that the game can sometimes be VERY confusing & you'll surely feel lost in all of this information you'll have to acquire and learn.
Anyways, since the game has a lot of content/items and crafting method & possibility, feel free to use the Wiki whenever you want! The wiki helps you with everything! Want a specific item? Know everything about ores? About monsters and biomes? Every single thing is on the wiki! (Don't forget that you can also check out the Guides that some lovely players have done! <3)

So yeah, my thought on Terraria, is totally positive! You should REALLY try terraria, you surely won't even regret that!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
212.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Awesome.epic.legendary 2D game buy it and play it with your friends .
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
80.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Know to many as the minecraft ripoff, this great 2D adventure sandbox game is just beyond awesome. One of my personal favorites and definetely worth the 10 euros. It in my opinion doesn't have much cons and the community is active too (As far as I know). It has great boss battles, some harder than others and has different gamemodes to play in, from easy to expert. You can do pretty much anything here and the possibilities are endless. I'd give this game a 9/10, because games can always improve at something, for example the Steam multiplayer bugging out a lot.

- Qoutex
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 15

An amazing 2D alternative to Minecraft, with many funny world layers, features, building possibilies and most important BOSSES! Yes boss battles! Most fun in Multiplayer of course. Unfortunately the world quickly becomes small in range, since it does not randomly extend like Minecraft and therefore has a fixed size.
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1,356.9 hrs
Posted: October 25
endless hours of fun with friends or by your self and mods are easy to install
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6.2 hrs
Posted: October 25
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103.1 hrs
Posted: October 25
Empty Inventory, goes out for a minute.
Full inventory.
Story of Terraria.
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103.5 hrs
Posted: October 25
This game is great and has a great variety of things to do. Even after you've beat the game. There is more ways to build than minecraft and more things to do. So I dont even know why it is one of Terraria's top competitor. I quit minecraft because this game happens to be more intellegent. Minecraft is for children. Terraria is for 13 and older.
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118.6 hrs
Posted: October 25
I've been playing Terraria for a good 3 or 4 years now, and it just keeps getting better and better every update. If you like Minecraft, but feel it's not up to your challenge level, you'll probably enjoy Terraria.
Terraria is great for people who enjoy all sorts of games in general - not just Minecraft. It takes the crafting and building elements from the game and makes it into a 2d semi-platformer and mine-a-thon.
However, there's more to do than mine and craft. There are monsters oozing from every corner, NPCs to meet, and bosses to fight, providing challenge for every audience and skill level. And the challenge never stops, either. In fact, it gets harder and harder after every enemy defeated. You can set the difficulty on player creation, thankfully (softcore, mediumcore, and hardcore, which dictate death consequences), so things may not get too difficult. However, Hard Mode (post wall of flesh)[/post] kicks my ♥♥♥, even on softcore.

One thing this game has is a TON of variety. There's tons of building materials which can change the look of basic items like furniture, ores of many colors and rarities (Believe it or not, the rarest material isn't diamonds like in MC), and even change the durability of items, which is great. Customization is extremely well-done. Despite the limitations it has, it has a ton of things to change and make - even if they're just cosmetic - and you can make your character basically however you want. Bosses and monsters are varied from biome to biome, post wall of flesh , and time of day, which is nice because it balances out the difficulties well. For example, it's dangerous to go out at night if you're a new spawn, but after a bit of crafting and exploring, you'll be strong enough to go out regardless of the time of day.

The exploration, although it has its limits, is great as well. You can choose the size of your world, and your world may have one of two 'evil' biomes on spawn, completely randomized. There are a lot of areas to explore, each with unique resources, enemies, and materials to be found. Some biomes even have NPCs to rescue and take back with you to your little village setup, or bosses to be fought. In addition to biomes, exploration can be restricted depending on specific events, time of day as mentioned before, and even boss spawns.

However, despite the fact that Terraria is a great game for the adventurous type, two players is better than one. Terraria now has multiplayer via steam (before you had to have Hamachi or some other dedicated server, but now it's instant), which allows for many friends to visit your world and play with you. Progression speeds up significantly when you have more crafters, builders, miners, and explorers, plus that hard boss may be much easier with a friend or two. I recommend playing with a friend, but solo play is awesome enough as is.

I've had my share of good times with Terraria, so it's safe to say I recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone. If you want a familiar-ish adventure (since it is somewhat similar to minecraft), or want to get into games like this, Terraria is a fantastic option. Graphically it may not be the most impressive, and it has its limits, but you'll get hours of playtime out of it. Trust me.
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27.0 hrs
Posted: October 25
This game is amazing! That's the only word I can describe it with!
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98.0 hrs
Posted: October 25
I Love this game I'v been playing it for years now and everybody should play it.
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329.4 hrs
Posted: October 25
This game is my life as you can see on my hours :smile:
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416.1 hrs
Posted: October 25
Very simple to master although very time consuming and enjoyable. There is always something new to do, build, see. Better than minecraft or other games of such type
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193.7 hrs
Posted: October 25
I don't know where all these hours went.
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