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

May 15th, 2014

Greetings Terrarians! Version is now out. This is mostly bug fixes from the last update. You can read more about it @ http://www.terrariaonline.com/threads/1-2-4-1-changelog.145100/

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Terraria 1.2.4 is Now Live!

May 8th, 2014

Terraria 1.2.4 is now live! Head over to Terraria Online to see the list of changes and additions: http://www.terrariaonline.com/threads/1-2-4-changelog.143548/

Here are some of the major changes:

Fishing is now possible with a pole and bait.
A new Angler NPC can be found that will give fishing quests.
Minecarts have been added to the game.
New summoner armor and weapons have been added.
There are 5 new mounts to help traverse the world.
Beaches have been improved.
Smart Cursor has been added to make digging and building much faster.
Pixel Piracy crossover content!
Over 22 new potions.
And much more!

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About the Game

Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. The world is your canvas and the ground itself is your paint.
Grab your tools and go! Make weapons to fight off a variety of enemies in numerous biomes. Dig deep underground to find accessories, money, and other useful things. Gather resources to create everything you need to make the world your own. Build a house, a fort, or even a castle. People will move in to live there and perhaps even sell you different wares to assist you on your journey.
But beware, there are even more challenges awaiting you... Are you up to the task?
Key features:
  • Sandbox Play
  • Randomly generated worlds
  • Free Content Updates

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Xp, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 512MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 200MB
    • Video Card: 128mb Video Memory, capable of Shader Model 1.1
    • DirectX®: 9.0c or Greater
Helpful customer reviews
5,992 of 6,594 people (91%) found this review helpful
22 products in account
3 reviews
149.7 hrs on record
If you have friends, this is a great game to play with them.
If you don't have any friends, this is a great game to play alone.
If you don't have the game to play, get the money for it.
If you don't have the money for it, get a job.
If you don't have a job, rob the bank.
If you get arrested robbing the bank, at least you tried.
Posted: May 13th, 2014
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1,982 of 2,192 people (90%) found this review helpful
112 products in account
1 review
599.5 hrs on record
To commemorate the beta of Steam Reviews, as well as passing 1,000 hours in Team Fortress 2, it only makes sense that I finally write a recommendation for a game that has been close to my heart since the day I was first introduced to it: Terraria.

Terraria has proven to be a lot of fun to play, and has been one of my biggest video game time sinks in recent years because of it. Between lenient system requirements, a solid (albeit imbalanced, at times) combat system, a broad permittance for exploration and a wide selection of building decor, it's the type of game that strikes me as having something for everyone. Which is good, when you consider that it also has multiplayer. Even better when you get to the late game, which has a wide array of weapons, armors and tools to allow for a wide variety of specializations.

Building and exploration are strong points in favor of the game, but the gameplay mechanics are something I'd like to single out for praise. For a 2D game, its combat system has a lot of spectacle, and perhaps that's part of why I find it so charming. Hurting enemies--even those who are vastly inferior to you--feels good. It's satisfying to hear the hit sound on the more squishy enemies, and watch them explode into fine little chunks when they die. Ground movement could be better, but certain late game items give you the ability to dash and fly, which really expand how you can explore and fight. And with a wide selection of weapons, every player is bound to find a roster of tools, spells and fish-related artillery that fits their playstyle.

The game isn't without flaws, mind you. With the game's update history, the launch endgame now vastly differs from that of the current one. This has led to some balance and progression issues, the most glaring of which being how sluggish the early game feels. It worries me that the start of the game might dissuade some people from playing, when they might love what the late game has to offer. The game also has a bad habit of recycling mob AI with reskins, though this is averted by adjusting certain parameters and giving them unique abilities to hide the fact. Even though I have more to say about the shortcomings, there's just too much good in the game to stay mad about what effectively boils down to nitpicking.

Plus, it has hats. Any game that has a selection of hats gets brownie points.

Watch some trailers. Read some other reviews. If this looks like something you'd be interested in, then take it from me: give Terraria a chance. The game occasionally goes on sale for 75% off, so pick up a four pack for yourself and three friends. If I'm wrong, then I cost you a meal at Subway--not subliminal advertising--and I'm sorry. But if I'm right, then it'll be well worth the price. We're expected to pay $60 these days for a fulfilling gaming experience. This is one that'll run you $10, at most.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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1,147 of 1,254 people (91%) found this review helpful
55 products in account
2 reviews
271.2 hrs on record
Many people compare Terraria and Minecraft. And it's true, they are both voxel based mining games. However, Terraria tones down a lot of what Minecraft is in building and creativity, then makes up for it in the exciting combat and boss system. Don't get me wrong, you can still build interesting and exciting structures in Terraria, but the awe that some Minecraft creations can inspire is not found in Terraria. If you prefer emphasis on combat, boss battles, and equipment upgrades, but still want to be able to mine resources, create defenses, and terraform to your desire, Terraria is most certainly a good fit. There's a reason it's my most played game on Steam, and even as I write this, I have the game open on PSN to play with my friends.
Posted: June 23rd, 2013
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1,209 of 1,326 people (91%) found this review helpful
107 products in account
2 reviews
10,761.6 hrs on record
Well-designed, content-heavy, 2D adventure/sandbox game.
Posted: May 22nd, 2014
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1,168 of 1,339 people (87%) found this review helpful
100 products in account
1 review
74.3 hrs on record
I always thought that terraria was a great game, but after 1.2 patch it became one of my personal favourites! This game is a 2D RPG-platformer in randomly generated worlds. Loot, that you can find in game is important, but not as much as your skill! Try it out, if you like challenging games with almost endless replayability!
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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