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 13

New Official Website Launches Today!

Good day Terrarians!

We are very excited to announce the unveiling of the new Terraria.org – the Official Site for Terraria! Much as 1.2 evolved Terraria in a big way, the team has worked tirelessly to transform the more basic site we have had since launch into a more immersive experience that truly represents the world of Terraria.

Come check out the new look at http://terraria.org/, and pick up some prelaunch information about our new Official Terraria Community Forum while you are there – which is coming soon!

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May 15

Terraria is Now Live!

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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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

    • 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
102 of 108 people (94%) found this review helpful
277.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
ubisoft games = the screenshots look better than the game.
this game = the game looks better than the screenshots.

srsly tho even some negative reviews said they were joking.
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94 of 119 people (79%) found this review helpful
283.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
*Better building than minecraft
*Better combat than minecraft
*More intricate than minecraft
*Better bosses with actual attack patterns
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72 of 100 people (72%) found this review helpful
1,036.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
play it
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34 of 38 people (89%) found this review helpful
302.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
This is my most played game on Steam...about 303 hours at the time of this posting. And the first game I ever bought on this platform. That was about 2 years ago.

While it might be tempting to dismiss Terraria as a simple 2D Minecraft knockoff, its heavy focus on sidescrolling combat, boss fights, and crazy weaponry reveals just as large a debt to classics like Metroid and Castlevania. It clearly rests on the shoulders of giants, but is this enough to render Terraria a satisfying experience in its own right?

As with Minecraft, you start your adventure by exploring a randomly generated landscape where you gather resources and build shelters in order to protect yourself from the hostile creatures that come out at night. Don't expect much in the way of a tutorial--while you can pick up some random tips from an NPC that follows you around, you're essentially left to figure out how to play the game on your own. Once you do, however, you'll find that you can build fortresses and craft weapons and other items with ease, and you'll even attract helpful NPCs such as merchants and nurses if you build homes for them.

Yet Terraria is less about assembling monumental structures and more about crafting gear and fighting monsters. And the monsters are everywhere. During the day, you'll be hounded by lightweight slimes whose persistence makes building even the simplest structures a challenge, and during the night, you'll have to endure hordes of relentless zombies and floating eyeballs that batter your fortress.

But the real challenges lie deep below in the underworld, where you'll dig tunnels to battle giant worms, skeletons and other horrors that drop the rare materials needed for the best upgrades. Gather enough materials, and you'll be able to craft a surprisingly eclectic arsenal that includes grappling hooks, lightsabers, and boomerangs--all of which will come in handy when summoning and battling the game's bosses. And if you find that it's a little too dangerous to go alone, you can always play with your friends in multiplayer.

In the end, Terraria presents an experience similar to Minecraft, but it manages to distinguish itself with a heavy dose of breakneck fun that Minecraft often lacks. There's something for everyone here, and a host of free updates, a polished retro presentation, and a reasonable $10 price tag make this sandbox more than worth digging into.
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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
1,265.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
I am RariDash. I would like to apologize for anything that is miss-spelled or any grammar issues. Thank you.
If you'd like to skip straight to Pro's & Con's, please move to the bottom of the page. Thank you.

How I Found Out About "Terraria"
I found out about Terraria the same way I use to always find games, YouTube. I randomly came across a video called "Terraria". I took a look, and instantly fell in love with what I saw, and knew I had to have the game for myself. It looked like a great combination of gerne' that I love to bits. Being a Minecraft fan since the beggining of Alpha, I knew I MUST have it.

Unfair First Impressions
When ever you ask someone about Terraria, read a review, or watch a video, 95% of the time you hear "Minecraft clone" or "2D Minecraft". Which is incorrect on so many levels. If you have heard this many times, and are thinking twice about actually playing Terraria, please read on as it is nothing like Minecraft.

Review Of Terraria
Terraria is a very unique game for what it does. There have been games like it in the past, but the amount of content and play ability is beyond anything I've ever seen before.

Terraria is a sandbox, RPG, action, etc. 2D game. It does it's thing very well. I haven't noticed any UI bugs, or ones that I have, are fixed almost instantly after the patch is released. The gameplay it provides is not only smooth, it is addicting and fun. The combat system in the game is perfect for me, and a lot of others. There are so many enemy types in this game that are not copy paste, each one does their own thing and has their own weaknesses & strength's

Example on the kind of enemies you could come across.
Normal walking/running enemies, that have a soul objective to charge you until death. These may include enemies like the zombie or skeleton.
As there are other enemies who will do the same thing, but in a different way (So not everything is copy/paste.). Like the slime enemy type, which come in many varieties, which will bounce towards you. Or the spider enemy type, which will walk on the ground, but can also climb on the walls to get to you quicker. Just to name a few.

"Well, how do I defend myself against these enemies?"
Good question. Let's get that.

Items & Furniture
This is where Terraria gets big. Even though the world's are limited, they provide so much that you could spend 800 hours of game time on a single small world and still have many things to do.

In the world of Terraria, there are alternate versions of almost everything. What I mean by this is, each world you have will not be the same. For example, there is a 50/50 chance when loading a world to have the default version of something, or the alternate. Such as the music that plays, there are different tracks for the same biomes, just depends on what random one you got. Or for textures on things like, grass, and trees. Also things like ore, in a default world you would have Copper as your basic ore, but in an alternate world, you'd have Tin as your basic ore. What this does is really expands the play time someone can spend in Terraria. Allowing a single person to play the game over and over, and never have the same experience.

Below the surface are loads of blocks, dirts, ores, and more. Ore like Copper, Tin, Lead, Iron, Silver, Platinum, Gold, Cobalt, etc. And blocks like normal dirt, clay, stone, mud, cobwebs, and so many more. You need these ores to make your weapons and armor. You can find treasure deep underground, that holds many valuable things. You can increase your maximum health by finding Life Crystals underground.

The weapon range in this game is massive. You even have magic weapons, like spell books, and mana weapons. There are also bows, swords, pickaxes, axes, guns, lazers, cannons, familiars, and so much more.

I won't get into to much detail here, but the amount of content in this game is massive, and it's still being updated. Sure, Terraria has been through some rough times with updates, but when it gets an update, the update is full of new things and changes.

Pro's & Con's (Overall Rating)
Overall, Terraria is a great game that you can spend hours of time in, and still be having fun in many years to come. It's a steal for the price of $9.99, and especially when there is a sale that lowers the game to $2.00 or less. This game is definitely a choice for sandbox gamers looking for an easy to slip into, addicting experience.

+Loads of content for hours of game time.
+Great combat system.
+Smooth gameplay, that's easy to slip into.
+Provides a good challenge.
+Fun and creative boss battles.
+Amazing side events that you cannot resist.

-No infinite world option.
-Still no easy way to download mods/texture packs.

Overall rating: Is about a 14/15 (Must Own!)

Credits & Disclaimer
Thank you for taking the time to read my review, I hope this helped out with your decision on whether to make a purchase or not.

Remember, this review is based off of opinion only. You may not think the same way as me towards something, but that's okay, because we are all human.
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30 of 37 people (81%) found this review helpful
150.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
When I first saw this game, I thought of it as another Minecraft clone. Now that I played about 100 hours on record, I now know it isn't a clone of Minecraft, it is better than Minecraft in my opinion. Its a 2D adventure game, with alot of bosses and crafting. One thing I don't like about it, the Steam multiplayer. In most games, Steam allows you to play with other people using Steam, in Terraria you have to host your own server. At the end of the day, Terraria is a great game, and I recommend it.

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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
125.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Terraria is essentially a 2-D side scroller letting you live your 2-D life. Build a house, have some ♥♥♥♥♥ move into your house without your say-so, build another house for said ♥♥♥♥♥, wait for nightfall to see how the torches light up your new ♥♥♥♥♥-free home, discover there are monsters such as zombies, flying eye balls, and more just waiting to literally tear your arms off. Yeah, even if they are eye balls with no limbs or anything...They will tear you limb from limb.

So you decide to dig down into the dark abyss of the ground for minerals that you can craft into weapons and armor to fight monsters that tear you limb from limb and then you discover there are even more powerful monsters that you must destroy to help clear the land so you can enjoy peace and quiet. So you collect loot and build your tiny ♥♥♥♥♥-free home into usually a giant ♥♥♥♥♥-free home filled with all kinds of gear you collected or crafted and are prepared for any monsters or demons. Then it turns out, there is a Giant Flesh monster thing in the very bottom pit of the world that you must destroy. And so the story cycles into a amazing game that is very fun and relaxing and I highly recommend it to any type of game player....

.......Of course it's all happy 8-bit music and bunnies until you discover while you are away destroying said giant flesh monster thing a ♥♥♥♥♥ nurse, ♥♥♥♥♥ merchant, and a bunch of other ♥♥♥♥♥ NPCs move into your giant supposedly ♥♥♥♥♥-free home.
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24 of 29 people (83%) found this review helpful
98.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Super, Super, Super awesomeness. Playing this since 1.0.3, then the damn 1.1 came out, I got like 100 hours of this game in 2 weeks. Its very fun and chilling game.

You can play either alone or with friends, sandbox style with boss wars and stuff.

Put your eyeglasses and get into this game of full awesomeness :B1:
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
This game is really wonderful!

Is it like minecraft?
-I think just a little! Game is in 2D and crafting is very funny! Nights are always long so its really like other survival and crafting games
Is it good like minecraft?
- Of course is it!
Can you play multiplayer?
- Yes this game can play as multiplayer too! So bring on and let's play with friend
Is it worth of buying and spending time on it?
- Yes, this game will make you happy and your going to make big houses,castles and even more!

This game deserve 10/10 really good game you can't say this is bad game!
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
79.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
One of the best games on steam which i think everyone should have, it's simple , create a home, explore the world , mine ores to make useful tools and fight awesome monsters.
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
312.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Classic story time, yippee skippy. Terraria is a classic veteran of my library that was originally given to me as a gift. Being the tasteless, unrefined scrublord that I was back in the day, I didn't understand the controls and the fact that "E" was not universally the use button. I then dismissed it and left it alone for 3 months before picking it up again. It was the best decision I had ever processed through my hormone-riddled child mind. Terraria is a beautifully crafted game that only aged well (so far, but in a game like this it's hard to mess up), like cheese to wine.

+ Mother of Jesus I can have all this content and you're telling me I DON'T have to purchase DLC for it? You're telling me there is NO in-game purchases for self-entitled whiny brats? Oh Re-Logic, you lovable scamps you. Seriously marry me I have the ring in my back pocket and my front pockets and my trachea

+ Better than Minecraft in many different regards, and you don't even NEED to mod this game or be in 3D to experience it! Sure, lack of depth. Lack of environtment or whatever. Hope the sheer amount of gear and lack of the "we sold this game to Microsoft" smell compared to unmodded Minecraft doesn't mean jack to you.

+ Virtually no bugs! Unless you go about searching them to report 'em and be a buzzkill/sincerely good person, playing the game normally shouldn't really cause any problems. Hey Skyrim, look at THIS game and tell me that it needs Unofficial Patches, eh?

+ Customization is just oh. Gimme some'a dat. More costume items then you have chests for. Dyes in all colors of the rainbow (including rainbow). A recently-added feature that allows your trinkets to be shown visually on the player. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BUY ANY OF IT. Stop complaining TF2, Spiral Knights and Fashionogi, you got burned so hard dry ice is backing away in fear.

- The griefing can be a real pain. This all depends on the moderation and quality of the server, however. Walking into a server, you can expect to see either a beautiful metropolis with almost all the real estate taken up, or a barren wasteland devoid of all asthetic wonders besides for dirt walls floating in the sky and some torches. Maybe a table.

- Adding on to the whole griefing con, TNT and explosives in general. These simple blocks (and two ammo types) and throwable projectiles can WRECK near anything in the environment, which includes your house. Fortunately for you, most good servers come with some form of protection so that your house isn't raided and destroyed after 3 hours away. Or you could, y'know, share a house with someone else.

In conclusion, Terraria is good. No, I'm serious. You read any of my reviews? This is normally a paragraph in itself. But whatever, TERRARIA IS GOOD. IT JUST IS OK TRUST ME I KNOW WHAT I'M KNOWING JESUS CHRI
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
797.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
This game is amazing! It's kind of like Minecraft, but ALOT more stuff in it. More weapons, blocks, tools, etc. The bosses are outstanding too! Even the first boss! It may grow a little old on you when you play a lot. So yeah, this game in general is a 10/10. :)
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
52.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Boy, I remember buying this game when the 1.1 update came out. At that point I thought it was a well-done game, but when 1.2 was released, this game became one of my all time favourites.

To get things out of the way, this game is definitely inspired by Minecraft. It takes its elements such as mining, exploring, fighting monters at night, and crafting (along with others), but turns to dial to 11. The part of the game that feels the most "Minecraft-y" is when you start off in your world, but after that point the games true colours will start to show through. For clarification, I'm not here to compare this to Minecraft (which I still think is a great game), or even bash it. I'm here to tell you why you should buy Terraria, so let's get to that.

First off, here's a few questions: Do you like sandbox games? Do you like games that have a retro 2D twist to them? Do you like playing with friends or by yourself? If your answers were yes, or in the the case of the last one either of the answers, then you might as well have just already bought the game. Not convinced? Ok then.

In Terraria, you start off in a forest, with measly copper tools. It's your job to build a shelter before night comes, to build better equipment, and to start mining. As I said earlier, this is where the game feels the most like a 2D Minecraft, but stick with me. Later on you'll gain NPC's which all provide unique services (such as a merchant, or a nurse), and realize how expansive the game really is.

Thought that forest you started in was too cliché? Well, wait until you encounter the fiery depths of the Underworld, the blood-curling Crimson, the barran Desert's, or the monster infested Dungeon. These all have their own unique identity in terms of both looks, monsters, and geometry. Think zombies, slimes, and demon eyes are all pathetic losers? Well, wait until you fight an army of Goblin's, a horde of Demon's, and even a legion of blood-thirsty Snowmen. Hate your dinky copper equipment? Wait until you rock a full suit of Shroomite armour, weaponized with a sniper rifle and a rocket launcher. Where you end up in this game is amazing, the journey even more so. I could NEVER give the game justice when it comes to describing how much content and variety exists, so go take a look at the Terraria Wiki. Actually, experience it for yourself.

In terms of sound, each monster may have a growl or roar or whatever, but to be honest it's not something you'll really notice. The music though, it's quite amazing. Each envirnment has its own track, which creates an atmosphere you would expect out of a boss battle, a desert, or a snow forest. As for the graphics themself, the game has a very nice retro appeal to it, which is very charming and nice to look at.

Progressing however is where the games structure, and even some of its faults start to show up. Progressing through the game involves you killing bosses, which are all unique challenges by the way. You evetually reach Hardmode, where your world transforms with more equipment to get, more monsters to kill, and more bosses and events to fight. However, once you kill a boss called Plantera the games main problem shows up: You need to grind. Now, to be fair their currently isn't a whole lot more progressing at this point, but getting the best equipment can take you a while. Actually, it could take you a shorter amount of time, or even a longer amount of time. That's another problem here: The RNG. There's only a certain chance some items will drop from slain monsters, which is also another issue with the game. Luckily, developer Re-logic is currently working on some more balencing changes, which should be helpful when the endgame update comes out.

Oh yes, the developer. Re-logic is amazing when it comes to making Terraria. They listen to their community and regularily keeps in touch with them, and all the post-laucnh content for the game is FREE. No DLC. No micro-transactions. All FREE content. And even though the main dev at Re-logic wont be working on the game anymore after the next update, the game will still be developed for however long it will be.

So, in short, Terraria is an excellent game. This review itself does NOT give the game enough justice for just how great it is. For $10, Terraria is a grab. Even the problems I listed above shouldn't minimze your enjoyment of the game, as you'll still have fun throughout your journey. Not every game needs a AAA budget, or a great story to be amazing. And that's Terraria. A 9.5/10 from me, in it's current state (v. When 1.3 releases I'll be sure to edit this review as well.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
52.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
75% of time spent with Goblin Tinkerer. I now know the names of his future grandchildren, the way his mother conceived him (described in incredible detail) and the meaning of life.

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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
818.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Really can't beat this game. Tons of stuff to do, thousands of blocks and items, and since the return of terraria's creator, there's been continual updates.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
65.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
4.5 out of 5

If you told me a year ago, I'd be playing (and thoroughly enjoying) a game where you have to dig dirt for hours, I'd call you bonkers.

And yet here it is, the simplest but most addictive 2D sandbox that Steam has to offer. Actually simplest maybe a stretch, granted the game is at first easy to learn, but to actually advance in the game you're going to need a wiki open every five seconds...but that's not necessarily a bad thing, it just proves just how much depth this game has to offer.

In short, I would recommend this to anyone who loves games.

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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
166.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
like blocky, survival and extra spicy games ? Why not Terraria [now with 63 ponies!] 21/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2,006.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
i love this game. its really fun because it has so many rescorces, so it is like a never ending game
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
273.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
I Myself enjoy building, mining and open ended games. This is something different though. It combines the adventurous feeling of "path of exile" and the 2D yet amazing type of art of "starbound" and "edge of space". This came as a gift from my brother. He noticed that I was getting kinda left out because a few of my friends could play it and I didn't have it, so he spent his own money, or steam credit, to buy me this game. It is worth the cost and will bring you a lot of enjoyment. Thanks bro.

Many people would call this "2D Minecraft" and "pointless, silly and plain rubbish". I however disagree, as this game has more enemies, bosses, items, biomes and many more. This game is out on many platforms and I simply love this game. 9.5/10. I would like to give my thanks to re-logic and the rest of the group for this game. It is astoundingly beautiful.

I shall now talk about the gameplay. You may customize your character's original look, and can have extra items in your accessories bar to increase strentgh, allow double jump, save you from from injuries by dodging, etc. You also have a vanity bar to put on cloths over your armour, therefore letting you have a nice amount of defense without clamping down on your style. You have a bigger inventory and hotbar than minecraft and better items, too. You can be wearing a big bulky helmet made of toughened mushroom while also wearing a rainbow coloured bowler hat. I personally collect hats as a hobby, so I could wear a turquoise fez or boater while also have on a high end helm. The multiplayer allows pvp, and it's own version of ctf (capture the gem). It also has teams, allowing you to play pvp in a group if your friends without killing each other. This game has a wide range of NPCs, ranging from an arms dealer to a party girl. The nurse can be a bit rude though... But I don't care. She gets the job done. You can build a condo by the ocean, or a mansion in the roots of a tree. You can hollow out hell, or reside in the clouds. You could even build a secret hideout hidden in a lava pool. The crafting is fun, you can make potions easier than in minecraft, and the traders don't go "HMMM". That is an automatic upgrade.I just love this game, and if anybody says that it is bad, then I have a tear run down my cheek. Just joking.

I would like to thank: Redigit, D-town, Cenx, Crowno, Will, Aaron, Jim, and anybody else who helped make this game. I have changed my rating from earlier: 10/10. Terraria has a lot of potential, yet is still a FANTASTIC game.

Anyway you look at it, it is full of colour and beauty. Thanks. This is a true game.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
37.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Not enough ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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