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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""I don't know how to do any of this, I don't know how to do any of this at all. I mean look, there's vines growing in my house for christ sake!""
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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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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
182 of 230 people (79%) found this review helpful
103.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I was digging and a spooky skellytun sp00ked me.
10/10 needs spook alerts
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101 of 116 people (87%) found this review helpful
121.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
The best casual sandbox game out there. Other popular games just fail to stand up to what Terraria has become
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159 of 206 people (77%) found this review helpful
227.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Better then Minecraft.
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70 of 76 people (92%) found this review helpful
285.4 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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59 of 61 people (97%) found this review helpful
131.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
You should by 8 copies of this game and go around giving it to people who look sad.
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55 of 60 people (92%) found this review helpful
101.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
day 1

What is this? I have copper tools I guess and a "Broken Copper Pickaxe"... I guess I can use the axe to chop some trees and build a house... IT'S SO SLOWWWW!

night 1

So I built a house and now demonic eyes and zombies are swarming my house. I'll just stay in here and mess around with some of my materials. Maybe I can make something interesting. Hey, Guide! Come tell me some recipes!

Day 2:

I should try digging with this pickaxe... Hey! It works! Neat. Maybe there's something neat underground... OH GOD A SKELETON

night 2: Found some ores, they're pretty cool. I also found an abandoned shack with a mirror in it. something about warping me home. WAIT NO I DIDN'T WANT TO DO THAT! Aaaand back at spawn.

Day 5:

Okay. So I have some silver armor and tools, but a gold broadsword too. Enemies at night are a lot easier now and slimes are a joke...

Night 5: I feel like something is watching me...? What? WHOA! A giant eye..? Okay, I'll kill that.

time skip

Day 20: I moved into a big treehouse and have some mythril armor. Enemies are pretty strong now.

time skip

Day 100: Giant structures, terra blade, beetle armor and other goodies, this world has turned out good.

10/10 would die to a flying fish again
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82 of 105 people (78%) found this review helpful
100.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
I literally flooded the entire world.

10/10
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135 of 193 people (70%) found this review helpful
188.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
It's like Skyrim with guns
10/10

-IGN
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79 of 108 people (73%) found this review helpful
295.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Better then minecraft
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42 of 52 people (81%) found this review helpful
399.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game.
What are you waiting for......? Buy it :)
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32 of 37 people (86%) found this review helpful
184.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Terraria is a sidescrolling sandbox rpg. The game uses procedurally generated maps to provide the player with a unique experience every time. While some say the game is a ripoff of Minecraft it is, imo, rather a testement to what Minecraft could have been. The game uses a sidescrolling pixelated style and focuses on the standard rpg fare of collecting items and then using them to explore locations and fight bosses to collect more items. The game focuses less on the creation aspect of sandbox rpg and moreso on the rpg part while Minecraft does the opposite. While the game has a variety of cosmetics and various building materials that simply isn't the point of the game. The point of the game is fighting the boss, progressing to the next level, and getting to, and beating, the inevitable hard mode. This focus does mean that the game eventually, like all rpgs, dims out and you will find yourself unable to progress and not so willing to farm for rare items. It is an issue experienced by even MMORPGs such as World of Warcraft. Terraria sadly does not come out with enough large updates (Expansions if you wil) to warrent continous playing from update to update. The bosses are varied and the enemies are fun to fight, the caves are fun to explore etc. Everything you would want from a sandbox rpg game but unlike Minecraft's seamingly endless tracks of land you can easily explore the entirety of your Terraria world. This is sad as some things such as Pyramids, ice caves etc are not going to spawn on every world unlike in Minecraft where it is simply walking around trying to find the right biome. This issue is actually an odd one. As all the creativity in building a house could go to waste when you find there is not teh right biome you are looking for on this world. The act of having to world hop with your character is a poor one and while it is there for a reason the fact that there is a chance you will HAVE to do it is saddening and ruins a portion of the game and breaks imersion. Another issue the game struggles with is online play. Unlike games such as Diablo where the enemies grow in strength the more players that are in a single game the mobs of Terraria do not care if as many as 8 people are in their world they will stay the same strength. This makes large parties of friends able to easily chew through a majority of the game undergeared as they may be. And while they require more resources to upgrade there are so many of them to fight and die to kill the boss that it does not neccessarily matter. This means that while playing alone can be incredibly difficult and require alot of pre-planning and execution with multiple people you just kind of gang-bang the boss until it stops moving and drops it's loot. The various classes (Magic, melee, ranged etc) are fairly balenced with Melee providing the most armor but doing the least damage in and so on in standard RPG fashion. While the game does have issues it is still a great sandbox rpg that can provide hours of fun especially when played with a few friends so as to keep the game challenging. Defining your character, mineing and crafting your weapons and armor, building a small village for the npcs to live in all feels good and is fun to do either alone or with friends. I rate the game, in it's current state, a 8.3/10
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Terraria is a small 2D adventure game. I will review the game in some paragraphs, and then I will give it 1-10 points.

[Gameplay]
In the beggining, your quest it's to find wood, and make a shelter to survive the first night. "The First Night"-that was the longest nigh in Terraria for me. Then, the game starts getting harder and harder. There are zombies, slimes, skeletones, Bosses and many, many other creatures. It's very interesting game! 10/10

[Crafting]
Ah.The crafting system in this game is quet hard to solve.It was hard to me, I didn't know even how to make a torch.
The coolest thing about the crafting system is that, you only need the items for the thing you want to craft, not like in Minecraft, where you need to put every material in some "speacial" position. If you're a new player, talk to the first person you see in the game. Just do it!!! 9/10 It was hard...

[Bosses]
This is the coolest part of the game. Beating the bosses! So, The Bosses are made on 2 difficults, Easy and Hard.
If you fight on easy difficult, don't worry. The Bosses have like 2k HP to 10k HP. They can be easly beaten up with a good armor and good weapons. IF YOU ARE A NEW PLAYER DON'T START WITH THE HARDMODE! JUST DON'T!!!
On Hard mode, the Bosses are very hard, and If you die, you lose the game... Ex. The Eye Of Cthulhu it's on 2,8k HP on Easy, but on Hard mode, the Eyes are two and their name is "The Twins" The one have 20k, the other 23k HP.
Good luck! 11/10

[Multiplayer]
Oh my God. This is the game I can play with friends forever! It's very funny and when you and the crew get all on HardMode characters and start beating bosses, it's cool. The worstest thig is that, Terraria is made on Small, Medium and Large terrain. This is the worstest thing, not like in Minecraft, to be infinite. But it's a'ight. 8.5/10 Can be better.

[Final Review]
"Terraria" is a very good game. Even better than Minecraft, lol. So BUY it, what're ya' waiting for? This is an big adventure in a small world, which can be played with friends. What more do you need? 9.5/10 - I highly recommend this game!

*Sorry for my bad english!*
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
this is quite possibly the best sandbox game on steam period.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
235.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Really enjoyed game. Great to play with friends or by yourself.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
You will accidently kill inocent creatures and feel bad about it and you'll look at reality and sigh... 10/10
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Alright, let ne start off by saying the game is one of the most amazing games to play. That said, most people do have a challenge trying to survive in it due to the difficuly and some cluttered controls. Personally i enjoy every aspect of the game and find it to be hours of fun with trying to build different houses for the NPC's and fighting the bosses. If your looking for a fun sandbox game with hours of fun then you came to the right place.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
i recommend this game to people that likes a game that looks 2d but is still good to play offline and with your friends
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
137.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Terraria, Terraria, Terraria. Old old Terraria.

I used to play this game with my sister and my friend on my server, it appears I played almost 140 (137.9) hours of this game and it was pretty darn good.

Terraria is a sandbox sidescrolling indie RPG with a lot of crafting needing to be done but it is NOT a Minecraft copy in any stretch of the imagination, no no no. To some, it could even be better.

Terraria features a huge amount of enemies, items and bosses all of which are incredibly designed. It also features funky 16 bit style music which is pretty awesome.

First off and perhaps my favourite feature and the reason I love the game are the amounts of items, there are so many magical items almost all doing something unique and different such as a harp which sends out musical notes to attack your enemies or a wand which shoots out a beam which you control with your mouse. Let's just say the designers are very creative fellows indeed.

Next off and my second favourite thing are the incredible amounts of bosses! From a giant worm to Cthulu's old eye, there is no limit to the amount of randomness and awesomeness you can find in this game.

However, Terraria still has it's flaws. And one flaw is very big and slightly game ruining to me and why I don't play anymore.

This game just... Throws you in. You need to look EVERYTHING up and even then it's hard to memorize and it just requires too much time to get all these potions and stuff done to defeat bosses and get new weapons and it gets annoying having to look EVERYTHING up and I know Minecraft does this but Minecraft is far easier to memorize, I think Terraria needs to add a crafting guide in-game which will show you how to craft every item. If this has been added, please tell me.

There is far too much grinding involved, too. Certain enemies drop certain items (Skeletons and Piranhas used to/still do drop hooks, but only Skeletons and Piranhas) and some have very low drop rates. Again, this might have been fixed.

The lack of lore is... Sad. And no, I'm not going to talk about the fact that Minecraft has no lore too because Minecraft isn't based mostly on Survival (Well, it is but most people play modded or multiplayer servers), anyway, back to Terraria. Terraria has such an amazing creative world; A huge amount of NPCs who can join you (I'll get to that soon), Leviathans you have to watch out for and an old man who turns into... Something. There is so much story and lore that could be made with this, it'd be amazing if this game had more of a story.

Back to the positives: One thing I forgot to mention was the housing system. Whenever you make a compatible house (You can't just make a random crevasse and expect it to work, you need to create a proper actual house) an NPC will move in, but only after you complete the achievement which will earn the NPCs respect, such as kill a boss which I think you needed for the Dryad. There are many, many NPCs for you to get and they all sell different things and say funny things, especially the Nurse who seems to have a crush on the Gunslinger, but again nothing is done with that. Don't expect cute Guide X Dryad crap to happen, sorry shippers.

There is a huge amount of enemies to battle from flying eyes to unicorns, they're all unique and it'll take you a lot of hours to get bored and want new enemies, and not to mention the amount of hours you can put into this game is INSANE. It'll take estimated 200 hours and over (Don't quote me on that) to see every little tiny bit of content, if not 300 hours. But once you're done with that I'm not sure if you'd want to come back to it.

And finally... The combat system. It's very basic, especially melee wise. But once you get late into the game you'll find all kinds of unique swords and magic items that'll mix everything up.

And the final verdict for Terraria is... 8.5 out of 10. I feel bad for not ranking it higher, but the lack of help given to the players, the grinding and lack of story just deprives it of a 9 or over out of 10.

Until next review :) Bye!

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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
144.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
I used to play minecraft and nothing else, but now that i have found Terraria, i never touch MC. I love sandbox games, but this has sooo many things in it, your options are even more endless than before. It also never lags, one of my pet peeves.
I espessially love all of the machines and bosses. This is a true sandbox game, Thank You Terraria.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
280.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
I sometimes find myself envying people who sit down to play an outstanding video game for the first time. It's like a Christmas morning: putting the toy back under the tree and tearing opening the box all over again will never quite replicate the excitement of seeing it for the first time. Terraria is this sort of game. Starting a new world with a new character still feels like an exciting adventure, but the experience of stepping into that bright two-dimensional world for the first time, and discovering piece-by-piece all that it has hidden, is worth the asking price all by itself. Subsequent playthroughs only add to the value, and how! And if it's on sale - it is, often - I can only advise you not to hesitate.

Terraria is a very versatile game. You can play for hours at a time, clocking up days' worth of play, and still have a 'to-do' list as long as a Bone Serpent. Alternatively, you can casually dip in and out when the mood suits you, building a little here, digging a little there, working on some great artifice a bit at a time. You can challenge gods and monsters with the finest weaponry crafted from the rarest metals, or simply make a treehouse for all your NPC friends with matching furniture sets and mood lighting. Become an arctic explorer! Go fishing! Drain the ocean into the dungeon! (I have actually done this, it was hard work but good fun.) Go to hell - literally! You can try to be bored, but it will take a lot of effort.

One of the advantages Terraria has over so many other games is the involvement of a dedicated development team. When updates come - and they may not come forever - they add great stores of content to the game, with new NPCs, items, mechanics, enemies and locations, not to mention all the tweaks and fixes which aim at keeping everything balanced, no small feat given that every change has to keep Terraria accessible to new players, whilst offering bigger and better challenges to existing players whose kingdoms span from ocean to ocean. This is all done remarkably well: the devs maintain a good community, and there is always the sense that the players are being listened to when new content arrives, without ever compromising the creative vision behind it. In an age of cowboy developers, corporate spin and micro-transactions on every street corner, Terraria is a welcome example of good practice in video games, and if I needed to buy it again, I would quite happily pay the full price - although, as I said, sales do happen.

Of course, nothing is perfect, and nothing is for everyone. When it comes to armour and weapons, and things forged out of fantastically rare ores, it can be very 'grindy' (if that's a word). Building anything of any real size takes time, as does the collection of large quantities of wood and stone and whatever else you may be using to put together your palace. Boss fights can take a lot of preparation, and the later-stage bosses can feel genuinely punishing when attempted repeatedly. As a rule, I find that Terraria is very good at compensating for these issues, (a quick trip to collect wood for house-building can turn into a hectic race through zombie-infested tundra, or an expedition to recover unknown loot from the bottom of some murky chasm,) but not everyone will want to give it their time. A mere two dimensions may be a deal-breaker for some, not to mention the rather old-school, pixel-y art style. But even if this sounds like you, I recommend giving it a try. For me, Terraria worked where Minecraft didn't, and I still feel that the former deserves some of the credit that is typically heaped upon the latter. So give it a go, walk around that forest for the first time, dig a little below the surface and see if the spirit of adventure takes you. If it does, keep digging - after one year and 262 hours of play, I still haven't stopped.
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