Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. Four Pack also available!
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (51,577 reviews)
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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May 15

Terraria 1.2.4.1 is Now Live!

Greetings Terrarians! Version 1.2.4.1 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
45 of 46 people (98%) found this review helpful
271.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 3
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
283.4 hrs on record
*Better building than minecraft
*Better combat than minecraft
*More intricate than minecraft
*Better bosses with actual attack patterns
Posted: October 10
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
98.6 hrs on record
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:
Posted: October 12
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
149.9 hrs on record
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.

8.5/10
Posted: October 13
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
604.0 hrs on record
its a massive games full of endless possibilities and countless fun whether your a adult or a kid or even a teen theres no way you cant get excited about playing this game even from the start u dont think "i should hurry theres a quest i have to go on" instead you think "i want to explore" and thats the aim of the game
Posted: September 24
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
866.9 hrs on record
OMG I totally love this game anyone ever should get this game! 100/10!
Posted: September 29
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
302.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 6
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Lovin it.
Point blank
Posted: September 29
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
183.6 hrs on record
This game looked like trash to me until i tryed it! Then i realised its a litle epic game with EXTREAMLY big content and so fun. Its sandbox like minecraft in 2D with more action, rare drops from enemyes and many crafting recepies and combinatios. Its super fun in singleplayer and its even more fun in multiplayer when palying with friend or joining public servers. Also its realy hard to tell all what this game offers just dont let this game go with out trying it!
Posted: September 26
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,355.3 hrs on record
Terraria is an exploration platformer developed by Re-Logic (Headed by Andrew "Redigit" Spinks and Jeremy "Blue" Guerrette) in March 2011. The game went through multiple updates ever since then, first culminating in the 1.1 release of December 2011 before developement ceased in February 2012. In April 2013, development continued with a promised 1.2 update that was released October 1st 2013. The game is availible on Valve's Steam platform and a console version released by 505 Studios around late 2012 is availible on Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network.

Gameplay: Gameplay is focused on a 2D side-scrolling playing field. Players initially start out with gathering wood from trees to erect a basic shelter for the first night. This may sound similar to Mojang AB's Minecraft but Terraria makes a more exploration turn. Even while mining, players can find underground treasure chests with unique items, accessories. Fighting your first boss of the game is where Terraria truly shows it's not any sort of Minecraft clone (even when people claims it is, Markus "Notch" Perrson supports the game). Players also delve into the corruption or crimson to fight the nasties hidden, a dungeon filled with skeletons, an expansive underground jungle buzzing with hornets and even beehives and the lava filled underworld as well. Even after beating a strong monster in the underworld, there's still a massive amount of content ahead that I should probably not go into detail of it all, as tempting as it is.

Graphics: The graphics are appealing, much like an old SNES side-scroller along with some neat effects such as flames, smoke, rain and snow and despite it's almost cute style, it manages to be scary at the same time.

Sounds & Music: The sounds are simplistic but very effective such as tinks of mining stone or using your inventory. Meanwhile the music is composed by Scott Lloyd Shelly. The soundtrack in it's 2011 days were quite limited (Title, Day, Night, Cave, Boss, Eerie) before we got more varied soundtracks come 1.1 and then even more varied music in 1.2, some of it brought over from the Console version.

Goods: Very addictive that can have you playing for hours on end (if five ingame day cycles pass, you've played for two hours because that's 120 minutes). Adventurous, fun to play with friends.

Bads: Some of the longetivity is caused by enemy drop rates being so low (for example, one is 0.025%) making some of the gameplay just simply killing enemies in the same general area for a hard to get item. It's also frustrating dying to a boss.

Overall: It's cheap. Buy it. It's worth it.
Posted: September 24
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1,036.2 hrs on record
play it
Posted: October 18
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
312.0 hrs on record
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.

PROS:
+ 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.

CONS:
- 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
Posted: October 5
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
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!
Posted: October 19
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
125.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 8
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
793.3 hrs on record
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. :)
Posted: October 15
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
36.9 hrs on record
Not enough ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Posted: October 14
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
108.5 hrs on record
hours of fun ! :D
Posted: September 27
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
818.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 12
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2,006.6 hrs on record
i love this game. its really fun because it has so many rescorces, so it is like a never ending game
Posted: October 11
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
51.3 hrs on record
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.

10/10
Posted: October 7
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