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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94 of 98 people (96%) found this review helpful
8 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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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
31 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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5 of 5 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
156.7 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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4.6 hrs
Posted: October 25
Buys the game because its the only thing I can decently run on my crappy computer.

Boring. Really ! I wander around, start building a little house, start digging, but the monsters are way too hard - and I'm at the lowest difficulty settings ! Especially f***ing sandworms that hit so hard and are so difficult to hit back ! I find out how to make snowballs - basically hoping for an infinite ranged weapon, must be good, right ? Nope, it sucks as hell. Whatever.

I start being really ♥♥♥♥♥♥. But I continue a bit more.

I finally find a small room and ... a motherf***ing SNOW CANON ! I had 2000 ammo at the time leftover my previous attempt.

*maniacal laughter*

Finally I can fight monsters ! Still tough but now I pack a decent punch. With it I make a zombie genocide and find a few goodie bags.



I find a complete unicorn costume


Truly a thing of beauty.

So, play this game ! Give it some time, I found ths beginning hard but now I can't stop grinning like an idiot, dressed as a unicorn with my MOTHERF***ING SNOW CANON MUAHHAAHAHAHA
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5.3 hrs
Posted: October 25
play it like 5 hrs.Worth My money.
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6.9 hrs
Posted: October 25
Brilliant time killer play this friends or alone for a fair but tough challenge. You can be the best fighter or builder or merchant its a very diverse game
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#KillMe hezkel
295.7 hrs
Posted: October 25
i think this one of the best games i have played, despite of the retro graphic the game looks good and he is also fun and easy to control.

so much to explore to much to creat and so much to fight!
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My stomach hurts
272.3 hrs
Posted: October 24
Terraria is overall quite a good game it has servers and many different ways of combats and lots of variety and weapons clothing armor accessories and more it has a fairly well crafting system the main keywords of the game as seen in the description is to dig fight and explore so far there are 14 bosses the game is multiplayer you can join friends play on servers and even host your own world! You can dig all the way to the bottom of the world and dig in different areas to explore, explore is another keyword you can explore different habitats and the underground most areas have a boss to fight overall the game is very good! I recommend it to people who like open world building crafting and you can do anything the game has to offer at almost any time you like!
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153.9 hrs
Posted: October 24
Too Fun.

So, how was it a minecraft clone again?
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440.2 hrs
Posted: October 24
I really enjoyed this game and i have over 400 hours on record also its still being updated. there is a ton to do as you progress through the game and tons of items to find. 10/10
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242.8 hrs
Posted: October 24
I Like This Game 10/10 100% Because There Is Alot To Explore About This Game Make A Even Larger Game Like Thsi =) :)
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381.6 hrs
Posted: October 24
its fun I guess.
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4.9 hrs
Posted: October 24
This game is very very fun i have put 4 hours into it and i got it today at first its really hard and sometimes stressful but after a while it becomes more fun. It might take awhile on how to learn but if you are having trouble on something go to the wiki it tells you about every thing you need to know. I thinks its well worth 9.99$. Btw This game is like a time machine you are playing at 12:00 PM next thing you know its 1:00 AM.
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