Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. Four Pack also available!
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Overwhelmingly Positive (4,909 reviews) - 96% of the 4,909 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (135,946 reviews) - 96% of the 135,946 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 16, 2011

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux

    REQUIRED

    • 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

    RECOMMENDED

    • 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

    REQUIRED

    • 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

    RECOMMENDED

    • 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

    REQUIRED

    LINUX
    • 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

    RECOMMENDED

    LINUX
    • 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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Unkindled
( 598.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Best Minecraft ripoff I've ever played.
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Monk31
( 56.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
It is really a cool game,very complex and you want to know what's better?to lose ALL your proggres because the map decides to corrupt!how wonderful is that?
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rico2344
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Lots of bosses, Cool items, Almost Every Thing!
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Benpeg04
( 92.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
AMAZING!!!!!!
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jarvistim
( 527.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
BEST GAME EVA.
I was like 'Ooo trees'
Then 'YEAH! Wooden armor I'm great'
After that every piece of content was just blowing my mind.
And then I discovered mods.
Now I'm still like 'WOAH! LOOK AT DIS!' :)
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Yankee
( 80.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
This is one of the better games i played. It is extremely addicting to play and its alot like minecraft if minecraft had more to it. 9/10 because there is a slight spike in difficulty depending on where your character starts out in. but other than that great game, great mobs, and great yoyos.
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sansUTG
( 97.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Terraria is my favorite game, but some persons think that terraria is a copy of minecraft but they are wrong, its a game with millions of items and includes 14 bosses, it is one of the best sandbox in my opinion and i recomend it to you ;)


(dont worry about spoilers cause its necesary to be spoiled even a little cause if not you will be confused about what to do)

recomended 1000000000000000000000000/10
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Mazzy
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
This is the sixth time I have bought this game.
Whether it is on the Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation, phone, or computer, I enjoy it.

I read the top rated negative reviews and decided I'd write a review to negate all of them since they were just nitpicking.

This game is not boring like a lot of negative reviews suggest. Alone or with friends you'll be enjoying it every step of the way. For those lacking a creative mind, I suggest it to be played with friends however, since the joy in single player for me, is making an awesome house/city/whatever.

[Skip paragraph below if you're not up for story time]

Multiplayer is extremely fun though. Finding an object and bragging about it, just to be one upped an hour later, deciding on what type of house to build, or what to do first when you're just beginning. Every question is an adventure, and every adventure is treacherous and fun. To give some insight, I'm currently playing through with a good friend of mine. We're both total newbs. I may know a lot about the game, but I can never seem to remember what to do first or how to do this or that.(It doesn't help that my friends most epic battle was with a slime. So that's our skill level.)Thus our first idea was to clear out the spawn. Done. Seems there is a giant tree next to spawn. Well, why not mine a hole down the center of it. What follows is the pain of two newbs trying to dig down. Along our way I get a snowball cannon (which is great since on the other side of the tree is a snow biome) and my friend gets a boomerang. We encounter what must be the weirdest underground ever. We swam through what I'd call an underground ocean. The amount of water was insane. It was awful. Not to mention the many many mobs swimming after us. Once we finally got past that we stumbled across layers upon layers of ice which led to tons of dumb incidents which involved one of us jumping and falling through hundreds of layers of ice and exploding into a pile of guts. When we got past that, we found a minecart that whilst we enjoyed for a few seconds, shot us straight into a lake of lava.

-There is more to tell, but I'm reviewing a game and I don't wanna spoil all the fun this game has to offer.-

Anyways, lets get to what I really wanted to address.

Firstly, RNG. I don't get the deal with this one. Your character can transfer over worlds... If you have bad RNG in one world, chnage to another. If you have bad RNG with boss loot, fight them again. There's so many awesome items that whatever I get, I'm always happy. RNG is ridiculous when you want everything.

Second, Bad instructions. Okay, dont get mad at me for bringing up Minecraft, but I have to. When I first tried Minecraft for xbox, I was disappointed. It held your hand every step of the way. There was no knowing anymore than someone else. It told you everything. Terraria isn't like that. You're pretty much on your own. That said, there is the underrated guide to help you out. He tells you what you need to do next, what items make what. Extremely helpful for newbs. You're still pretty confused nonetheless starting out though right? Is that bad? Do you want to know everything? I'd rather be surprised finding out what each item does, what each NPC helps with, what each biome presents. It's the fun of discovering something new. Looking at the wiki? You've pretty muched ruined the game for yourself. Maybe one or two items that don't make sense, sure, but the fun in this game is discovery, learning, and creativity. It's fun because you don't know anything and when you finally think you do, you're again surprised by something new. I've played this game on and off for years, and I still don't know ♥♥♥♥. That's why I can still buy it again and enjoy it. (Still uncertain, well, think of it like this. If you knew everything school had to offer, would it be beneficial to you? No. The point of going is to learn. Same concept with terraria. If you knew everything it had to offer, there'd be no point in playing. Learn about it whilst you play. If that isn't what you want, then play something even more simple than a 2D survival game)

Third, corruption of characters and worlds. Never had this issue. I don't know the cause for some, but a lot of people say it's updates (which get fixed later) or steamcloud. In any cade, it's easy extremely easy to backup your world.


Okay done with that, now onto some menial issues. Difficulty. Dying in the beginning if you're playing with a casual mode character is nothing. You'll die a lot, and it really can only bother you if you're far from spawn, which if you're like me, is always. Think back again to minecraft. On the first night, did you just run around in the dark fighting baddies? Probably not, and if so, you learned your lesson and made an underground fort, or dirt house. Terraria is similar in that way. You must first prepare before facing any danger and when you're just starting out, you are prey to even slimes.

Multiplayer is also an issue. Why? Because chances are that you're gonna be given items. Don't accept them. Play new and fresh. Seeing someone running around flinging cats out of a sword will ruin the game for you, trust me. Every weapon feels better than the last, but when you see what else there is WAY ahead, you raise the bar and stuff doesn't suprise you anymore. Do not, ever, ever, accept items. Play this game beginning to end legit. I know that is a stuggle for some, but whilst cheating or skipping parts of the game may be thrilling at first, it makes the game really stale, really fast.

I'm not the most organized so to make up for it, here.
TL;DR - Terraria is a game that just doesn't suit everyone. Some of it's best features, some mistakenly view as flaws. If you want a game that hold your hand, and you will pick up quickly on, this isn't for you. If you want a game that can keep you surprised hundreds of hours in, then this most certainly is for you (Just adding in, I do have more time on this -read first sentence). Terraria is full of exploration, discovery, and adventure. It brings lots of hilarious and awesome moments between you and friends, and really just proves to be a masterpiece. The amount of variety will never cease to amaze you. It isn't rated "Overwhelmingly Positive" for nothing.
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PokeDolphin123
( 214.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Terraria is such an amazing multiplayer game! There are so many items that you have to build a whole other room just for chests! The bosses are original and exciting to fight, with the exception of a couple who take very long to finally defeat (I'm looking at you, Twins!). The art style is amazing, in its own pixelly way, and for the squeamish *cough cough me* you have the option to turn blood off.

My only complaint is that the Meowmere (Nyan Cat Sword) and the S.D.M.G (Space Dolphin Machine Gun) are not available untill the end-game, and that my friend got both of those before me. But that has nothing to do with the actual game.

Think about the children, ReLogic!
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172 of 200 people (86%) found this review helpful
202 people found this review funny
Recommended
154.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Yeah!
Wooden armor!
Ooo
Better iron armor!
Ooo
Better armor still!
Look! I found a spark stick!
Ooo
This Ruby staff is better!
Ooo
A Lazer gun!
Ooo
It became useless after hardmode!
Ooo
Hardmode!
Ooo
Unicorns
Ooo
I found a new ore!
Ooo
This ore's better than the last ore
Ooo
This ore's even better!
(Ten hours later)
Man, the moonlord is such a pushover! I'm bored.
*Restart*
Ooo
Wooden armor.
(Completely accurate gameplay)
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136 of 154 people (88%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
103.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Terraria looks basic at first, but there is an entirely confusing and complex world under the surface.
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325 of 450 people (72%) found this review helpful
472 people found this review funny
Recommended
385.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
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60 of 65 people (92%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
387.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Well I think it's about time to review this gem.

Terraria is one of the best value-per-dollar games you can buy on steam. Period. Obviously some of the free-to-play games can match that value (because you spend nothing) but the amount of content in this game is just ridiculous!

Ever since 1.0, there have been 3 absolutely game-changing updates, for completely free. The game was already worth it just at 1.0, apart from bugs, but then they litterally quadrupuled or quintupled every aspect of the game. 1.0 got the basics right; satisfying combat, fun exploration, lots of sandboxy things to do, but as I just said, it's sandboxy; there's a lack of an appropriate ending besides "get the most powerful stuff." 1.3 gave us the Moon Lord which is the equivilant of the Ender Dragon from Minecraft; it doesn't end your game after you defeat it but it's something tough even with the gear you get from him, so it feels like a climactic end.

You'll start off small with your copper shortsword, or maybe you build the wooden broadsword to replace it. After many hours you'll have slowly went through the arsenal of weapons and armor the game provides you, from bows to guns to MAGIC, and from simple "take less damage" armor to armor that has really unique effects such as allowing you to reflect damage and draw aggro from enemies for your friends.

On top of the weaponry you have all of the things to do with blockbuilding. There's so many pieces of furnature and different materials you can use to make something that looks amazing, and then you can customize it further by changing shapes with a hammer or recoloring blocks through the paint gun. On top of those cosmetic things you also have the (as of a recent update) fairly extensive wiring system that can allow you to create some pretty cool traps or other mechanisms such as spawning enemies or opening/closing doors.

And on top of THAT you have the massive variety of enemies to fight, some of which will completely obliterate you and you'll enjoy every minute of it. All of the bosses have their unique elements and you'll definitely be surprised the first time a signature move comes out (like the first time that the Corruption boss comes out of the ground).

AND ON TOP OF THAT you have a thriving modding community if the base game doesn't have enough content. Whether you just want more content or complete overhauls, the modding community's got you covered in user-friendly mod managers and easy mod installation.

So basically I'm saying the game's pretty good and you should buy it if you haven't already with how often it goes on 50% and 75% sales.
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79 of 95 people (83%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
381.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
okay so, what if minecraft was 2d and had actual content and was actually fun


edit: please stop adding me i don't want to play terraria or starbound with random people online
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162 of 227 people (71%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
455.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
104.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Introduction:
Terraria is a 2D sandbox game with elements of action, mystery and adventure set in a beautifully pixelated world of flying eyeballs and various biomes like hell. With the choice to build, mine, fish, explore, fight and ride unicorns, how you play the game is really up to you.

Pros:
-Customisable characters with cloud support.
-Dozens of weapons, armour, equipment, tools and consumables to choose from.
-Various mounts and pets to choose from.
-Multiple biomes with their own unique inhabitants, resource and behaviour.
-Over ten bosses that provide a challenge for combat lovers.
-Interesting NPCs who appreciate your horrible houses.
-More than one way to play the game (such as fishing, mining and dying).
-Hundreds of craft-able items and dozens of blocks.

Cons:
-Very time-consuming (although some see this as a good thing).

Overall:
Terraria is not a rip-off of Minecraft, but is actually a phenomenal game packed with fun and a lot of content. It is definitely worth its price and twice the fun when played with a friend. Even after beating the final boss, there are still lots to explore, discover and achieve in this wonderfully made game. I personally rate this game a 9/10.
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
136.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Nice sandbox, nice survival game

- You'll always have something to do here
- The game is huge if you like to get all the achievements, kill all the bosses and play all the classes.
- Awesome multiplayer game
- Kind of hard at the beginning because everything is hard to get and everyone can kill you easily but it's worth
- You can "share" your singleplayer worlds and it's amazing.
- You can play with all your characters in all your worlds so it's nice because if you get something cool for another character can just let it in a chest, switch characters and get it. :D

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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
356.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
This game is 2d side scroller meets minecraft meets rpg meets sandbox to say the least.
But it is so much more.
Instead of describing every little thing its best to just generalize the game

Theres basically 2 parts, pre-hardmode and hardmode
pre-hardmode is the 1st part of the game consisting of semi-hard mobs, events, and bosses.
hardmode is the 2nd part that you unlock after beating the 1st part. It contains alot tougher mobs, events, and bosses.
Theres alot of different biomes, both above ground and underground. Each changes as you switch from one mode to the other.

This game is pretty cool in both visuals and replay value.
If anything, the 2-d aspect of this side scroller game gives it its unique and abstract appeal.

This game is only as fun as your imagination allows you.
The community is pretty decent too compared to other games.

Theres a PC, Console, and Mobile version of the game, each with varying small details and unique mobs/bosses.
PC obviously has the most content due to PC's handling more graphics and having more storage space and programs.
Whoever, the mobile and console versions are just as good and i would highly recommend trying those out as well (i have all 3 versions)

The fun isn't limited to just solo, playing it with friends is also an option, and is alot more fun.

This game is pretty much done with updates (at least thats what i thought until they made the newest wire and mechanics update). Still, theres always the possiblity that they can add more content later on down the line. Still, with the current content its still pretty fun.

***** 5/5 stars no question
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Recommended
36.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
im a starmade addict as i love building things. i figured this game was on sale lets try it

for a 2d game its pretty deep. im barely past the beginning really @ 31 hours. even though ive mined down to the bottom. i found tons of stuff i couldn't mine with a gold pick and i triggered some boss that chain killed me . i can see myself playing this for 100s of hours easily exploring randomly generated worlds and building traps and palaces.
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