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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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
Helpful customer reviews
1,240 of 1,300 people (95%) found this review helpful
1,147 people found this review funny
175.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
Have you ever wanted to fight a giant eyeball that has teeth by using a laser cannon that you obtained from an alien invasion while riding your giant bee? Then this game is for you.

Have you ever wanted to drink water while drowning to restore health so that you don't drown? Then this game is for you.

Have you ever wanted to explore a vast underground land of ash and lava? Then this game is for you.

Have you ever wanted an arsenal of unique and fun weapons to use, each with their own weird and wacky abilities, from firing nyan cats to summoning ice dragons? Then this game is for you.

Have you ever wanted lore that is almost entirely up to interpretation? Then this game is for you.

Have you ever wanted to fight the moon itself? Well too bad they scrapped that idea.

BUT STILL...

Have you ever wanted to have a good time? Then this game is for you!
Like, seriously. It's a fun game. Lots of replay value, too.
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494 of 528 people (94%) found this review helpful
95 people found this review funny
282.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
When I first saw my friend playing Terraria, I thought it was a 2d MineCraft. Now that I've logged over 150 hours into it, I see that Terraria is so much more than Minecraft. When I tried to figure out what was better, I made a list. Hopefully, I can do this right:
Exploration
Terraria
  • 2d side-scrolling
  • Multitude of biomes to explore(Around 38)
  • You can find loot and ore, without even going underground
Minecraft
  • 3d world
  • Multitude of biomes to explore(Around 61)
  • You can find loot, and bars or metal above ground as well
    (Minecraft Wins)
Spelunking(Mining/Underground Exploration)
Terraria
  • 13 ores, plus an additional 4 ores once in hardmode
  • Generated caves, as well as, other aspects of underground like Abandoned mineshafts, houses, temples, etc.
  • You can dig straight down to hell!
Minecraft
  • 7 ores
  • Generated Caves, Ravines, Mineshafts, 3 Strongholds, and Monster Spawners
  • You can grind for obsidian, make a portal, and set it on fire to go to hell!
(Terrria Wins)
Crafting(Not including Weapons/Armor)
Terraria
  • Using around 38 crafting stations(including Honey,Lava, and Water) You can craft anything
  • If you don't know what an item requires, you can ask the Guide Npc for help(See Npc)
  • In layman's terms, you can make blocks, walls, potions, accesories, tools, torches, boss spawners(See fighting), dyes, grapple hooks, and pets, and decorations(including pots, beds, etc.)
Minecraft
  • Using 2 interfaces, a player can craft some stuff they want to(being forced to grind for the rest)
  • If you don't know how to arrange the items on a grid, you can look it up on the wiki!
  • In layman's terms, you can make blocks, crafting stations, torches, tools, and decorations( including pots, and beds)
(Terraria Wins)
Fighting
Terraria
  • There are 392 enemies in Terraria, including the bosses
  • There are 18 bosses in Terraria.(The celestial towers were each counted separetly)
  • You can make 15 sets of weapons and armor from the ores aforementioned. Allowing any play style.
  • There are guns, bows, staves, swords, sythes, summoner staves, magic guns, yoyos, spears, chain weapons, and tomes.
Minecraft
  • There are 12 enemies in minecraft, including the bosses.
  • There are 2 bosses in Minecraft
  • You can make 4 sets of armor, with 1 of them being leather and not metal.
  • You can make a bow, and 5 swords
(Terraria Wins)
Npc's
Terraria
  • There are 22 Npc's in Terraria, 19 of which will move in, if you build them a house
  • You can sell or buy from npc's and many attack enemies that are in the vicinity
Minecraft
  • There is 1 npc in minecraft(just getting reskinned a bunch to look like more)
  • You can exchange goods in very 1 sided trades(You're gettin swindled!)
(Terraria Wins)

In the end: Terraria-4 Minecraft-1
I can't believe you took the time to read all this.(Did you?)
Thanks for listening to my opinion, and buy this game.
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458 of 508 people (90%) found this review helpful
551 people found this review funny
22.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
You can be a werewolf riding a unicorn while shooting rainbows from a gun.
10/10
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238 of 249 people (96%) found this review helpful
79 people found this review funny
219.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
By The
Numbers
Terraria
Minecraft
Items 3646 350
Mobs 392 37
Weapons 360 34*
Blocks 192 144
Music Tracks 36 44
Bosses 29 2
NPCs 25 5
Total 4680 616

* A generous number :)
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153 of 166 people (92%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
133.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
Terraria, the best sandbox game on Steam. Well, that is obviously my opinion and to me, it holds true. The first thing you should realise about Terraria is that there is no real "story" to the game. Besides collecting resources, building a base and most of battling the fierce monsters that Terraria has to offer. And oh BOY does it have monsters. I think the best place to start this review would be talking about what I love about the game and what I sometimes wish was worked on a little bit.

Firstly, what I really love about this game is the sense of accomplishment. And I don't mean accomplishment as in "congrats, you killed a single enemy here's 100 great items and 20 achievements". I mean accomplishment as in you fight your hardest and kill a boss which you've been grinding for (will expand on this point later), which gives you a good item. Now, once again, when I say a good item I in no way mean game winning or game breaking items. I mean items that should carry you through until the next boss and the cycle continues.

Now, as I said earlier about grinding. Yes, this game does have grinding in it. However I deem it necessary to explain how grinding i this game differs to grinding in an RPG. First and foremost, yes this game will require a bit of grinding just to get something new and helpful in your quest. However you must not worry. If you choose to grind alot, which I know most people will choose to do, you will get better gear. However if you just run in and collect all ores that you see and kill everything that wants to do harm towards you, you'll still get good stuff; stuff that will help you defeat the next boss. So, to sum that up let me put it like this; This game doesn't require you to grind, just to dig and collect everything that you need for that next big battle.

Speaking of bosses, this game has multiple (14, to be exact!), all of which are unique. I'm going to talk about 3 of the main bosses that you'll be seeing early on in the game. Those 3 bosses are Eye of Cthulu, The Eater of Worlds (The Brain of Cthulu on Crimson worlds!) and Skeletron. Each of these bosses are VERY unique. Now, whilst I don't want to spoil these bosses, I think the best way to describe them is like this:
- Eye of Cthulu is a giant eye boss which charges you down and enters rage mode after a certain amount of damage is dealt.
- The Eater of Worlds is a giant worm which will home in on you as you destroys it's segments, each dropping loot.
- The Brain of Cthulu is a giant brain (suprisingly!). It spawns eyes which have to be defeated before attacking the actual brain itself.
- And finally, Skeletron. Skeletron is a monstrous skeleton, with 2 hands which can be destroyed to make the fight easier.
What I really love about these bosses is how different they all are from each other. End game bosses are equally amazing, but may require a giant WALL to be passed. Could cause a lot of FLESH wounds, if you catch my drift. End/Hardmode bosses are amazingly well done and should honestly is one of the most well done things in this game.

Enough about the bosses, let's talk about weaponry. There's a multitude of weapon TYPES to choose from. Melee, Ranged, Mage and Summoner. And the amount of weapons within each catagory is well.. It's insane to be quite honest with you. If you're not enjoy swords, why don't you switch up to a staff which spews magical balls of damage to your foes? This game has a wide selection of weapons to choose from, and with that you also get the different armour types to help you. Once again, armour comes in a multitude range; Melee, Ranged, Mage and Summoner. Now, some people may not exactly understand what the classes are so let me help you understand what they are.
- Melee is predominantly swords and some other weapons like maces and things like that
- Ranged is mostly bows, guns and all the things like that.
- Mage is staffs, books of magic and guff like that.
- Now summoner, is where people probably don't understand what it is. Summoner allows you to summon minions to help you fight, like Slimes, Ravens and Pygmys.

Finally, where this game kinda falls short. I mean, it's nothing 100% game ruining. Achievements. OKAY, OKAY, LOWER THE PITCHFORKS, ALLOW ME TO EXPLAIN MYSELF! I love the achievements in this game, they're fun, rewarding and allow me to play a different way in the game. But some of them are just so damn grindy. I mean, I think if you've played this game you understand where I'm going with this; the God damn Angler missons. I don't want to spend my time fishing when I could be fighting badass bosses and having a ball of a time. I don't want to fish. It's not as if it's just 5 or 10 times. It's 250 times. I don't want to fish for that long.

Look, this game is damn near perfect and there's no way I can deny that. The constant work the devs put in is astounding and I must say that it's amazing the time and dedication they put into it. And, well, it paid off. This review is simply a slither of what the game is. And with that, I bid you all goodbye and farewell. I hope you have an amazing day or night dependant on your timezone!



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