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Terraria is a two dimensional platform game of exploration and crafting. Players can use mines and picks to collect various items from the environment including wood, ore and even spider webs. Resources acquired from the environment can be placed or crafted into all manner of items.

The simple crafting system automatically lists any item that you have the materials to craft. First priority is to set up a base before night fall hits in order to protect yourself from roving zombies and eyeball monsters. You can craft many items for your home, including doors, walls, tables, chairs and beds.

During the daytime slimes roam the land and must be avoided or dispatched with a weapon such as a sword or axe. As you gather materials you will be able to construct more powerful weapons from different ores as well as armor to protect yourself.

30 monsters are present in the game including slimes, floating eyeballs, giant earth worms and zombies.

Building a nice home will attract NPC (non-player characters) to your house to set up residence. These can include a merchant to trade with and nurses who can heal your wounds.

Terraria supports single player, multi-player servers and player vs player combat.


Terraria Windows Deserts have their own hazards
Terraria Windows Mining copper ore
Terraria Windows Fighting a slime
Terraria Windows Talking to the help NPC

Promo Images

Terraria Screenshot
Terraria Screenshot
Terraria Screenshot
Terraria Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Terraria: Xbox 360 Edition" -- Xbox 360 title
  • "Terraria - Collector's Edition" -- UK Boxed release title
  • "テラリア" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Addictive gameplay and tons of content. What more do you need? Windows The Cliffe (1625)

Critic Reviews

GameGavel.com Windows Jun 01, 2011 A 100
Indius Windows Jan 13, 2012 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot Windows May 31, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Jul 28, 2011 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Windows Jun 16, 2011 79 out of 100 79
Ten Ton Hammer Windows May 30, 2011 78 out of 100 78
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jun 24, 2011 78 out of 100 78
Gamekult Windows May 30, 2011 7 out of 10 70
allaboutgames.co.uk Xbox 360 May 25, 2013 6 out of 10 60
Games On Net Windows May 25, 2011 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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    • 2011 - #3 Adventure of the Year (Readers' Vote)

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