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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 Mining copper ore
Terraria Windows Title screen
Terraria Windows Talking to the help NPC
Terraria Windows Inventory and crafting interface

Alternate Titles

  • "Terraria: Xbox 360 Edition" -- Xbox 360 title
  • "Terraria - Collector's Edition" -- UK Boxed release title

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User Reviews

Addictive gameplay and tons of content. What more do you need? The Cliffe (1625) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game industry News (GiN) Jun 18, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameZone May 28, 2011 9 out of 10 90
IGN May 25, 2011 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot May 31, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
Good Game Jun 07, 2011 16.5 out of 20 82
CanardPC Jul 23, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com May 26, 2011 16 out of 20 80
GameStar (Germany) Jun 15, 2011 80 out of 100 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 28, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Games On Net May 25, 2011 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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

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snuf (2915) added Terraria (Windows) on May 20, 2011
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (26030), Sciere (357993), Kabushi (153720) and stabel (3761)