Terraria (Windows)

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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 Talking to the help NPC
Terraria Windows Build houses and merchants will move in
Terraria Windows Mining copper ore
Terraria Windows Fighting a slime

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

Hooked Gamers Jun 09, 2011 9 out of 10 90
The Escapist Jul 07, 2011 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameZone May 28, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jun 20, 2011 86 out of 100 86
4Players.de Mar 14, 2012 83 out of 100 83
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 31, 2011 8 out of 10 80
CanardPC Jul 23, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun 24, 2011 78 out of 100 78
The A.V. Club Jun 06, 2011 B 75
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
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