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Terraria (Windows)

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Description

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.


Screenshots

Terraria Windows A simple underground home
Terraria Windows Deserts have their own hazards
Terraria Windows Mining copper ore
Terraria Windows Title screen

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User Reviews

Addictive gameplay and tons of content. What more do you need? The Cliffe (1586) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Jun 01, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
IGN May 25, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Hooked Gamers Jun 09, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jun 20, 2011 86 out of 100 86
GameTrailers Jun 29, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2012 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot May 31, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Gameblog.fr May 27, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 31, 2011 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Jun 16, 2011 79 out of 100 79

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Awards

  • 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 (22316), Sciere (252188), Kabushi (122207) and stabel (3761)