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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 PS Vita Inventory (Trial version)
Terraria PS Vita Splash title screen (Trial version)
Terraria Windows Talking to the help NPC
Terraria Windows Build houses and merchants will move in

Promo Images

Terraria Screenshot
Terraria Screenshot
Terraria Screenshot
Terraria Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "泰拉瑞亚" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Terraria: Xbox 360 Edition" -- Xbox 360 title
  • "Terraria: PlayStation 4 Edition" -- PlayStation 4 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 (1708)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Windows Jun 01, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Hooked Gamers Windows Jun 09, 2011 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Windows May 28, 2011 9 out of 10 90
GameTrailers Windows Jun 29, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb, 2012 83 out of 100 83 Xbox 360 Apr 05, 2013 83 out of 100 83
Mana Pool Windows Jul 20, 2011 8.2 out of 10 82 (UK) Windows Jul 28, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) Windows May 31, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay (Benelux) iPad Sep 27, 2013 Unscored Unscored


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Cancelled successor

The successor Terraria: Otherworld (a spin-off with a bigger focus on role-playing elements) was announced in February 2015. Instead of the Terraria makers Re-Logic, the developer was Engine Software who also made the first console ports of Terraria. In April 2017, the development team was switched to Pipeworks Software, the porters of the later console versions. However, the game was ultimately cancelled on April 12, 2018.


  • GameStar (Germany)
    • 2011 - #3 Adventure of the Year (Readers' Vote)
  • Steam Awards
    • 2016 — The 'Test of Time' Award — Nominated
    • 2016 — The 'Just 5 More Minutes' Award — Nominated

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