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

Promo Images

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Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "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? The Cliffe (1708) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Multiplayer.it Jun 29, 2011 8.8 out of 10 88
GameTrailers Jun 29, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamers.at Jun 03, 2011 84 out of 100 84
4Players.de Mar 14, 2012 83 out of 100 83
Legendra Jan 28, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
CanardPC Jul 23, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Indius Jan 13, 2012 16 out of 20 80
Gameblog.fr May 27, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The A.V. Club Jun 06, 2011 B 75
Gamekult May 30, 2011 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

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.

Awards

  • 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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snuf (7155) added Terraria (Windows) on May 20, 2011
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (25952), JP Vaughan (60), Harmony♡ (20444), Sciere (547608), Kabushi (223543) and stabel (3788)