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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 Founding the lost house with golden chest (v1.4.1.2)
Terraria Windows Beating the wave of enemies (v1.4.1.2)
Terraria Windows Mining the ores (v1.4.1.2)
Terraria Windows Inventory and crafting interface

Promo Images

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Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "泰拉瑞亞" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "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
  • "테라리아" -- Korean spelling
  • "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

GameGavel.com Jun 01, 2011 A 100
Indie Game Magazine Feb 15, 2012 90 out of 100 90
GameTrailers Jun 29, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Jul 04, 2015 83 out of 100 83
Mana Pool Jul 20, 2011 8.2 out of 10 82
Indius Jan 13, 2012 16 out of 20 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 31, 2011 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Jun 15, 2011 80 out of 100 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun 24, 2011 78 out of 100 78
The A.V. Club Jun 06, 2011 B 75

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Trivia

Sales

The game sold 432,000 copies in its first month, over 12 million across all platforms by update 1.3 in June/2015, and 30.3 million across all platforms by April/2020 (14 million on PC, 8.7 million on mobile platforms, and 7.6 million on consoles).

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 (10268) added Terraria (Windows) on May 20, 2011
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