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Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics What's this?

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

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  • Summary: Terraria? What's that?

    Terraria is a land of adventure! A land of mystery! A land that's yours to shape, to defend and to enjoy. Your options in Terraria are limitless, are you an action gamer with an itchy trigger finger? A master builder? A collector? An explorer? There's something for
    Terraria? What's that?

    Terraria is a land of adventure! A land of mystery! A land that's yours to shape, to defend and to enjoy. Your options in Terraria are limitless, are you an action gamer with an itchy trigger finger? A master builder? A collector? An explorer? There's something for everyone here.

    Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. The world is your canvas and the ground itself is your paint.

    Grab your tools and go! Make weapons to fight off a variety of enemies in numerous biomes. Dig deep underground to find accessories, money, and other useful things. Gather resources to create everything you need to make the world your own. Build a house, a fort, or even a castle. People will move in to live there and perhaps even sell you different wares to assist you on your journey.

    But beware, there are even more challenges awaiting you... Are you up to the task?

    Key features:

    - Sandbox Play
    - Randomly generated worlds
    - Free Content Updates
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jul 16, 2019
    91
    Terraria is at its best as a single-player experience, and in that regard the Switch version is a great port of that most important part. If you’ve never played the game before- or you have and you’d like it on your Nintendo console- this is definitely worth a look. Just keep in mind that, for now at least, it’s pricier here than you’ll find it on mobile or PC.
  2. Jul 14, 2019
    90
    Despite its eight years of life, Terraria is a title that has aged very well: in addition to presenting an excellent and addictive gameplay, the game has a huge amount of content that will take many runs before it can claim to have seen everything the game has to offer.
  3. Jul 16, 2019
    90
    For players who have never played Terraria before, this Switch version is an excellent port, but for those players who have experienced and loved Terraria on other platforms I’d argue that this version is still essential. The ability to play on the go in handheld is a huge draw and thanks to the excellent work to utilise the Switch’s unique features makes this challenging game an utter joy to play again.
  4. Jul 17, 2019
    80
    Terraria is the same, good old game we all know and love, but the portability of the Nintendo Switch version could make it the definitive one.
  5. 80
    I believe 505 Games did an excellent job porting Terraria to the Switch and made the most of the buttons, triggers, and joysticks at their disposal. but after so many hours of playing with mouse and keyboard, it is hard to adjust. Though, being able to play Terraria from the comfort of my bed may be worth the effort.
  6. Jul 21, 2019
    80
    Terraria reaches the Nintendo Switch and it brings its trademark mix of freedom and exploration that will get players addicted to it right away. By using both touch screen and conventional controls in very competent ways, Terraria ensures the experience is easy to interact with and as the game advances, its feeling of evolution is clear. Terraria is an experience that can fit any type of player.
  7. Jul 14, 2019
    70
    Should you buy Terraria on the Switch? Well, that’s a rather nuanced question. On one hand, you have a stable version of an enjoyable, content-rich sandbox classic that can be played both at home and on the go, with that latter option proving to be an intuitive take. On the other hand, the current lack of local co-op is pretty damning for many, especially given that this Switch version is selling for a notably higher price compared to other modern versions. We’d ultimately give this one a recommendation, as the dozens of hours of content and simple, open-ended nature of Terraria’s gameplay prove to make a strong case for why this one deserves a spot on your Switch’s home screen, but if co-op is an important factor for you, we’d suggest you either wait this one out or just pick it up for another platform.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Jul 6, 2019
    10
    One of the awesome things about Terraria is the sheer amount of content. Back in 2011, this game used to have 3 bosses. Now there’s 15, asOne of the awesome things about Terraria is the sheer amount of content. Back in 2011, this game used to have 3 bosses. Now there’s 15, as well as thousands of items. There’s so much to do, with something for everyone. You like combat? Plenty of bosses to fight. You like building? Lots of blocks to work with. You like recreational activities? Well guess what, this game is gonna get golf soon! Truly the only limit is your imagination. When you get stuck, the Wiki is always there to help you, as well as the very nice community. 8 years of constant updates have helped shape this game into the gem it is today, thanks to the awesome people at Re-Logic. Expand
  2. Jul 5, 2019
    10
    Greatest game ever made, it's so addictive time will fly by so fast when you play this game it's crazy. I got this free on ps4 with ps plus,Greatest game ever made, it's so addictive time will fly by so fast when you play this game it's crazy. I got this free on ps4 with ps plus, but still paid the $30 dollars for the switch port. It's worth more than some Triple A games. Expand
  3. Jul 1, 2019
    10
    It's an absolute blast to play, and I've enjoyed every minute of it! Probably one of my favorite platforms the game is on. This is alsoIt's an absolute blast to play, and I've enjoyed every minute of it! Probably one of my favorite platforms the game is on. This is also probably one of the most stable and least buggy versions of Terraria I've ever played on, so that in itself is a huge plus. Well done to Pipeworks! Expand
  4. Aug 15, 2019
    10
    Terraria on Nintendo Switch, the very world is at your fingertips as you fight for survival, fortune, and glory. Delve deep into cavernousTerraria on Nintendo Switch, the very world is at your fingertips as you fight for survival, fortune, and glory. Delve deep into cavernous expanses, seek out ever-greater foes to test your mettle in combat, or construct your own city – In the World of Terraria, the choice is yours! Blending elements of classic action games with the freedom of sandbox-style creativity, Terraria is a unique gaming experience where both the journey and the destination are as unique as the players themselves!

    The first thing I noticed was that I missed the keyboard and mouse. This may be due to me being a big Terraria fan on the PC. This is a game that works better in handheld mode, as the touchscreen has been utilized perfectly.

    Though the touchscreen may not be as useful for more precise building and mining. When using fingers, a magnifying glass will appear to help be more precise. I found I ended up switching between touch and joycons. But the gameplay and core game mechanics are the same, and its still a lot of fun.

    Overall the gameplay is still the same as on other console versions. You can move around and mine. The story and feel of the game are all still there. The added benefit of the touchscreen makes it a lot easier to play then on PS4 or XBOX.

    Currently, Terraria only supports multiplayer through Nintendo online, and not local split-screen. Though we have been promised this is on the horizon. The version released on the Switch is the 1.3.0.7 version, which is behind the console version of 1.3.1. Both are far behind the PC version of 1.4.

    This is a fantastic time waster game. With side-scrolling, touchscreen, building and digging, all in all, a fun game to play. Finally check out our other gaming reviews.
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  5. Jul 2, 2019
    10
    Amazing game, even after you finish there is so much content. it's such a good game and its re-playable value is 10/10
  6. Jun 27, 2019
    10
    Excelente juego grandes mecánicas, jefes impresionantes y horas de diversión por delante
    100% recomendado
  7. Jun 27, 2019
    0
    Al crear el mundo va bien pero luegoa al entrar por segunda vez se congela al iniciarlo y no se puede jugar.

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