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Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics What's this?

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 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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  • Developer: Engine Software, Pipeworks Software, Inc.
  • Genre(s): Action, Action Adventure, Platformer, Sandbox, 2D
  • # of players: Up to 8
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: T
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jan 6, 2015
    90
    Each world is packed with mysterious treasures and treacheries just waiting to be discovered, and learning how to use them to shape the world to your benefit is enormously satisfying. [Jan 2015, p.89]
  2. Nov 14, 2014
    85
    A charming little sandbox adventure that you make yourself.
  3. Nov 19, 2014
    80
    Terraria is an action-platformer game with a survival adventure core. But above all, is a great 2D sandbox game with gameplay endless options.
  4. Jan 4, 2015
    80
    Terraria on next-gen acts just like an updated version of what been seen on a PC, so rich in content. We have still some concerns for the control system, less effective on a controller compared to the mouse.
  5. Nov 28, 2014
    80
    Whether you're into building giant masterpieces, defeating boss monsters for awesome loot, or exploring the depths of the map, Terraria offers up a variety of experiences and lets you pick and choose how to play based on your mood.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 21, 2015
    10
    This game is endless fun, I played with friends for hours when we first got this. It didn't take us long at all to get hooked onto this game.This game is endless fun, I played with friends for hours when we first got this. It didn't take us long at all to get hooked onto this game. And I've seen so many people say this game is awful because of the controls. All you have to do is click on your right stick and you can control what you're doing with ease. Expand
  2. May 16, 2015
    10
    Simply one of the best games you could buy. Every world is different, an insane amount of items to craft, find and kill for and has splitSimply one of the best games you could buy. Every world is different, an insane amount of items to craft, find and kill for and has split screen co op which is a massive bonus. The cons.....nope not got one. Expand
  3. Feb 9, 2016
    8
    Do yourself a favor and take the time to at least watch some twitch or youtube play throughs of about 4 episodes of this game. It will showDo yourself a favor and take the time to at least watch some twitch or youtube play throughs of about 4 episodes of this game. It will show you if you will like this game or not.

    There is just so much to love and do in this game that it is amazing. This game is a sandbox. It is an MMO. It is a minecraft clone. It has local co-op, it has servers, it's has pvp. It's has 2d scroller boss fights. You build bases and craft just about anything and everything you want in the world. It's casual, but it is also hardcore. You can have something like 15 worlds saved at the same time. In fact there aren't many games out there that allow you to do as much as this game does.

    This game has gigantic replay value because of it's randomly generated worlds and it just has so much to do. It has a strong player community. It has been around for a couple of years on PC. It is still patched and the developers listen to the community as is evidenced by it's latest patch.

    It has it's weakpoints. It is 2d graphics, it's learning curve is rough if you don't come from minecraft. And it's controls can be confusing to new players.

    It's randomly generated worlds can be abusive even on the normal level. My world beat the snot out of me unapologetically. I had jungle to my left, ice to my right, and an ocean where my mining should of been. My jungle water then flooded my mines. I tried to mine it out, only to find more water and higher level mobs. I'm attacked day and night by 4 or 5 higher level mobs at a time. Somehow they get into my base. Through the doors and walls. And there was no material to upgrade in my starting area. Eventually I adventured deep into the ice area and I found upgrades. So I overcame. My wife on the other hand got a great starting area and is loving it.

    This game should be a 10, because it has so much to offer for only $20 bucks, but I give it an 8 for presenting itself as a carebear casual game and beating up relentlessly on me. I loathe it and love it at the same time ;).
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  4. Jun 7, 2016
    8
    This game is very fun and I recommend it to many people for many reasons, such as always different worlds, and a great game to play with yourThis game is very fun and I recommend it to many people for many reasons, such as always different worlds, and a great game to play with your friends. Although I do have problems. The controls are a little wonky and later on the game kind of stops helping you and get complicated. Sure you can just look up information but the kills the experiment. Expand
  5. Jan 21, 2015
    8
    This is a very fun game, that is very fun to play and worth the money

    PROS -Fun gameplay -Nice combat CONS -bad controls -too
    This is a very fun game, that is very fun to play and worth the money

    PROS
    -Fun gameplay
    -Nice combat

    CONS
    -bad controls
    -too complex

    Again, this is definitely worth checking out!
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