Terraria Review – If anyone wants to get me something for Christmas

On November 22, 2013

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Terraria Review – If anyone wants to get me something for Christmas

Our rating:

By: 505 Games (US), Inc.

Version #: 1.1.4

Date Released: 2013-11-07

Developer: 505 Games (US), Inc.

Price: 4.99

User Rating:

Terraria brings back memories of the original PlayStation titles, especially the earlier entrants to the Final Fantasy series, with the 2D pixelated graphics and whole adventure sequence.

Think Minecraft but with battles and pickaxes and more battles.

Terraria takes place across an open sandbox world. Equipped with barely sufficient tools like a pickaxe and sword, players go about collecting resources to be used for crafting items. Along the way they encounter enemies that draw them into combat. Terraria is pretty much your run of the mill adventure game, except with all the attention to detail and on a mobile device.

I believe the main attraction point of Terraria lies in the 2D pixel tiled graphics that are a truly refreshing break from the forced 3D ‘high definition’ graphics that more often than not look awkward on mobile devices.

I also liked the details put into Terraria that are very rarely seen on a mobile iOS game. Simple things like depth of NPCs and their chattering go a long way. Also, the developers made it a point to provide easy accessibility which is a problem in lots of adventure games with small buttons being a major source of headaches.

For $4.99, Terraria surprisingly isn’t expensive at all. The sheer amount of content is enough to overwhelm. Definitely top of my wishlist this year.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes

Learning Curve:Steep. The game is extremely complex and thus takes quite a bit to get accustomed to.

Who Is It For:RPG fans

What I Like:The depth and details of the game. There's even multiplayer.

What I Don't Like:The game can get a little draggy and melodramatic

Final Statement:One of the best fantasies on iOS

Read the Developer's Notes:
*** NOW WITH MULTIPLAYER -- Local wi-fi games support up to 4 players! Play Terraria with friends across any other mobile devices! Adventure together or duel each other in player-vs-player combat!***

“Editors Choice” in 45 countries

"This is the full version of Terraria, built from the ground up for iOS. If you loved it on PC or consoles, you’ll love it here." - Slidetoplay.com 4/4

"this pint-sized iteration is an effortless recommendation." - Toucharcade.com 5/5

"Cool pixel-art retro vibe. Exhaustive depth and options to tinker with. Thoughtful updates to the interface make playing on iOS a breeze." - MacLife.com 4.5/5

"It’s clear that the Terraria team put fun first, which is why this is one can’t miss iOS title." - ArcadeSushi.com 9/10


The critically-acclaimed, best-selling indie sandbox adventure has finally arrived on iOS!

In Terraria, every world is unique -- from the floating islands in the sky to the deepest level of The Underworld. Adventure to the ends of the earth, and defeat villainous bosses along the way. The world is your canvas!

Terraria is a Universal App -- play on iPhone or iPad! Buy now and receive free updates with new content and features!

- 200+ CRAFTING RECIPES - weapons, armor, potions, and more!

- 25+ BLOCK TYPES to build anything you can imagine!



- Over a DOZEN environments to explore!

- Dynamic water & lava, day/night cycles!

- 10+ NPCs to meet and recruit to your home!

- Apple Game Center leaderboards & achievements!

Every pixel of Terraria iOS has been crafted for the BEST possible mobile experience -- including brand new touch controls and tutorials!

Optimized for iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod Touch 4 and above

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Visit us on the web at www.terraria.org

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A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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