Percentile Rank

Terraria is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 24 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Nintendojo
A-
A-
Jul 15, 2019

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.

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Scored Reviews

PSX Extreme
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 14, 2014

Terraria is a micromanager's dream come true. It's the perfect representation of addictive, in-depth gaming with a simplified visage. There's a boatload of content and from the first moment you stumble upon a glorious treasure trove, you're determined to do it all.

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GameSpace
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2019

If you haven't played Terraria, but are looking for an entry point that marries some mobile conveniences with the console experience, Terraria on the Nintendo Switch is a great place for you to begin your journey.

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Cubed3
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 26, 2014

If players are seeking a big and deep adventure that is truly theirs and that they can share with their friends, then Terraria is the game for them. Terraria offers hours upon hours of content for gamers of any taste. Casual and hardcore, competitive and social; everyone will find something to enjoy. Few will, however, enjoy the whole package, but that is fine. This is a game where players themselves decide how it should be played. After the initial barrier of learning the game, a big world opens up and an unending adventure starts.

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GameGrin
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2014

This deceivingly simple-looking 2D platformer is one of the most empowering games I've played.

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MSPoweruser
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2019

Should you get this game? Yes. 100%. Absolutely. I will say, however, that it’s important to note that Terraria has been hit by the dreaded ‘Switch tax’ and goes for an entire $29.99 on Nintendo’s latest console. While I feel that this version of Terraria is very much worth the $29.99, you can still get it cheaper elsewhere if you’re on a budget or if you don’t own a Switch.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2014

A charming little sandbox adventure that you make yourself.

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COGconnected
84 / 100
84 / 100
Nov 28, 2014

It offers a huge amount of bosses, items, and collectables, and couch co-op to boot. If you like Minecraft or anything of the sort, Terraria is definitely a game worth a look or two.

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Marooners' Rock
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2014

Overall, this isn't a game to pass up in regards to block based building games. I've now figured out what I was missing out on since my first time playing. If you're looking for action, fun, being creative, and just a game to sit back and play this is something to pick up.

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PC Gamer
83 / 100
83 / 100
Jun 7, 2018

Terraria promises an experience of infinite possibilities. Miraculously, it somehow pulls it off.

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IGN Italy
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2015

Also on the Nintendo 3DS Terraria is an engaging and creative experience which may drain lots of your spare time and then more.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2015

If you're a PS4 owner and you've never played this game before, it's an easy recommendation as the core game is fun and addictive. If you're someone that has already crafted a Terra Blade, you've probably played this game to death already and it's a bit of a hard sell especially if you've got it on other Sony platforms. Regardless, Terraria is an amazingly addictive and satisfying game with tons of replay value and is well worth every penny.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 14, 2016

As you may have expected, the Wii U version of the game is quite the improvement over the 3DS release, featuring more content, more features and better overall performance. If you have both a 3DS and Wii U and were patient enough to wait and see how this version turned out, then let it be known that this is definately the better release. If you're looking for a compelling sandbox-style game with tons to do and optional online co-op, look no further - you've found it.

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GameSkinny
GameSkinny
diegoarguello

Top Critic

Jul 9, 2019

The ambitious 2D sandbox Terraria is now on Nintendo Switch, and aside from a complicated control scheme, it feels just like home.

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
Spaziogames

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2019

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.

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GameSpew
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 5, 2015

For a small-looking game with only two dimensions, it sure has a lot of depth

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Pure Xbox
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 26, 2014

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.

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Nintendo Insider
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 29, 2016

There is immeasurable depth to Terraria, a 39-strong list of accomplishments helping to objectify the experience that dares to brave it. Richly rewarding at every turn thanks to the developer's unrestrictive design, it excels in freedom - the player let loose on their own adventure to quell the monstrous creatures that inhabit the world around them.

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Nintendo News
3.8 / 5.0
3.8 / 5.0
Jan 4, 2016

Although not the best available version of the game, Terraria on 3DS is a great opportunity for on-the-go gamers who thrive in the exploration and freedom of sandbox crafting games.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 14, 2019

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.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jan 9, 2016

Although slightly outdated, Terraria on 3DS is a fairly decent port of a hugely popular title. If you don't own a New 3DS the lower framerate and lag alone can be reason enough to perhaps skip this version, and the lack of online multiplayer and outdated content could also be a downer for some. The Wii U version should get rid of some of these issues, so if you own the home console there's the option to wait a little longer. Some patches may improve this experience, and it's a solid entry for those with a New 3DS that fancy some Terraria on the go.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 6, 2016

It doesn't fully live up to its potential due to repetitive gameplay mechanics and to its often maladjusted control system and interface, which together with the lack of a proper plot and tutorials will only contribute to make it less appealing to many players.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2019

Terraria is a mix of genres that make the game very addictive, careful and huge, but that requires many hours and patience. If you know what you're doing and you like the genre, do not hesitate

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TrueAchievements
Nov 14, 2014

Terraria's open-ended open world may provide a fun distraction for the highly-creative, patient, and motivated, but gamers looking for a fun, engrossing escape should keep on digging.

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