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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Terraria 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 11 weeks ago.
Like Minecraft, Terraria is a game that has developed and improved over the years as its developers have released updates. This means that playing on a new device will grant you access to the latest version of the game. A new Terraria Journey's End version of the game offers new items, foes, creatures and even a little Golf mini-game. It also adds new difficulty modes, and enhanced weather effects.
It's essentially, an action-adventure open-world game with a focus on exploration, crafting, building, and combat. You start with just three basic tools: a pickaxe for digging, a sword for combat, and an axe for woodcutting. Many resources, notably ores, can be found while exploring caves. You must use the resources you find to craft new items and equipment.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild Violence.
8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to be able to persevere and have the imagination that inspires you to take on big challenges. There's some detailed control of the characters and the building of structures. You can play the game in Journey (creative) mode for younger players. It also lets you progress at your own pace. Older, more skilful, players will focus more on progression.
- You need PlayStation Plus to play online with PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita.
- You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
- You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
- You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.
PS Plus Extra
|Wii U||£17.99||Unavailable On Digital Store|
Google Play Pass
You need a subscription to play online:
- You need Xbox Live Gold to play online with Xbox 360.
- You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
- You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
- You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
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Release Date: 25/11/2013, updated in 2019
Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Players: 1-4 (8 online)
Accessibility: 23 features
Components: 2D Side-On, Blocks, Day and Night, Pixels and Weather
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