An adventure in your pocket
Terraria comes to iOS with a whole new look. Fans of the world-building game will enjoy the compact view and added features.
Collect, build, wreck
Prepare your phone for a building and crafting frenzy in the mobile version of Terraria.
The iPhone version retains the 16-bit style graphics of its PC counterpart, but with a hint of remastering. The animation and color are nice and polished. Gameplay has less stuttering than that on desktop. Luckily, the controls are also quite smooth. Instead of tapping away at your keyboard, your actions become stickied to on-screen buttons. You can jump, break objects, and run with simple movements. You'll see that this will make for convenient combat and tunnel digging.
You can also create diverse characters in the mobile version of Terraria. You have many hairstyles, outfits, and skin tones to choose from, along with various colors for each. Use the zoom feature to take a closer look at your avatar and focus on certain details.
This game revolves around a semi-sandbox playstyle. You only have one objective: to survive. To succeed, you must build your base and craft weapons, armor, and other items. There may be less crafting variety than titles like Minecraft, but it is still more than enough for the average player.
There is a vague limit to what you can do in this huge open-world. You can dig through endless caves and forests to build your base, and defend them with crafted weapons against monsters and aliens. The game offers extensive progression, which means you'll find yourself immersed for hours on end. It even has multiplayer mode, although you may run into some serious lag.
Where can you run this program?
You can run this app on iOS 8.0 and later. It is also available on Android, Windows, and other consoles.
Is there a better alternative?
No. Without custom patches, games like Minecraft would never surpass the quality found with Terraria. The only game you might try to get a similar experience is Stardew Valley, but it has repetitive gameplay.
This sandbox adventure gives you lots of rewards for the time you invest in it. It is worth a try and your hours will pay off at the height of your progress.
Should you download it?
Yes. If you like two-dimensional games, with old school graphics and endless exploration, you need to try Terraria.
- Fun visuals
- Lasting progression
- Simple controls
- Character creation
- Interactive environment
- Lag on multiplayer mode
- Lacks itemization
- No campaign