Having originally launched on PC back in 2011, Terraria has since made a name for itself as one of the greatest video games of all time, received a fair few “final” content updates, and ended up getting released on almost every relevant gaming platform that’s been available since, from PS Vita all the way to Google Stadia. And this record of precedent-breaking success is continuing still, judging by the latest reveals.
Namely, players have discovered that Terraria has become the very first Steam game with over one million reviews that has retained its “Overwhelmingly Positive” review rating. The game enjoys a staggering 97% approval rating on the platform, which means it’s entirely possible that it has become the single most positively reviewed game on Steam.
Originally built on a rather small budget for an open world game, Terraria saw plenty of success almost immediately upon launch, as it combined the simplicity of a 2D platformer with the intrinsic openness of a sandbox exploration game, such as Minecraft. For the next decade or so, developer Re-Logic continuously supported the game with massive content updates, substantially growing its player base over a long period of time. The end result of this approach to content production is now self-evident, with Terraria amassing a whopping 795,376 positive reviews ever since 2011.
Though it’s virtually impossible to beat Terraria without a guide due to the sheer breadth of content that’s available, the game is a mainstay for gamers from across the globe. In fact, it has continued getting endgame-tier content for way longer than Re-Logic thought it would, with a plethora of additional updates being provided even after its “final” batch of content had been pushed out.
Of course, all of this also means that Terraria has sold remarkably well, which is true. It was early in 2021 that Terraria passed 35 million copies sold, and it goes without saying that this number has only grown since. It’s hard not to see the appeal, either. Terraria offers about as much complexity and content as the player wishes to engage with, and discovering new goodies after hundreds of hours of playtime isn’t unheard of.
Better still, Terraria has plenty of mods on PC that make the game even better. Players can download custom storylines, levels, gear, progression trees, and even full combat system revamps if they wish to do so. Considering all of the above, it shouldn’t be too strange, perhaps, that this humble two-dimensional survival game has been as ridiculously successful over the past decade as it has been.
Terraria is available on 3DS, Mobile, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PS5, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.