How to Install Terraria Game App on Your PC (Windows/Mac), Android & iOS

Terraria is a 2D sandbox action-adventure game made by Re-Logic. You play the game by exploring the selected map, finding items and resources, using resources to craft items and weapons, battle inhabitant foes of the map and more including survival mechanics to make sure your character sustain themselves or mining for better, rarer items.

The maps in this game are procedurally generated which means every round you play feels fresh and factors into being increasingly replayable. The game has online co-op with upto 7 friends playable in the same map of the host’s choice. It was released first on PC in 2011.

Basic App Information

  • OS: PC. Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android
  • Size: 161Mb on Android/256.2MB on iOS
  • Current Version: 1.4.0.5.2.1
  • Languages: English
  • Developer: Re-Logic
  • Requirements/Compatibility: 4.4 and up on Android/iOS 10 and iPadOS 10 on iOS.

Our Rating:

Setup
★★★★☆ (9/10)
Interface
★★★★☆ (9/10)
Features
★★★★☆ (9/10)
Performance
★★★★ (10/10)

The Good: Engaging fun gameplay that’ll have you coming back for more. Complemented with a great crafting system, challenging survival mechanics, and moldable open world sandbox. More added fun-factor with an 8-player online multiplayer feature. There has been a lot of updates to the game since its release.

The Bad: No new content update since mid 2020. The game still has an active player base, but it seems to be dwindling compared to where it was years ago. There’s very few story content.

Features of The Terraria Game App

Scavenging:

The important part of the game is collecting resources in Terraria. You can collect tree branches from chopping wood. Mine for minerals and other resources like gold, copper, iron, etc. Kill enemies to collect other resources and components for upgrades. Reason why this is very important is because having all of this in your inventory is useful for crafting weapons, planting trees and crops, use for building structures and so on.

Farming:

To do farming, you need seeds. Planting these seeds and then cultivate by adding resources before gathering plant items for use. Farming is pretty simple as it requires you to plant seeds on soil connected to the ground.

Building:

Much like Minecraft, you can build structures using resources you’ve collected. Even if the maps are big, there’s only an abundance of resources to use so using it wisely and tactically brings better results. Of course, again like Minecraft, these structures can be broken down. The building mechanics doesn’t function very similarly to Minecraft as there are notable exceptions.

Combat:

The game has a robust selection of weapons to use in combats against all creeps and large enemy types. In Terraria, you simply hit an enemy till their health bar is empty. Some weapons are stronger and faster than others, but the only way to acquire those is to progress through the game before finding them or building one yourself by crafting. Each weapon has different stats like attack speed, damage, distance, damage per second, etc. Some guns go from sword, bow and arrow to pretty much guns and lasers.

Multiplayer:

In Terraria, it is possible to play with upto 7 different players in the same map. It is also the more preferable experience since online play brings more engagement for everybody. Some parts of the game which has boss levels or intense creep farming were preferably played with friends. The game can have a solo experience but the online experience makes it more fun by simply allowing them to do more of what the game allows, just at a rapid pace.

How to install Terraria Game App

The app is available for use in 6 platforms. This includes gaming consoles. Here’s an installation guide for Android/iOS/PC/PS4/XB1/Switch. Do note, this game is not free, the price is $4.99 on mobile while costing $19.99 on PS4, XB1 and $9.99 on Steam. Though pricing could be different from other platforms like consoles or PC based on price sales or regional pricing.

On Android OS:

Search for ‘Terraria’ in Google Play Store. Purchase the game from the store using your credit or debit card, Google Pay Balance, gift cards and PayPal. Press ‘install’, wait till it has fully downloaded all files and installed. Then open the app from the Play Store menu.

On iOS/iPad:

Launch the App Store on your iPhone/iPad. Search for ‘Terraria’ in the App Store. Purchase the game using Apple Card or Pay, credit or debit card, and PayPal. Tap on the download icon below the Terraria title. Wait till download is complete, then press open to start the app.

On Windows/Mac:

On PC, the game is available from clients like Steam or Apple Store from the Mac series.

For Steam, you need to download the Steam client and use an account to purchase the game. Creating an account is simple but you’ll also need to download Steam Guard on your phone in case logging into account. Once there, search ‘Terraria’ on the client store and purchase the game using Steam Wallet, credit or debit card or PayPal. Press the ‘Play Now’ button to download on the store page, install the game and then launch it. This same guide can also be used on Steam for Mac. 

For the Apple Store on Mac, search for ‘Terraria’, purchase the game, payment method is the same for iOS App Store. Click the download icon and then launch the game. 

Alternate suggested apps

Minecraft:

Minecraft is a widely known sandbox game. Difference being is, Minecraft is played fully from a first-person view. The sandbox provided by the game allows you to do a lot. It is also visually more presentative.

Starbound:

Starbound is somewhat called Terraria 2.0. Except it makes more notable changes with the game all throughout. It has more story themes with a connected atmosphere. There are single player story missions to play. You can charge NPCs staying at your place as rent. Weapons are different since you’re from outer space and base building is much more robust.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. How much would it cost to download the app?

The game costs only $4.99 to purchase on Android/iOS. On PC, Steam clients, the price varies but the normal price in the US is around $9.99. On consoles, the prices vary from $19.99 to $29.99.

Q. Which country does the app support?

Any country, anybody can play it anywhere. It’s the same for the online multiplayer where each server is based in subcontinent centers.

Q. Can I play the game without buying it?

Yes, it can be played with a pirated copy, however for legality reasons, it is preferable not to play without legally purchasing it.

Q. Does the game have NPCs?

Yes, the game can have NPCs, but NPCs won’t be available all the time. The only possible way to get NPCs in your map is by building a home, made for them. There are certain necessities that need to be filled before it is done.

Terraria is a great game; it is old now but it still has more content to enjoy for spending countless hours into. With so much to do and with a great gameplay loop, it is an enjoyable game.

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