App review by Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Well-done Minecraft-like game, with action twist.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 51 reviews

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age 8+

Do not believe some other reviews

Terraria was never meant for children as such, just for teens and adults. Also you CAN turn off violence in the settings as it is an issue with a lot of parents. Most parents are complaining about innuendos in item names but the game is very hard to beat for younger kids so if your kid can beat the game they are probably old enough to play anyway. The main innuendos people are talking about are Master Bait, Golden Shower, and Mourning wood. I don’t think the Golden Shower and Mourning Wood are that bad because even I couldn’t make out the innuendos (golden shower being urine, mourning wood being the nocturnal erections males can get in their sleep) Master Bait could be a problem but it is a rare item anyway. (My rating is 8 because I think the DIFFICULTY of the game is suitable for 8 year olds. The only thing that parents should be wary of are the innuendos which aren’t too bad IMO, or maybe because you can buy ale in the game but if it was my child I wouldn’t worry. I don’t have kids but I have been playing since I was a kid.
age 9+

It’s good for 9 and up

This game can be quite hard, but some kids can get through it and build awesome things! And I don’t care about the blood in the game, its still amazing!

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