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By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

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

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age 9+

Based on 12 parent reviews

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.
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age 12+

Good and very creative game but crude adult elements

Outside of what people have already complained about, I just witnessed my son visiting a “nurse” to get healed, and he clicked through the messages with the nurse, but I definitely saw her say that she doesn’t give “happy endings” and there were other messages insinuating adult things as well, I can’t recall what they said. My 9 and 7 y/o play this and I need to dig further in and find out what else is hidden in here.

This title has:

Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12):
Kids say (49):

Minecraft has some serious competition: Terraria not only lets users indulge their inner builders, creating whatever their imaginations can dream up, but it makes use of those creations by having nonplayer characters live within them. A well-done action element lets players do more than spelunk and build, breaking up what can be a monotonous process to some people. The maps are huge, there are tons of items to craft, and defeating the bosses takes some thought. One potential drawback is that the controls might not be intuitive to kids who are unfamiliar with this type of game, and, although the open-ended nature of the game is endlessly enthralling to some, it might be overwhelming and confusing to others. If a kid is initially daunted but determined to play, there's a large community and lots of resources that can get a new player over the hump.

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