Reasons Why Minecraft Is Better Than Terraria

The Top Ten

1 Better Graphics

Graphics should not be used to determine a game's quality. As long as the game is playable, graphics shouldn't matter (unless they are somehow ruining your eyesight, you might as well reconsider your choice of video game).

I like terraria and Minecraft. But since I like Minecraft more I will vote for this.

Terraria has WAY better graphics then minecraft

They Made the graphics like that on purpose, when you're moving with solar armor the shield is at an angle to show it's not just a bunch of big pixels, and plus if you still disagree it's honestly sad that terraria looks so, SO much better than minecraft with "bad" graphics

2 Bigger Worlds

Ok this reason is as bad as this list, bigger worlds are much worse due to losing sight of home, and structures

You won't lose your house if you either bring a compass or a map! It really depends on the player, if they like exploring or if they just want to beat the game and get it over with.

So? You really want to lose your house because you went to explore and lost your way?

Although there are bigger worlds, there are hardly any uses for them. Rarely, you'll find someone who will rob 15 different villages, fish in 20 dofferent oceans, mine 1500 stacks of diamonds and mine every single tree in the world.

3 Better Characters

Is there a nurse which can heal you to full hp in Minecraft? or a goblin which can make weapons better or worse? Or a drunkard (maybe or not) which sells you items to summon a raid Without even having any mods?

Hmm lest see , minecraft says villagers, terraria says guide, merchant, nurse dryad, tm, demolitionist, arms dealer, and MUCH more.

If by "characters", you mean protagonists in both games, Terraria takes the cake. Actual dialogue and quotes make Terrarian npcs actually worth talking to. However, if you mean character customization, Terraria is still pretty good, with 30+ types of dyes, 50+ vanity sets, 100+ vanity items and a large selection of haircuts, eye colours and clothing. Also, not everyone in Terraria looks the same (why does every skin in Minecraft have to have a fringe? )

Really? When I play minecraft I have a tiger skin, and I see lots of other tigers. In terraria, everyone's starting character is different. What if they are the same? Well, over 40 vanity clothes and armour sets should stop everyone in the same server looking like each other. Terraria is better than minecraft no matter what - astroshark

4 More Popular

Oh so tetris and footnotes popularity is what makes them good?

Minecraft was ranked #1 streamed game. Terraria missed the list by like 500 places.

Popularity does not define a game's quality. Sonic '06 got a surprising amount of sales, would you say it's good?

Terraria is still better

5 More Expansive

It'd be nice if some actual reasoning was put into this argument.

More expansive means it's worse...

Which makes it worst

Terraria has more things.

6 Came Out First

If a game's age is used to determine a game's quality, I assume Pong is the best game I've ever laid my eyes on. Am I right?

Minecraft came out in 2009. Terraria came out in 2011. Stop being idiots.

Actually Terraria came out first

It came out first yes but they thought of the idea before Minecraft thought of theirs and it took so long to produce cause it's a big game with more items by the millions

7 Its In 3D While Terraria Is In 2d

That makes Terraria better. Minecraft: I just mined 200 diamonds, looks behind himself, gets blown up by a creeper. Terraria: In a little bit further, I'm gonna smash a demon.

It makes pixel art building WAY easier you don't have to climb over your creation and your size of the building is mildly limited so when it comes to building Minecraft kicks terraria's butt

Yes but in terraria you get grappling hooks and literal wings. - JustSomeGuy123

Bubsy 3D is in 3D. If this is your reasoning for a better game it MUST be better than Super Mario Bros. 3.

It makes building structures a lot more complex, meaning more ideas and better quality the builds are. And that means you can get around it unless it extends to the world border (a transparent wall with blue stripes)!

8 Better and More Recognizable Characters

Oh hi fellow villager, oh sorry clerk, I'm looking for blacksmith, have you seen him

Exactly. How the heck do u know the difference between a, I don't know, Wiring expert and wiring expert?

At least terraria has characters

By character it means your appearance and skin. This makes sense cause in minecraft you have hundreds of pixel to work with if not thousands. And I know some will say that minecraft has two default characters but when have you seen more than 5 steves standing in a giant serve of a 100 players. Minecraft is a game that encourages player creativity so it allows the players to make their own characters rather than have a million skins to choose from.

Disclaimer: the following gave reference to java edition only!

9 Minecraft is fun, Terraria is not

AmAzInG reason, weres your evidence, a tree took too long to cut down?

Minecraft is much harder to beet, and on top of that, the mobs in Minecraft are deadly (silverfish, endermen, creepers, ghasts, cave spiders) and also, you can do way more in Minecraft.

There are SO MANY ITEMS in terraria, you don't even know where to start.

then why do you post bad comment in bigger worlds, wow there is so many villages I don't know where to start - INFINITYKILLER

I love Minecraft more then Terraria and I amit Terraria is fun, but I find Minecraft more fun. Maybe it's because I have played Minecraft longer or it's just I like to relax and build nice structures without getting attacked by a slime ever few seconds.

10 Better Multiplayer

Very true. Every single time I try to go on a server in terraria it crashes. And due to the fact that you equip the same character, It messes up your terraria gameplay. Minecraft on the other hand, is better and more efficient, because there are actually admin who care about the server and not stuck in survival mode trying to get an item for 2000 years. Minecraft servers are better.

To be honest, I think that this is the only suitable reason why Minecraft is better than Terraria. Other reasons are not supportive enough.

Terraria has almost no multiplayer and look at minecrafts online servers

In my opinion: the fact that less people play terraria's multiplayer makes the ambiance between players much, MUCH better than Minecraft. I can have fun while playing multiplayer Terraria, and I can't say that about Minecraft, where the average player's age is about twelve years old. And I don't know about the average player's age in Terraria, but at least they don't act like they are twelve year olds.

The Contenders

11 It Doesn't Have Complex Tasks

Hmm minecraft kill two bosses and win, oh terraria, ok, kill several bosses, get all the rarest items, pass previously hm, and kill an.elder god to "win?"

I actually have no idea how this is a point. If players nowadays expect everything to be handed to them on a silver platter, I'm disappointed.

At least it gives you a challenge other than 'open your inventory! '

True. Do you know how long it took me to get a eyeball? Compared to ACTULLY KILLING THE EYE OF CHUTHULU

12 It Has Creative Mode

Terraria wouldn't be fun if u just ruined the experience, also u can fly to build in terraria

You can get creative mode for Terraria via mods. Also, some of the Terraria staff are actually considering adding official creative mode to the game. However, unless you want to make giant pretzel dragons in the sky or building a full scale model of the mona lisa, there's no point in getting creative mode in Terraria. It only takes away all of the challenge.

And, there's so many items that it would overflow. I love Terraria, but Creative mode wouldn't even fit well. Not to mention all the spawn eggs they'd have to create... - KalloFox34

The thing is, minecraft is more of a building-oriented game whereas terraria, is more of a adventure-oriented game, so not having a creative mode isn't that bad for terraria, also, getting building resource in terraria isn't that hard, so you doesn't even need creative.

Yeah but in Terraria you need the mod for creative mode.

13 Better Creativity

In all of it's simplicity, Minecraft has no goal. I think of it as a good thing because you do whatever you want with no rpg limitation. Of course terrria has more swords items etc. BUT Minecraft doesn't need this Minecraft is about exploration and building without any sort of rpg. So here's my point: if you prefer adventure play terraria if you prefer building go out and let you're creativity to build something.

Swords are same design, villagers are only other human tools are same design, the tremor model has more creativity and you don't know that because you haven't even.played terraria

Uhm, have you seen Terraria? Minecrafts swords and weapons are just the same style except a different colour. Terra rua has from swords that shoot laser beams to swords that shoots rainbow cats. Terra rua is obviously more creative than mine craft.

It means the styles of building not swords, minecraft is not about combat. It's about building structures! NOT adventure and survival! - MChkflaguard_Yt

Can you summon a leprechaun in Minecraft and keep it as a pet?

14 The Minecraft Villagers Are Sexier

Minecraft Comes Alive is a mod that lets you marry villagers (which now look like regular humans).

This is the only thing on this list which is actually correct to be honest

Ok which dumb person made this minecraft is better than terraria but I have much better reasons

Ok I dare u to post yourself on the internet marrying a bald headed man with a long nose. Are you up for it?

15 Minecraft Has a Lot of Mods

Terraria has mods too. And if Minecraft needs mods to compare itself to Terraria, that's sad.


Wow you guys. MODS?! Terraria has mods too, plus mods just means the game wasn't Good enough for them

Minecraft needs mods because it has very little combat-related combat. Plus, most are crap. In Terraria, we have mods that, 1. Are only needed when you've played for YEARS, and 2. They add immense amount of content.

16 Better NPCs

I agree. Have you ever had mutiple npcs at a village in terraria? No. 1 just spawns at a bed like someone was pregnant there.

Okay, whats better here, a squidward that wants to trade a useless gem for leather or, Having a npc with personality, that can sell guns, wings, or fireworks?

This makes less sense than Katy Perry's "your So Gay."

You get nothing useful from them, but in Terraria if one of your NPCs dies, it's a huge disadvantage as you no longer get their service, escpecially with the nurse.

17 Vanilla Minecraft has more items than vanilla Terraria

Terraria has well over 3,000, that's right, THREE THOUSAND items. While I'm sure minecraft struggles to reach 500.

First hour of terraria over 5 chest of unique fun items. First day of minecraft, 20 chests, 19 of them full of cobble, the other full of wooden slabs.

Terraria vanilla has over 5000+ plus stuff while minecraft has only 100

That's just false and you know it...

18 It's About Building and Exploration

It's a sandbox game.

In all of it's simplicity, Minecraft has no goal. I think of it as a good thing because you do whatever you want with no rpg limitation. Of course terrria has more swords items etc. BUT Minecraft doesn't need this Minecraft is about exploration and building without any sort of rpg. So here's my point: if you prefer adventure play terraria if you prefer building go out and let you're creativity to build something.

Terraria:Win the exploration Minecraft:Win the building.

Usually I would say terraria is better but in this case I say its about what type of person you are if u like building Minecraft action terraria

Terraria need more building and exploration for you to win. If you don't try and get materials, YOU WILL DIE.

19 Armor & Weapons

Minecraft mods are better than normal Minecraft, you have to be kidding me, you can take orespawn, and titans, and mythical creatures, and 100s of other mods.

Miencraft - 5 Armour sets and 8 weapons
Terraria - 67 Armour sets and 494 weapons

Must I say anymore?

Terraria is better with armour

1st thing, do you need mods for good armour because if so, terraria would still win and anyway terraria has more armour and weapons than just one which has another colour

20 Terraria is a ripoff

LOL, not true!

Sure, Terraria came out 2 years later, but it's still original.

Fun fact:
In Minecraft, you can get spalsh text which says "Also try Terraria! "
In Terraria, sometimes if you look at the top of the screen it says "Terraria: Also try Minecraft! "

Neither are ripoffs

I may like Minecraft more than Terraria, but even I know this is stupid.

You get it. You are a logical, rational thinker that puts its emotions aside from facts.

Terraria's global release is actually 1 week before Minecraft's.

21 More Combat

If we put everything in terraria against everything in Minecraft, Minecraft would win easily, as Minecraft also has commands like tempature and tnt rain that could earache everything in one go, or this/kill

Terraria also has thousands more enemies than Minecraft and loads more bosses

Mods are NOT the same as terrarias vanilla. If you're implying that minecraft + mods = terraria then WHOOP-DEE-DOO

Terraria has more.

22 You can fly

Terraria has over 82 collective wings from every version of the game, which retain special abilities like increased vertical and horizontal movement, the emitting of particles, unique animations and colourizations, (and a virtually infinite number of ways to dye them, there being a total of 100+ dyes in-game) not to mention that that is not the only mode of attaining flight. There are also three different types of rocket boots (which have the same flight time and are obtained pre-hardmode so I won't be counting this as a plus) and several clouds in a bottle which allow the player to jump multiple times consecutively (ie the Sandstorm in a bottle) and they vary in power according to the difficulty they are obtained. Not to mention the 12 mounts in the game, a few having the ability to fly and two even able to fly INDEFINITELY.

Elytra also works with fireworks, which are really cheap if you know a nearby cave(gunpowder), and sugarcane(paper) is really easy to find now that they can grow on grass and dirt

"But minecraft has elytra" Great, cool, wings were terrarias idea but can you fly up with the elytra. No not really, you gotta fly from going off a cliff or by building a huge dirt tower. For what? A 20 second joy ride?

You can glide in Minecraft, not fly and terraria has mmore types of flying anyway

23 Minecraft has way better guns in Vanilla

Bro, bro...

Minecraft - 0 guns
Terraria - 37 guns

Really? Way better guns?

A bow is not a gun

Minecraft doesn't have guns

I honestly can't tell if this is a joke or not

24 More Awesome Things To Do

Actually you can in terraria.

Kill the moon lord with a diamond sword. You can't.

Build an awesome modern city.
Lots of comments and people still can't let go of those RPG crap.

Can you ride a magical unicorn while fighting off enemies with a sword that shoots nyan cats in Terraria?
No. In Minecraft you can do that and even more!

25 Command Block

It's very helpful for anyone wanting to learn how to code and what not which I can agree which Minecraft does do better.

But I don't like how you cannot get it through even normal creative mode. You have to actually type out its spawn info just to get a good number of them which I don't really like... Same goes for the mob spawners...

If you wanted to learn how to code, get a program with the coding language you'd like and not waste $25 on a garbage game you will never play. - namesnipe

Command block is really hard to master and learn. Terraria commands: Easier

It takes too long and constructs lots of lag.

A good start to learning how to code a computer. Makes custom maps powerful and like a minigame.

Really though you can't code a computer. Did you mean AI or build a computer? - Theco

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