Reasons Why Minecraft Is Better Than Terraria

The Top Ten

1 Better Graphics

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

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).

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

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.

In Terraria, the game pretends to show exploration, but if you're me, the only exploration you ever do is (A. Across the surface so you know where the dungeon, corruption/crimson areas (B. To find the jungle temple (C. To find biome-specific things to spawn bosses. Meanwhile, in Minecraft one has to explore to find many things, such as finding Strongholds, Nether Fortresses, and End Cities. Strongholds and Nether Fortresses are required for reaching the Ender Dragon and End Cities are a necessity for getting an Elytra. People say that the Minecraft world can be walked across in 10 minutes, and they are talking about Console edition. Console edition is the runt of the litter, and even Pocket Edition has worlds that span 16000000 blocks from end to end. While there aren't a plethora of generated structures, there is no guarantee that you will walk across a stronghold in 10 minutes. In Minecraft, you actually have to explore. In Terraria, everything is generated in front of you.

That's like saying Minecraft is harder than Terraria. Basically saying Terraria is a piece of cake. Man you should fight the Moon Lord. - Theco

3 Better Characters

Having a talk with the guide makes it sad to kill him just to advance. In Minecraft, killing villagers is the best part about them - Vlego

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

Terraria. Easy to be unique. Wanna be Link? Check. Minecraft? Barely anyone is creative. It's the same thing over and over. Bright red and black clothes, black hair, headphones. Girls, similar thing. - Theco

4 More Popular

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

Because the 5 year olds found out about it

5 More Expansive

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

Which makes it worst

More expansive means it's worse...

Terraria has more things. - Theco

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 - uros

So in conclusion for first person shooters I assume halo combat evolved is the best fps game?

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.

With that logic, that means Superman 64 is better than Super Mario World.

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.

8 Better and More Recognizable Characters

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

Those great characters such as Steve, Alex. Does minecraft have a cyborg or maybe a pirate how bout a nurse to heal everything, the guide is possibly the best because I don't know jack crating recipes. - Vlego

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 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. - RyanMondong

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.

10 Minecraft is fun, Terraria is not

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

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.

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.

Nope. I find plenty of fun getting all of the gear and getting the challenge of OVER 10 BOSSES THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR PROGRESSION. It gives more than your OPTIONAL 2. Personally, I find both games good, but neither should be compared to each other because both are entirely different. It is like trying to compare Splatoon to Call of Duty.

The Contenders

11 It Doesn't Have Complex Tasks

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

Man, I can make full iron armor with a diamond pickaxe and sword on the first day. So easy bro. - JayJayPlayzzz

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! '

12 It Has Creative Mode

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.

In Minecraft, I can go on a creative world and build a nice house. On Terraria, I have to install stinky mods.

13 Better Creativity

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?

Minecraft opens a world for creativity. In terraria, you have to do more. - WorldPuncher47592834

Only sandbox game where you can actually build a huge world-scale city - MChkflaguard_Yt

14 The Minecraft Villagers Are Sexier

Minecraft Comes Alive is a mod that lets you marry villagers (which now look like regular humans). - KalloFox34

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

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

STOP TALKING ABOUT hOw MaNy MoDs MiNeCrAfT hAs THE REGULAR PLAYER ISN'T GONNA HAVE MODS NOT EVERYBODY IS GONNA HAVE MODS WERE TALKING FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A NORMAL PLAYER!

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

The reason minecraft has mods because minecraft is SO limited terraria is not that's why it doesn't have as much mods. - JayJayPlayzzz

Only real reason, terraria has stupid mods that just add more items, Minecraft has mods with items that make ones from normal Minecraft look weak and puny. Hardest video game bosses in my opinion, let’s go rahovart vs everything in terraria, rahovart wins!

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? - Yatagarasu

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. - Theco

17 Vanilla Minecraft has more items than vanilla Terraria

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. - Vlego

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

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

What you just said is the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points and may god have mercy on your soul.

TL;DR This is the biggest lie I have ever heard in my life. - IDunnoWhatToNameMyself

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.

While terraria is basically a game that forces you to go out and fight mobs, bosses because of it’s story. It’d be great if you could choose your story in terraria.

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

19 Armor & Weapons

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

Must I say anymore? - IDunnoWhatToNameMyself

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

Terraria makes it harder. Compare the strongest minecraft player to a player that has just gotten a terra blade. - Theco

20 Terraria is a ripoff

LOL, not true!

Sure, Terraria came out 2 years later, but it's still original. - KalloFox34

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 - IDunnoWhatToNameMyself

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

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

You get it. You are a logical, rational thinker that puts its emotions aside from facts. - Yannick1124

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 - FennikenFan9

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

Terraria has more. - Theco

22 You can fly

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

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. - duu_oui

"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? - Yatagarasu

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

23 More Awesome Things To Do

Actually you can in terraria.

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

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

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!

24 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... - Sync

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 - Yatagarasu

This is why Minecraft doesn’t need mods to be fun. You can literally create anything with these. But in terraria you can’t.

It takes too long and constructs lots of lag. - Theco

25 Terraria is just a sandbox

And minecraft is a dirtbox

Filled with adventure. - Theco

Same with Minecraft. - MrCoolC

A 3 year old made this list. they never played this game before - JayJayPlayzzz

26 Minecraft is overhated

I think a 3 year old wrote this because overhated is not even a word

Terraria has a mature community that isn't filled with screaming cussing 6 year old kids

Because it's filled with 6 year olds that scream into microphones... Like you?

I'm sorry, what did you say? My ears are dead from these squeakers. - Theco

27 Minecraft has way better guns in Vanilla

Bro, bro...

Minecraft - 0 guns
Terraria - 37 guns

Really? Way better guns? - IDunnoWhatToNameMyself

Minecraft doesn't have guns

A bow is not a gun - namesnipe

Yea, I'd love to rapid fire some creepers.

28 Minecraft is easier

Well, in that case, Super Mario Bros must be miles better than Super Mario World - IDunnoWhatToNameMyself

Ill find a diamond on that first NIGHT. - JayJayPlayzzz

Minecraft is harder

Minecrap is too easy - namesnipe

29 Infinite Possibilities

I really wished that some common sense was used here - Yatagarasu

You can do working automobiles in Minecraft. What about Terraria? Plus, you don't NEED wings to fly. (creative mode people! )

Is the car fast and simple no, average players will not know how to do that. Terraria has a mount which is a FLYING SAUCER and you can fly forever in that while not in a useless creative setting - Vlego

More stuff in Terraria. The contenders are really nice to Terraria and ignored this list. - Theco

I can't make a car that moves - Hummingbirdf

30 Minecraft has a better building and mining root

Please... say this is a joke

In Minecraft you can punch a tree with your hand as terraria you just need a stupid axe to cut trees and the building part is that it's a bit quicker and easier than terraria

31 Better PVP

Its not like you can go around someone in terraria. also you can enchant weapons in minecraft

Try fighting a friend with a sword that fires cats while dodging the moon lord. Then make a rule where you can't hurt the moon lord. - Vlego

In Terraria you need to aim and shoot magic projectiles. Mine craft? Spam clicking a sword.

Well, Minecraft PvP is "funner", but Terraria is better. Better bosses as well (excluding the Wall of flesh, it's possibly the easiest boss I've ever beaten).

If the Wall of Flesh is easy to you, then I admire your skills, not gonna lie. - IDunnoWhatToNameMyself

32 It Has More Biomes

No, Minecraft has less and more boring biomes whilst Terraria has more and more interesting biomes. For example, the Nether in Minecraft is simply a landscape covered in lava with some Magma Cubes, Blazes e.t.c

In Terraria, however, the Underworld is a landscape covered in lava, full of demons and massive obsidian structures, complete with a massive Wall of Flesh which, once defeated, coverts the world into Hardmode, making the game even more interesting and fun.

And as for the amount of biomes, Minecraft has:
Forest
Desert
Snow
Underground
Nether
End
Tundra
Ocean
Jungle

Whislt Terraria has:
Purity
Desert
Snow
Corruption
Crimson
Hallow
Jungle
Ocean
Space
Metorite
Underground
Underground Corruption
Underground Crimson
Underground Hallow
Underworld
Granite Cave
Marble Cave

So yeah, there's that. - IDunnoWhatToNameMyself

Man I wish some research was put into this. Minecraft has forest, desert, deep ocean, ocean, tundra, mega taiga, jungle, nether, end and underground. Terraria has forest, desert, ocean, crimson, corruption, mushroom, spiders nest, jungle, dungeon, hallow, underworld, cavern, underground jungle, underground crimson, underground corruption, underground mushroom. So yea - Yatagarasu

There are granite biomes marble biomes living trees ynderground cabins lost homes what ever the black towers are in the underworld uh we have space floating islands pull your crap together minecrap because your @$$ must be jealous of the amount of crap that is in your game

This is really good

33 It Has More Mods

The reason it has so many mods is because the vanilla is so boring - Katekat123

If minecraft has more mods, it needs more mods to be less limited - Yatagarasu

To make it stay alive. - Theco

It has more mods that adds a bit of content in Terraria one single mod adds what a Minecraft modpack does and I can't believe when I found a mod named "wooden shears" rly one useless item mod!?

34 Terraria is more violent

Exactly by the storytelling. The amount of bosses and mobs and weapons and intensity added to this game makes it seem like a killing spree. Literally.

It DOES have more monsters to fight, but that makes it more violent. Plus, Terraria has blood.

35 Terraria does not need mods to be fun

Minecraft can be boring after a while and plus the main vanilla game has really no replay value. I have played terraria many times and it still never gets old to me

This makes no sense in the context of this list

Isn't that a good thing? - IDunnoWhatToNameMyself

Neither does mc

36 Shrek is Not in Terraria

Whilst normally I would see this as a valid and understandable reason to prefer Minecraft...
He isn't in that either. - IDunnoWhatToNameMyself

Have you ever heard of vanity? Terraria has dyes, clothes than can match Shrek... and you say it doesn't. Salt.

What does this have to do with anything?

It's not in minecraft either

37 You have survival mode in Minecraft

Bro I'm laughing and crying right now
Terraria only has survival mode, without mods that is - IDunnoWhatToNameMyself

Terraria is only survival mode? Without mods, that is. - JustSomeGuy123

I don't even - Theco

Who made this list... they r retarted - JayJayPlayzzz

38 You have prisons in Minecraft

Yes, and they are actually fun. Unlike terraria servers which should have them.

Prisons? What for? I haven't seen any prisons in minecraft. - JustSomeGuy123

By kids - Theco

U mean on the server? LOL.

39 Minecraft has the best mods

Umm... Compare Minecrap mods to Terraria's Calamity and others. - LordDovahkiin

Calamity. - Theco

40 Minecraft has great mobs in survival mode

So, there's only a few hostiles in Minecraft that spawn commonly in the Overworld's surface (Creepers, skeletons, spiders, zombies, endermen, witches and also slimes, if you're using superflat). Terraria has: zombies, demon eyes, tons of slime variants, eskimos, crimeras (tested this, they still spawn after I blocked the holes in the crimson), goblin pirates, vultures, antlions, and that's just the surface. Other mobs that don't spawn around sea level are things like undead miners, skeletons, nymphs, harpies, mushis, other types of slimes, several kinds of spiders and so much more! I love both games, but aside from the sandbox aspect, they have barely anything in common. - KalloFox34

So you would compare a green bug to a demon. We know who's winning. Demon. - Theco

Compare a dragon to a literal god. - Theco

Oh yeah

41 Some Part of the Fandom Isn't Actually Cringe

That is very true. Those terraria players expect the fan base to be cringe but not all the fanbase does it. Pfft. Barely any of the fanbase calls H4xers when they lose a round. Sometimes there really is a hacker.

wot - Theco

Of course.

There are fandoms that do have a light side to them.

Yes even Fnaf, UT, etc...

but no one can deny that a lot of MC fandom is not cringe. - Sync

42 Less mature community

In my humble opinion a more mature community that is nicer and gives you stuff back when you accidentally drop it and is nice to everyone is better than someone who takes your stuff and calls you swear words that don't even exist.In minecraft 22 year olds are as mature as 12 year olds, while in 12 year olds are as mature as 22 year olds.

That... That isn't a good thing... - IDunnoWhatToNameMyself

Bad. More mature community is better. in terraria there are 12 year olds who act like 22 year olds... in minecraft there are 22 year olds who act like 12 year olds - namesnipe

43 Better for Kids

Better for kids who call h4x every time you win and are annoying squeakers

Trust me don't let them get on they will give you noise complaints. - Theco

Sometimes that's not really a good thing…

44 Has Power Source Like Redstone

Terraria has wires.
Which are easier to understand.
And can make certain things happen when a player passes over a specific area.
That's all I'm saying for this one. - IDunnoWhatToNameMyself

Umm... There are power sources in Terraria too... Did the creator of this list even play Terraria?

Terraria has power sources to and can you make a massive amount of block dissapear in minecraft? NO

Have you heard of beating terraria in 1 click..? - Sync

45 It's Blockier

What? I don't know there both pretty blocky

Since when was blockiness used to determine how good a game was?

MC kid: Slopes suk - Theco

Wut reason... - JayJayPlayzzz

46 Better Designed

Minecraft used to be amazing to till I saw terraria but I'm only interested when hytale Comes out

Terraria has more stuff and took a long time to make the textures. - Theco

Then I guess sonic 06 is wayyy better than the original sonic - Yatagarasu

It came out better

47 Has animals

Sync Do you have golden animals that if you catch with a bugnet it'll be unlucky?

Really wish the guy that posted this actually looked at terraria - Yatagarasu

But do you have... GOLDEN animals..? - Sync

Terraria has more animals. - Theco

48 You can make bottomless pits in Minecraft

You can too in Terraria - ClovertheAverageCat

Eventually you will stop. Also, you can have an ASHPD to make in infinite loop in Terraria. - Theco

Since when? - IDunnoWhatToNameMyself

Creative required for this. - KalloFox34

49 Minecraft has the best characters

What characters? - JustSomeGuy123

I mean, sure, villagers are sexier but that's about it - IDunnoWhatToNameMyself

Like kids? - Theco

50 Minecraft has the ability to do anything

Nothing has the ability to do anything.
Can you convert Minecraft or Terraria into the regular world?

No it doesn't... - Razzorz

Like make a huge replica of Cthulhu and remake the Empire State Building. Your game will crash. - Theco

Nope not true... I can't make emerald armor - JayJayPlayzzz

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