Reasons Why Minecraft Is Better Than Terraria

The Top Ten

1 Better Graphics

If Minecraft is classed as a game with good graphics, I don't know what to say. The graphics make my eyes want to throw up. At least in Terraria the dungeons actually look like dungeons. In Minecraft they are just a mob spawner and a chest. Talk about creativity!

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 see your point. Terraria's graphics seem to be better when you are far from the screen,
HOWEVER if you're really close to the screen, Minecraft is better.

Graphics are somewhat poor in terraria while Minecraft is always sight appealing

2 Bigger Worlds

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.

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.

Terraria's world is limited, that's what makes it easier to locate your house. You also have a map so that you can see how much of the world you've explored and where your house is located.

Minecraft will result in you getting lost as if you were Hansel or Gretel, it's frustrating and the map you craft isn't that useful.

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

Just because a game is more popular doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better, like Fortnite is extremely popular and that’s practically the worst game ever made.

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

Just because its popular doesn't mean its good. example a popular kid gets low marks and the least popular gets high marks

What does popularity have to do with the factor? And plus Minecrafts canvass is full of 8 year olds

5 More Expansive

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

The games are so different that why compare them?

I think minecraft is better than terraria

More expansive means it's worse...

6 Its In 3D While Terraria Is In 2d

That is probably the biggest thing. I have never played Terraria but in Minecraft you have beautiful 3D worlds, alongside beautiful music. But I also quite like the retro, pixelated imagery of Terraria.

3D I don't like it much I mean ya it's blocky but in terraria 2D that's what Minecraft lovers hate about just for 1 reason...come on 2D is like going back in the old days enjoy it and people rage just because a creeper sneaks up from behind and boom dead lost everything terraria your ok just check:ok no fire imps behind me... Oh no arch demon!...dead but still have stuff so that's another reason why terraria is better.

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)!

3D is better. The games you guys reason is horrible not because it is 3D,
the gameplay itself is totally horrible. 3D can actually make a game better.
because in Terraria you can see a mob coming behind you but in Minecraft, seems like
a horror game and makes it pretty challenging because it is 3D.

7 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?

Lol. Minecraft came at 2011 November 18. While Terraria came at May 16 2011.
Face the facts Terraria is better.

Minecraft came out in May 2009, actually, starting with Classic mode. The full release WAS November 2011.

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

Actually terraria was in development way before minecraft.

8 Better and More Recognizable 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!

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.

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

Minecraft takes the cake here. There's no way I can forget all the people with naked skins looking for a girlfriend XP

9 Minecraft is fun, Terraria is not

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.

Terraria gets boring after 5 minutes of beating up slimes an digging mindlessly to the bottom of the world, or building boring, stupid, useless, 2d structures that only take 5 second to complete. Which ever you prefer you terraria loving losers

That is literally opinionated and I can say the exact same thing just the other way around and would still just be opinionated.

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.

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.

Actually I rather enjoy getting my cousins and me to band together to take on duke fishron via Xbox live. I played Minecraft with my cousin and we're like "what is there to do? " I already have a fort that nothing can get through. And diamond gear Minecraft gets boring online unless you're on a hypixel server which we console gamers do not have access to.

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?"

Actully, you don’t have to do the complex tasks in minecraft or terraria. You can sit back and Bulid, go on a fishing trip, Try and survive in hell (Nether or Underworld) and set your own goals. That is what’s exciting about the game! You can create your own path and follow it!

"Look Bro We don't need a JEALAOUS TERRARIA FANBOY in this list ok! Look, just sit on a corner and think about you're life ok.." 1. Minecraft fanboys are rabid against Terraria fans. 2. Minecraft fanboys think that Terraria fanboys are "jealous" of Minecraft's 100 blocks and 10 weapons. 3. Minecraft fanboys can't spell.

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.

12 It Has Creative Mode

Mhm. True. And it is actually a great gamemode and a great idea. If you want to take a break from survival and adventure, why don’t you go to creative? In terraria, It’s basically the same idea over and over again. It gets very repetitive and boring. Minecraft easily has won!

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...

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.

This is very true, terraria is really dumb, (in my opinion) sometimes people want to be killed a stuff my monsters in survival, other times you just want to have fun and build whatever you want without those worries. #teamMC4lyfe

13 Better Creativity

Minecraft allows for the player to express themselves in a way that is a little more difficult to do on terraria, terraria is a fun game but it is more for those that prefer a challenge or enjoy game progression and stuff like that, Minecraft is about building or finding more efficient ways to work around problems like Redstone which can also be used to enhance a build.

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!

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

I agree with whoever said this is dumb
also seriously dude do you wanna marry them

15 Minecraft Has a Lot of Mods

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!

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.

Mods are updates to make the game better just like terraria gets updated to make it better. Mods are completely valid.

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

16 Better NPCs

Minecraft, maybe, has more recognizable and quirky NPC's, but that is because the game has had more coverage and naturally people have been more exposed to them. Terraria arguably has better NPC's, as they can interact with each other, fight, sell you a boundless quantity and scope of items from wings, crafting stations, weapons, ammunition, etc. which vary from one's progression in the game. there are also 23 NPC's in Terraria at the moment, and they have diversity rather than the different variants of one NPC, ie the villager.

*cough cough* NOW WHEN HAS MINECRAFT AUCTAULLY HAD PROPER NPCs. Terraria has loads which u can talk with buy stuff heal craft sell etc. Minecraft only has villages which r rare and u need emeralds to only buy stuff and they just die they can’t shoot or defend themselves either so who ever said this is just wanting minecraft to be better

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?

In Minecraft there are villagers that you can have fun killing cause they have bad trades and weird noses, in Terraria there's just normal people, booorrinnggg...

17 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.

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.

It's a sandbox game and you can do creative but terraria you can't (unless you get a mod and you can't get mods on Xbox 1 and 360 Ps 3 and 4) it's better creativen mind for children and it does help them.

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

18 Vanilla Minecraft has more items than vanilla Terraria

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.

I agree. Terrarians always say that they have more items but we have literally infinite items. You want an atomic bomb? Rename a piece of obsidian "Atomic Bomb". You want an iphone 7? Rename an iron bar "iphone 7".

But, those are just renaming an object, does the object have the same purpose? Yes. If you name an obsidian block "atomic bomb" will it do what an atomic bomb does? Nope. It will do the same thing as an obsidian block.

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

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.

Terraria has way more armor than Minecraft! Minecraft only has, like, 5 types of armor without mods(And mods are just there to make Minecraft have more content. Minecraft is boring without mods)! Terraria has way more armor, somewhere to 90 types. But here's something else: in minecraft, the armor designs are practically the same! All the same shape, just different colors. In Terraria, however, they all look unique and interesting. Plus, most of them give u more than just more defense, they add other stuff like +x% magic/ranged/throwing/summoner/melee damage, +x% movement/attack speed, +x% damage, and much more. Now tell me Minecraft has better armor than Terraria. And by the way, it's the same with the weapons! But I'm too lazy to get into that because it's basically the same issue. u get the idea

This must be a joke, Minecraft its just the same weapon in diferent colours, most of terraria weapons are different from each other. Also Terraria has waay more armors and weapons than minecraft.

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

20 More Combat

Are you kidding me? Terraria is based on combat, and I can't believe that this is even an option. What's even more cringey is that these rabid 4 year old Minecraft fans are downvoting every strong point in these votes. Fennekinfan, some anons, and others are proving good points, while you toddlers mass downvote them. Disgusting.

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

If you get the more animals mod you have way more combat than terraria

21 Terraria is a ripoff

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.

LOL, not true!

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

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

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.

"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

How minecraft flying works: walking on air
How Terraria flying works: Get a jetpack or wings and soar the skies.

23 Minecraft has way better guns in Vanilla

Bro, bro...

Minecraft - 0 guns
Terraria - 37 guns

Really? Way better guns?

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

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

Minecraft doesn't have guns

24 More Awesome Things To Do

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!

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

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

Actually you can in terraria.

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.

This is something amazing, which terraria does not have. You can basically spawn a creeper, with a volcano sitting on it's head, which is puffing out smoke made of sheep.

Minecraft is better than terraria.

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

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?

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