Reasons Why Minecraft Is Better Than Terraria


The Top Ten

1 Better Graphics

If this is number one ill be ashamed what is under it - Vlego


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).


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2 Bigger Worlds

Almost infinite

That means you will lose your house even with a beacon - Hummingbirdf

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.

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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

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4 More Popular

That means worse fanbae - Hummingbirdf

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

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5 More Expansive

Terraria has more things. - Theco

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

Which makes it worst

More expansive means it's worse...

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6 Came Out First

Terraia came out first! ARE YOU A NOOB?!?!

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?

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

Actually Terraria came out first - uros

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7 Its In 3D While Terraria Is In 2d

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

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.

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8 Better and More Recognizable Characters

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

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!

At least terraria has characters

Okay yea, everybody looking the same with steve and alex is super boring. - Yatagarasu

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9 Better Multiplayer

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. - Katekat123

This I can agree on - Charmedyeti

Minecraft haters keep forgetting about multiplayer which is fun - PeeledBanana

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10 Minecraft is fun, Terraria is not

True, whats fun with terraria?

This is nowhere close to the worst point - Vlego

Bruh I hat minecraft

Sub to SB737

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The Contenders

11 It Doesn't Have Complex Tasks

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! '

Making it more dedicated to building structures, which I like more - MChkflaguard_Yt

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12 It Has Creative Mode

Creative is fun

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

I'm MC u can cheat when u in C mode - JayJayPlayzzz

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.

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13 Better Creativity

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

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?

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14 Minecraft Has a Lot of Mods

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

Isn't dis a bad thing because that proves the game is bland. - JayJayPlayzzz

That’s only on the PC version. God, this list terrible. - MrCoolC

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

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

Dis dude cleary has never played terraria before - JayJayPlayzzz

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

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16 Better NPCs

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

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...

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17 Armor & Weapons

SOLAR FLARE IS GOOD... for melee - JayJayPlayzzz

Terraria is better with armour

Terraria have better armor. - WorldPuncher47592834

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

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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.

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

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

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19 You can fly

Flying is for creative ya bilge rat - Vlego

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 in terraria too. - WorldPuncher47592834

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20 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!

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21 Terraria is just a sandbox

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

Same with Minecraft. - MrCoolC

Terraria is actually just a poopbox

And minecraft is a dirtbox

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22 Minecraft is overhated

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

Is that even a word? - JayJayPlayzzz

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?

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23 Terraria is a ripoff

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

So is Minecraft, lol. - MrCoolC

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

Another SMK works? - MChkflaguard_Yt

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24 More Combat


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

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25 Infinite Possibilities

Infinite? MC struggles to add emerald armor into the game. - JayJayPlayzzz

I can't make a car that moves - Hummingbirdf

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

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

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26 Minecraft has way better guns in Vanilla

A bow is not a gun - namesnipe

Minecraft doesn't have guns

You what? I can't shotgun creepers in the face. - MrCoolC

This item is hilarious. There are no guns in Minecraft vanilla. - KalloFox34

27 Minecraft is easier

Ill find a diamond on that first NIGHT. - JayJayPlayzzz

Minecrap is too easy - namesnipe

28 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

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

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

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

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29 It Has More Mods

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!?

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

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 The Minecraft Villagers Are Sexier

Oh yes

32 Better PVP

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).

Just spam, the cooldown is fast anyway. - Theco

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33 It Has More Biomes

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

It is way better

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34 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

Compare a dragon to a literal god. - Theco

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

Oh yeah

35 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.

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

36 Terraria is more violent

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

37 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

38 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…

39 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

40 Has animals

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

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

Terraria has more animals. - Theco

Terraria is terrible, it barely has any animals

You said terraria has less animals but you listed more animals for terraria - JayJayPlayzzz

41 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

Creative required for this. - KalloFox34

42 Minecraft has the ability to do anything

There both good so stop arguing

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

No it doesn't... - Razzorz

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

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43 Minecraft has the best mods

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

Calamity. - Theco

44 Some Part of the Fandom Isn't Actually Cringe

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

wot - Theco

45 Minecraft has servers

So does Terraria

fr though - JayJayPlayzzz

46 Shrek is Not in Terraria

What does this have to do with anything?


47 Has Power Source Like Redstone

We have curcits in terraria (i spelled curcits wrong I know) - JayJayPlayzzz

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

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

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

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48 Better Designed

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

49 You have survival mode in Minecraft

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

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

I don't even - Theco

50 You have prisons in Minecraft

U mean on the server? LOL.

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

By kids - Theco

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