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).

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


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2 Bigger Worlds

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

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

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3 Better Characters

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

Which characters are better, Terraria's NPCs, who give you advice, helpful (and not even comically expensive) trades, and who help you out with fighting? Or Minecraft's Villager NPCs, with horrible trades, and the only useful part associated with them is the Blacksmith building, only because it can be looted.

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4 More Popular

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

Because the 5 year olds found out about it

Terraria is still better

That means worse fanbae - Hummingbirdf

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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

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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?

Actually Terraria came out first - uros

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

Terraria's Beta was in 2008

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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.

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

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8 Better and More Recognizable Characters

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!

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

The only characters in MC is villagers - Theco

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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

Minecraft haters keep forgetting about multiplayer which is fun - PeeledBanana

Terraria: Ever hear of good PVP?
Minecraft: Yeah u-
(We are sorry, but Minecraft was brutally murdered by Terraria, using a yoyo.)
Oh also the chat is nicer in Terraria - Theco

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10 It Doesn't Have Complex Tasks

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

Difficulty is better you know. - Theco

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The Newcomers

? 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.

Check the wiki because I have nothing to say

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

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

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? 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. - 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

You can in terraria too. - WorldPuncher47592834

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The Contenders

11 Minecraft is fun, Terraria is not

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.

It's like saying building is better than having your heart beat crazily. - Theco

Wow this list is bad - Orlemley

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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.

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

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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

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14 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.

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

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15 Armor & Weapons

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

Terraria have better armor. - WorldPuncher47592834

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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

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. - duu_oui

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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.

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

This I will give to Minecraft.
Yeah, building is fun in Terraria but it's a bit restricted due to the two dimensons.

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18 Terraria is just a sandbox

And minecraft is a dirtbox

Filled with adventure. - Theco

Same with Minecraft. - MrCoolC

Terraria is actually just a poopbox

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19 Terraria is a ripoff

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

So is Minecraft, lol. - MrCoolC

Another SMK works? - MChkflaguard_Yt

Ummm... nope. - KalloFox34

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20 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! )

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

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21 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

I agree, in minecraft you can fight 100000000 of mobs at once if you want

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22 Minecraft is overhated

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

23 Minecraft has way better guns in Vanilla

Minecraft doesn't have guns

A bow is not a gun - namesnipe

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

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

24 Minecraft is easier

Minecrap is too easy - namesnipe

Not true - The_Ferret

25 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

Skellotron, duke-fishron, everfrost... " hard to think what’s better.

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26 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!?

27 Better PVP

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

It is changed you can not spam click a sword anymore in the 1.9 update.

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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

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

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

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29 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

Terraria: Corruption, crimson, beach, desert, underground, the sky, hallow, dungeon, jungle, hell, cavern, cabins, mushroom, forest, underground desert, underground crimson, underground corruption, marble, and granite.
19 in total
Minecrap: Forest, desert, ocean, tundrea, nether, village, the mines, the underground and the end.
9 in total - Theco

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30 Minecraft has a better building and mining root

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 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

32 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…

33 It's Blockier

What? I don't know there both pretty blocky

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

I thought blockier or pixelated was worse - JayJayPlayzzz

MC kid: Slopes suk - Theco

34 Has animals

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

Terraria has more animals. - Theco

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

Terraria is terrible, it barely has any animals

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

35 Minecraft has the best mods

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

Calamity. - Theco

36 Minecraft has great mobs in survival mode

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

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

Oh yeah

37 Some Part of the Fandom Isn't Actually Cringe

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

38 Minecraft has servers

So does Terraria

fr though - JayJayPlayzzz

39 Has Power Source Like Redstone

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

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

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40 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

41 You have survival mode in Minecraft

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

I don't even - Theco

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

42 You have prisons in Minecraft

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

By kids - Theco

43 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

44 Minecraft has the best characters

What characters? - JustSomeGuy123

Like kids? - Theco

45 Minecraft has the ability to do anything

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

I can’t race - MrCoolC

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46 Terraria is more violent

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

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