Top Ten Reasons Why Terraria Is Better Than Minecraft


The Top Ten

1 Kinder community

Terraria is way better in my opinion. It offers more options in combat, building, and etc.
Compared to the measly 2 bosses and like 5 enemy's minecraft has.

More like Reasons why ROBLOX is better than TERRARIA!

What is terraria?

Literally like no minecraft lovers r hating lol and if u see why minecraft is better terraria is ruling

2 More content/updates

Terraria has more enemies, weapons, armor, accessories, bosses, and ores. Terraria's just way better. - sielexuss50

I disagree with every reason
(The creators of this list need a serious reality check)

Yeah true
minecraft only gives you weird stuff like A DOLPHIN

Terraria 1.3 Added more content then Minecraft ever had it had more items, more bosses, more weapons, and more enemies

3 Way more combat

There is WAY more varity

When I play capture the flag in Minecraft, I keep hitting someone but it turns out they are behind me because my computer is laggy and Minecraft's combat isn't as good because there are only swords and bows - sielexuss50

Classes: Mage, Yoyo Master, Melee, Summoner, Tank, Gunslinger, Ranger and tons more.

This makes it a whole lot better. - Deqfarah

4 Over 100 guns/weapons/powers

That means its way more confusing

The influx waver is technically more useful than the meowmere because it hits 3 times instead of 1 which does 300 to 450 damage. But I still agree with what everyone is saying and also terraria is better than Minecraft because it has more enemy's and bosses to test your weapons on.

Yeah way better then 7 mele compared 200 mele

200 damage meowmere compared to a 7 damage diamond sword see the difference?

5 Terraria was made several months before minecraft.

It is true that all of Terraria's bosses were made before Minecraft was out of Beta, and it is possible that Minecraft copied partly, but there is such thing as INSPIRATION. INSPIRATION is when you see something amazing and try to do something similar (reasons may vary - this is NOT a textbook ). But think about this: it is MUCH easier to program a 2D world than a 3D world: you don't have to design sides of blocks, you can just go crazy w/ pixel art, and you don't have to program the physics in a certain way. Plus, in Minecraft, a couple of blocks have different physics. Then when they add mobs and bosses, both parties have to program AI, health, animations, drops, etc. So basically, Minecraft may or may not be a rip off, and Terraria may or may not have a bit too much of Minecraft's aspects. But it's your choice to let it matter.

If a games age is used to determine if it is better then another, then Pong is the best game that was ever made as it was made 40 years before Terraria - WorldPuncher47592834

No it's not - Bouncy

For all those people who say "Minecraft was made before". And "Terraria copied Minecraft". - Deqfarah

6 More creative

Lol. Who put this reason here? Minecraft has creative, peaceful mode, redstone and command blocks (which you can do practically anything with). Minecraft is 3D as well, which is just icing on the cake. I don't see how anyone in their right mind would think Terraria is more creative than Minecraft.

Add Mobile version of Terraria doesn't pay and Minecraft does - LUDEL

Why is this even here? Minecraft and Terraria are creative in different ways. You can build in 2D, and use walls and platforms to make it look 3D, and some people enjoy 2D. In Minecraft, you can build in 3D, which some people enjoy. Again, it's a split road between 3D and 2D.

Terraria is not 2D or 3D. It's in-between.

7 Better graphics by a landslide

Do graphics matter? I agree that Minecraft's graphics suck, but graphics don't count on determining the greatness of games. For example, Pokemon Red had crap graphics, but it's gameplay was more solid then Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

Graphics don't matter kids.

Terraria is still better anyway. - KennyRulz244444

At first the graphics are ok. But when you to different places especially at night. - Deqfarah

I disagree. Terraria has only small pixels. - WorldPuncher47592834

8 More enemies

I get a headache from thinking of it

Over 15 bosses, and 150+ enemies. - Deqfarah

Terraria vanilla:100+ enemies more than 10 bosses
Terraria with mods:3000+ enemies 100 bosses
Terraria wins

Actually there are more than 15 bosses

9 You can fight a gigantic mechanical santa

If you say minecraft is better then ya mum

Minecraft is better

That's a dumb reason - Bouncy

Who needs a gigantic mechanical santa? that's right! NOBODY!

10 Less lag

Lag is good please

It is good because you have npc you can by thing's from them and get items that proggres the game

I have never played it but it's 2D so ya

More like no lag. I love Minecraft but it lags


The Contenders

11 Better mods

Terraria mods are like a free dlc which adds a extra 100+ hours of epic gameplay

Terraria mods are much more enjoyable and difficult, like Prefixes for Enemies, Spirit, Calamity, Thorium, etc.

Mods in Terraria have sooo much more content than any mod in Minecraft.

Youl need 100 mods to make up for terraria without mods and you won't be able to get a 2d mod

12 Lasts longer

Only because Terraria takes hours to load simple stuff. I MEAN what TE HECK!

In Minecraft, if you play for just 1 month, you've done everything. You have an enchanted diamond sword and have beat the ender dragon, and nothing else to do. In terraria, when I was just 1 month in the game, I had weak gear. We beat golem after two years of dedicated play.

I can get diamonds on the first day

Terraria is less boring than Minecraft, I managed to spend months and months on Terraria while Minecraft seems to take me a few days. - KennyRulz244444

13 More mature community

The Terraria community isn't filled with bullies and immature kids that don't know any better than to swear and come up with very uncreative and overused insults. They also accept opinions more positively than anybody from the Minecraft fanbase would. - KennyRulz244444

Minecraft community: 90% kids. 9% teens and 1% adultsTerraria community: 15% kids 25% adults and 60% teens

Actually: Minecraft community: 85% kids, 10% creeps, 5% slightly mature thinkers; Terraria community: very mixed, but mostly people who can think maturely or at least act like they can. - Yannick1124

I love the fact that this kid going threw out the entire thing and writing "Terraria is STUPID" is just proving our point.

So, so true, couldn't have said it better! - Yannick1124

14 You can save characters and go on other worlds

In Minecraft, you make a world and get a bunch of stuff, and say you want to move it to another world. There's a difficulty. In Terraria? No problem!

In Minecraft, when you go to another world / server, you have to redo all your "hard work". Unlike Terraria, you can save all your weapons, items and gear with you on another world / server. You can continue your journey in Terraria without having to redo all the things you did, such as fighting a hard boss.

And you can trade with your friends. For example, imagine you wanted to trade 50 truffle worms for the possessed hatchet, you can go with you saved items and give your friend the hatchet. Easy! In minecraft, you can't even trade much, AND you can't get your stuff in other worlds. If world hopping in Terraria didn't exist, I would've never got the scourge of the corrupter and vampire knives. - astroshark

You're not SUPPOSED to bring your gear from singleplayer onto other worlds. Like multiplayer. - mattstat716

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15 A lot more mobs and monsters

Do mobs matter?

So you can have a variety

In Minecraft there is 'bout... 10 mobs? And in TERRARIA there is about 1000 mobs! Can you see the difference?

Fight a literal god. - Theco

16 Minecraft is boring

Yeah, I know, lot's of people say, "Minecraft has kool mods! Derm! " But let's be real here... The only reason Minecraft has these "kool" mods, is because the game is so darn limited! "Oh, but there is kool looking' castles, and Mine Carts 030." come on people, let's be real. Minecraft is now becoming a corrupted compilation of everything the fans want, instead of an actual game. Terraria has never (and hopefully will never) have this problem

After a while minecraft gets boring for people more into their teens. Minecraft is overall a boring game for those who A-aren’t under 8 years old, B-are more creative thinkers. Creative thinkers tend to have a lot more expectations for popular games and so therefore get dissapointed and easily bored by the limited content of the game called minecraft

Mods are hard to install sometimes and could contain viruses to mess up your computer big time

Even most mods for Minecraft get so boring after awhile.

17 You collect costumes

You have vanity sets which give you a chance to express yourself, or just look plain cool. Heck, you can even put armor on the vanity set area. I like the creeper suit, or the sun mask, as my favorite.

You can collect costumes in terraria, in Minecraft Only dyed leather armor

There is no better feeling than defeating the Moon Lord with a fish costume. - ClovertheAverageCat

In Minecraft you use custom skins - MChkflaguard_Yt

18 Terraria has more items

Try and get the rod of discord before saying you got everything. Did I mention the extra 150+ items? Also, did I mention Minecraft has 10-50 items? - Theco


Fun facts that in mobile version after you made a world you eill get 0-6 dirt ( try it if you don't believe me )

U just wrecked yourself!

19 Your items never break

The reason why this wouldn't work in minecraft is because the items are easy to get and otherwise it would be way easier to finih the game. - Sawd05

Pfft. That means it’s unrealistic! You expect a copper short sword to never break?

I think this is a neat addition. Do you know how many times I have to replace an item in Minecraft? Usually about 5 times a play.

Let's say there's a sword that took you WEEKS to make (gathering materials), but like after 2 days it breaks. That would be the WORST thing ever. - FlyingFridge

20 It's 2-D

I'd rather get motion sick than fell like I am cheating in a game.

I get motion sick from Minecraft

So for all the triggered peeps, you saying sonic 06 is better than sonic 1? NO

Since it's 2D, you can see the danger a mile away

21 Better boss battles

Just because its in 3D doesn't mean its way better. And wall of flesh actually takes strategy, like if you do not prepare for the wall of flesh by bringing health potions and clearing a big path, you will die instantaneously.

Minecrafts boss battles are great ideas the only problem is that THE BOSS FIGHT SUCKS. The ender dragon is not hard or fun at all all you do is wait for it to come and spam click it that's it it's like a game of spamming a button -_-. Now Terraria boss fights are also great ideas but the boss fights ARE ACTUALLY FUN even the 1st boss fight is more fun the Minecrafts bosses COMBINED now hate Minecraft fans.

Sounds arnet better in boss battles in Minecraft terraria even has its own bos music Minecraft is just boring piano

I agree. In Terraria I had to make a arena with campfires, heart statues and heart lanterns plus I had to bring potions with me. In Minecraft you just run around abusing lmb and rmb. - FlyingFridge

22 More of a challenge

Not really - Bouncy

The only challenge in Minecraft is not to get blown up by a walking penis terraria doesn't have walking pens - Hummingbirdf

The only challenge in Minecraft is to not get blown up by a walking penis

Honestly the only challenge in minecraft is to not fall in lava - FlyingFridge

23 Character Look

In Terraria, you see armoured players who look totally bada$$. In minecraft, you see naked weirdos who ask for a boyfriend/girlfriend. - astroshark


So u want Minecraft skins, that can be realistic to the the point where u can wear a hoodie and get a foam Minecraft sword from the toilet store, or do u want color filled masterpieces of armor that is like no other. I mean seriously, if u don't believe me talk to your theripist about the situation.

Character customization is limited in Terraria. Armor is EXTREMELY limited in Minecrap - Theco

24 Terraria has music and sounds for each biome

To be honest I like the Minecraft soundtrack a lot better. - Demogorgan

Every biome has a unique tune Minecraft doesn't have that

My favourite Minecraft song is C418 - Sweden, it's a song for a funeral, Minecraft has better sounds and music - Wobblygaming7


25 Harmless mobs

Creepers are just stupid things to mess up your buildings so you spend more time on Minecraft when on terraria it doesn't make you want to curl up in the corner and die

Plus they look like walking life sized penis sex toys that are green and have 4 testicles to walk - Hummingbirdf

I honestly think that Terraria mobs are WAY more dangerous than Minecraft mobs, for example a Creeper would stand no chance against a Bone Serpent. See my point?

You can see Terraria mobs from all angles, in Minecraft you can't. Creepers are a threat because you can't see them if their behind you. - thebadscientist

I can sell them for silver. - Theco

Eye of Cthulhu (weakest Terraria boss) would defeat the Ender Dragon (hardest minecraft boss) in a few hits. - astroshark

26 Awesome bosses

Pshh a meowmere could kill the ender dragon in one shot ender dragon sucks terraria bosses are great

The Wither would stand no chance against The destroyer. He would just get ripped apart in like, two seconds

Less he wouldn't even want to spawn haha

The ender dragon (200 life) vs the moon lord (145,000 life). The ender dragon has a spit attack, the moon lord has a phantasmal death ray that deals more than 100 damage. No contest.

27 More fantasy based

Personally I don't like fantasy as it is overrated. Just my opinion though, I would like to see how a sandbox balance building and RPG stuff. - MChkflaguard_Yt

Yeah! Kids are loosing out on not being more connected with fantasy and sci fi!

Yeah I tottaly agree I mean oil green explosive scrotum or CTHULU

In my opinion fantasy is better. It triggers the imagination and sparks creativity. Less fantasy won't get kids thinking and pretending their on an epic journey to cleans the world of a great corruption, it will get them studying for a science project in 2d grade. I mean that's the opposite gaming.
Mannn, that was SO deep. My conscience will be proud of me. We haven't spoken to each other in a while
Terrarians are my PEEPs.

28 It's going to be part of a trilogy with Terraria Otherworld and Terraria 2

I don't care about story. I care about building - MChkflaguard_Yt

Minecraft is a singularity. Minecrap Story Mode isn't even a game, it's a novel. - Theco

What would be cool is if they had after moon lord is defeated a portal opens and you go to different world and u can go back and forth and the cycle starts again with a ton more items

Really strongly agree with this one.

29 The ores and armor

In terraria, you don't even shape the ores into the armor. what a ripoff. you just stack the ores on top of each other! All you're gonna make is multiple nuggets.

Minecraft's ores consist of coal, emerald, gold, iron, redstone, quartz, and diamond... they are all "easy" to find and are often useless. Terraria has plenty of ores (I believe twenty plus? ) starting from copper to chlorophyte! - KennyRulz244444

Diamonds are useless in Terraria - except in early game fore getting a diamond staff - Charmedyeti

Diamond isn't even a gem. There is only 2 ores. Terraria? Too much. - Theco

30 No perverted kids

Lies..perverted kids is roblox here's an accurate representation of roblox: "123/ABC for girlfriend/boyfriend" yet with jerry and harry...people build inaproprate builds that don't even relate to the theme in build battle - SeikoIsBestCorpsePartyGirl

Actually there are perverted fans of terraria who make porn, rule 34, and terraria related fetish “art” - Hummingbirdf

"hey who wants to be my G/F" There's a reason minecraft has been involved in child predator incidents - Yatagarasu

People in mincrap just twerk in your face and the spam the chat with this: (farts) lol

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31 There's always something to do

There are always huge updates which contain new bosses and stronger weapons. Minecraft adds new blocks. Minecraft needs mods to be good.

Terraria is more creative with building, and as one user stated, with every update comes new content such as bosses, bug fixes, and more weapons and tools. Minecraft just adds more boring blocks and often pointless crap that doesn't get you anywhere. - KennyRulz244444

To all the people that are gonna argue, is iron nugget really good? - Yatagarasu

After someone beats both games, oops another update. Minecraft is short. Terraria is long. - Theco

Just build more anazing stuff in Minecraft. It is meant to be a creative sandbox not heaps and heaps of RPG. - MChkflaguard_Yt

32 Cooler 'creepers'

I always liked these eye things. - FlyingFridge

You may not remember these - the things that fly around the brain of Cthulhu? They are actually creepy and don't make you rage when on Minecraft the creepers just look plain weird and just ruin your house, and you life

Terraria Creeper can one hit Steve even with "op" diamond armour - Hummingbirdf

CCreepers are servents for the brain of cthulu - WorldPuncher47592834

MC Creepers are too annoying. Terraria creepers? Creepy and awesome. I guess the reason why you can call MC creepers creepers is because they are creeped out they are in a bad game. - Theco

33 Terraria has blood

It can get really gory at places. You can spew blood, your NPCs can spew blood. Except The Angler since that would make Terraria M rated

34 NPCs that actually do useful things

My npc's can kill things can mc's?

Squidward-like NPCs do nothing but trade rare gems for crappy items, human/creature-like NPCs sell useful items and are often helpful with other things. - KennyRulz244444

MC NPCs just give trash items, so I guess emerald is trash. Terraria? It uses a trading system - Theco

A villager tried sellin me a bucket of milk for 3 emeralds hate mc con men

35 Mods are way better

Terraria Calamity,Thorium and Spirit mod! TERRARIA FOR THE WIN

Literally, Minecraft mods mostly are like, One item mods or ripoffs of games plus stupid names, and plus, the games they copy have copyright most likely. Terarria Mods are amazing add like at least 3 new bosses and 100 mobs, and have cool names and plus they add around 200 items, and add 50 extra hours of gameplay

There are little to no mods in Minecraft that actually do something useful (the only mod that seems to really catch my attention is the Rare Ores mod, which adds in rarer ores that "extend the gameplay", but that's for an old version, 1.6.4), Terraria has mods that almost change the gameplay in some sort of form. - KennyRulz244444

So true. Thorium and Tremor are such fun mods. I never have found a fun MC mod in my life.

36 Actual challenging nights.

How is Minecraft challenging when you can just walk over to your bed and skip the whole night? In terraria it only sets your spawn point so it actually makes you go out and do something and not be a lazy butt

Well this time I give a vote to minecraft as night in terraria is easy

37 Actual classes of weapons

I thought of something. A 100ft building that a Minecraft arrow can't reach. A MC kid goes there but Terraria human shoots them.

Terraria: Hey I'm doing a Mage play through and I hope I get the Mage emblem when I defeat the wall of flesh so I get stronger water bolts so I can keep killing it until I get the sword my friend wants! I also want armour that gives my magic power a boost and by mana amount increase!

Minecraft: ehh I have a bow...not much else with archery tiers...meh..

38 It’s actually fun to play by yourself

This is true, because every time I play minecraft I have to get a friend online to play with me because otherwise I'll play terraria and actually have a bunch of stuff to do.

Minecraft gets boring very quickly when playing by yourself - thunderstar1124

I start, and I'm done playing because I know that it will be like every other time. I don't have that in Terraria, like now I have the problem that after 20 different chests I still haven't found a Magic Mirror. - Yannick1124

I red all these reasons and I heavily agree, the main reason because Terraria is better than Minecraft is that Terraria is small, but it's full of things to do, Minecraft is big, but it's literally empty! It has no meaning, no story, no music (just a boring piano melody), no complex stuff in general, and people who work at Mojang are so slow or idiots (a 15 years-old boy can create wonderful mods and a whole team can't! )
Terraria is better.
I'm sorry if I made grammatical errors. Bye.

39 Drops are better

When you kill the wither (a boss) in minecraft he drops a star that's used to make a block. While in terraria, when you kill a boss he drops you for example: ores, seeds, trophies, weapons, and even masks of the boss! - FlyingFridge

When I play MC a zombie drops 1-2 pieces of rotten flesh, when I play Terraria zombie can drop its arm as a sword.

40 Retro graphics styling

Playing Terraria makes you feel like you're playing a classic retro video game, even thought it's modern and is always adding new features and updates

Hey, Terraria is an actual 16-bit style game! No pile of folding templates walking around in a 3D world. - Yannick1124

To the comment below:
My dad (who was born in the 1960's) said that Terraria looked like a game from the 80's.
Just some cool info I thought I'd share...

Terraria looks like an early-to-mid 90s game for a Super Nintendo compared to Minecraft which looks like any ordinary 3D game. - KennyRulz244444

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41 More fun

Terraria makes me get imaginative, creative and violent. Those always make me act like an idiot and it is always funny! Terraria for the win!

Terraria: Awesome Single player,Great mods(Terraria mods are like a free dlc) Good multiplayer has spleef, has mount races,and more Nice people (Minecraft has 5 year olds who call you a hacker for killing them).

Yeah the minecraft fanbase just ruined my day... these little kids are so egoist! - MChkflaguard_Yt

Terraria is stupid people who like it are dicks

That's right, make us look even better. You just proved our point on so many things - Yatagarasu

In terraria,you got more creative stuff,you got enemies like mimics,zombies,skeletons,rune wizards... you got RAINBOW SLIMES! Plus terraria is more like a tale rather than a realistic world,you got the evil corruption,you got bloody,gored crimson,you got nice hallow with unicorns and fairys,you got desert,you got caverns,and even underworld/hell! Making it more of a evil than nice world and,of course,less squeakers!

42 It's cheaper

Minecraft costs 29.99$ whereas Terraria costs 5.99$

Especially on steam when there is a sale

Yes and terraria you get your moneys worth big time

I can't even get MC because of the price. Still no sale. - Theco

43 Way more pets

You can get a lot of pets I got a elf a mini skeleton head and a cupid

Pets are so cute

Hey, at least your pets don't die in Terraria. - astroshark

Minecraft u get a wolf but u can't call it back if its annoying you

44 Better mechanics

Even though Minecraft has got command blocks (which takes forever to learn how to use). Terraria's mechanics are simple I have made myself a mechanism which teleports me away from boss' attacks.

Its awesome with mechs seriosly statues that spawn items/enemies
Does Minecraft have that in survival nope so they're a dope

45 Better grinding

Minecraft "ya a lava pool to kill green explosive hacked pigs". Terraria "10 volcano traps ready to go :D". You see what I mean people! Terraria for the win! 11

46 Easy to navigate

I agree! I lost my house so many times on Minecraft but on terraria I never lost it

Minecraft is supposedly 'infinite' (which it isn't just HUGE), and being 3d makes it almost impossible to navigate and safely get home without being killed or lost. On Terraria you only have to worry about how far your house is and how deep you are!

I hate it when you lose a house in Minecraft

Lol if you lost in terraria then you r a noob just use magic mirror

47 Active developers who listen to the community

Terraria wasn't an instant smash hit, nor is is today, however its developers listen to the community and care.

Mine craft developers: Hey, we added this thing and refuse to remove it lol

Terraria developers: We’re not removing hoik glitching since the community loves it so much.

See the difference?

48 There are many events

The blood moon, where zombies come doused in red.
The eclipse, where swamp things and frankensteins rise.
The slime rain, where gelatinous enemies fall from clouds.
As for minecraft...
Only rain. At least Terraria's rain has slimes have umbrellas. Minecraft's rain makes a painful noise.

49 Actually organized servers

Minecraft servers suck so much, can't go anywhere without a respirator. And me myself plays Minecraft! - MChkflaguard_Yt

I joined a server and they kicked me because they didint like that I got more stuff so they kicked me and in terraria when no one asks for stuff I give them not hey give me that

No trolls. No griefers. No idiots trying to deafen you via mic. No children who beg for items and higher ranks. No children who accuse you of being a "n00b" or "h@x0r" after winning a fight. No hackers in every nook and cranny. No annoying players who spawn millions of monsters inside your base. No traps everywhere. Need I say more?

I can't even report anybody in MC because of "GET ON THE FORUMS TO REPORT DAMNIT"
Terraria? Really easy. It is as simple as MC - Theco

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50 When you die, you keep your items

In Minecraft, let's say you beat the Enderdragon and have lots of diamonds. When you get killed, you drop all of your "precious" belongings, and as far as I know, you won't be getting them back. In Terraria, when you get killed, you keep all of your items and you just drop money. In my opinion, that's WAY better because what if you have good items? They're still with you!

Same in minecraft unless you activate keep inventory - WorldPuncher47592834

No matter what difficulty in Minecraft you are on (whether it be Peaceful, Easy, Medium, or Hard) you will still lose your items that you worked hard (pfft) for. In Terraria, you will only lose your coins on an easy difficulty and from medium and onward you will lose your items. - KennyRulz244444

You keep your items when you die in Minecraft, when you have said the command /game rule keep inventory true, or if you have TooManyItems, set ''On death'' to Keep items - Wobblygaming7

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