Top 17 Games Like Terraria (Games Better Than Terraria in Their Own Way)

Games Like Terraria
Terraria has made its mark on the sandbox genre, all across the galaxy.

Terraria is one of those games that defines its genre. It just keeps surprising you.

No matter how many thousands of hours you fork over or how good you get, every nightmare and poltergeist that’s been waiting at the edge of the light is still let loose when night falls, and the blood moon will never tire of watching them drive you to your knees.

Terraria has something for everyone; it’s the penultimate sandbox, survival, RPG, and hack-n-slash, all rolled up in a delicious, two-dimensional video game burrito.

If you like Terraria, you’ll be pleased to know you aren’t alone. There are lots of games that take inspiration from the freedom of an open world and the teeth-gritting thrill of giant boss battles and overwhelming swarms of monsters.

These games are Terraria-esque at their cores, but take some creative liberties that make them stand-out experiences all on their own.

17. Starbound

Ohm Plays... Starbound - Gameplay Overview / Impressions - PC / Steam

Stranded in space with a busted ship, you must collect materials to get your ship up and running again. Once you do, the whole universe opens up to you, and no two planets are alike.

Starbound’s universe is incomprehensibly big - I have over 800 hours clocked, and I find something new every single time I play. Surprisingly nuanced combat coupled with randomly generated weapons make for a personalized loadout without the need for a class system. Planets are populated with NPC villages, trap-riddled dungeons, and hundreds of other structures whose decorations would look very nice on my ship I’ll take that thank you very much.

Destination unknown: an algorithm generates trillions of weird, wonderful planets, with unique treasure, dungeons, and wildlife

Shut up, Wesley: as the captain of your own space vessel, you can expand your ship, hire crewmembers, and travel in style

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