We love Terraria so much that we reviewed it twice: once in 2011. (Opens in a new tab)When it’s new again in 2018 (Opens in a new tab)when we find “Still one of the best adventures” in case that’s not enough proof of both its quality and durability. Terraria now has drawn more than a million positive reviews from Steam users. became the first indie game to do so.
One of the main reasons Terraria has become so popular is its relentless support for the game and players by developer Re-Logic, its ‘final’ update. (Opens in a new tab) Released in May 2020, nine years after the original game’s release, but again ‘actually final update’. (Opens in a new tab) coming out in october This is followed by more updates in 2021. In 2022, more updates are added. most recently less than a month ago (Opens in a new tab)And at this point, I don’t think anyone is pretending that any of these updates will be the end of it.
Terraria co-creator Andrew Spinks also received gamer credit in early 2021 when he told Stadia to keep his head down. (Opens in a new tab) After his Google account has been disabled and unable to support it. Ultimately, that decision was reversed. (Opens in a new tab)But then Stadia crashes, so in the end it doesn’t matter anyway.
To be clear, Terraria isn’t the first game to have a million positive user reviews, but it’s the first ‘indie darling’ game to hit its mark. Previous games on the list include Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (5.9 million positive user reviews), PUBG: Battlegrounds (1.2 million), Dota 2 (1.5 million), and Grand Theft Auto 5 (1.2 million).
But what makes this success particularly impressive is that those positive user reviews come with only 22,000 negative reviews. resulting in an overall rating from users. 97%—”overwhelmingly positive” in Steam language is the only game in the top five to maintain that standard: CS:GO, Dota 2 and GTA5 are all “very positive”, while PUBG Battlegrounds is “mixed”.