Terraria Becomes First Game To Surpass 1 Million Positive Steam Reviews


Sandbox journey game Terraria turned 11 earlier this yr, but it surely’s nonetheless going sturdy on Steam, because it lately grew to become the primary title on the platform to surpass 1 million optimistic critiques. As of October 21, the indie title had really gathered 1,005,667 optimistic critiques, versus solely 22,122 destructive ones, as a Reddit consumer identified. The optimistic critiques have elevated by almost 300 as of the time of this writing.

Terraria holds a lead of almost 150,000 optimistic critiques over its closest competitor, Gary’s Mod, which is technically not a game with outlined objectives and is described as a “physics sandbox” in its official Steam description. However, Gary’s Mod additionally had fairly the top begin within the race to one million, having launched on Steam in 2006. Currently in third and fourth place within the rankings are AAA titles Left 4 Dead 2 and The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, which presently have 640,611 and 629,964 optimistic critiques, respectively.


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Created by Indie developer Re-Logic and launched in May 2011, Terraria gained over followers with its simplistic 2D, pixilated styling paying homage to the 16-bit period, incomes it a “generally favorable” rating of 83 on Metacritic. Two sequels had been deliberate — one introduced in 2013 and a second in 2015 — although neither ever got here to fruition. Rather, Re-Logic has stayed true to its unique product, persevering with to supply free updates, together with new content material, greater than a decade after its launch.

As an total Steam Score, Terraria nonetheless performs effectively, coming in at a decent sixth place, with a 97.11 p.c ranking. The solely video games forward of Terraria utilizing that statistic are Portal 2 (97.7 p.c), People Playground (97.49 p.c), Vampire Survivors (97.39 p.c), Hades (97.38 p.c), and Stardew Valley (97.24 p.c).

At one time, Steam scored video games just by dividing their variety of optimistic critiques towards their whole variety of critiques, however the gaming service deserted that methodology in 2017 in favor of an algorithm that adjusts video games’ scores primarily based on a certainty rating that will increase with the entire variety of critiques. Even utilizing the outdated system, which might be skewed in favor of less-popular video games, Terraria nonetheless reaches the higher echelons of the platform with a 97.85 p.c.

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