What is the end goal of Terraria? More specifically, at what action taken / boss defeated / item acquired can you say that you've beaten the game?

I know it's a sandbox game, and thus doesn't really have an "end goal," but it still feels like there could be. What is it? Or, what would it be?

  • I feel like what you're looking for might be more either ideas of of self-set long term goals, or 'what is terraria's END GAME'. – Waterseas May 1 '14 at 21:27
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    Oh yeah, "end game". Thnx, I wasn't sure what word to use. Changed the question title – shieldgenerator7 May 1 '14 at 21:31
  • I wonder if this is too broad a question for the site... Then again, What's the goal of Minecraft and what can users achieve in this world? has 50+ upvotes so I dunno. – Wikwocket May 1 '14 at 21:31
  • @Wikwocket I wouldn't say so. MAYBE too much based on opinion though. – Waterseas May 1 '14 at 21:35
  • Well most games have a clear end game, like Mario. I guess sandbox games technically don't but Terraria feels like a special type of sandbox game that does – shieldgenerator7 May 1 '14 at 21:36

There is no single official end goal. However, there are a few long-term goals the game sets:

  • Fight all boss monsters (kind of the minimum thing you have to do before you can claim to have beaten the game)
  • Get/craft all equipment (requires fighting many bosses multiple times).
  • Completely eliminate all corruption from the world (the Dryad wants you to do this, but it would be an incredible amount of repetitive work).
  • Collect all achievements.

And of course you can do all this in mediumcore or hardcore for an extra challenge.

Apart from that, many players make up goals for themselves, often in the form of building elaborate structures.

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  • I've actually cleared a map of Corruption/Crimson using the Clentaminator. It's not too hard, but you do have to keep re-visiting areas because you'll miss a block or two here and there, and they'll re-corrupt a large patch. – mouseas May 6 '14 at 19:16

I Believe that the true goal of terraria is to build things, I have played on all versions of the game with over 200 hours on each (I like it a lot) and my experience makes me believe it. You beat bosses to get better gear to mine better ores and progress deeper. But I usually defeat all the bosses and then use the best gear possible to mine ores and build nice structures.

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Beat the ocram. Hardest boss in the game. There's a goal to accomplish. After u do that, try getting the best loot in the game. Pretty much all u can do after that is aquire more and more of this stuff to give to your friends.

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  • Ocram is only in console/mobile versions. – CalculatorFeline Apr 21 '16 at 19:41

The end game goal is that you Can not die at all and to beat all of the bosses in the game including the pirate invasion.

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  • Pirate invasion ? Ha, this is too easy compared to the Frost moon and Pumpkin moon events. – Anton Apr 6 '15 at 16:22

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