Terra Nil

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Terra Nil is a game about transforming a barren, lifeless landscape into a thriving, vibrant ecosystem.
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About Terra Nil

About this game

Terra Nil is a game about transforming a barren, lifeless landscape into a thriving, vibrant ecosystem. Turn dead soil into fertile grassland, clean polluted oceans, plant sprawling forests, and create the ideal habitat for animals to call home. Then recycle your buildings and leave no trace that you were there. Reclaim the wasteland.

A reverse city builder

Use advanced eco-technology to purify the soil, creating plains, wetlands, beaches, rainforests, wildflowers, and more—then efficiently recycle everything you've built, leaving the environment pristine for its new animal inhabitants.

Different maps every time

Procedurally generated landscapes mean no two playthroughs of Terra Nil will ever be the same. Plan your build around randomized, challenging, and unpredictable terrain, including snaking rivers, mountains, lowlands, and oceans.

A natural ebb and flow

Each region of Terra Nil progresses through phases, with the ultimate goal being leaving the pristine wilderness behind. Levels are not about infinite growth, but rather balancing and nurturing the environment before leaving it in peace.

Experience tranquillity

Lush hand-painted environments, relaxing music, and an atmospheric ambient soundscape make Terra Nil a peaceful, meditative experience. When you're done, use Appreciate mode to bask in the natural beauty of the ecosystem you have restored.

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
March 27, 2023
Developer:
Free Lives
Publisher:
Devolver Digital
Rating:
ACB rating of 3
Supported Languages:
English +

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD FX-8350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 760 / Radeon RX 560X
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6950X / AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1080 / Radeon RX 5700 XT
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Critic Reviews

79

Cultured Vultures

80 / 100
"Terra Nil is a charming and deceptively deep strategy game with a lovely aesthetic that flips conventions in a compelling way."

Noisy Pixel

85 / 100
"Terra Nil delivers an eco-based message with themes found in its core experience as you aim to bring Earth back to its glory days. Although terraforming each map can be...

Gameblog.fr

80 / 100
"Terra Nil is a a deeply soothing and relaxing game. Very beautiful artistically, we only regret that it is too short."
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Terra Nil User Reviews

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Average score from 3 ratings
100% of users would recommend this.
4.0

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Rakust
Verified purchase
Terra Nil is a very... experiencial game. I would say it's a game which has a lot of intangibles - Presentation: The sound design is great, wasteland turning to greenery has a great pop to it, the music is relaxed and very zen relying on very loose and sparse which emphasises the emptiness of the world you're in. The menus are quite utilitarian, but they're absolutely not the focus of the game. Gameplay: If you're looking for a reverse city builder, you will unfortunately be disappointed, there is no much of a city builder here, it plays more like a puzzle game in which you develop viable biomes for animals over something more intricate. the game is also quite short in that regard - 8 (procedurally generated) levels if you 100% the game. But each level can take up to an hour. All in all, i'd recommend the game. Though the price is quite steep for what it is.
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Good, but short

John
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Good game, both relaxing and challenging. Even if replayable, it's not long enough and it doesn't push you to play again the same scenarios.
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 editions. They are Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition
According to ACB, Terra Nil is suitable for players aged 3 and above.
Yes, Terra Nil is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • Some functionality is not accessible when using the default controller configuration, requiring use of the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or a community configuration
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD FX-8350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 760 / Radeon RX 560X
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6950X / AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1080 / Radeon RX 5700 XT
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
89% of critics on Metacritic recommend Terra Nil. The Metascore is 79 out of 100.
Terra Nil was released on March 27, 2023
Terra Nil is published by Devolver Digital
Terra Nil was developed by Free Lives
Fanatical users tagged Terra Nil as Strategy, Puzzle, City Builder, and Casual
Fanatical users tagged Terra Nil as Nature, Isometric, Relaxing, and Instrumental Music
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Terra Nil as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Terra Nil as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Terra Nil as Puzzle
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Terra Nil as City Builder

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