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CryEngine

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CryEngine is an all-in-one game development solution with scalable computation and benchmark graphics technologies for console, PC, and mobile devices.

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CryEngine review by Daniel G.
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"Excellent way for creating games"

What do you like best?

The tutorials shown in the website are very explanatory and really useful resources for starting using the app. It's very easy to use even if you're not a programmer, because it has a lot of graphic tools and features that allow you to create a complete level from scratch.

What do you dislike?

As a level designer, there are not so many tools available for creating the white-boxing stage, however, it's really easy to create open levels. But it really feels the lack of a tool such as the one from Unity called ProBuilder.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you use more Windows than other OS and don't need to much requirements, you can consider CryEngine.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The thing I'm creating with CryEngine is a 3D environment that recreates a real place, which is used to visit those places in a virtual reality application.

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CryEngine review by Daniel C.
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"Very descent option to start creating videogames"

What do you like best?

The editor is very easy to use, unlike some other competitors in the market. It has very intuitive and simplistic layout. If you already know how to use another game engine, you won't have issues with CryEngine. It has a lot of power when creating landscapes and ambients.

What do you dislike?

The Flow Graph ain't as powerful as the blueprints in Unreal Engine, e.g., even if you can create a lot of things with that, there are better tools out there.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A great benefit are the costs, with CryEngine is very easy to manage what you can have with a free subscription, but with other engines sometimes you feel very limited.

What VR Game Engine solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
CryEngine review by Dan J.
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"CryEngine lets you quickly create a beautiful game, especially if it's an FPS"

What do you like best?

The graphics instantly look great using the engine. The provided assets and terrain tools are extraordinary. CryEngine has the easiest terrain editing tool I've used. The scalability of the graphics engine is very impressive.

What do you dislike?

It's difficult to create something that doesn't match up with the standard Crytek kind of games, like first person shooters. Doing anything complex in 2D (like creating the UI) can be a bit more taxing than it should be.

Recommendations to others considering the product

CryEngine seems to be improving constantly, but I would not use this product if I needed to build anything that is very UI or 2D intensive. Otherwise, the out of the box visuals from the engine are amazing, are certainly rival Unreal.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating games or game prototypes. I think developing a full game would guarantee a good looking game, but it feels like there are a number of hoops to jump through in order to complete a full project.

CryEngine review by User in Computer Games
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"It's a great choice for large environments"

What do you like best?

As an artist, the benefits of being able to see updates to your work in real time is huge... Being able to work within the engine as your viewport not only ensures a speedy workflow, but makes it alot easier for a team of artists to maintain consistency with the look and feel of the game. This goes double when you're working with a large team, or remote / outsource.

It is hands down the best approach for anything large and open in terms of stability and world / environment building and population. Vegetation is fantastic.

What do you dislike?

The art pipeline is quite non-universal and can be slightly idiosyncratic, it feels like this may be part and parcel of having been around for so long. If you know it well you can get some incredible results, but the skillset of doing this is not as transferable between engines as something like Unity or even Unreal.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If CryEngine meets the needs of your project then it's a very good option to start and continue with for the lifetime of the project, but once you're in, you're in.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Vegetation and lighting... The transition from daylight to night in a real world environment is seamless. World building and population saved us time as well as the need for extra software licenses i.e. Speedtree

CryEngine review by Grant B.
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"Beautiful long running game engine supporting titles like Farcry"

What do you like best?

The developers behind this engine are solid and want their platform to be accessible. This business model coupled with a great engine are what make me a happy user of cryengine. Beautiful physics, graphics, and development platform for all your game dev needs.

What do you dislike?

My only complaint with this engine is it seems to favor Nvidia builds over AMD. This is probably just how each are designed and doesn’t correlate to the platform though. I really like this engine and don’t have many complaints.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As far as business problems go I actually use the cryengine as a benchmark tool for test graphics cards and video related issues for clients.

CryEngine review by User in Animation
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"Excelent for high quality games"

What do you like best?

-With this engine you can create high quality graphics games.

-Cryengine supports VR so you can create amazing stuff for this.

-Lots of tools for creating amazing stuff (volumetric clouds, fog, etc).

What do you dislike?

-It is c++ so it is a little bit harder than c#

-Scalability is not that good for small projects

-Documentation can be a little outdated

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a starter developer, I would suggest to go with c# and unity, if you already know c++ you can check cry engine or unreal.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted to create high quality (graphics) games and we invested some time using cryengine, but at the end it was heavier than other platforms

CryEngine review by User in Computer Games
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"Great"

What do you like best?

Easy to use, community is small however helpful and they trying to be as up-to-date as possible

What do you dislike?

While its amazing for forests and exterior areas the interior scenes still feel a bit off.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Even if you dont have an experience, its definitely worth a shot. These days most people recommend Unreal, but still if you want to make exterior scenes that is the best you can have. No wonder why most companies using some sort of upgraded version of cryengine

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am an environment artist and we use it on a daily basis, its easy to use and the learning curvature for the basics are short enough.

CryEngine review by Sophie W.
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"An Adequate (but underused) Game Engine"

What do you like best?

Ease of use. Free to use. Does everything I need.

What do you dislike?

Takes time to get used to the software and layout.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it! It's free to use so it's worth a shot.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeps us from having to create a custom game engine; versatile enough to use for things.

CryEngine review by User
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"CryEngine 5.5 is great"

What do you like best?

CryEngine 5.5 is great. reliable with incredible quality. The editing style is insane.

What do you dislike?

5% revenue sharing model from the original pay what you want.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

this saves time and make the editing of such large terrains feasible while maintaining the overall real world sandbox free roaming style

CryEngine review by User in Cosmetics
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"Good program"

What do you like best?

its a multi-award winning graphics, state-of-the-art lighting, realistic physics, intuitive visual scripting, high fidelity audio, designer friendly .. very easy to use if you arnt tech savy.

What do you dislike?

There isnt much that i dislike. The system has a great learning curve and for coming into the gaming world now and having it work is great

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Couldnt have done the game without this engine

CryEngine review by Administrator in Construction
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"CryEngine is perfectly OK"

What do you like best?

I think we can't access full source code. They will limit. And even if we can access many codes, most of us can't make own program.

What do you dislike?

Just because "most of us don't have such skill", doesn't mean there's no difference with the SDK content itself - that's just silly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Cryengine is nothing but the best

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Games and other development

CryEngine review by User in Fine Art
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"Okay program "

What do you like best?

The wide range of usage, the huge number of tools possible with it and how expanded it is

What do you dislike?

It’s very hard to use at first since it’s not catered to beginners, so first time users will have difficulty adjusting

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating a really good platform

CryEngine review by Internal Consultant in Computer Software
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"Good for small team dev teams"

What do you like best?

We developed a console game with CryEngine. Great graphics, good for photo-realistic style games/ VR experiences. No royalty fee upon designing the game.

What do you dislike?

A lot of our devs are based in Asia. Hard for them to get started since there are less learning materials in the market

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Game development

CryEngine review by User
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"Great Graphics"

What do you like best?

Cryengjne has always been ahead of the game from the original Crysis games to Killzone their graphics are unparalleled

What do you dislike?

I disliked the last Killzone game as it was the epitome of a pushed out rushed game with amazing graphics

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Graphical advancement

CryEngine review by User in Information Services
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"CryEngine "

What do you like best?

It is a truly immersive experience when using this product.

What do you dislike?

It could have slightly better software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Makes the vr experience much more immersive.

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