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What is CryEngine?

With CRYENGINE, we have a simple goal: to create the most powerful game engine in the industry, and to give creators all across the globe the tools to harness this power to create world-class gaming experiences, no matter their budget or team size. 5% royalties, full source code. Suitable for developing on all platforms, including a strong affinity & performance boost for VR. Check our the full-feature catalogue, here: https://www.cryengine.com/features

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Product Description

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

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

Our core game is all about performance and immersion. Visually impressive, realistic and immersive environments, high performance, beautiful vegetation, weather effects and lighting - iconic features that make CRYENGINE legit, and open up the path to new technologies like Hololens or VR games. On top of that we are constantly improving the look and feel of the editor and our workflows, making CRYENGINE more accessible and easy to use for any developer, no matter the team size. Our prices and business model are highly competitive, enabling any dev to turn their vision into reality.


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Crytek
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Year Founded
1999
HQ Location
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Twitter
@cryengine
61,702 Twitter followers
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406 employees on LinkedIn®

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Game Designer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

CryEngine is an engine designed by expert developers and delivers tools that other engines do not exactly have right off the start. It is one of the most powerful engines out there available for free. Also 5% royalty applies when you ship your project. Your first $5K annual revenue per project is royalty-free. So it is great for a first time project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is not as intuitive as Unity or Unreal but they do have a very accessible knowledge base and tutorials to get started. They may not have as many tools and assets available on their store as other engines but have enough for any project to get started. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Really good for experienced developers looking to make a quick good looking game fast Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We do not currently use CryEngine but have experimented in the past with at game jams and other events. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Consultant
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

The software brings my imaginations alive. It has got the nest platform for all game developers out there who want to bring their imaginations alive and the most important of it all is that everything is easily accessible from the source code, to numerous tutorials to a great team of developers that are ready to support you with your own project. Further still it is highly improved all the time to give any would be developer limitless comfort in achieving their project goals. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There have been some flaws in some documentation but other than that it is great software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a great platform for all game developers. The level of support you will get is unmatched and thus it is a must have. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

The benefit has been being able to realise my imaginations with unlimited support from a community of developers through tutorials and the open source code onto which I have a great foundation for game developement. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Analyst
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Level Designer & Project Manager
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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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). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Easy to use, community is small however helpful and they trying to be as up-to-date as possible Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

While its amazing for forests and exterior areas the interior scenes still feel a bit off. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Developer
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Ease of use. Free to use. Does everything I need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Takes time to get used to the software and layout. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it! It's free to use so it's worth a shot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
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What do you like best?

CryEngine 5.5 is great. reliable with incredible quality. The editing style is insane. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

5% revenue sharing model from the original pay what you want. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UB
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Couldnt have done the game without this engine Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Cryengine is nothing but the best Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Games and other development Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Game Developer
E-Learning
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

It is a truly immersive experience when using this product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It could have slightly better software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Makes the vr experience much more immersive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

The wide range of usage, the huge number of tools possible with it and how expanded it is Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Creating a really good platform Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UW
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Cryengjne has always been ahead of the game from the original Crysis games to Killzone their graphics are unparalleled Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I disliked the last Killzone game as it was the epitome of a pushed out rushed game with amazing graphics Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Graphical advancement Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Game development Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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