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Unreal Engine Alternatives & Competitors

(85)4.5 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to Unreal Engine? Tons of people want Game Engine Software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you. Unity, Amazon Lumberyard, CryEngine, and 3ds Max Design are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Unreal Engine.

Top Alternatives to Unreal Engine

  • Unity
  • Amazon Lumberyard
  • CryEngine
  • 3ds Max Design
  • Blender

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to Unreal Engine

    #1
    #1
  1. Unity

    (220)4.5 out of 5

    Unity is a development platform for creating multiplatform 3D and 3D games and interactive experiences that lets you aim to build a business on creating high-end content and connecting to players and customers.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:
  2. Unity is a development platform for creating multiplatform 3D and 3D games and interactive experiences that lets you aim to build a business on creating high-end content and connecting to players and customers.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    UC
    One of the best thing that i like about unity is the support that you get when you are in a doubt with some issue that you are facing while developing as in you get tutorials videos which becomes...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Unreal Engine, Unity is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    More usable
    #2
    #2
  3. Amazon Lumberyard

    (17)4.2 out of 5

    Amazon Lumberyard is a free AAA game engine deeply integrated with AWS and Twitch, with full source.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:
  4. Amazon Lumberyard is a free AAA game engine deeply integrated with AWS and Twitch, with full source.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    Jerime G.
    JG
    The Aesthetics are beautiful and the detail for landscaping is pretty simple. The Gizmo widget is easily identified and has better tool tip to know what the cog does.

    Reviewers say compared to Unreal Engine, Amazon Lumberyard is:

    More usable
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    #3
    #3
  5. CryEngine

    (16)3.7 out of 5

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

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

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    Sophie W.
    SW
    Ease of use. Free to use. Does everything I need.

    Reviewers say compared to Unreal Engine, CryEngine is:

    More expensive
    More usable
    Better at support
    #4
    #4
  7. 3ds Max Design

    (243)4.2 out of 5

    3ds Max Design software is a comprehensive 3D design, modeling, animation, and rendering solution for architects, designers, civil engineers, and visualization specialists.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:
  8. 3ds Max Design software is a comprehensive 3D design, modeling, animation, and rendering solution for architects, designers, civil engineers, and visualization specialists.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    WJ
    Render Engine. I love make new renders with my models from Autodesk Inventor. The Arnold render is great, but using V-Ray with 3D Max is the best.

    Reviewers say compared to Unreal Engine, 3ds Max Design is:

    More expensive
    #5
    #5
  9. Blender

    (162)4.5 out of 5

    Blender is an open source 3D creation suite that supports the 3D pipeline, modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking, video editing, and game creation.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:
  10. Blender is an open source 3D creation suite that supports the 3D pipeline, modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking, video editing, and game creation.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    Keith M.
    KM
    Blender is an exceptionally stable, small program that can handle most of my freelance requirements. With the new Eevee engine and updates to the UI and tools, it has become even faster to do work...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Unreal Engine, Blender is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to do business with
    Better at support
    #6
    #6
  11. Maya

    (149)4.3 out of 5

    Bring your imagination to life with Maya® 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software. Maya helps artists tell their story with one fast, creative toolset.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:
  12. Bring your imagination to life with Maya® 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software. Maya helps artists tell their story with one fast, creative toolset.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    Simone G.
    SG
    Rig is the best part, logic and powerful, animating is basic but effective. It's used worldwide by the major studios and supports many many plugins (including render engines). It integrates with...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Unreal Engine, Maya is:

    More expensive
    Easier to admin
    Easier to do business with
    #7
    #7
  13. GameMaker

    (26)4.0 out of 5

    GameMaker allows you to create cross platform games and functional prototypes with managed workflow, quality, multi format export, performance and more.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:
  14. GameMaker allows you to create cross platform games and functional prototypes with managed workflow, quality, multi format export, performance and more.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    JC
    GameMaker is a simplistic game engine that is great for fast prototypes and 2D games. Events such as collisions, sound, life, and timers are built-in using easily identifiable visual elements....Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Unreal Engine, GameMaker is:

    More expensive
    Easier to set up
    More usable
    #8
    #8
  15. Cocos2d

    (10)3.6 out of 5

    Cocos2d is an open-source framework for building cross-platform 2D games with Xcode and Objective-C.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:
  16. Cocos2d is an open-source framework for building cross-platform 2D games with Xcode and Objective-C.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    Fatir A.
    FA
    Different solutions for different people. Find the tool that works best for you or is the most like your other workflows. Well tested with lots of high quality products make this a good bet for...Read more
    #9
    #9
  17. ARKit

    (55)4.3 out of 5

    iOS 11 introduces ARKit, a new framework that allows you to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. By blending digital objects and information with the environment around you, ARKit takes apps beyond the screen, freeing them to interact with the real world in entirely new ways.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:
  18. iOS 11 introduces ARKit, a new framework that allows you to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. By blending digital objects and information with the environment around you, ARKit takes apps beyond the screen, freeing them to interact with the real world in entirely new ways.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    paul k.
    PK
    ARKit has a very able staff who help in responding to issues affecting the clients. This tool is great in meeting the requirements of the companies.

    Reviewers say compared to Unreal Engine, ARKit is:

    More expensive
    More usable
    #10
    #10
  19. Godot

    (10)4.2 out of 5

    Godot is an open source MIT licensed multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine that provides common tools so you can focus on making your game.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:
  20. Godot is an open source MIT licensed multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine that provides common tools so you can focus on making your game.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    Jie F.
    JF
    There is so much that I love about Godot! The script editor is smart in sensing the language that you use within the editor, The viewport is WISYWIG, The inspector is contextual and easy to use,...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Unreal Engine, Godot is:

    More usable
    #11
    #11
  21. Construct

    (20)4.0 out of 5

    Construct is a HTML5 game creator designed for 2D games that allows you to build games without using coding.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:
  22. Construct is a HTML5 game creator designed for 2D games that allows you to build games without using coding.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    Corey P.
    CP
    Construct has a great search engine and designing features. I think it is very good for learners of game development and is easy to catch up to. I really like that you don't need to have any...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Unreal Engine, Construct is:

    More expensive
    Easier to set up
    More usable
    #12
    #12
  23. Frostbite

    (1)5.0 out of 5

    Frostbite is a software development toolset that enables game creators to iterate on ideas and achieve visions for interactive experiences.

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  24. Frostbite is a software development toolset that enables game creators to iterate on ideas and achieve visions for interactive experiences.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    GC
    I love using frostbite on a regular basis. It's easy to use, is constantly being updated by our team and the Frostbite team, and turns out some great products. I have been using Frostbite for about...Read more
    #13
    #13
  25. Vuforia Engine

    (45)4.2 out of 5

    Vuforia offers both a web app and APIs that allow you to upload and manage targets.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:
  26. Vuforia offers both a web app and APIs that allow you to upload and manage targets.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    Mark J.
    MJ
    Easy to use, updated frequently, integrates into my 3d engine (Unity)

    Reviewers say compared to Unreal Engine, Vuforia Engine is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    More usable
    #14
    #14
  27. Kivy

    (21)4.0 out of 5

    Kivy is an open source, cross platform Python library the development of application that make use of user interfaces such as multi-touch apps.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:
  28. Kivy is an open source, cross platform Python library the development of application that make use of user interfaces such as multi-touch apps.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    AA
    The most powerful thing about livy is its ability to develop strong &full proof solutions, & which can be used on any platforms.

    Reviewers say compared to Unreal Engine, Kivy is:

    More usable
    #15
    #15
  29. RPG Maker VX Ace

    (10)4.4 out of 5

    RPG Maker VX Ace provides you the tools you need to make the game you want with the following features, an enhanced map editor, a character database, event options, and default resources including built in character generator.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:
  30. RPG Maker VX Ace provides you the tools you need to make the game you want with the following features, an enhanced map editor, a character database, event options, and default resources including built in character generator.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    Christian C.
    CC
    RPG Maker was designed to focus on a particular genre (japanese role-playing games) and it does it particularly well. Just like GameMaker, RPG Maker provides a visual editor that allows beginners...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Unreal Engine, RPG Maker VX Ace is:

    More usable
    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
    #16
    #16
  31. Anvil

    (2)4.0 out of 5

    Anvil is a game engine for video game developers to use on Windows, Playstation and Xbox using Autodek's HumanIK middleware technology for positioning of the hands and feet of characters in the environment.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:
  32. Anvil is a game engine for video game developers to use on Windows, Playstation and Xbox using Autodek's HumanIK middleware technology for positioning of the hands and feet of characters in the environment.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    BA
    easy of use, and a lot of people know about it
    #17
    #17
  33. PlayCanvas

    (5)4.6 out of 5

    PlayCanvas is an open source cloud hosted collaborative 3D platform for building video games that allows per-pixel lighting, shadows and post effects, rigid bodies, triggers, vehicles, and joints, and audio, input, animation, and entity system.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:
  34. PlayCanvas is an open source cloud hosted collaborative 3D platform for building video games that allows per-pixel lighting, shadows and post effects, rigid bodies, triggers, vehicles, and joints, and audio, input, animation, and entity system.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    UD
    I think this app is one of the best for developing and edit games, as it allows you to develop projects in teams/groups of multiple people at the same time. Classic editor is my favorite one and...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Unreal Engine, PlayCanvas is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #18
    #18
  35. Autodesk Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection

    (21)4.5 out of 5

    Integrated BIM tools for building design, civil infrastructure, and construction

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:
  36. Integrated BIM tools for building design, civil infrastructure, and construction

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    CW
    I likely use Autocad to plan tool layout and co-work with partner.

    Reviewers say compared to Unreal Engine, Autodesk Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    More usable
    #19
    #19
  37. ApertusVR

    (4)3.8 out of 5

    This is a multi platform engine which helps You to define scenes that are synchronized through internet among the users who share the session. As ApertusVR is not a framework, the plugin structure ensures an ease of use. With ApertusVR You can create assets with ease, matching special requirements that your asset needs to fulfil, or You can embed our engine to your existing development giving a new feature to your application.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:
  38. This is a multi platform engine which helps You to define scenes that are synchronized through internet among the users who share the session. As ApertusVR is not a framework, the plugin structure ensures an ease of use. With ApertusVR You can create assets with ease, matching special requirements that your asset needs to fulfil, or You can embed our engine to your existing development giving a new feature to your application.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    Chris B.
    CB
    Open source is always the best way to go if you can. The freedom it provides allows you to tailor a more bespoke product that can help you stand out from the crowd. As VR is still up and coming, it...Read more
    #20
    #20
  39. Unigine

    (4)4.7 out of 5

    Unigine is a real-time 3D engine for games, simulation and training, real-time visualization, serious games and virtual reality systems.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:
  40. Unigine is a real-time 3D engine for games, simulation and training, real-time visualization, serious games and virtual reality systems.

    Categories in common with Unreal Engine:

    Alexander K.
    AK
    I'm an artist and I've searched for a good engine for my purposes. I needed a friendly software so I would be able to implement my ideas to life easily and quickly. And Unigine gave me that. I am...Read more