What are the best game engines?

  • #1
    RM
    Written on March 17, 2017
    Ryan Murray
    "Unreal Engine 4 is an intuitive yet cost effective game engine. There is a very friendly and helpful community that provides support when I run into glitches. Unreal Engine 4 is a user friendly program, and does not require advanced coding to start building environments right away."
  • #2
    TM
    Written on July 26, 2017
    Teresa McDonald
    "I am so glad I found this! I have always wanted to work on my own game, and this allows me to try that. My friend and I are working, using this to make our epic dream game. Of course, he's doing most of the coding, but I am helping where I can. We both agree that this is the best game engine!"
  • #3
    BW
    Written on June 4, 2017
    Barbara Wallace
    "I like using Aurora as my game engine. I know that it is under development and there is a lot more to come. But I can still take the code and use it for my projects for graphic rendering, physics support and audio. Though right now support is not available, I see good things coming from Aurora in the future."
  • #4
    NC
    Written on September 13, 2017
    Nancy Contreras
    "I've been looking for a game engine to help me create games. Crafty is kind of complicated but it has a lot of features. I'm still figuring it out, but so far I really like it!"
  • #5
    JJ
    Written on July 2, 2017
    Justin Jordan
    "Uniqueness and Redundancy updates, increasing differences and importance of specific units, structures, and planets. Balance updates, allowing each faction to have their own identity while still being able to compete with other factions. New particles, effects, and sounds. Crash and Bug fixes, across the board many bugs and errors have been fixed. And more! I know I keep saying that, but there is so much it's hard to even remember."
  • #6
    WH
    Written on May 20, 2017
    Willie Hamilton
    "Craft studio is a potential great program but there is a lot of problems with it. I wish it didn't make it feel like i was a complete idiot. It also has terrible UI and at most good for a beginner. If it had more advanced features i would love it. But right now it's not worth your time."
  • #7
    WG
    Written on November 3, 2017
    Walter Graham
    "If you want to create games then using uScript and Unity3D then you should prepare yourself for a lot of problems. It's not easy or straightforward to use and it takes many attempts to get the programming right. I would find another programming language to use."
  • #8
    JN
    Written on March 17, 2017
    Joe Nelson
    "I was in the market for some game engines to test drive for a work related project. I was directed to rpgmaker.net as a possible solution. Unfortunately, the site does not provide a solution to my problem as it is only a site for uploading and downloading indie games. However the site does offer a wide range of useful services to developers, like a tutorials and a forums where you can speak with like minded individuals who can answer questions you may have."
  • #9
    AO
    Written on October 25, 2017
    Aaron Ortega
    "Unfortunately I have very limited information on game engines but Leadwerks looks decent. I also knew that the Source is very quite popular and awesome; and Leadwerks reminds me the engine Source. Unfortunately Leadwerks is not user friendly and has a huge learning curve."
  • #10
    RG
    Written on June 27, 2017
    Ralph Green
    "I love using GameFlwo + Unity, it is such a great game engine to add any kind of programmed behavior to my games that I am developing. It is so easy for me to pick up and learn and it is so intuitive that I think anyone, even kids could use this and make the most of the software. I really enjoy being able to select from the hundred of actions that are built in that make my game development experience great."
  • #11
    AS
    Written on May 23, 2017
    Arthur Shaw
    "I have always wanted to play around with a game engine, but have always been put off by the programming expect. No matter how hard I try to learn code, I always become frustrated and confused by the process. PlayMaker with Unity3D maybe the exception. PlayMaker provides a intuitive visual editor which is perfect in my opinion for novice programmers. I still have a lot to learn but I feel confident that I can make progress with this platform."
  • #12
    Buildbox
    Software

    Other Platform

    $99 - month. Varies by plan

    SF
    Written on September 15, 2017
    Stephanie Fuller
    "If you want to start building your games, now that you have conquered so many purchased ones, this is for you. You do not need to be an expert, Buildbox is user friendly. Files, drop and go, and easy to build maneuvering will have you playing the game you create in no time."
  • #13
    JS
    Written on September 22, 2017
    Jacob Stewart
    "I'm not a professional but I wanted to learn to make games without having to spend money and I really must say how much I like Godot Engine. It's so easy to use and super well documented plus if I make something I want to sell I do not need to buy any expensive licenses and it's cross-platform, how great is that?"
  • #14
    JP
    Written on September 24, 2017
    Joshua Porter
    "libGDX has been a great solution for developing for multiple platforms at once. The library is well documented and seems to be well optimized which has allowed me to concentrate more on development than debugging and optimization."
  • #15
    Game Salad Creator
    Software

    Windows , Mac

    $17 - month. Varies by plan

    DS
    Written on September 15, 2017
    Dennis Silva
    "While the solution certainly qualifies as a game engine, I find this particular result to be quite limiting in nature. A brief look of the featured projects show them to be very simple mobile games with 2 dimensional elements only. There is no way to use this engine to create for other platforms or do do complex 3D games. These shortcomings are very readily noticeable next to more popular engines like Unreal or Unity. Due to these reasons, this solution feels very lacking to me."

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Summary

Best game engines
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Unreal Engine 4 Software 67 Free
2 Duality Software 46 Free
3 Aurora Software 40 Free
4 Crafty Software 26 Free
5 Alamo Software 15 Free
6 CraftStudio Software 4 Free
7 uScript + Unity3D Software 0 Free
8 rpgmaker.net Websites 0 Free
9 Leadwerks Game Engine Games 0 Paid
10 GameFlow + Unity Software 0 Paid
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