Who Uses This Software?
Unreal Engine provides creation tools for game developers, 3D artists, visualization specialists, filmmakers, broadcast producers, animation & VFX professionals, product designers & creative agencies.
Average Ratings85 reviews
- Overall 5 / 5
- Ease of Use 4 / 5
- Customer Service 4.5 / 5
- Features 5 / 5
- Value for Money 4.5 / 5
- Free Version Yes
- Free Trial Yes
Installed - Mac
Installed - Windows
- Epic Games
- Founded 1991
About Unreal Engine
Game development suite for creating 3D films, visualization, training simulations with visual scripting, AI, persona animation, etc.
Unreal Engine Most Helpful Reviews
Reviewed on 5/30/2018
The most powerful game engine that unfortunately is really hard to run in low specs devices
Comments: Easiest learning curve ever, even for the shaders/materials taboo. The visualization of code in graphs (Blueprints) also helps to keep code organized, documented and optimized.
Pros: This engine is a shortcut to get an amazing final product in both aesthetics and code. The Blueprints system can do almost everything traditional code can. It's priceless to have a visual way to debug: you can see all the paths taken in the execution in real time. My favorite feature is the material creator (equivalent to shaders) based on graph nodes, which is becoming the standard nowadays, but since it's an old feature in UE it has been improved time after time being one of the most robust features. The particles system is also stunning: almost limitless, allows you to run them using your graphics card which helps to preserve the efficiency of your product (specially games). Official documentation and tutorials are A+ quality and most of the old material you can find in places like youtube still works (for UE4).
Cons: For me the hardest fact to accept is that you can't run Unreal Engine 4 Editor in a "normal" specs laptop (they explicitly say it on the requirements page), but also your final products will have higher requirements, unless you spend lots of hours and effort in optimization like it was perfectly done with Sea of Thieves and Fortnite. I shared my 3rd person spaceship prototype game with some friends and they got around 10 fps on normal (kind of old) laptops. Nothing less than i5 could run it fluidly even with 4Gb ram.
Reviewed on 5/19/2018
Such a robust game engine
Comments: Once you look at games produced with unreal engine it is really a no brainer figuring out why it is leading the game development industry, it is just so powerful and a good experience overall when working with it. I highly recommend it.
Pros: Unreal engine is one of the game engines that is setting the standard in todays video games industry. It is so powerful and it's games have such a high quality. For any programmer with a solid C++ knowledge beginning your experience with unreal programming shouldn't be much problem. Something that is a plus with this engine is how many tutorials online you can find, which is always a plus either when you are a begginer or when you want to go pro.
Cons: Even small games produced with Unreal engine are really heavy compared with other engines, however quality always comes at a price.