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Unreal Engine

5 / 5 20 reviews


Average Ratings

20 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows

Vendor Details

  • Epic Games
  • www.unrealengine.com
  • United States

About Unreal Engine

Game development suite for creating 3D films, visualization, training simulations with visual scripting, AI, persona animation, etc.


Unreal Engine Features

  • 2D
  • 3D
  • Analytics
  • Animation
  • Asset Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • eCommerce
  • Network Management
  • Physics
  • Player Management
  • Prototyping
  • Virtual Reality

Unreal Engine Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Unreal Engine is a premium game dev tool

Feb 19, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: When you know what you're doing, Unreal Engine allows you to make top of the line games. You can even try it for free to get your feet wet!

Cons: Intricate development can be tough because there's so much it can do. Customer service is also very hit or miss on several issues I've had over the few years I've used it. You never know what you're going to get.

Make a beautiful game very easily.

Feb 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: With any prior knowledge of programs similar to Unreal you can really go far. It has the power to make some really great games, which is why you¿ll see a number of popular games boot up with the Unreal logo.

Cons: While I knew what I wanted to do, there were a few programming things that I had to find the way that Unreal wanted them to be done. A minor gripe that you¿ll get with any program differences, but it¿s the worst thing I can say about it.

I have had a great experience

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have started game development and unreal engine is a great starting platform for basic to advanced game design. I found it had loads of useful features in terms of detailed terrain development and you can import custom 3D models from Blender for example relatively easily.

Cons: It just takes some time getting used to the navigation and completely mastering all of the features. Also it takes a decent amount of resources on your computer especially when it comes to bigger maps .

Overall: Unreal engine is great for entry level to the most advanced game developers.

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Amazing animation system

Feb 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It has amazing animation system and I would say that Unreal 4 is more artist friendly and less programmer-friendly than Unity engine.

Cons: It would've been a better engine if Epic Games toned down their obsession with blueprints and concentrated more on traditional programming.

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Active community

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Forums have many active and friendly members that are quick to respond and help out. Even staff is very active on forums.

Cons: Compared to other engines, UE4 seems to perform various actions considerably slower. Actions like starting the engine, opening the editor, opening a project, rebuilding shaders, updating references, calculating lightmaps, saving projects, etc take long enough to get irritating and end up wasting precious development time.

Very good game engine

Feb 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Its free!! (well it is to a certain point but their licencing fees are quite good compared to other engines).

Cons: As some of the plugins on the marketplace are new it can sometimes be hard to find support for them when something is broken.

One of the best experiences for making 3D games.

Feb 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The graphics it outputs are amazing.
It is easy to combine with other development tools.
Can start working for no cost, getting your toes wet very easily.
Visual coding is a game changer.

Cons: Have to go to third-party sources to find sufficient tutorials.
Because blueprint is proprietary, the code is not easily transferred anywhere.
A large screen workspace is almost required.

One of the best realtime 3D engines

Jan 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: UE4 is quickly developing into one of the best realtime 3D engines out there. It puts out amazingly realistic 3d graphics and has great development tools for gaming platforms.

Cons: Man it is expensive. There is a significant licensing fee that goes along with using this engine. But it does an amazing job so its usually worth it.

the great software engine

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It's my favorite game engine because because it can be easily integrated into any game development pipeline.

Cons: This need a bit more of guides and examples on all tools than this engine containe, now in this theme is better than in the past but will be much better

Overall: This software is really good on mac an windows

Coding in Blueprint is really enjoyable since I'm a visual thinker

Jan 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: - The UI is pleasantly simple yet powerful. When you open Unreal Engine, you don't feel overwhelmed by menus/choices/etc.
- Blueprint is fun to use because it visualizes the structure of the game you're making.

Cons: - It's very difficult to do things like reading from/writing to a file using Blueprint, so if you want to implement certain kinds of 'saving' you have to use C++.

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As an avid gamer, the Unreal Engine has provided me with many unforgettable experiences.

Jan 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have worked with games that have been created on Unreal and I can say that they are some of the best looking and performing games.

Cons: As a non-developer, I find the process to be very difficult, and would not thrive with such a program.

3D design and rendering has never been more accessible.

Dec 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The most I like about his software is the quality and realism in the graphics. Unreal engine has been used to make many famous games like bioshock infintate and many more.

Overall: Easy ways to render 3D and animate as well. No other software like this is free!!

A game changer!

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have used Unreal Engine 4 on a few projects already and I can say for sure that it has saved us time over other engines by it's great workflow and there is so much documentation available to help you out whenever you encounter any issues.

Cons: I don't have much that I don't like about Unreal Engine 4, but my complaint would be that sometimes Blueprints is almost too robust and it's difficult to figure out the most optimal way to script something.

Great gaming engine

Sep 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's available for free foe those that want to try it and or learn. You can build some games using no code thanks to its integrated visual logic.

Cons: There alot of settings and the workspace customization aren't perfect. It feels crowded and more than one monitor is highly recommended. Moving 3D objects also has a clunky feel to it.

Overall: Free to use and learn on

Hands down one of my favorite out-of-the-box engines to work with.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Epic has really taken the cake with Unreal Engine and the suite of tools within that can be easily integrated into any game development pipeline. I've had the pleasure of working with this engine both on my own for courses I've taught and within a development environment and it is hands down my favorite game engine to develop on.

Cons: In the past, the resources for learning how to use the engine were lacking, but as of late, Epic has done an amazing job at putting out free resources that allow people to get up to speed on the various aspects of the Unreal Engine 4. This alone opens the door to new users and helps out tremendously for those who are new to game development of some of the latest features.

Overall: As stated in the initial review, Unreal Engine is hands down one of the greatest engines on the market, and due to a combination of the educational resources and integration of tools into the development pipeline, I can saw that it will probably be my go to engine for the foreseeable future.

The power of industry leading software in the comfort of your home

Sep 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Endless resources and development tools to create anything you could imagine, just like the pros. Community is vast and offers more support than other platforms as well.

Cons: This software is not for those who don't wish to learn all there is to creating a game. It is intense and unforgiving.

Easy to use and quality of graphics is great , easy to coding coz availability of c++ source codes

Jul 13, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: As per my opinion if i need to program a game then I'm definitely use unreal engine coz it's easy to code and also available pre coded partical in memory so i have to drag and drop so it will save my time

Not much experience

Feb 15, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality

Comments: Actually, I tried to use the Unreal Engine just for a little moment, and there's a ton of information you can get online to get started to it, so it's a good engine for starters.

You just can't go wrong

Feb 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Unreal Engine, developed and maintained by Epic Games, is a great choice for professionals and hobbyists alike. The interface is built with you, the user, in mind and can easily scale to include teams to work together. Features include a second-to-none material editor, and the Blueprint engine, allowing you to create powerful and reusable scripts without needing to a single line of code. If you're advanced, you can always write your own module scripts to make your blueprints even more powerful. Publishing includes built-in support for PC, iOS, and Android and porting has never been easier, making your multi-platform game possible. Epic has also gone leaps and bounds to integrate VR as another tool in your chest. Cinematics are also just a few clicks away. Really UE is an all-inclusive game engine. You won't regret trying.

The best game engine

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I used UE4 for a project and it was precisely what we needed. I tried out other engines, but none of them had the ease of use, workflow and power of blueprints. I will use UE4 for all game related projects from here on out.