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Free Unreal Engine Alternatives

The best free alternative to Unreal Engine is Godot Engine, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Unreal Engine and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Unreal Engine are Unity, GDevelop, CRYENGINE and Verge3D.

Unreal Engine alternatives are mainly Game Development Tools but may also be IDEs or Animation Makers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Unreal Engine.
This page was last updated Jun 23, 2022
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  1. Godot Engine is a feature-packed, cross-platform game engine to create 2D and 3D games from a unified interface. It provides a comprehensive set of common tools, so that users can focus on making games without having to reinvent the wheel.

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    Almost everyone thinks Godot Engine is a great alternative to Unreal Engine.

    Open source, powerful, same render tech in 3.0, and did i mentioned open source and easy and open source?

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    sebastianskinnari

    Best FOSS Game Engine right now, both 2D and 3D capable.

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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    2d engine mostly. completely different code. not very user friendly in comparison other then being an engine its very different.

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    Very Small in size. Separate renderers for 2D and 3D.

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  2. Unity is a multi-platform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation.

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    Most users think Unity is a great alternative to Unreal Engine.

    Popular. And a very large community around it. And the documentation. And the extensive platform support. It's the only thing that rivals UE4.

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    Far far easier to use. No royalties. I can and have shipped games and made money... Unlike unreal.

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    Minimum system requirement. Rich in features which are equivalent to Unreal Engine.

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  3. GDevelop is an open-source game making software designed to be used by everyone. Any kind of 2D games can be created with it and no programming skills are required to get started. Logic of games are made using visual events.

    Events to build the logic of a game
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    simple visual code despite the fact that it is only 2D

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    Michaelll

    Allows for creating 2D games only.

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  4. CRYENGINE icon

    The most powerful game development platform is now available to everyone. Full engine source code. All features. No royalties. No obligations. No license fee.

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    Almost everyone thinks CRYENGINE is a great alternative to Unreal Engine.
  5. Verge3D is a powerful and intuitive toolkit that allows Blender, 3ds Max or Maya users to create immersive web-based experiences.

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    svaa1982

    If you need a web-friendly game engine, Verge3D supports WebGL way better than Unreal. Also includes visual programming environment similar to Blueprints.

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  6. Stride Game Engine icon

    Stride Game Engine

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    Stride (formerly Xenko) is an open-source C# game engine designed for the future of gaming. It comes with a full toolchain and is especially well suited to create realistic games but allows you much more!.

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  7. Armory is an open-source 3D game engine with full Blender integration, turning it into a complete game development tool. The result is a unified workflow from start to finish, making you work faster. No more jumping between different applications.

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    It is great, BUT it is not designed to be realistic. If you want to make a semi-realistic 3D game it is GREAT!

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    it looks and feel very similar

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    Torque 3D

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    Torque 3D is a easy-to-use game creation platform.

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    ENIGMA - LateralGM

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    ENIGMA, the Extensible Non-Interpreted Game Maker Augmentation, is an open source cross-platform game development environment derived from that of the popular software GameMaker.

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    Urho3D

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    Urho3D is a lightweight, cross-platform rendering and game engine implemented in C++ and released under the MIT license. Greatly inspired by OGRE and Horde3D.

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