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Open Source Unreal Engine Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Unreal Engine is Godot Engine. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Unreal Engine and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Unreal Engine are GDevelop, Stride Game Engine, Bevy Game Engine and RPG Paper Maker.

Unreal Engine alternatives are mainly Game Development Tools but may also be IDEs or 3D Modelers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Unreal Engine.
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  1. Godot Engine icon

    Godot Engine

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    163 alternatives to Godot Engine 

    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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    1.  LightweightGodot Engine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableGodot Engine can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Godot Engine, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    4.  MultiplayerGodot Engine offers a game mode for more than one player.
    5.  Support for scriptingGodot Engine supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Godot Engine vs Unreal Engine opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Godot Engine is a great alternative to Unreal Engine.
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    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.

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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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    Guest

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

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    GDevelop

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    105 alternatives to GDevelop 

    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.

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    Events to build the logic of a game
    Editing a platformer game
    Events to make the game logic don't require you to code
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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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  3. Stride Game Engine icon

    Stride Game Engine

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    30 alternatives to Stride Game Engine 

    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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    Bevy Game Engine

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    123 alternatives to Bevy Game Engine 

    A refreshingly simple data-driven game engine built in Rust. Free and Open Source Forever!

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    RPG Paper Maker

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    59 alternatives to RPG Paper Maker 

    RPG Paper Maker is a free game maker engine including a 3D universe with many 2D sprites and some simplified 3D objects. Pretty close to the RPG Maker series, RPG Paper Maker finally give a way to create RPGs in a totally 3D universe as easy as it is in 2D!

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    Urho3D

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    72 alternatives to Urho3D 

    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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    1.  LightweightUrho3D consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    • ENIGMA - LateralGM icon

      ENIGMA - LateralGM

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      90 alternatives to ENIGMA - LateralGM 

      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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      MonoGame

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      86 alternatives to MonoGame 

      One framework for creating powerful cross-platform games. The spiritual successor to XNA with 1000's of titles shipped across desktop, mobile, and console platforms. MonoGame is a fully managed .NET open source game framework without any black boxes.

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      1.  LightweightMonoGame consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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      Torque 3D

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      66 alternatives to Torque 3D 

      Torque 3D is a easy-to-use game creation platform. Architected from the ground up for maximum flexibility and performance across a wide range of hardware and built upon the Frontline award-winning Torque Game Engine Advanced, Torque 3D comes equipped with a full suite of tools...

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    • Armory 3D icon

      Armory 3D

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      33 alternatives to Armory 3D 

      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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