Epic Games was initially founded under the name Potomac Computer Systems in 1991 by Tim Sweeney.

Potomac Computer Systems released its flagship product, ZZT,the same year. During the latter portion of ZZT's life span, thecompany became known as Epic MegaGames.

Gradually, the Epic brand grew with the advent of its shareware games, including Epic Pinball, Jill of the Jungle, Jazz Jackrabbit and One Must Fall: 2097.

In 1998, Epic MegaGames released Unreal, a 3D first-person shooter, which expanded into a series of Unreal games.The company also began to license the core technology, or Unrealengine, used for the series to other game developers. In 1999, thecompany changed its name to Epic Games and moved its offices, includingits Rockville headquarters, to Cary.

Its now one of the words leading game technolgy piorneers and licences its unreal, unreal 2 - 2.5 and new unreal 3 engine to all types of game companies over multiple game platforms.

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Unreal Development Kit

Unreal Development Kit

Updated 2 weeks ago Released Oct 31, 2009 with a commercial licence

UDK is Unreal Engine 3 – the complete professional development framework. All the tools you need to create great games, advanced visualizations and detailed...

Unreal Engine 1

Unreal Engine 1

Updated 1 year ago Released Jan 1, 1998 with a commercial licence

The first generation, Unreal Engine integrated rendering, collision detection, AI, visibility, networking and file system management into one complete...

Unreal Engine 2

Unreal Engine 2

Updated 1 month ago Released Dec 1, 2000 with a commercial licence

Unreal Engine 2 is a complete game development framework targeted at today's mainstream PC's, Microsoft's Xbox game console, and Sony's PlayStation 2.

Unreal Engine 3

Unreal Engine 3

Updated 1 month ago Released Aug 31, 2007 with a commercial licence

Unreal Engine 3 is a complete game development framework for next-generation consoles and DirectX9-equipped PCs, providing the vast array of core technologies...

Unreal Engine 4

Unreal Engine 4

Updated 4 days ago Released Mar 18, 2014 with a commercial licence

The most world-class game engine to date, Unreal Engine 4 gives you the power to do more than ever before. Bring your creative visions to life directly...

ZZT-oop

ZZT-oop

Updated 6 years ago Released Jul 13, 1991 with a proprietary licence

ZZT-oop is an event driven scripting language for the ZZT game kit. It features ANSI graphics and powerful game logic features.

Games
Gears of War

Gears of War Gears of War

Updated 8 hours ago Released Nov 6, 2007 Single & Multiplayer Third Person Shooter

Years ago, the Locust Horde gathered under every major city and launched a surprise attack. Untold numbers died on Emergence Day, and rather than allow...

Jazz Jackrabbit

Jazz Jackrabbit Jazz Jackrabbit

Updated 8 months ago Released Aug 1, 1994 Single Player Platformer

Remember the Tortoise and the Hare? Well, it's 3,000 years later and they're at it again. This time it's a fight for the galaxy and the love of a beautiful...

Jazz Jackrabbit 2

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Jazz Jackrabbit 2

Updated 2 years ago Released Jul 21, 1998 Single & Multiplayer Platformer

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is the long awaited sequel to the most popular DOS shareware platformer game of 1994! Play as Jazz or his little brother Spaz on the...

Unreal

Unreal Unreal

Updated 8 months ago Released May 17, 1998 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Unreal offers a complete world for you to roam -- a world of incredible beauty and realism with the most detailed environments ever to grace your PC screen...

Unreal II

Unreal II Unreal II

Updated 14 hours ago Released Feb 1, 2003 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Developed by Legend Entertainment (Wheel of Time, Unreal Mission Pack: Return to Na Pali), Unreal II - The Awakening is a single player experience. It...

Unreal Tournament

Unreal Tournament Unreal Tournament

Updated 6 months ago Released Nov 19, 1999 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Unreal Tournament is the sucessor to the awesome game that was Unreal. Boosting the most advanced gaming engine when it was released, this game kicks...

Unreal Tournament 2003

Unreal Tournament 2003 Unreal Tournament 2003

Updated 2 years ago Released Sep 24, 2002 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Unreal Tournament 2003 is the sequel to 1999's multiple 'Game of the Year' award winner. It uses the very latest Unreal Engine technology - where graphics...

Unreal Tournament 2004

Unreal Tournament 2004 Unreal Tournament 2004

Updated 1 day ago Released Mar 15, 2004 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Reload. Rev up. Ride out. The ultimate sport of kill-or-be-killed is now an explosive new experience, with mind-blowing new ways to move like lightning...

Unreal Tournament 3

Unreal Tournament 3 Unreal Tournament 3

Updated 2 months ago Released Nov 18, 2007 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Unreal Tournament 3 marks the return of the world's première first-person shooter. It unleashes the full power of Unreal Engine 3, taking graphics, gameplay...

Unreal Tournament 4

Unreal Tournament 4 Unreal Tournament 4

Updated 1 month ago TBD Single, Multiplayer & Co-Op First Person Shooter

Unreal Tournament aka Unreal Tournament 4 or UT4 is a community driven AAA mixed genre title, possible first of its kind. It will mostlikly contain, shooting...

Mods
Onslaught for UT99
Unreal Tournament

Onslaught for UT99

Updated 3 years ago TBD Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

This onslaught for the original Unreal tournament with vehicles. It is not the same as ut2004 but still has things from original onslaught that are fun.

WLJenkins
Unreal Tournament 3

WLJenkins

Updated 6 years ago TBD Multiplayer First Person Shooter

WLJenkins is a pure multiplayer mod. One team is the crew members that have to stop Jenkins using what little weapons they have to start off with. Having...

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reok
reok Sep 30 2014, 9:56pm says:

Love UE4 for our project StoneRage! :)

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The.Mr.Zip.
The.Mr.Zip. Aug 30 2014, 1:16pm says:

Hello! I want to create an indie game! And i was wondering if i could get approval from you guys to use the that Unreal Developer Kit of yours. i want to create my own indie game that will be like dystopian and beautiful lights. i have whole story writen down and i need a engine with great lights and your engine came in my eye. Please could i use it? and what are the tearm of use? Do i have to pay to use? Can i sell my indie game? Please tell me i am very curious and intrested!

Thank you for reading this message!

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DonBre
DonBre Jun 11 2014, 6:52pm says:

Well if its that epic then i have to check it out ..them games!

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5amura1
5amura1 May 10 2012, 3:59pm says:

I use to be a big fan of Epic Games, now since the Unreal games have died and Gears of War is on its way, I love the Unreal series, now Epic is not my favourite game company anymore :(, My company is my favourite though.

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ice_trey
ice_trey Dec 20 2011, 1:03am says:

maybe these dudes should look into the superior engines made by iD Sooftware before attempting to make their own? Same could, and should, be said about the flawed Xray engine too (god that engine is so horrible brrr)

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SinisterExaggerator
SinisterExaggerator Dec 8 2012, 7:05am replied:

Superior how? Unreal Engine atm matches or is better than the last Id tech. Id tech hasnt been that great since 3.

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TheLeadHead
TheLeadHead Nov 24 2011, 10:58am says:

It's a shame they didn't make GoW 2 or GoW 3 for the PC :(

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Krothie
Krothie Oct 19 2011, 4:15pm says:

Will we be seeing some unreal games for download here on Desura? a lot of people would buy them! a lot of gamers on here are well into unreal tournament. now that there is a Linux client for Desura, Linux users are getting well into Desura.

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BellbirdCreative
BellbirdCreative Oct 21 2010, 1:08am says:

Been playing since Jill of the Jungle, no plans to stop. Loving UDK too :-)

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx Sep 25 2010, 6:11pm says:

Epic Games are Epic.

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