Summary List Top Rated Game Engines  (0 - 30 of 273)

96% - Source

3 weeks ago Released Oct 31, 2004 with a commercial licence

The Source engine is a 3D game engine developed by Valve Corporation. Its unique features include a large degree of modularity and flexibility, an artist-driven...


90% - Unity

1 day ago Released May 30, 2005 with a commercial licence

Unity is a multiplatform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation. A fully integrated professional application, Unity just happens...


96% - GoldSource

2 months ago Released Nov 17, 1998 with a commercial licence

This QuakeWorld-based engine powered some of the most critically acclaimed engine's of it's day, like Half-Life, Counter-Strike, Day of Defeat, and many...

Unreal Engine 3

94% - Unreal Engine 3

3 weeks 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 Development Kit

95% - Unreal Development Kit

1 week 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...

Custom Built

94% - Custom Built

13 hours ago Released Sep 1, 2007 with a commercial licence

The engine used to build this game was a once-off creation, designed explicitly to run this particular title. This is not a _real_ game engine, this is...


95% - CryENGINE 3

1 day ago Released Aug 15, 2011 with a commercial licence

CryENGINE®3 is the first PC, Playstation®3, and Xbox 360™ all-in-one game development solution that is Next-Gen ready with scalable computation and graphics...


92% - CryENGINE 2

5 months ago Released Mar 5, 2007 with a commercial licence

Real time editing, bump mapping, dynamic lights, network system, integrated physics system, shaders, shadows and a dynamic music system are just some...

GameMaker: Studio

84% - GameMaker: Studio

10 hours ago Released Nov 13, 1999 with a commercial licence

GameMaker: Studio caters to entry-level novices and seasoned game development professionals equally, allowing them to create cross-platform games in record...

X-Ray Engine

84% - X-Ray Engine

2 months ago Released Mar 19, 2007 with a commercial licence

The X-ray Engine is a DirectX 8.1/9 Shader Model 3.0 graphics engine. Up to a million polygons can be on-screen at any one time. The engine features HDR...


68% - FPSC

1 week ago Released Dec 1, 2005 with a commercial licence

This engine is the code behind "The game Creator's" FPS Creator development tool, A powerful, yet rough FPS engine.

id Tech 4

88% - id Tech 4

1 year ago Released Aug 2, 2003 with a commercial licence

Previously referred to as the 'Doom 3 Engine', Tech 4 is id Software's current licensing platform. Powering games such as Doom 3, Quake 4 and Enemy Territory...

SAGE (Strategy Action Game Engine)

90% - SAGE (Strategy Action Game Engine)

5 days ago Released Jun 14, 2001 with a proprietary licence

The SAGE engine is a game engine used by Westwood Studios and Electronic Arts for real-time strategy games.


97% - Spring

1 year ago Released May 4, 2005 with a gpl licence

This page is merely a hub for spring projects listed on moddb. For more information about the spring engine head on over to spring website. You will notice...

id Tech 3

84% - id Tech 3

5 months ago Released Dec 3, 1999 with a gpl licence

Previously called the "QUAKE 3 Engine" and one of the most successful licensed engines in history, id Tech 3 was the engine used to create games such...

Xash3D Engine

95% - Xash3D Engine

1 week ago Released Apr 23, 2011 with a gpl licence

Xash3D is a custom Gold Source build from a scratch. Xash3D overcomes obsolete Gold Source engine's limits and provides for you a new quality of gaming...

Blender Game Engine

93% - Blender Game Engine

3 days ago Released Aug 30, 2009 with a gpl licence

The Blender Game Engine is a component of Blender, a free and open-source comprehensive 3D production suite, used for making real-time interactive content...

Unreal Engine 2

91% - Unreal Engine 2

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.


95% - GEM 2

5 months ago Released Feb 19, 2009 with a commercial licence

GEM 2 is the latest middleware from the Ukrainian game developers Best Way. Their engine is already well known in Eastern Europe and multiple titles were...


95% - HPL2

3 months ago Released Sep 5, 2010 with a commercial licence

An extensively updated version of HPL1 engine. Uses industry standard technologies such as OpenGL, OpenAL and Newton Game Dynamics.

Refractor 2

95% - Refractor 2

4 years ago Released Sep 9, 2002 with a commercial licence

The Refractor Engine, is a game engine designed by Stockholm-based studio Refraction Games, first developed for the computer game Codename Eagle, which...

Quake Engine

94% - Quake Engine

5 months ago Released Jun 22, 1996 with a gpl licence

The Quake engine is the game engine that was written to power 1996's Quake, written by id Software. It featured true 3D realtime rendering and is now...


86% - Unknown

2 months ago TBD with a commercial licence

The engine used to build this game is unknown. This is not a _real_ game engine, this is a generic placeholder.


95% - Construct

1 month ago Released Jan 10, 2008 with a gpl licence

Construct is a free powerful and easy to use development software for both DirectX 9-based games and applications,in a WYSIWYG environment. It includes...


92% - Frostbite

4 years ago Released Jun 26, 2008 with a commercial licence

Frostbite is a next-generation FPS engine built from the ground up to power Battlefield: Bad Company and other upcoming games from DICE across all high-end...

Unreal Engine 1

92% - Unreal Engine 1

5 months 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 4

97% - Unreal Engine 4

1 day 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...


94% - ioquake3

1 year ago Released Aug 25, 2005 with a gpl licence is the de-facto standard in Quake 3 technology post-opensource release. Others base themselves on the hard work of the hundreds who have...

Westwood 2D

97% - Westwood 2D

2 years ago Released Aug 30, 1995 with a proprietary licence

This is not an engine in itself, this is just a term that can be used as a name for the "2D" RTS games Westwood Studios developed. They never officially...

Doom Engine

91% - Doom Engine

1 month ago Released Dec 10, 1993 with a gpl licence

The Doom engine is the game engine that powers the id Software games Doom and Doom II, as well as Raven Software's titles Heretic and Hexen, then finally...

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