Report Unreal Engine 3.0 or CryEngine 2?

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 41%

Unreal Engine 3.0 (1248 votes)

 59%

CryEngine 2 (1814 votes)

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iVANGRAPHICS
iVANGRAPHICS

Hmm i think unreal is my choice but i voted for cry cose it seems to have motion blur and such stuff :) it feels more natural... and supports the new features in very sirious way atleast it looks like it... it looks solid :) i hope its not hiden in the "engine purchase" but comes avalable for the modders....

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Hitez
Hitez

unreal also has motion blur...since ut2k3 actually...

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Ziorich
Ziorich

Sure, UE3 looks nice. But it aint near CryEngine 2

Plus in Crysis, the Editor Allows you to jump directly into the game, without loads
-Just go in here "http://www.gametrailers.com/gamepage.php?id=2509" and watch "GDC 07 Trailer"

If that dont convince you, you're blind

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SuperXSonicX
SuperXSonicX

so does ue3

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slxiii
slxiii

you can do that in ut3 editor. hell, you could do that in ut2004 editor.

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Karuto Creator
Karuto

Definitely UE3. That's got the most all-around features, imo, and has a very nice history already. ;)

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Sallycin
Sallycin

CryEngine 2 for its amazing tools and outdoor environment features.

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myles
myles

UNREAL BABY!

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KaptianKrunch
KaptianKrunch

Unreal hands down It already has a huge community base around it

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DJ-Ready
DJ-Ready

I hate UEd and I don't know how the editors for cryengine work . so cry FTW ;P

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San-J
San-J

CryEngine 2, just because it has breakthrough outdoor graphics.

UE3 looks great, but it's not breakthrough by any means.

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Qwertyz
Qwertyz

It's 50/50. I prefer Cryengine 2.

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KaptianKrunch
KaptianKrunch

I am sorta split know I check out the cry engine some more and it promises a hell of alot of stuff but epic has always delivered

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leilei
leilei

UE3 because it cares about Linux. CE2 are a bunch of M$ sellouts.

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CyberMan
CyberMan

CE2 looks better, but UE3 wins moddingwise

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Zirty
Zirty

"UE3 wins moddingwise" Uhm , the games are'nt even released... You'r probably thinking about make something unreal contest. But it's just a contest , it does not indicate wich will be the best for modding. Cryengine 2 has powerfull and user friendly tools , UE3 is just unreal tournament 2004 with more polygons.

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AlCool
AlCool

Red Orcastra was made a full game because of how incredible it was in comparison to ALL other mods for UT2K4 at that time. On UT Engines you can make something that doesen't hold any features or even RESEMBLE the original game it was modded from. Look at Crysis mods and farcry mods... Don't they just look like...farcry and crysis? TOTAL CONVERSION does mean something.

Make something unreal was a contest held for modders everywhere to show off their amazing works on what truly is the most moddable engine on the market. Of course this is after UT3 and Crysis were released, and I believe this poll would change now that they have.

More polygons? Did you even try the demo at that time? I highly doubt it.

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Gibberstein
Gibberstein

I have to stick with UE3 ;)

Crysis will be great, and the engine is powerful, but all the demos of the tools suggest it is biased towards making very Crysis-like games. If past experience holds true, we will see a wild range of stuff running on UE3 :D

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AJ_Quick

Look at Far Cry's mod track record
Compare it to U-engine's 2.0 modding track record.

UE3, will pwn up and down the block. Toolset, performance, netcode, featureset. Epic always delivers.

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Fate?
Fate?

i agree with zirty tbh .. UE3 is UE2 tarted up. CryEngine2 will blow the **** out of everything we'v seen before.

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rofl106
rofl106

UE3 for compatabillity

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Jyffeh
Jyffeh

CryEngine 2.

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pvt.Johnson
pvt.Johnson

cryengine2 looks much better, nice lighting and outdoor graphics =>

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l0k0
l0k0

I'm thinking UE3 for capability, flexibility, and usability that the modding community truly needs and desires.

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Laughingbun
Laughingbun

UE3. the toolset is just so much better. it was designed so other people could easily pick it up, where as cryengine is completely in-house

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TheDebonairNomad
TheDebonairNomad

50/50


UE3 because it cares about Linux.


CryEngine 2 for its amazing tools and outdoor environment features.

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ambershee
ambershee

Whilst Crysis may look fantastic, it's capabilities will be likely too strongly biased towards producing the sorts of environments and settings found in Crysis; just as Far Cry had been.

Unreal on the other hand, with it's modular nature tends to lend itself to all manner of modification. Most of the very best mods have been simple mutators, after all.

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writteninsand
writteninsand

Unreal Engine Technology page has some jaw dropping screenshots,, shame i couldnt vote for both;) im definately going to be brushing up on my softimage/zbrush skills before going anywhere near these engines;)

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writteninsand
writteninsand

p.s. there is a function in UE3 to allow the user to hop straight to their finished lvl without any other loading screens...take a look .;)

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Interesting - Cryengine is winning the vote, and yet almost everyone who has posted a comment has suggested they prefer UE3.

I guess UE3 attracts the smarter modders (i.e. Mod DB members ;))

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Fmod
Fmod

unreal!!!

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Arkanj3l
Arkanj3l

I vote for Unreal Engine.

Crysis is currently the prettiest, most powerful engine on the planet. Compare Crysis to a real-life photo and in some cases you would be extremely hard pressed to find differences. When you are going to play Crysis, it will be one of the most interactive (not necessarily best ;)) experiences you will have.

So?

Modding. It's what we are all here for. I'm not saying that it's all that counts, no. We are, however, on Mod DB, so I assume it should be the focus of discussion.

Unreal Engine 3 has a tried and true toolset, plus MOAR. You may have a number of Unreal Engine 2.5 modders moving to this new platform (Not me; I can't run the damn thing anyway :p. There are, however, many more who can, relative to Crysis). I've watched the tech demo, and there weren't many impressive things about it. Although some elements were of interest (Destructable environs), there are many things that Unreal Engine can par up to. Facial animation? Covered. Procedural Motion warping? Covered. Soft Shadowing? Covered. Parallax? Covered.

I also believe that the Make Something Unreal contest reflects things in terms of modding as well. You had awesome entries throughout all the rounds. Several hundreds of them. Unreal is just so easy to access no matter what you have in mind.

Crysis is good. But in order to get the most out of it, you need an awe-inspiring system. Plus, it as far as I can see is optimized for outdoor, tropical environments. Check out most of the mods here, and they are either going to be Urban tactical locales or claustrophobic Zombie shooters ;). If they wanted tropical environments, they would mod Far Cry.

Don't go by my opinion, however. I am uninformed and feel free to form your own thoughts against me :p.

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Arkanj3l
Arkanj3l

In all fairness, I'd use CryEngine 2 if my computer could run it and it had Additive Brush Geometry :p.

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shortmarine
shortmarine

i wanted to vote for both :'( but i say unreal 3 engine look at how many games are using the engine it must be a easier tool to use and more visuals

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InAction
InAction

UE3 - Kismet, matinee and the node based shader system does it for me. You can go and bitch about the graphics all you want, I want a good editor that can do it for those who's not a level designer - because that's all the editor seems to be with Cryengine, but I could be wrong of course. "jump into the game" all it wants, it doesn't matter to me as I'm passionate enough to wait for a little screen to load a couple of seconds extra. ;)

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wicked_bad_kid
wicked_bad_kid

to me it is 50/50
both engines look awesome, and i think that my pc should be able to run both of em pretty much ok
but i'm gonna have to say unreal engine, the are gonna be awesome, and looking at the current gameĀ“s using unreal engine, i think it is going to awesome to mod, but then again, i haven't really seen cryengine yet( shure iv'e seen the screens, but im talking modding wise here) so its really hard to tell, but for now, im gonna go with unreal. And i cinda doubt i'm gonna change my mind

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Darkcraft
Darkcraft

CryEngine 2, but not by much. I don't know a lot about UE3.0, but I doubt it will have the same overall durability as CryEngine 2. Both are going to be able to look damn good though, not a lot of difference, but I really don't see UE3.0 rendering vast forests the same way CryEngine 2 does.

I don't know why Valve want to continuously upgrade their Source engine seeing as it clearly can't keep up with the competition. EP2 barely looks next-gen.

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Arxae
Arxae

UE3 :d
i have tried it (robolitz) and its verry solid, ut2004 modders can jump straight into it
that and i probably cant run crysys :p

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Betelgeuze
Betelgeuze

Can the Cryengine handle anything different, I mean it looks great with open levels and woods but can it do more?

UE3 can!

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Fell
Fell

UE3, looks like it's going to have better tools and easier to modify really you're not going to need much more then that.

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vancedylan
vancedylan

I work with UE3...

Cryengine 2 FTW!

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-BaroN-
-BaroN-

Unreal Engine 3.0 is a little more user friendly for mod creators, that's pretty obvious when there were and are very few mods for Far Cry, and the Cry Engine 2 hasn't really done a whole lot to make it more friendly, might of even gotten harder with the fact that they have a lot of new technology in it.

Still both are great engines, just Unreal 3.0 is a little better because of the tools which really prolong the Engine in the end.

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ShortCutMan
ShortCutMan

Everyone hyped Far Cry because it did big lush forests that other engines couldn't do. But on the flip side, it couldn't do interiors as well as other engines. I voted for UE3, because if my previous experience with the UE's goes, it will be even more powerful and open up many more functions to modders.

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Raven|ICC
Raven|ICC

UE3. It has most of features of CE2 in 2004.

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cheeseyballz
cheeseyballz

Cryengine!

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA

cry engine cos its killer dynamic physics and motion mapping :)

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA

this is why cry engine wins

the animation system is one of the best...

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Fol
Fol

Unreal has allways kicked ***** so badly when it comes out that newest pc:s cant ewen handdle it at best so I think Unreal engine is goign to do it again xD

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Zirty
Zirty

Personaly I would buy crysis because of it's singleplayer. I won't buy UT2007 just to have the same gameplay as UT2004 and a crap singleplayer.
If most peoples though as me , Crysis would have a greater community than U.

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FrozenCow
FrozenCow

UE3, because of it's easy (but powerful) modding features and the dedication of Epic and the modding community.

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