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Poll Results: Best game engine?

 
  • 19% (41)
    Cry-engine
  • 22% (48)
    Unreal Engine
  • 28% (62)
    Frosbite engine
  • 3% (7)
    COD engine
  • 1% (4)
    Total war engine
  • 24% (53)
    Source engine
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post #1 of 89
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Hi what is for you best game engine? In term of good graphic and good optimalization?
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cod engine. hands down
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cod engine. hands down
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post #4 of 89
What makes a game engine good is how well it is coded and how flexible it is, graphics is almost all up to the graphic artists. As long as the game engine is capable of what the developers want to do, then its a good engine. There is no best, a game engine made for an RTS game would not suit an FPS very well. A game engine that is meant to be for simple games would never power a complex game, while an engine designed for a complex game might be a waste of time to use for a simple game.

I really hate it when people say, woot new CryEngine, awesome graphics -BECAUSE OF THE ENGINE- but that is not how it works, it may enable the artists to make a game that looks better, but really the game engine is a very very small percentage of game development.

While learning C++ I learned that the best thing an engine can do is to allow you to customize it to your needs.
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But i think that cod engine is best in term of optimalization , becouse i can play modern warfare 2 fluently on my 5 year old notebook
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I voted for total war engine, becouse is amazing how CA can show 10 000 soldiers in screen and play it fluently, just imagine how would look like crysis with 10 000 soldiers on screen, omg it would be so laggy, maybe 3 fps would be max
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post #7 of 89
Cry engine is the best. Now whether Crytek used it to its true potential in Crysis 2 is a different matter.
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post #8 of 89
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But i think that cod engine is best in term of optimalization , becouse i can play modern warfare 2 fluently on my 5 year old notebook
You need to take into account how the game looks and how the engine accomplishes it. Simply saying, it runs well tells you nothing, you can compare two engines and say one runs better then the other, but in the end the one that does not run as well looks 10 times better.

I would say for FPS, the source engine is pretty good, its very adaptable but it is incapable of some things that people say wow at when they look at a photo realistic game. Valve has been reusing the engine a lot and has obviously put a lot of resources into making it so it can be expected that it is a stable, and optimized engine.

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I voted for total war engine, becouse is amazing how CA can show 10 000 soldiers in screen and play it fluently, just imagine how would look like crysis with 10 000 soldiers on screen, omg it would be so laggy, maybe 3 fps would be max
You need to realize that the 10 000 soldiers on the screen have a much simpler geometry so the 2 engines cannot be compared in this way. Also, a large bottleneck in RTS engines is the requirement to do a lot of AI and path finding.
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Definitely source for all around best engine. then Frostbite and cryengine
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But i think that cod engine is best in term of optimalization , becouse i can play modern warfare 2 fluently on my 5 year old notebook
That's because the MW2 engine is a modified id tech 3 engine, the same engine used for the first Call of Duty. The thing is ancient.
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