Recently we published our first ever Unity infographic, where we showcased some information regarding the transformation of Unity, a once “garage startup”, into the game engine giant it is today. Posted on Reddit, the infographic received good feedback and even stirred a heated discussion on which were the best games ever created using the Unity engine.
As with all games, emotions were running high and everyone was rooting for their favourite.
Following that idea, we decided to ask Redditors what were the best Unity games in their opinion. At the end of the survey, some games had the equal amount of points and share the same spots. Here are the results:
#10: Deus Ex: The Fall
Developed by: Eidos Montreal, N-Fusion Interactive
The Fall is the fourth instalment of the Deus Ex series, and the first one to hit the mobile platforms. It’s a cyberpunk action RPG/stealth video game developed by Eidos Montreal and N-Fusion Interactive, for Android, iOS and Microsoft Windows.
In the game, players take control of Ben Saxon, a former British soldier turned augmented mercenary. It’s set in the near future, the year 2027, and is story-wise closely related to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, published in 2011.
Published: 2014 (beta)
Developed by: Ubisoft, Blue Byte
Genre: Action, RPG
Assassin’s Creed doesn’t need a special introduction, or description. Identity is the latest in the AC series, currently in beta and set for a worldwide release in early 2015. Assassin’s Creed Identity is the first game in the Assassin’s Creed universe built for the iPad and the iPhone, and it’s a 3D third-person RPG game.
It lets players create, develop and customize their own assassins and lets them play in the most famous AC environments – the Italian Renaissance. It’s built for iOS 7, iPad3 or later, or iPhone5 or later, and older versions are not supported.
#8: Satellite Reign
Developed by: 5 Lives Studios
Genre: Tactical RPG
Satellite Reign is a tactical RPG game developed by Brisbane studio 5 Lives. It was funded through Kickstarter, where it asked for 350,000 GBP, in late June 2013. A month later it was successfully funded with more than 460,000 GBP, and was released in December 2014. The game is available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux, and has been dubbed the “spiritual successor” to the Syndicate series.
In the game, players control a team of four fighters that battle inside a Blade Runneresque city. Satellite Reign offers different styles of play, like stealth, direct combat, hackings or propaganda.
#7: Escape plan
Developed by: Fun Bits Interactive, Wholesale Algorithms
Escape Plan is a survival/puzzle game created by Fun Bits Interactive, made for PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4. In the game, the players take control of two characters, Lil and Laarg, and must guide them through a series of deadly obstacles. Failing to do so usually results in gruesome, yet humorous and entertaining deaths. The game was built with the Unity 3D engine, and is praised for its creative use of Vita’s inputs, such as the gyroscope and the front and rear multitouch panels.
Back in April of 2012, Escape Plan was the number one selling PlayStation Network game on the PlayStation Vita.
Developed by: Imangi Studios
Genre: Endless Runner
Temple Run Trilogy is a set of three games made for mobile platforms iOS, Android and Windows Phone, where the player basically does only one thing – runs away from things. First published in 2011, the game became an instant hit. In the game, a player has stolen a treasure from a temple, and now has to run away from “demonic monkeys” who are after him, trying to get it back. Talk about Indiana Jones…
The game is endless, meaning the player either falls off the temple, or gets eaten by the monkeys. The goal is to last as long as you can.
Developed by: Facepunch studios
Genre: Survival, Action, Adventure
Rust is a survival action-adventure game developed and published by Facepunch studios. Even though it’s still in alpha phase, the game has gotten incredibly good reviews, including a 9/10 on Steam, and positive comments from the likes of IGN and Gamespot. Built on the new Unity 5 engine, this survival game is a combination of Minecraft and DayZ, where players run around through an open world, trying to collect resources to survive and build things to help them last longer.
In this multiplayer game, players must search for cloth, food, stone, iron, sulfur and wood, all while other players are out there, doing the same thing and potentially wanting to murder everyone. Players will face numerous challenges, but can also form alliances and pacts to help them survive in a cruel world full of bad, bad people.
Developed by: Bigpoint, Artplant
Genre: MMO Browser game
Battlestart Galactica Online is a browser game based on the television series of the same name. It’s a massive multiplayer online game in which players take control of a spacecraft and fight other players in order to level up and rank as high as possible on the leaderboard.
Players get to choose between two fractions: Colonial (human), or Cyclon, and they battle for resources, which they use to buy ships, equipment, ammunition & upgrades of ships they already own. The game was published back in 2011 and has since become a big hit, with over 250 million of registered users.
#3: Wasteland 2
Developed by: inXile Entertainment, Obsidian Entertainment
Wasteland 2 is a turn-based RPG game set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian future. It’s a sequel to the highly acclaimed game Wasteland published in 1988. It was funded through Kickstarter, and follows the story of a group of nuclear war survivors, which call themselves The Desert Rangers.
The game takes place 15 years after the original Wasteland and sends you on a quest to find the source of a mysterious radio signal that sends disturbing messages about the merging of man and machine.
To make matters worse, someone uses those messages to threaten the rangers, one of the rare surviving institutions of law and order. Besides the depiction of a grim future, the game is rich in dark humor and great dialogues. The game uses the device’s accelerometer to control the character’s movement, by tilting the device left or right.
Developed by: Blizzard
Genre: Card Game
Heroes of Warcraft is the next game built in the Warcraft universe, and unlike other Blizzard games, it’s a completely free to play multiplayer card game. It uses the rich Warcraft world to create big card sets comprised of shamans, warlocks, warriors and mages, and its simple yet effective gameplay will have everyone hooked to it, in a matter of minutes.
This game taps into other games of the genre, like Pokemon or Magic: The Gathering and combines it with the Warcraft lore to create a well-known, yet completely new game. Its simplicity and competitiveness is the ultimate combination for a multiplayer giant.
Developed by: Squad
Genre: Space flight simulator
In shortest possible terms – Kerbal Space Program is rocket science made simple. It’s a game of strategy, planning and execution – careful planning and proper execution give some of the most rewarding feelings achievable in video games.
The game revolves around Kerbals, little green humanoid aliens, who build space ships to get into orbit, or to land on other planets. It focuses on real physics, meaning constructing a proper space ship and sending it to outer space is an extremely challenging and fun task. And given that Kerbals are little green creatures that remind me of Minions, the game offers hours and hours of great fun. Two weeks ago the game regained online headlines prominence when legendary vehicle and space entrepreneur Elon Musk conducted an AMA session (ask me anything) on Reddit and confessed his love for Kerbal.