Unity is one of the best and simplest engines to make games with. Its simplicity in allowing you to get a game up and running has enabled developers and creators everywhere. It’s also spawned a plethora of some of the most beloved games out there, including titles you’ve probably heard of and played. We’ve tried to narrow down what we think are 10 of the best games ever made on Unity.
10. Temple Run
Remember that game you used to play when you got your first touchscreen smartphone? Yea, Temple Run. Well, it was made with Unity. This popular game has been downloaded more than 100 million times and its creators are still releasing updates for it even today.
Temple Run is a very simple game where you play a guy who’s constantly running, tilting your device to change lanes and swiping to turn corners. You run for as long as you can, as the game doesn’t end till you die. The goal is to collect coins which you can use to upgrade your character. As you play, you discover new environments, slide through mineshafts, and experience the adrenaline rush of trying to survive.
9. Plague Inc: Evolved
No matter what kind of video game player you are or type of gameplay you’re looking for, Plague Inc. has something to offer everyone. Are you a psycho who wants to kill the whole human population? Do you enjoy strategizing? Are you looking for realistic simulation games? Plague Inc. offers all of these to its players.
Your goal in Plague Inc is to turn a virus into a widespread disease, infecting and killing the world’s population. If you ever wondered what a world without humans might look like, this game offers that reality.
The game that took the internet by storm in 2017. Subnautica is a game that excels in every department – visuals, audio and gameplay. It managed to stand out as part of the survival genre with its unique underwater setting. This no doubt requires a ton of work from the game engine, which was probably the hardest part of development.
The Subnautica story begins on a spaceship that has crashed on a planet that is 99% water. Your goal is to survive, and along the way explore the planet to find information that will help you escape.
7. Pillars of Eternity
Pillars of Eternity is arguably one of the best RPG games out there. It’s the successor to other popular titles like Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment. There’s a reason why it won Best RPG in 2015.
You play as one of eleven classes: fighter, rogue, barbarian, wizard, paladin, monk, ranger, druid, chanter, cipher, and priest. If you love fantasy settings, character building, and immersive storytelling, this game is right up your alley.
6. Wasteland 2
Wasteland 2 is the follow-up to the original Wasteland published in 188. The game’s cult following allowed it to get funded entirely through Kickstarter.
In the game, you play as a ranger part of a group of nuclear war survivors. The post-apocalyptic, dystopian setting makes for a very intriguing setting with tons of mysteries to explore. The game also boasts great dialogues and is rich with humor.
We recommend this game to anyone that needs some inspiration or motivation to develop their own game. It’s very complicated and the characters almost feel real, yet even this one was made with Unity. And this is not a simple game, mind you.
It begins with 3 people on a spaceship, which eventually crashes. They land on a place called Rim World and have to survive there. Over the time more people can join the group, but then you will need to manage even more people. The end goal is to escape, but you can also reach the credits scene if everyone dies in your base.
4. Osiris: New Dawn
This open world sci-fi game is sure to amaze anyone. The visuals are astounding and the physics engine is close to perfect. This was likely very hard to achieve, as space games tend to mess up the overall look of the environment (Looking at you, No Man’s Sky) and it’s hard to replicate gravity and other factors. But this one managed to do exactly that.
You begin as a scientist of some sort that is sent on a mission to study planets for their potential to be habitable. On your way your spaceship malfunctions and crashes on a deserted planet. The goal is to survive the harsh and unpredictable weather conditions.
3. Never Alone
We just had to include this one on the list, even though it’s very simple. Never Alone is a very typical puzzle platformer, but it has a little twist. It goes in-depth with its’ story and makes you develop some serious feelings for the main characters. It also received insanely good ratings from both Eurogamer and Joystiq.
We won’t tell you the whole story, because it is the best part of the game, but we can give you a little bit of a teaser. You play as Nuna and her pet, an arctic fox. The two go on an adventure to find out about the blizzard that ravaged through Nuna’s village and their goal is to restore balance in nature. Along the road you can “collect” other people’s stories and memories as rewards.
You probably didn’t know this, but Hearthstone is built on Unity. Hearthstone is currently the most popular online card game, created by Blizzard Entertainment. It takes the franchise’s most popular Warcraft characters to create a slew of digital collectible cards you can collect and play with vs opponents. If you love strategy games and deckbuilding, give the game a try.
1. Ori and the Blind Forest
Ori and the Blind Forest is one of the most gorgeous games ever produced, both in terms of its visuals as well as its music. It won the Golden Joystick Awards for Xbox Game of the Year in 2015 plus a ton of other awards, like Best Art Direction of the 2015 Game Awards and the Artistic Achievement in the 2016 British Academy Games Awards.
The game is a platformer where you play as Ori, jumping from place to place and solving puzzles. The game can be quite challenging, really testing your patience and logic in certain areas. As you progress, you strengthen Ori’s skills, giving you abilities like double jump, wall jump, and stomp.