Unreal Engine Comparison [PIC]


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Comparison of Unreal Engine 1, Unreal Engine 2, and Unreal Engine 3 rendering capabilities, side-by-side, using the Malcolm model from Unreal Tournament, Unreal Tournament 2004, and Unreal Tournament 3.

Acquired from BeyondUnreal, and is a part of Epic Games‘ promotional package of screenshots and concept art for UT3.

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22 Responses to “Unreal Engine Comparison [PIC]”
  1. Ben Madrid says:

    I saw this years ago, way before UT3 came out.

  2. Stewmeat says:

    It may look nice but can they fix the crappy 3d engine? never has a game felt more odd than unreal. If they would license one of the quake engines then add unreals gameplay they might have something.

    • John says:

      You really don't know what your talking about. I've worked extensively with several engines and the Unreal engine is probably one of the easiest to work with.

    • daedalus1982 says:

      unreal is the proof of concept game for the unreal engine. What you said is similar to suggesting that Counter Strike/Source should use a different engine.

      That said the unreal engine has been used to create some of the most immersive gameplay ever created. Say what you will about the plot and dialogue in Gears of War but you can't deny that the engine made the gameplay what it is. Amazing.

  3. Jerem says:

    Unreal you have come along way. Loved you since the beginning. Improved yes, easy to work with yes, bad game, not yes. crappy 3d engine, not ever. if you take away the unreal engine, 90 percent of todays games would cease to exist or still be in development. And they would never have turned out as good as they did. Rainbow Six, Gears, even Wheelman. Any engine that can be a first person or third person or even a fast paced racing action game has no reason to change the way the 3d engine works. Stewmeat.. dumbest post ever.

    • Dave says:

      I believe what you meant to say was "a long way" – along has a different meaning… idiot!

    • notimpressed says:

      too bad the Rainbow Six: Vegas franchise was rather epic fail. that said, that would be more on the part of Ubi's hamfisted stewardship. Rainbow Six: Raven Shield would have been a good direction to continue with.

  4. Dan says:

    Love Unreal tournament, amazing graphics, great game play with no lag.


    Look forward too new releases by unreal.

  5. toby says:

    Why is this being posted now? I saw it ages ago, before UT3 was even released. This is nothing new.

  6. seo says:

    Any guesses what 4 is going to be like?

  7. headshot says:

    You forgot the UE4 pic, or was this article lost under the editors desk for two years?

  8. PleaseKopimi says:

    2 > 3 > 1

  9. You can really see the evolution, very cool

  10. This is cool, but when they release the next one we'd be blown away.

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