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10 best games developed in Unity, ranked

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Unity is one of the best game development engines. It’s not that it’s photo-realistic or complex like Unreal or Source, but its appeal comes from the fact that it’s easy for newcomers to develop games. Tons of great games like this year’s Pac-Man World Re-Pac, Digimon Survivaland The Parable of Stanley: Ultra Deluxe used this engine.


However, its ease of use has made it a bit of a black sheep. Since almost anyone can pick up and use Unity, it has kind of built up a reputation for only playing bad games. This couldn’t be further from the truth as the software has been used to create tons of classics and many great games from different genres and art styles have also used the engine.

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10 Ori and the Blind Forest (2015)

Originally exclusive to Xbox, Ori and the Blind Forest was the first in a wave of indie Metroidvania-esque games. The game stars a small glowing animal named Ori and their wispy light friend. They explore a gigantic forest that gradually opens up more and more. It’s a fun loop, but the real draw of the game is the art style. Most Unity games are 3D, but this game uses amazing 2D.

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The game has an extremely impressive lighting engine. Blue and red light believably cast on Ori’s bioluminescent plants and dangerous fire. It really provides both the wonderful tone and the thrilling moments of the game. Years later it got a sequel called Ori and the will of the wispswhich is also fantastic.

9 Pokemon GO (2016)

Pokemon GO was such a huge success that it spawned imitators and imitators. There are even tons of companion websites and apps for it Pokemon GO, also. The core of the game’s gameplay loop is just walking, and yet it has become a huge phenomenon. Not bad for a mobile game developed on Unity.

Originally released in 2016, the game used augmented reality technology to pokemon in the real world. The gameplay loop wasn’t complicated, but it was effective. Walking physically increases a player’s chance of seeing a Pokémon. Checkpoints are set up around neighborhoods where items are handed out to facilitate encounters. It is a fusion of gaming and reality that is super addictive and fun.

8 Disco Elysium (2019)

Inspired by Planetscape: Torment, Disco Elysium is a classic western RPG. It uses a complex set of statistics that can be rolled like a typical table game. Players explore a world full of Eastern Bloc imagery and political theory. These familiar elements all come together to create an unforgettable experience.

Disco Elysium Calls itself an RPG, but it goes beyond what that label usually suggests and players have a wide variety of political groups and locations to explore.

7 Beat Saber (2018)

Beat Saber is not only one of the most visually impressive VR games ever made. It’s also one of the most visually impressive rhythm games ever made. This VR hit generates a series of incoming blocks that coincide with the beat of the song. The player has to flash to these beats as they fly in.

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It sounds more complicated than it actually is. The sabers and beats are color-coded so that players can easily know what and when to chop. The game is available on virtually all VR platforms, from Oculus to Playstation VR, and it is arguably the biggest VR hit.

6 Kerbal Space Program (2011)

Kerbal Space Program is one of the earlier games made completely in unity. The game was originally presented as a space physics simulator. It features a robust system that allows for complicated orbits and orbital maneuvers. This realistic space physics engine has been hailed as one of the best space video games.

However, there were two other factors that made it stand out. One of these was the mascots, the cute Kerbals; green spacemen manning and directing the game’s space program. The other was the modding scene, which was very lively and allowed for a lot of customization. This humble Unity game was such a success that NASA engineers even recommended it, according to Penny Arcade.

5 Hollow Knight (2017)

One of the most anticipated games of the coming years is Hollow Knight: Silksongthe sequel to the original Hollow Knight. The original was a dark and solemn game with a beautiful hand-drawn art style. Players play as a little bug exploring the defunct kingdom of Hollownest. The game combined Metroidvania elements with those of dark souls.

Fittingly, the game was incredibly difficult and had a steep learning curve. The lore in the game was delivered in the same way, in pieces that left the player wanting more. The game’s dark niches and hidden locations made it feel impossibly large and small at the same time. Like Oricthis Unity title proved that 2D can be beautiful.

4 Hearthstone (2015)

There are many great card game video games. Tons of popular fantasy based card games like Magic: The Gathering have released adaptations to video games that have done quite well. Blizzard, who has his own big fantasy franchise, decided to jump in with hearthstone.

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The game is free to play and features characters and themes from the warcraftseries. Two players face each other with a deck of 30 cards and a hero with a unique ability. The goal is to destroy the opponent’s hero, and winning brings a torrent of rewards. The game has been a huge success for Blizzard and has been ported to multiple platforms, proving Unity’s flexibility.

3 Encoding (2021)

encryption is another video game centered around a card game. unlike hearthstone, though, this game has a lot more. The game starts with the player sitting down to play a rogue game with a mysterious figure. After a while, however, the player will realize that he can get up from the deck.

This is when the real horror of the game begins. Escape the room, adventure, meta and ARG elements are added to the core gameplay loop. The game takes on a very different and mind-blowing tone in contrast to the benign card game it initially appeared to be.

2 Cup (2017)

cup has to be one of the most successful franchises started on Unity. It took years for the original indie game to be released, but the classic cartoon-inspired art style really took off. Players got really attached to the cups and the crazy boss characters. They would end up spending a lot of time with them due to the high difficulty of the game.

This led to a lot of different spin-offs like toys and comics. The most famous is that of Netflix The Cuphead Show, which has some differences from the game. It also got a table game and a few references in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Not bad for the small Unity cups.

1 Fall Boys: Ultimate Knockout (2020)

In 2020, the battle royale genre was on the wane and needed something to kick it in the ass. The party game sensation developed by Unity Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout was the one that offered a new and refreshing take on the genre. Up to sixty players are led through giant obstacle courses until only one is left. It is one of the few online battle royale games that is a platformer.

The variety of minigames on display is huge and more are added all the time. There are more typical obstacle courses like in erase, as well as team-based ball games and memory challenges. The most infamous final game is a series of hexagons that disappear when players step on them. There is a lot of variety in the game and also plenty of costumes and extras that can be found and purchased as DLC. The game recently switched to a free-to-play model, so there’s no reason not to try it out.

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