Epic Games sure does like to tout the success of Unreal Engine 3.

At a recent press demo attended by RipTen during GDC, Epic VP Mark Rein not only showed off the slew of industry awards UE3 has received over the years, but also touted the many games that have achieved success with their engine and technology.  He went so far as to say,

“Unreal is the engine of success… people who choose to use other technology for the price don’t know what they’re doing.”

That may sound like a bold statement, but Epic sure can back it up.  Here are a list of successful games powered by Unreal 3:

  • Army of Two / 40th Day
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum / Arkham City
  • Borderlands
  • DCUO
  • Dungeon Defenders
  • Gears of War 1, 2 & 3
  • Infinity Blade 1 & 2
  • Mass Effect 1, 2 & 3
  • Medal of Honor (2010)
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Mortal Kombat (2011)
  • Section 8: Prejudice
  • Transformers: War for Cybertron

Not to mention critical darlings such as:

  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • Lost Odyssey
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • Shadows of the Damned
  • Singularity

Better yet, upcoming Unreal 3 powered games include:

  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Borderlands 2
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Dust 514
  • Infinity Blade Dungeons
  • Mortal Kombat Vita
  • TERA
  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
  • Tribes: Ascend

Let’s also not forget that some of the mega-hits powered by Unreal Engine 2 include Bioshock 1 & 2 as well as Tom Clancy’s: Everything.

Notice any of the games on those lists?  Yeah, I bet you do. The engine has also been licensed by the following movie studios for CG animations:

  • Warner Bros.
  • Frantic Films
  • Buena Vista
  • HDFilms
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Columbia Pictures
  • TriStar Pictures
  • Square Enix

To drive it all home, Epic showed the press this video detailing the upcoming advances in Unreal 3:

So, let Mark Rein and Epic Games gloat all they want.  They’ve certainly earned it.

As for Unreal Engine 4?  Rein told us that it makes their famous Samaritan demo from GDC 2011, “look like a piece of crap.”



  1.  i like that they are in the sweet spot of a vastly available product, but they aren’t running a monopoly.
    frostbite and cry engine are both amazing game engines used by EA and IW and treyarch still have the COD engine in house just getting minor updates every year.

  2. There is an unbelivable amout of sucessfull games and unsucessfull, point is if you check games made on that enigne in wikipedia, well its pretty much 75% of what you have played since 2007.

    I d like “uneal engine” to return to unreal though and not just be called unreal….or they can call it “EPIC engine” instead since its more fitting to how good it is.