About CRYENGINE

CRYENGINE is a game engine that helps professionals develop games using visuals, sandbox, animation, artificial intelligence and audio editing tools. It offers built-in buoyancy and water simulation module, which allows users to deploy water simulation with automatic wave redistribution on the surface.

Features of CRYENGINE include in-game profiling, audio abstraction, rendering real-time local reflections, anti-aliasing, parallax occlusion mapping and more. It provides thread management capabilities, which lets individuals schedule, monitor, and manage parallel computation in a centralized repository. The AI system allows developers to include and automate behaviors and locomotion of characters using modular sensory systems.


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August 2021

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Nabin from Curl Labs

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Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

Engine to develop immersive games

With CryEngine, we are able to render the most realistic 3D models and animation for immersive games.

Pros

CryEngine is the most advanced graphics rendering game engine for realistic game development. It comes with a WYSWYP sandbox allowing you to develop and test your game seamlessly. Features realistic physics simulation, real-time illumination, and easy to use audio translation layer. CryEngine is free to use for production and just needs 5% of the profit made while using it commercially.

Cons

CryEngine can be difficult to learn with limited documentation and a small development community. The gameplay framework is a bit inflexible. Unsuitable for small projects due to performance and scalability issues.

Reasons for Switching to CRYENGINE

For better graphics and flexible licensing

November 2020

Vishrut from Hashstash

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Games

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2020

One of the best to use, Not the easiest to learn

It has been a good experience using CRYENGINE. It does tick all the boxes for a competent 3D game engine with awesome features, but it lacks in learning materials, documentation and a stellar community that some other game engines enjoy.

Pros

CRYENGINE offers so much out of the box for game developers, like a tool bag full of features, ready and waiting to be put on your game. What I liked the most about it is the Realtime lighting and the state of the art Physics engine, along with the Powerful particle system. These are all features that would take a lot of time to be implemented from scratch and require quite some tinkering to achieve on other game engines. You get the latest and the greatest when using CRYENGINE, and it has powered some great AAA titles in the recent years, namelyCrysis, Kingdom Come and the Sniper Ghost games.

Cons

The engine itself is excellent, but it is impaired by its poor documentation. The documentation is thin, and has archaic examples and code. Trying to do something when you are new will mostly lead you down a rabbit hole. The community is kind of non-existent and the resources/tutorials are sparse. So, that leads to the learning curve being high and few users. This needs to be addressed.

December 2020

Binigya from Hashstash

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Games

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2020

A fantastic Game Engine with few chinks in its armour

It has been a good experience with CRYENGINE, and it will be my choice when making a AAA quality FPS game with a fun world to explore.

Pros

I really like how you can create graphically stunning games with a focus on FPS and terrain with CRYENGINE. Also, the Physics engine here is really robust and I love the destruction models built in to it, along with the water simulation and vegetation touch bending feature. These features together can get you on the fast track of making a very fun game. Finally, I loved that a good chunk of game assets that were used in CRYTEK games were already available to use in the marketplace.

Cons

What I liked the least about CRYENGINE is its daunting learning curve. You will need to take your time and learn how to use this massive game engine, it is not as user friendly at the start when compared to Unity or even Unreal. Another bigger and major concern is the inflexibility of this engine. It is primarily suited for FPS games with a focus on outdoor terrain, and trying to make other types of games will take some effort. Finally, the community and learning resources are scant for this engine, which hinders the overall experience of using CRYENGINE.

February 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2021

Best Visuals in the business

Overall if you want great visuals and complex textures in your game this is one of the best game engine to approach.

Pros

Cryengine is most famous for the visuals it provides and once was the staple in the industry. With its considerable revenue model, it's one of the best game engines to use to create a visually stunning game.

Cons

The only drawback which I faced was that since CryEngine is not so popular spread among indie developers it's comparatively hard to use than its competitors and also has a smaller community.