Regardless of being an Indie studio or a full-fledged AAA studio, developers use various game engines to create their products. Various engines are better for FPS games or sports games, while some engines are versatile, for example, Frostbite 3. Today, we are going to talk about the games made in Unity engine, which is simple and great even for beginners. It might not look better than Unreal Engine, but believe me, there are some pretty amazing games made in this environment. Below is the list of 20 best Unity PC games.
Cuphead is just too good to be true, but here it is a truly majestic creation! This is a run-and-gun game inspired by the 1930’s cartoons, which may sound relaxing and like a walk in the park, which it surely isn’t. Many compare Cuphead to Dark Souls series, not because of the actual gameplay, but its difficulty. Cuphead is a 2D game, which is very challenging, yet rewarding. The bosses are ruthless and the game requires some lightning-fast reflexes and patience to be finished. If you struggle alone, you can always call your friend to team up with you and hope that the friendship will be of help.
Superhot is an authentic game, and if you ask me, one of the best Unity games ever. Its graphics aren’t beautiful as the game relies on simplistic artwork consisting of various polygons that represent characters. That being said, you’re going to fight against the red silhouettes of people and manipulate time in a certain manner. Superhot is known for its authenticity because of specific combat that forces you to manipulate time. It’s simple; you move- the enemies move, you stop- the enemies stop. It’ one of those sweet but short games, unfortunately.
Firewatch is here for relaxing after a long day of work, providing an amazing world and great storytelling. And no, the game isn’t your ordinary walking simulator. In fact, it isn’t a walking simulator at all! Firewatch follows the story of Henry, a man who is on a fire watch duty in 1989. As he settles down, strange things start happening and your only friend here is Delilah, a mysterious woman using a walkie-talkie to communicate with you. During your progress through the game, the mystery unravels slowly but surely and you are greeted with a satisfying ending. It’s a fun game but lasts just a couple of hours at best.
4. Layers of Fear
Layers of Fear is so beautiful game, that I thought that Unity isn’t responsible for it. Don’t think that I think bad of Unity, but the graphics aren’t its strongest point. Nevertheless, Layers of Fear is a beautiful horror game that puts you in a role of a painter whose best paintings come to life! No, I’m not kidding, this game is all about the mental battle between the lonely painter and his works. As he struggles to finish his latest picture, he goes through a heavy period of madness and terror in order to finish it. The only problem here is that it’s sort of a walking simulator, so you’ll need to focus on the story.
5. Cities: Skylines
Building games are very fun to play, but they certainly aren’t for every audience. Cities: Skylines is another strategy game that lets you build your own city and manage it. However, the game is simply more than that! I could hardly explain you everything you can do here until you play it for at least a couple of hours. It’s a compelling singleplayer experience, letting you construct various buildings, monuments, use a variety of transportation options and do what’s needed for one city to adapt and become stronger. Expect no action here whatsoever, but a pure city-building experience.
6. The Forest
The Forest is an amazing survival game that lets you play alone or with your friends. It’s about an airplane crash survivor who found himself in an unknown forest full of zombies. Oh, yeah, this is a very good zombie game for your PC! Should you decide to fight, you must craft your own weapon and armor and focus mainly on melee combat. Speaking of combat, the game is unforgiving, especially if there’s a horde of zombies coming your way; then you’re screwed! Do some crafting, light up the fire and gather food to survive. It’s simple, yet very fun.
7. 7 Days to Die
7 Days to Die is another zombie game that’s somewhat a mixed bag but in a positive way. Who doesn’t want a versatile game like this one? At its core, the game is a first-person shooter with the elements of survival horror. However, as this is a multiplayer game, it’s great at introducing some RPG elements in order to level up your stuff and progress through the game. It’s not just another zombie masher, but a game that really shows you how brutal these creatures are. Use whatever is at your disposal to put an end to your enemies!
8. Slender: The Eight Pages
Here it is- one of many terrifying horror experiences I’ve ever played and it’s spooky! Whoever made this game, fuck you! Just kidding, Slender: The Eight Pages is an amazing horror game, made for the TRUE horror fans. That being said, if you are a whinny girl or simply not enough man, just leave it, for God sake. On the other hand, if you are a patient and fearless gamer, go grab it! As its name says, the game gives you an objective to find all of the eight pages of a certain document in an environment so big, that you’ll get lost easily. On top of that, the Slender is a real threat, watching you from the beginning of this spooky adventure. If you dare, pick this game up… but only if you dare.
Now, this is a beautiful Unity game! Damn, Rust is so awesome game, and it’s still in early access phase. I just want to give you another survival game here which goal is only to… well, survive. However, Rust is doing this very well, giving you tons of factors to worry about. For example, your character might be hungry and you need to eat some food. Are you thirsty? Drink some water. Are you cold or need protection? Get some material and build a shelter. Be careful, though, as this is a multiplayer game and not everyone is friendly. Do whatever it takes to be the last man standing.
10. Wasteland 2
If you are an older gamer, you probably remember the original Fallout game. That was a very intense experience, which is somewhat similar to Wasteland 2. Coincidence? Definitely not. Wasteland 2 comes from a producer of the older game, granting us with a pleasure to give this one a go. It’s a role-playing game set in a post-apocalyptic world where only the real talents survive. The game will test your limits of survival and punch you straight in the face if you are a weak man. Wasteland 2 is a punishing game, but very overwhelming.
11. Kerbal Space Program
Kerbal Space Program is a game that you can’t miss if you want an unforgettable experience. This game is unique in many ways. First, it has a unique setting where you perform various scientific experiments in order to develop an Alien race called Kerbal. Secondly, the game offers a career mode where you can work on construction, funding, upgrades and much more. And the third, the game is immersive as hell! It’s about exploring the whole galaxy and discover various planets where you can do some cool experiments. I highly doubt you’ll find a game like this one.
12. The Elder Scrolls: Legends
The Elder Scrolls is an amazing gaming franchise, and as such, there are tons of spin-offs like The Elder Scrolls: Legends. This game isn’t an RPG anymore, but a strategy game that relies on the card use. Let me be clear, this game is about cards, so it’s somewhat like a board game, but not exactly like one. Instead, it features some nice animations and varied gameplay, so you can play alone or with your friends. Start alone and you’ll then get to kick your friends’ butts after you master it. It’s a free game, so bring it on,
13. Fallout Shelter
Fallout Shelter is another spin-off from Fallout series, and it’s a serious one. If you put aside its cartoonish graphics, you can see that Fallout Shelter is a pretty mature game. The point of the game is to develop your own shelter and manage its resources and the relationships regarding the NPCs inside. Again, the world is post-apocalyptic, meaning that you’ll still get a strong Fallout flavor and smell, which is amazing for Fallout fans. Try this low-spec game, as it costs you literally nothing (it’s free if you don’t get it).
14. Pillars of Eternity
Pillars of Eternity offers an eternal experience for the true RPG lovers. Although the game is few years old now, it’s still a memorable effort and one of the best games from that genre. It looks beautiful and plays mostly with your mouse, using a turn-based combat. Now, I’m not a fan of such combat myself, but here it’s very fun, so I wouldn’t change anything about it. The game begins slowly, but once you get more into it, prepare yourself for the life-changing experience!
15. Gone Home
Imagine you are on your trip and you return home to see absolutely nobody. How would it be, did you imagine it? Well, stop that, you can simply play Gone Home. Gone Home is a relaxing game that does a great job when it comes to storytelling. There isn’t any action and the whole story is told through various documents scattered along the house and the courtyard. If you like such games, this is a great example. A simple and relaxing experience which you can play whenever you want.
16. Among the Sleep
Back in 2014, Krillbite Studio released a very good horror game called Among the Sleep. The game is very dark and terrifying, especially because you are in a role of a toddler. The main character in the game is a toddler and his mother who puts him to sleep, but as soon as she gets out, he awakens in a dark house with nobody in it. After that, you are kickstarted onto an emotional and mysterious adventure as the toddler’s imagination does its best to give you a true backstory. A unique, yet horrifying game.
Free-to-play games aren’t always great, but when Blizzard creates such game, it IS indeed amazing. Hearthstone is one of the most popular free games and it’s a card-based game. Essentially, Hearthstone took everything from the Warcraft series and melted it into a turn-based card game. Although it isn’t special graphically, Hearthstone is a joy to play, giving you a possibility to go PvP or PvE.
18. Escape from Tarkov
Escape from Tarkov will be a great game once it comes out, but for now, it’s still in a closed-beta phase. Regardless of that, the game does a pretty good job when it comes to shooting and surviving in a fictional city of Tarkov. It’s an online game and offers a lot of fun when played with friends. The developers are doing their best to make the game look and play appealing, so I guess that the time is the only factor here. I just hope it will not another pay-to-win crap.
ReCore is a Microsoft’s exclusive for Windows and Xbox One, which is a pity for PS4 owners. It’s a little-known game, and in my opinion very underrated. ReCore melds great action-adventure moments with some platforming, to make your experience unmatched. In addition to that, ReCore features some jaw-dropping visuals, so I guess it’s the prettiest platformer game at the moment.
20. Hollow Knight
Hollow Knight is the last entry on our list but deserves a much higher place. Sorry, Team Cherry, your game is amazing, but that’s life! It’s a 2D game which has much to offer in terms of gameplay, story and the graphics. I’m confident enough to say that this game will change your perspective on 2D games once you try it, and hey… it’ just a couple of dollars!