1The best engines for making games

Whether you’re looking to start up as an indie developer and need an intuitive and user-friendly experience to suit a variety of different projects, or you’re a triple-A developer needing a set of robust and powerful in-house tools for a particular title, game engines are the powerhouses that crunch numbers so you can play your favourite games in real-time, and at exceptional quality.

Starting as humble pieces of software, and then evolving to support the first 3D accelerated cards (graphics cards) such as 3DFX’s Voodoo series, here is a list commemorating significant advances in gaming tech, for both their accessibility for indies, and their technological prowess, showcasing the best gaming had to offer for their respective era.