Comparison of Unity and Unreal Engine

Dean's award for outstanding bachelor thesis

Contemporary game engines are invaluable tools for game development. There are numerous engines available, each of which excels in certain features. To compare them I have developed a simple game engine benchmark using a scalable 3D reimplementation of the classical Pac-Man game. The benchmark is designed to employ all important game engine components such as path finding, physics, animation, scripting, and various rendering features. In this thesis I present results of this benchmark evaluated in the Unity game engine and Unreal Engine on different hardware platforms.