For more than two decades, Unreal Engine has evolved to keep developers on the cutting edge of real-time 3D technology at any given point in time.

These awards reflect the creative vision realized in hundreds of shipped games and countless advancements in computer graphics.

Thank you to our industry peers and partners for this recognition. 


Polycount Greentooth Awards 2017 - Exceptional Software
TIGA Awards 2016 - Technical Innovation
SIGGRAPH 2016 – Best Real-Time Graphics and Interactivity
2016 Develop Industry Excellence Awards – Best Game Engine
2015 3D World CG Awards – Software Innovation
SIGGRAPH 2015 – Best Real-Time Graphics and Interactivity
2014 Guinness World Record – Most Successful Videogame Engine
2013 NCTA 21 Awards – Most Innovative Large Company
2013 Develop Industry Excellence Awards – Best Game Engine
2012 Game Developer Magazine Front Line Awards – Best Game Engine
2012 NCTA – Best Product or Service
2012 Develop Industry Excellence Awards – Best Tools Provider
GamesRadar, E3 2012 Important Stuff Awards – Best Taste of Next-Gen
IGN, Best of E3 2012 Awards – Coolest Tech
Game Informer, Best of E3 2012 Awards – Best Technology
2011 Game Developer Magazine Front Line Awards – Best Game Engine
2011 NCTA – Top Industry Drive Tech of the Year
2011 Develop Industry Excellence Awards – Best Game Engine
2010 Game Developer Magazine Front Line Awards – Best Game Engine
2010 Develop Industry Excellence Awards – Best Game Engine
2009 Game Developer Magazine Front Line Awards – Best Game Engine
2009 Develop Industry Excellence Awards – Best Game Engine
2009 NCTA 21 Awards – Tech Exec of the Year
2008 Develop Industry Excellence Awards – Best Tool Provider
2008 NCTA – Top Industry Drive Technology of the Year
2008 Game Developer Magazine Front Line Awards – Hall of Fame
2007 Game Developer Magazine Front Line Awards – Best Game Engine
2007 Game Developer Choice Awards – Best Technology
2007 AIAS Interactive Achievement Awards – Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play
2007 AIAS Interactive Achievement Awards – Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
2006 Game Developer Magazine Front Line Awards – Best Game Engine
2006 GameSpot – Best Graphics Technical
2006 GameSpot – Best Graphics: Reader’s Choice (Technical)
2006 Spike TV Video Game Awards – Best Graphics
2006 TeamXbox – Best Graphics
2005 Game Developer Magazine Front Line Awards – Best Game Engine
2005 IGN – Best Graphics Technology (Xbox 360), Technological Excellence
2004 Game Developer Magazine Front Line Awards – Best Game Engine