Much like how a good vehicle engine is paramount to how a car functions and performs, game engines serve a similarly integral purpose in game development. Epic’s Unreal Engine has been at the forefront of gaming technology and modern rendering for years at this point, and its latest in line – Unreal Engine 5 is no different. From its Lumen lighting system to Nanite rendering to easier implementation of photogrammetry, the Unreal Engine 5 has no shortage of impressive features. That said, to us gamers – what matters the most is how developers utilize these feature sets to create never-before-seen experiences in gaming. To that effect, here are 10 Unreal Engine 5 games that look insane.
Senua’ Saga: Hellblade 2
Developer Ninja Theory delivered one of the best single-player experiences of recent memory in the form of 2017’s Hellblade: Senua’s Saga which masterfully tells the tale of Senua – a patient of psychosis. Its follow-up, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 is showing a similar promise, although the protagonist looks much more prepared to face the larger-than-life threats that lie in her way. Ninja Theory’s latest trailer highlights some great utilization of Epic’s latest technology, with impressive cloth physics, spot-on facial capture, volumetric lighting, photogrammetry, and so much more. Of course, the dark and dreary art style is the driving factor for this impressive visual presentation, but having a strong engine to work with definitely eases things up to an extent. Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 is currently in development for Xbox Series consoles and PC with an unconfirmed release date at this point.