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Here's a list a put together a while back. It includes 3D and 2D engines.
If you know of an engine that isn't list and is available to the public, let me know and I will add it.

Note: Many of the 3D engines also support 2D .

2D Engines
  • APP Game Kit
    AGK was developed out of need to create a one stop solution for making game apps for mobile device.




  • Clickteam Fusion 2.5
    Development software for creating video games, tools and apps.





  • Construct 2
    A powerful ground breaking HTML5 game creator designed specifically for 2D games. It allows anyone to build games — no coding required.





  • Dream Maker
    BYOND is a free premier community for making and playing online multiplayer games. As a player, enjoy hundreds of games created by our community, by people just like you. As a developer, make your own indie sensation with an easy-to-learn language, built-in online support, tools for developers, and plenty of articles and tutorials.





  • Eclipse Origins
    Eclipse Origins Silver & Gold (Aka EO 4.0) is the new official game engine of this site. It is an all-in-one game development suite that allows you to start up a client and server application and immediately begin creation your own 2D ORPG.    more>>





  • Edward
    A flash based platform engine.





  • Game Maker Studio
    GameMaker: Studio caters to entry-level novices and seasoned game development professionals equally, allowing them to create cross-platform games in record time and at a fraction of the cost!





  • Love 2D
    LÖVE is a framework you can use to make 2D games in Lua. It's free, open-source, and works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.





  • IG Maker
    With IG Maker you have everything you need to create Platformers, Action RPGs, 2D Shooters or any combination of the three you can imagine!   more>>





  • M.U.G.E.N
    M.U.G.E.N is a 2D fighting game engine that is enables you to create commercial-quality fighting games. Almost everything can be customized, from individual characters to stages, as well as the look and feel of the game.





  • RPG Maker VX
    RPG Maker VX allows you to make the roleplaying games you’ve always dreamed of by being one of the easiest game engine software ever developed. more>>





  • RPG Maker VX Ace
    RPG Maker VX Ace improves every aspect of RPG creation, making it not only the latest, but also the greatest engine in the RPG Maker Series.   more>>





  • RPG Maker XP
    RPG Maker™ XP gives you the power to create your own original RPG on Windows. Its popular and user-friendly interface has been carried over from RPG MAKER 2000.   more>>





  • Torque 2D
    Torque 2D is an extremely powerful, flexible, and fast open source engine dedicated to 2D game development.   more>>





3D Engines
  • 3D Game Studio
    3D GameStudio or 3DGS is a pan 3D computer game development system which allows the users to create 3D games and other virtual reality applications, and publish them royalty-free.   more>>





  • Blender
    The Blender Game Engine is a component of Blender, a free and open-source comprehensive 3D production suite, used for making real-time interactive content. The game engine was written from scratch in C++ as a mostly independent component, and includes support for features such as Python scripting and OpenAL 3D sound.   more>>





  • C4 Engine
    The C4 Engine is a proprietary computer game engine developed by Terathon Software that is used to create 3D games and other types of interactive virtual simulations for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Windows (XP and later), Mac OS X (versions 10.7 and later), and Linux.   more>>





  • CryEngine 3 SDK
    CRYENGINE SDK, originally called Sandbox Editor, is the current version of the level editor used to create levels for CryEngine by Crytek. Tools are also provided within the software to facilitate scripting, animation, and object creation. It has been included with various Crytek games (including, but not limited to, Crysis and Far Cry), and is used extensively for modding purposes. The editing style is that of the sandbox concept, with the emphasis on large terrains and a free style of mission programming. The editor can also construct indoor settings.   more>>





  • Esenthel Engine
    "Esenthel" is a mix of words: Essential and Essence. Esenthel Engine is a Next-Gen Computer Game Engine.
    Supported Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.
    In development: Since Year 2000. Used by: Hundreds of Developers Worldwide.   more>>





  • Havok Vision
    Havok Vision Engine is a cross-platform game engine that provides a powerful and versatile multi-platform runtime technology ideally suited for all types of games and capable of rendering extremely complex scenes at smooth frame rates.





  • Hero Engine
    HeroEngine is a 3D game engine and server technology platform originally developed by Simutronics Corporation specifically for building MMO-style games.




  • Irrlicht Engine
    An open source 3D engine written in C++. It is cross-platform, officially running on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Windows CE and due to its open nature ports to other systems are available, including FreeBSD, Xbox, PlayStation Portable, Raspberry Pi, SymbianOS, iPhone and Google Native Client.   more>>





  • Leadwerks
    The Leadwerks Engine is a 3D game engine powered by OpenGL 2.1. It was designed by Leadwerks Software. Leadwerks Engine 2.0 made its debut in The Game Creators May Newsletter[1] on May 1, 2008. The engine makes use of the Newton Game Dynamics SDK 2.0 (Newton Archimedes) for physics, and OpenAL and EAX for sound and 3D sound effects.   more>>





  • Neoaxis
    NeoAxis 3D Engine is a free integrated development environment that allows for projects of all types and complexity.   more>>





  • Ogre 3D
    OGRE (Object-Oriented Graphics Rendering Engine) is a scene-oriented, real-time, flexible 3D rendering engine (as opposed to a game engine) written in C++ and designed to make it easier and intuitive for developers to produce applications utilizing hardware-accelerated 3D graphics. The class library abstracts the details of using the underlying system libraries like Direct3D and OpenGL and provides an interface based on world objects and other high level classes.   more>>





  • Panda 3D
    Panda3D is a game engine, a framework for 3D rendering and game development for Python and C++ programs. Panda3D is Open Source and free for any purpose, including commercial ventures, thanks to its liberal license.   more>>





  • Shiva 3D
    ShiVa3D is a 3D game engine with a graphical editor designed to create applications and video games for the Web, Consoles and Mobile devices.   more>>





  • Torque 3D
    The Torque Game Engine, or TGE, is a 3D computer game engine originally developed by Dynamix for the 2001 first-person shooter Tribes 2. The current version is called Torque 3D.   more >>





  • Unreal Development Kit(UDK)
    The Unreal Development Kit is the free edition of Unreal Engine 3 that provides access to the award-winning 3D game engine and professional toolset used in blockbuster video game development, architectural visualization, mobile game development, 3D rendering, digital films and more.[/url]





  • Unreal Engine 4
    Unreal Engine 4 is a complete suite of game development tools made by game developers, for game developers. From 2D mobile games to console blockbusters, Unreal Engine 4 gives you everything you need to start, ship, grow and stand out from the crowd.





  • Unity
    Anyone making 2D or 3D games, simulations or visualizations can take advantage of Unity’s unrivalled toolset, efficient workflows and rapid iteration capabilities. With the uniquely versatile Unity engine, you can build anything from a 3D console title to a 2D mobile app.

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Nice list. I think this should be stickied for new users, too.
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If you're going to be making a list of 2-D game engines, would you mind adding this one to the list?

http://edward.sophiehoulden.com
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it's ok to suck, sucking is not bad, just try and aim to always do your best!
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You should probably add Unreal Engine to that list, too. It's not the same thing as UDK, they're different tools, and have different licensing. UDK is free to develop, with a payment on release and an insanely high license fee, while Unreal Engine is pay to develop, free to release, and a comparatively low license fee.
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Don't forget The Engine 001. All of my non fighting games use that engine.

It is capable of making anything but fighting games. Originally was a shooter/action RPG game but people took the engine a step forward and made it more of a general game engine.
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yes Engine001...now known as GGMaker, has both 2D and 3D capabilities which is found here, and has a visual scripting coding system and support for raw VBasic coding

GGMaker website

it does have capabilities to make fighting games
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given the inclusion of game maker, unless the engine absolutely has to support coding, Sploder.

In particular, the physics puzzle maker allows a variety of games to be created. Experienced/skilled users can make some pretty powerful games with it.

It's purely drag 'n drop, but it still provides some good options for someone who just doesn't want to touch code, or isn't ready to yet.

As far as something that certainly is an engine:
You also might take a look at the Flixel engine for Flash Actionscript 3
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You should add OpenBOR to the list of 2D engines. It is a good engine for making Beat 'em up games.

I'm currently ripping all the sprites and sounds from Spider-Man and Venom:Maximum Carnage for a project I want to do for it.

Here is a link to there sourceforge page and the page for releasing mods for it.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/openbor/

http://www.chronocrash.com/forum/
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You should add LibGDX to the list, as it is an excellent cross-platform game development framework.

Here is a link to the site.

https://libgdx.badlogicgames.com/
"Any tree can drop an apple. I'll drop the freaking moon! " Cool
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can i find myself infos about jazz jackrabbit 1 & 2 original engines names and structures written by Arjaan Brussee?
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Godot engine, is a free game maker, you can find it on steam or from the official website
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How about GDevelop?
https://gdevelop-app.com/
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