Download 3D character models for Unreal Engine 4/5
Any idea should be based on what it would look like in a given setting. Nothing (ideally) should be out of place in the setting and the overall idea. However, if you look at game characters (in general, rather than one or two specific ones), you'll come to the conclusion that there aren't many character archetypes themselves. The first place in popularity is occupied by the most complex in terms of performance, that is, humanoid heroes. And here we are not talking about people as such. We are now talking about any object that has an anthropomorphic form. That is, for example, elves, dwarves, aliens, dwarves, etc.
In second place are anthropomorphic characters. This includes both companion animals and full-fledged animal protagonists (as well as all kinds of living rocks, mushrooms, plants, insects, and the like).
In fact, making a really high-quality character asset is a very difficult task. You have to take a lot of nuances into account. And it's not even so much about the fact that the model will be difficult to make from a technical point of view. It also has to be logically justified and relevant. Logical. Our Asset Shop for Unreal Engine 4 and 5 has thousands of such items. They were all made by professional designers, so when you download them, you can be sure that they will fit any of your game projects.
There are just three basic criteria for creating a character: shape, color and silhouette. The character doesn't have to be too perfect. Typical archetypes of perfect and invincible characters will only alienate the player. It is simply boring. Such a character will not attract attention in today's industry. His story needs to hook and his design needs to stand out. Characters are really at the forefront of game development, because they are the ones that attract attention, which means that characters should not cause the viewer a strong sense of rejection (of course, if we are not talking about some horror projects - although you can also find assets for such games in this subsection). They should, above all, serve as a kind of connector in terms of emotional connection. Boring characters, that is, either too good or too bad, are of no interest to anyone. So, to know what kind of history is behind the shoulders of a conventional stern warrior and to be able to reflect that in your work is a very great value. Our designers understand this, which is why they create lore-based characters whose character and history go in complete synergy with their outward appearance.
So, characters are one of the many tools of screenwriters and game designers. They don't need to be added to the game just to be there. If a game has cool gameplay, the story is hardly worse without characters. On the other hand, you can't tell a good story without them. If you're designing your own game and you're wondering what character you should add and how to fit them into the narrative, you've come to the right place. Our huge database of assets will give you a hint in which direction to go.