Best Unity Asset of 2022 (Both free and paid)

Unity assets store is the most resourceful place for any unity developer. It has assets for all requirements. Everyone will find something suitable to their need in the asset store. But sometimes it’s difficult to find the best unity assets in each category.

We have listed the best unity assets from 3D, 2D, UI, Terrain, VR and audio categories. So, you can easily find the asset for your requirement. The best unity assets are ranked based on their usability, publisher response and how updated they are. This list consists of both free and paid Unity assets.

If you need any help with finding the assets in any other category, leave it in the comments below and our team will update the post. Check offers on the asset store. If you are looking for custom assets then it’s better to hire game artist.

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Best Unity 3D Animation Assets

Mega Animation Pack

Contains Animation required for all types of Humanoids in a game. Animations in the package fall into the following categories

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  • Archer Animations
  • Basic Motions
  • Caster Mage Animations
  • Dance Animations
  • Melee Warriors Animations
  • Soldier Animations
  • Throwing Animations
  • Villager Animations

What users say

Very clean and precise animations. Nothing is over exaggerated or awkward. Developer is active and responsive.

Melee Axe Pack

Create, rig and animate your characters with mixamo.
These 55 high quality animations from Mixamo’s professional motion capture studio are perfect for your axe-wielding, skull bashing, dragon slaying barbaric types.

What users say
My goodness, you guys are so awesome! This free animation pack is fantastic, I could almost cry when I got it working with my free 3D model in my game project.

Fighting Motions Vol.1

FightingMotionsVol.1 is a FBX library for fighting games. This package contains 25 basic motions for karate and kickboxing games such as punch, kick, and damage motions. Set the Rig Animation Type of any model as Humanoid; then apply the motion.

What users say
It is wonderful motion that I can perfectly put to my character. One of the best unity asset

Rifle Animset Pro

This is a complete set of 88 motion capture animations and a Playmaker controller, to build a seamless, third person perspective character with rifle movement for your game. You can just drag and drop Player and Enemies on your level and play, or use the animations to build your own controllers.

What users say
The number and quality of the animations corresponds to the price – there is a lot of animations and they look nice. I’m using full body IK for leaning and other “missing” moves and it still looks great.

Crafting Mecanim Animation Pack

An extensive and comprehensive pack of 149 crafting animations, setup as a Mecanim Humanoid so you can easily swap in your own character in, with full 5 finger hands to accommodate high detail models.

What users say
Very useful asset for adding crafting animations and other casual animations.Also, great support! This pack is around 4 years old and the author constructively responded to a support email within 15 minutes! Definitely 5 stars.

Best unity 3D Characters assets

“Unity-Chan!” Model

The cute 3D model girl “Unity-chan!” (Kohaku Ootori) has come from the Japanese game scenes!
She is a lovely and very active girl.
Enjoy making games with her!

What users say
It’s a great free asset. Good to use in a game, when you don’t have time to create a 3D model. Best Unity asset!

Taichi Character Pack

With this pack, it’s possible to accommodate a wide range of genres such as action games, romantic adventure games, and fighting games.
These assets are compatible with both legacy and Mecanim animation systems.

What users say
This is an awesome anime style model with a ton of animations. Just what I needed for my reference project!! I love the assortment of fight animations.

Toon Character Pack

Toon Character Pack is a collection of low poly characters with example scripts and effects. The UVs are set up so that it is easy to create new textures.

Features

  1. Toon Character Models
  2. Low Poly (370 ~ 570tris)
  3. Mecanim
  4. 30x 2048x2048px Textures
  5. Transparent Toon Shader (Ninja)

What users say

there are lots of animations included, too, so I got everything I needed from this pack. Fully recommended!

ANIMALS FULL PACK

This pack gathers all the Protofactor’s animals currently created. This pack consists of all the animals that you will need to make a forest game. The animation of the animal characters is of top quality and will suite your every need. This pack is constantly updated with new animals. Best unity asset in 3D models that’s worth the onetime fee.

What users say
I bought different animal models from different publishers and this one is the best one I have found. Not only models are very good and realistic, animations are top quality too.

Cu Cat

If you need a cute cat for your game, this is the asset. One mesh polygon.
32 cute animations.

What users say

Very good low poly model, with a lot of skins and animations (a total of 39 in 1.5 version). All the animations (in 2 variants: generic and legacy) are really smooth, realistic and cute.

Best unity 3D Environment assets

Make Your Fantasy Game – Lite

This pack contains a completed cemetery garden scene from our pack. It has 60+ assets and five ground textures to help you build your own spooky cemetery scene.

What users say

You get 60+ prefabs of really good quality, for free, perfect for practicing level design in Unity. I’ll consider buying the fantasy pack, for future projects!

Village Interiors Kit -BEST UNITY ASSET

This modular kit is what you have been looking for to construct all the Medieval Fantasy Village & Town, Castles, Cathedrals, Taverns & Inns, Shops, Catacombs, Crypts, Tomb & Temple Interiors for your new game.

What users say

This is a great asset, especially when paired with the Village Exteriors kit and the blueprints from 3DForge. It has been immensely helpful in the creation of areas in the game I’m building. Incredibly helpful when prototyping a game and even for production use.

Fantasy Forest Environment – Free Demo

Get started with scenes and levels for your game with this free sample of assets fromFantasy Forest Environment! The sample contains one textured tree with 3 LOD stages (5k/3k/1.6k tris), one grass terrain detail mesh, two terrain textures and a demo scene.

What users say

I have used this asset for 3 of my projects. I think it is awesome with the moving grass.

Village Exteriors Kit

This modular kit is what you have been looking for to construct all the Medieval Fantasy Village & Town buildings you would ever need.

What users say

Can’t go wrong with any of 3DForge’s assets. All of the packs are well organized, contain game ready consistent art, and are easy to use. Even better they are great about labeling their packs that are subsets so you don’t accidently purchase things you already own. Also, the publisher is very responsive to customers via e-mail and discord.

Cartoon Town and Farm

Cartoon Town and Farm contains tons of models to create scenes such as farms, villages, city in a cartoon/comic-style. Package contains 180+ prefabs.

What users say

very nice set with a lot very nice cartoon buildings and props plus little things like animations and particle effects to some cute birds that fly around bring the world to life, everything looks fantastic. thank you for the pack

Best unity assets-2D Characters

Sunny Land

A 2D platformer game assets kit. It contains everything needed to build an old school 2D platform game out of the box.:

  • Parallax Background
  • 6 animations for the player
  • 3 different animated Enemies
  • Items and Fx animations

What users say

definitely helpful when you’re just starting out with unity.

Fantasy Heroes: Character Editor [PRO]

Create role playing games, arcades, platformers, quests and even strategies! This package contains full sprite collection, character editor and all general animations. Our built-in editor will help you to customize your characters and play animations. You even don’t need to write a line of code!

What users say

Really this editor is incredible. The possibilities you can do with this editor are insane. really a beautiful job. Best unity asset.

Knight Sprite Sheet (Free)

2D knight asset has all basic actions. It’s best for mobile IOS & android games such as running game, adventure game, and action game. Feature: -13 animationcs -2 Effects -1 item -separated body parts -HD transparent PNG

What users say

Very nice asset, with lot of animation sprites. Very easy to use. It has helped me a lot with my game.

Heroes and Villains – Fantasy 2D pack

9 fully animated characters using Mecanim, animated directly in Unity so you can add your own if you wish. 3 backgrounds, 9 props andMany equipment variations added.

What users say

Best unity asset, with very good example to start a small action game.

2D Customizable Character – Male

This asset is a fully animated and customizable 4 directional character for your top-down game. It has been animated with joints for smooth movements and allows you to customize characters in endless of variations, create anything from the hero to NPCs.

What users say

Probably the best money I’ve ever spent on the asset store. Only in competition with the creator’s other work.

Best Unity 2D Environment assets

2D Art Pack

This pack was developed for the creation 2D games such as platformers, shooter or endless runners. Package contains about 90 sprites of platforms, addons, background elements.

What users say

Really beautiful and well detailed assets! Worth the money! If you think is the type of art you need for your game… Buy ASAP

2D Game Starter Assets

2D Game Starter Assets, is a nice, and various PNG sprites pack to help you to create nice levels for your 2D games!

What users say

This is an excellent example of how the particle system can be used to emit a side scrolling background in an infinite loop.

2D Isometric Tile Starter Pack

This set consists of 219 tiles. With this 2D package, you have all you need to start building isometric worlds for your games.

What users say

I was quite pleased with this set.

The art style is reminiscent of late SNES, early PS1 RPG graphics and is EXACTLY what I was wanting as a baseline for my project.

Best Unity asset!

2D Jungle Side-Scrolling Platformer Pack

This bundle includes 186 HQ hand painted backgrounds and platform tiles for a 2D side-scrolling platformer game.
This package includes:
– 42 plants.
– 9 trees.
– 15 clouds.
– 6 mountains.
– 3 sky background.
– 6 type of platforms compound of 18 tiles.
– 3 spikes.

What users say

Thanks for this asset, I am building my first game through an online tutorial and some of the code they supplied didn’t include the prefabs. This allowed me to both use the prefabs but also get a sense of what goes into using the prefabs with collision sensors.

2D Hand Painted – Grassland Tileset

A high quality tileset package for topdown games.
128×128 hand painted tiles to create your grassland level. Includes cliff walls, grass, flowers, mine entrance, water, trees, bushes and more.

What users say

I’m a coder with a huge problem.

I need to see what I’m actually coding and without assets to build your scene I’ve got pretty hard time.

Best unity Audio assets

Absolutely Free Music

This is a free collection of my old works in a variety of styles that you can use in ALL your projects. In package: trance, orchestral, instrumental, rock, symphorock, etc. Total: 41 compositions. This can be used for all purpose.

What users say

The best unity asset for free music on the store, must have for those who just started their career with unity.

Ultimate Game Music Collection

The Ultimate Game Music Collection is the definitive video game stock music pack. Containing 207 tracks and cues, including full content from 10 popular packs and more, it offers a huge library of versatile music, for a variety of genres, from action to fantasy, casual, horror, puzzle, everything! All at an incredibly low price.

What users say

The amount of music is insane! I absolutely love it. You’ve ticked all my boxes.

FREE Casual Game SFX Pack

Casual Game Sounds is a collection of original hand-crafted one-shot sound effects. It contains essential audio material covering most events of any casual game, i.e. short blips for bonuses, juicy explosion sounds, tight snappy clicks for tile removal, ticking clocks for depicting the level running out of time etc. The pack also contains UX / UI sounds.

What users say

This collection of audion sound effects is a small but great assortment of different and somewhat unusual sounds.

Game Music Pack – SUITE

Game Music Pack – SUITE” contains various genres of BGMs that can be used and fit to mobile game development in Unity.

It’s the most suitable BGM package that makes your game even more stand out and fascinating.

“AnimeSong”, “Jingle” and “Promotion” other than BGM supports loop.

What users say

Good quality pack with calm and energetic suitable for manga action or rpg games.

Horror Sfx

Horror Sound Effects Library is a powerful collection of often used horror sound effects for creating a frightening and terrifying experience.

What users say

Absolutely a must get if you are doing a horror themed game. The quality of the clips is great and are not too large. There are perfect audio files in here to cut and mess about with too if you wanted to create more SFX.

You can also hire sound designers if you need custom sounds.

Top AI assets in Unity asset store

1.A* Pathfinding Project Pro

A fully featured path finding package for your AI game. Its powerful and easy to use. It’s also performance friendly.

The asset is well documented and also has lots of examples to understand the usage.

What users say

This asset is really great for handling pathfinding! The performance impact is minimum, with some testing it handled perfectly more than 600 units at the same time!

2. Dialogue System for Unity

Setup dialog system for your game without a single line of code. Integrates well with existing frameworks and is well documented. Source code is included with the asset for programmers to tweak it to their requirements.

What users say

I am totally new to Unity, let alone to this package, and I love it! The package itself is fantastic, it’s very powerful and versatile, you can do A LOT with it, the limit is your imagination! But what I love about it the most is the support! Tony is very respectful, helpful, responsive and patient! Definitely buy it.

3. Enemy AI

One of the best AI kits for a shooter game. You can set up Enemies to search, patrol and engage in matter of minutes. This package contains a complete AI system with instantly configurable enemy NPCs, featuring a plug and play, expandable FSM (finite state machine).

You can also use them to set up custom enemies for your shooter game.

What users say

I have been developing my VR project and have been really impressed by the speed at which I was able to get a playable prototype with this asset. The creator is really responsive and helpful with any questions too, which is a big bonus. Highly recommended.

Best Unity UI assets

UI is one of the most important features that makes the player experience better. It’s often said that UI is only noticed if it’s bad. Check out our post on basics of UI design to avoid common mistakes. Unity UI assets are really a boon for any game developer. You can just import them from the asset store and have a great looking UI right out of the box.

Unity asset store has thousands of UI assets. It is very confusing to select the right one. Our team has made a list of top five UI assets in unity asset store.

1.4200 Common Buttons Pack

This is an ultimate collection of buttons. This asset includes both PNG files and Photoshop files. Most of the icons and buttons included are of candy crush art style. You can edit the Photoshop files to use the buttons for other art styles.

The vector icons included are of little different style from rest of the icons. Buttons are available in round, rectangle and square shapes.

Unity’s inbuilt customization options can also be used to change the style of the icon a bit. This icon pack is for people considering to make casual games or games for children.

2. Curved UI – VR Ready Solution

UI for VR games must be designed in a different way. Sometimes getting it right can be difficult. Curved UI gives an easy way to make elegant UI for VR games.

Interacting with menu in VR games can be difficult. Curved UI adds a 3D effect to the UI screen that gives a spacious menu with easy interaction. Curved UI also supports text mesh Pro to make the writings more customizable.

Some users have reported that it breaks the hierarchy while installing. So,its recommended to install it first.

3. Procedural UI Image

If you like to customize your game UI to your liking then this tool is really handy. It allows you to adjust the shape, border, edge. It’s so simple that it works with any other sprites you drop in, and it’s very easy to setup and work with.

Procedural UI Image makes everything modular, and easily animate-able and very light on the GPU. This tool is only suited to make flat UI. You can add a little 3D effect with the shadow option, but it doesn’t give that 3D icon look.

4. UI Particle System

This asset is for people who are obsessed with unity particle system. Adding particle effect to unity menu can be difficult. This unity asset store plugin solves that issue and makes it easy to add particle effect to menu.

It’s extremely well put together. Very customizable for those who hate struggling with shaders. This publisher is also very quick to reply to problem and gets your issues sorted out.

5. Speech Bubble Manager

Very useful to make speech bubble in conversation scenes of game. It comes with a set of four types of speech bubbles and more can be created without too much hassle.  Very useful to make speech bubble in conversation scenes of game. It works in both 3D and 2D games.

Comes with dynamic bubble size that adapts with the text size and also supports text mesh pro integration.

Must have Unity assets for Beginners

During the initial days of game development, it can be hard to develop all the assets by yourself. Unity asset store can be of really good use in this case. Some of the essential unity assets are as follows.

1. Pro Builder:

Unity was earlier only a game engine; you need to download a separate 3D modelling software and import the model to unity. That option is still available for people with expertise in other modelling software. However, Pro builder is a very good option of early developers who are new to 3d modelling.

With Pro Builder you can make a 3D model inside unity and test it in your game environment. Pro Builder also allows you to do UV unwrapping and texturing inside unity. So, there is no need to learn a separate 3D modelling software.

COST: FREE

2. TextMesh Pro:

Unity has an inbuilt UI Text but the customization is very limited. It is very difficult to make a style and good-looking menu with unity’s inbuilt UI Text. TextMesh pro gives you so many option that even a beginner can make stylish and colorful looking menu.

It uses two triangles per character just like Unity’s text components, this improved visual quality and flexibility comes at no additional performance cost. TextMesh Pro provides Improved Control over text formatting and layout with features like character, word, line and paragraph spacing, justified text.

COST: FREE

3. GAIA:

Gaia is a terrain generator for Unity. Though Unity has a free terrain generator available in asset store. Gaia gives so many options and better game performance compared to the native terrain generator. Gaia is a must have asset for everyone working on terrain-based games.

Check Gaia detailed review.

With Gaia you can go fully procedural, fully manual or do some manual tweaks on a procedurally generated terrain. Gaia is a stunningly well-designed tool and very easy to learn for anybody. With Gaia you can have a terrain up and running in minutes. It is definitely worth investing.

Personally, I feel the performance of terrain is very good during run-time. Even terrains in mobile are smooth while rendering.

Cost : $77

4. Casual game SFX:

Games are better with sound effects. Sound effects make a game more engaging and entertaining. But for a new game developer getting sound effects for every situation can be difficult. This package from unity is a collection of game effects used in casual gaming.

Casual Game Sounds is a collection of original hand-crafted one-shot sound effects. It contains essential audio material covering most events of any casual game, i.e. short blips for bonuses, juicy explosion sounds, tight snappy clicks for tile removal, ticking clocks for depicting the level running out of time etc. The pack also contains UX / UI sounds.

Cost: Free

5. Unity Essentials:

Unity essentials is not a single asset, it’s a collection of assets. Many of them were included in unity standard assets earlier. Now you can download them from the asset store for free.

It has a 2d kit, 3d kit, effects pack, models, characters. As the name suggests it has everything that a new game developer would need to create his game. It has lot of examples that help you understand how to use them.

Cost: Free

Unity Asset store is place with abundant game resources. Make sure you take full advantage of it and have fun experimenting with the assets. These assets are only unity starter assets you can find many other useful assets from the link below.

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