Low poly has become the new fashion in the gaming industry, In early days developers used to make their mesh low poly to avoid performance lags but, now with the advancement of technology it is possible to render high poly meshes without any considerable performance issue. In the past few years people are loving games that are made with low poly meshes, low poly is no longer the polygon count in the mesh its a game genre. In this post we will cover the best unity low poly terrain assets that you can use for your games.
Terrain in a game consumes a lot of performance and its something that players don’t give that much attention to. Low poly terrain can be used in a normal game and also where the performance needs to be improved. Lets see some best terrain generators specialized for low poly.
Unity low poly terrain generators
Below are the 2 best low poly terrain generator available in the unity asset store. If you are looking for a multipurpose terrain generator then check out our best terrain generator post.
Polaris V2 is the best low poly terrain generator tool available in the unity asset store. It provides all the tools needed to make a beautiful low poly terrain. Its specialized for low poly and the terrains made with polaris V2 are compatible for mobile games also. One unique feature of this asset is, you can convert any available high poly terrain into a low poly with the converter tool included inside. If you use tools like GAIA for terrain generation, you can later convert them to low poly here.
It is perfect for creating low poly landscapes. It doesn’t require high performance so you can build huge terrains. The tutorials and their built-in assistance helps a lot. Many reviews have stated that the publisher responds with a few hours and is very helpful.
Low poly system is a cheaper alternative of polaris terrain generator. It does not include all complicated terrain tools like the polaris, its just a terrain converter. Low poly systems uses unity’s native terrain generation tool to generate a terrain and then converts it into low poly. You can control how much low poly you want your terrain to be and is very easy to use if you are already used to unity’s native terrain generator.
Its a really good asset if you like to paint terrains manually. This tool lacks the automatic procedural generation found in other terrain generator. This asset will give you good looking low poly terrains that work really well in all devices and at a cheaper cost.
Unity low poly terrain packs
Many developers are looking for ready to use terrains for their game. Here are the top 3 low poly terrain assets in the unity asset store.
This is a must have asset if you are looking to make a low poly terrain. It has everything a developer will need to make a low poly environment. This asset package contains a total of 320 assets. It has bridges, roads, ponds, trees , you name your requirement and this asset has it. This asset is a one stop solution to low poly environment. It include 138 modular terrains ready to be deployed immediately.
One thing to note is this asset doesnt support LWRP/URP, if that is not a problem for you then you can go ahead with this asset for your game.
This asset is a collection of 6 different scenes which include Snowy, Forest, Mountain, Canyon, Sunset, Night. Each scene package contains a ready made asset to use for your game. All the scenes terrains models are also available as separate 3D models that you can arrange to customize your own terrain. Its very easy to use and like a instant beautiful low poly terrain for your game.
This asset has very high quality and great art style. All asset are modular so, its really easy to constructs all types of environment styles.
This asset is a collection of building, props, terrains and many other low poly assets. This assets are mainly focused on making low poly fantasy styled games. It has more than 120 unique models ready to be used. One best part of this asset is, it is updated continuously and you get more and more asset as they update.
This asset package seem to not run very smoothly on low end mobile devices. So if you are planning to make a game for mobile devices this asset is not for you. Go for 3D low poly worlds.