2D games have seen a resurgence in recent years, thanks in part to the rise of indie game development. With Unity, creating high-quality 2D games has never been easier, but having the right assets is crucial to making your game the best possible in limited time. Whether you’re a seasoned game developer or just starting out, there are plenty of Unity assets available to help you create your 2D game quickly. In this blog post, we’ll explore the best Unity 2D assets available on the Asset Store to help you on your game development journey.
Best Unity 2D Assets
Note: Plugins are not listed in any particular order.
Pro Camera 2D – The definitive 2D & 2.5D camera plugin for Unity
Pro Camera 2D is a modular camera plugin that gives you to have the best camera solution for any 2D or 2.5D game. Built from the ground-up for flexibility, performance and battle-tested in many games!
AllSky – 220+ Sky / Skybox Set
A full palette of 220+ skyboxes. Including Day, Night, Anime, Above the Clouds, Cartoon, Fantasy, Hazy, Epic, Space, Mammatus, Sunless and Moonless categories.
Ultimate Clean GUI Pack
The Ultimate Clean GUI Pack comes with pre-built scenes and popups in portrait and landscape orientations in 9 unique themes, essential UI element prefabs, gradients, smooth animations, sound effects, handpicked color palettes and pixel-perfect icons in all kind of styles, colours and shapes. It is a a flexible yet easy-to-use foundation for creating the perfect user interfaces for your games.
4Direction Animated 2D Monsters – Fantazia Top Down
100 Four Directional (4D) Animated 2D Monsters. Every monster has 5 animations: Idle, Walk, Attack, Hurt, and Death.
2D RPG Top Down Tilesets – Pixel Art Assets Mega Bundle
The Super Retro package is a collection of 16×16 pixelart top-down assets for your RPG games ! Everything is packed are ready to use. Autotiles aleady configured so you have nothing to do but paint.
Animated 2D Monsters – Fantazia
100+ Fully animated high-quality 2D monsters are now in the asset store. Each monster has the following animations: Idle, Walk, Death and Attack. The animations are very smooth and high-quality.
Clean Flat Icons
This is a mobile-friendly flat button icon asset. It include 5932 buttons and icons at each resolution.This pack has white buttons and icons with a clean and minimalist style. It can easily customize your favorite buttons and icons.
Character Creator 2D
Create and customize 2D characters easily for your game. With Character Creator 2D you can create anything from simple peasants to epic heroes. Equipment is colorable, allowing more freedom and creativity when creating your characters. You can also equip and color parts at runtime. The package comes with a UI to create and save your character in the editor, or you can modify and use the UI as character creation in your game.
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Clean & Minimalist GUI Pack
The Clean & Minimalist GUI Pack is a mobile-friendly game UI pack containing a collection of UI elements and demos that can be used to create a complete UI with a clean and minimalist style.
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.
2D Isometric Tile Starter Pack
With this tile set, consisting of over 300 unique sprites, you’ll have all you need to start building isometric worlds for your games.
Hex Basic Set – Painted 2D Terrain
This is a set of lovingly hand-painted 2D terrain hex tiles suitable for an RPG overworld, a strategy game, or boardgame-like visuals.
300 Hand Painted Textures MEGA BUNDLE
This collection contains all kinds of materials you might need for your project. Ground, walls, nature, desert, ice, lava, dirt, bricks, cliffs, lava, water, metals, rocks, terrain, sand, snow, ice, stone, surface, tiles, grass, gravel, organic, flowers, roofs, wood, crystals, patterns.
Extreme Textures Collection – 925 Stylized Textures
This collection of textures covers all types of surfaces that you need for your project. This collection contains all kinds of materials you might need for your project. Architecture, bricks, carpet, cliffs, cloth, crystals, decal, desert, dirt, fabric, fabric, flowers, fur, generic wood, grass, gravel, ground, ice, lava, marble, metal, sheets, metals, nature, organic, patterns, pavement, pixel, rocks, roofs, sand, sci-fi, seamless wood, snow, stainless steel, stone, surface, terrain, tiles, walls, water, wood
2D Ultimate Bundle
This package contains one hundred 2D characters suitable for top-down and side-scrolling games. It also comes with 174 weapon sprites and 191 world sprites which sums up to a total size of 934,365 sprites. Each character is made of 934 sprites.
2D Spine Unit Full Set
A full set of units used in serviced games. 20 kinds of character (6 kinds of skins by grade, 6 kinds of monster skins by each grade)
2D Monsters Pack – Spine
You can also do mutations (the head of a Crab and the body of a Bear for example, arms of Skeleton and legs of Toad, etc), total 160000 (!!!) variants. All parts fit together!
675 Handpainted Sprites Pack
Looking for sprites for your 2D or 2.5D game? Look no more, this pack has everything you need! All sprites are hand-painted by the same person, giving you a consistent art style.
Mega Platformer Backgrounds – Fantazia
Fully customizable platformer backgrounds. 20 platformer backgrounds with over 500 objects and 200 different platforms in Day and Night.
2D Hand Painted Tilesets Bundle
2D Hand Painted Tileset Bundle features: High Quality 128×128 resolution tiles, Color variations, PSD with adjustment layers. Example Scene made with Unity’s Tilemap Package and more..
Best Unity 2D Assets – Summing Up
In this blog post, we went over some of the best Unity 2D assets available on the Asset Store. We covered everything from sprites and icons to backgrounds and UI elements. Whether you’re a seasoned game developer or just starting out, these assets can help you save time and effort while creating your 2D masterpiece in Unity. So, check them out and see how they can enhance your 2D game like they did already for thousands!
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