What are some alternatives?
When comparing Unity and Unreal Engine, you can also consider the following products
Blender - Blender is the open source, cross platform suite of tools for 3D creation.
GameMaker - "With GameMaker, I went from no programming knowledge to full-time developer in 2 years!" Seth Coster - Butterscotch Shenanigans - Crashlands. "GMS 2 is absolutely amazing and I cannot get over how great this software is to use".
GDevelop - GDevelop is an open-source game making software designed to be used by everyone.
CryENGINE - The most powerful game development platform is now available to everyone. Full engine source code.
Stencyl - Make iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android, Flash, Windows & Mac games without code using Stencyl.
Cinema 4D - Cinema 4D is a 3D modeling, animation, motion graphics and rendering application.