What game engines are good for machinima? Well it really depends on what you want to do. Some popular game engines are The Sims 2, The Movies, and Halo. The Sims 2 and The Movies are popular because of the modding freedom they have. For most directors when it comes to creating machinima's is the game HUD, or heads up display.With a little video editing this can be easily removed. Important elements are the actors. Does the game have multiplayer? Can you have one console be a camera man and the rest be actors? Can you have more the one player on a console at a time? Here is a list of popular or good game engines to use. Click a link to see the advantages and disadvantages of each game engine.