Top 10 Best Sites with 2D Game Assets of 2021

Top 10 Best 2D Game Asset Sites is a selection for indie game developers looking for high quality graphics for their projects. Here you will find sites with interesting collections: sprites of characters, icons, backgrounds, tiles to create levels and much more. You can use graphics on a variety of game engines, such as Unity, Unreal Engine, Gamemaker Studio, Construct 2 or 3, Cocos2D, Godot and others.

1. –°raftPix.net - Game Assets (free & commercial)

Excellent collection of game art. Contains 3D and  2D game assets. Many free game assets that are not inferior as premium sets. Large selection of characters, backgrounds, tiles, interface elements, icons and even full-fledged game sets. All this on a variety of topics. Especially a lot on Fantasy theme. There is a pixel art, vector and raster graphics in high resolution. Such a rich collection will definitely be useful for indie developers!

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2. Unity3D Asset Store (free & commercial)

In addition to the Unity game engine, there is a section with 3D and 2D assets. All this from different artists. It gives a rich selection of topics, styles and formats. You can find graphics from simple icons to large game sets. There is also a section with free sets. You can use purchased game assets not only in the Unity game engine.

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3. opengameart.org (free)

Here artists publish their own art for free use. The site is old and gathered a huge number of graphics. Mostly it is a pixel art. Since everyone can place their art, the quality of game assets in most cases at a non-high level. If you search for popular collections or among authors in leaderboards, you can find high-quality game assets. Please note, each author applies a certain type of license.

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4. UnrealEngine Asset Store (free & commercial)

Another popular game engine. You can find a section with game assets on its official website. Authors publish their art in this section. A rich selection of assets that are designed for different genres. Art prices are different. You can find icons, characters, interface, backgrounds and more.

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5. itch.io (free & commercial)

In addition to ready-made games from indie developers on itch.io, there is a section with collections of assets. A large number of authors publish their works in this section. Most often these are pixel graphics. These are characters, icons, tiles, etc. Of course, in addition to pixel art, you can find vector and raster graphics in high resolution. There are many free sets available.

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6. graphicriver.net (commercial)

Graphicriver is a large marketplace where graphics are collected for different purposes. In particular there is also a section with game assets. All graphics are moderated, so the quality of the art is at a good level. You can find game assets: sprites, backgrounds, game kits, user interfaces, tilesets. There is no free art.

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7. Construct Asset Store (commercial)

Scirra is the developer of the popular 2D game editor Construct (three versions 1,2,3 have been released). In addition to the game engine, there is an asset store. All assets are from third party artists. The graphics are divided into different categories to make it easy to find what you need. There are ready-made game templates. The post-purchase graphics do not need to be used only in Construct. There are no free game sets.

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8. kenney.nl (free)

A large collection of game assets made mostly in a minimalist style. Graphics are suitable both for prototyping and as a ready-made solution. Assets on the site can be downloaded for free or you can purchase thematic packs at a low price. Also the author has a patreon. CC0 1.0 Universal Graphics License.

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9. Shutterstock | Game Asset Images (commercial)

Shutterstock is a huge stock store where thousands of authors publish their graphics. Of course, you can find game assets in it. The graphics on the site are vector. These are characters, backgrounds, interface, individual objects and much more. Most often, the graphics are presented in a colorful style, which is suitable for casual games.

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10. GameDevMarket.net (free & commercial)

Gamedevmarket is a themed stock store for game developers. Works from various authors are presented here. There are both paid and free game assets. Everything is divided into categories. These are backgrounds, characters, environments, objects, textures, vegetation, vehicles, etc. In the catalog you can find art of different quality.

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