Compare Box2D vs ODE and see what are their differences.


Box2D is a 2D physics engine for games (by erincatto)


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Posts with mentions or reviews of Box2D. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-07-11.


Posts with mentions or reviews of ODE. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning ODE yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Box2D and ODE you can also consider the following projects:

Bullet - Bullet Physics SDK: real-time collision detection and multi-physics simulation for VR, games, visual effects, robotics, machine learning etc.

Chipmunk - A fast and lightweight 2D game physics library.

LiquidFun - 2D physics engine for games

raylib - A simple and easy-to-use library to enjoy videogames programming


box2d-lite - A small 2D physics engine

CHRONO - High-performance C++ library for multiphysics and multibody dynamics simulations

Newton Dynamics - Newton Dynamics is an integrated solution for real time simulation of physics environments.

Simbody - High-performance C++ multibody dynamics/physics library for simulating articulated biomechanical and mechanical systems like vehicles, robots, and the human skeleton.