4 Best Games That Use Augmented Reality Like Pokemon Go!
Augmented Reality. Not quite virtual reality but definitely a good step in that direction. The basic concept allows games to produce overlays and content into the real-world through your screen. It’s been around for a few years but thanks to Pokemon Go, the idea of augmented reality has really entered the eyes of the mainstream.
Ingress has to make every single list that anyone ever writes about augmented reality games. It’s a fantastic game that you should download now without needing me to explain about it. The idea is that you walk through your streets, in person as you would in Pokemon Go, and you gather energy as you travel which you can then use to battle enemies in the virtual world. There are missions you need to complete in both the virtual world and the real one which makes the game feel very immersive and a lot of fun.
Everybody loves role-playing games and Parallel Kingdom takes this to the online side of things. It’s massively multiplayer and uses your location to spruce things up. As you run around outside you’ll be able to complete missions and defeat some monsters. You can trade with other players from around the world and boasts millions of players making it a must-try experience if you enjoy augmented reality.
SpecTrek is a lot of fun to play with your kids although you can play it as a lone adult and still enjoy the experience. Using your device you’ll walk around your streets chasing down and hunting ghosts from the paranormal world. It’s incredibly simple but there’s nothing better than running down the streets with your kids, chasing ghosts and getting exercise while using a bit of imagination.
DroidShooting does look a little dated now and it hasn’t been updated since 2012 but it’s still a lot of fun to play. It was one of the first augmented reality games to make its way to Android and the idea is simple. Using your camera and an onscreen radar you have to shoot down incoming droids which appear to be in the real-world. If you like a bit of action and want to feel more involved then DroidShooting is for you.