With the introduction of ARKit, augmented reality has got a massive boost in iOS 11. Developers have taken the full advantage of it to make exciting AR powered apps and games. We have picked up some of the best AR games for iOS 11 to let you experience and interact with the real world in an all-new way!
ARKit supports A9, A10, and A11 processors. Hence, you will be able to play these top AR games on these devices like iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPad Pro (9.7, 10.5, or 12.9) – 1st gen and 2nd gen, iPad 2017, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.
Best Augmented Reality Games for iPhone and iPad
#1. Lila’s Tale: Stealth
Lila, the little girl, is trapped in a strange place and badly in need of a savior. Can you rescue her?
You’ve got to be extra cautious to outsmart enemies. Make sure to collect as many coins as possible and also recover keys from leaving each dungeon successfully. Then you can trade coins for upgrades or nice looking hats. “Lila’s Tale: Stealth” may have a simple concept but it takes full advantage of AR.
#2. AR Dragon
Do you have a liking for pet games? If yes, you will love playing AR Dragon–the virtual pet simulator. You’ve to take utmost care of your dragon who is different from others and solely relies on you to remain pumped up. He gets older and larger in size every day.
You can bring your endearing dragon into your real world and play catch with it. Use beautiful hats and fancy skins to style your dragon. Also, make sure to feed it in time so that it always remains life and kicking.
#3. Zombie Gunship Revenant AR
Want to get into some lethal action to showcase your heroics? Zombie Gunship Revenant AR is the perfect game to try out some jaw-dropping action.
In this augmented reality zombie shooter, you’ve to take full command of the heavily-armed helicopter gunship and eliminate the dreading zombies. As your enemies are mighty and dangerous, you need to be in your true mettle to overcome their challenge. Hence, empower the gunship with supremely advanced guns, cannons, rockets, and missiles. If you ever want to go some extra yards, you can also upgrade the app to unlock some exciting features like the bank vault, Fort Knox, etc.
#4. The Machines
Wish to indulge in more action-packed AR battlefield? The Machines can be a fantastic option to let you unleash your valor! Unite and lead your team of powerful Machines to destroy your opponents. Use great combat strategies and game-changing abilities to remain ahead of your opponents.
This is a competitive multiplayer game played solely in augmented reality. That means you can go against your friends in in PvP Arena battles around the same table.
#5. AR Drone Commander Lite
What about turning your home into an exciting battleground? With AR Drone Commander, you can bring enemies into your home or any place and decimate them just the way you want!
Just point your iPhone’s camera towards a flat surface, and the game will map a military base on it. Then, get ready to encounter a massive attack. As a drone pilot, you have the big task of destroying enemy’s helicopters and tanks.
#6. Flat Pack
Flat Pack, the dimension-bending platform, is pretty intriguing. As it mixes both 2D and 3D elements, you will need to think beyond normal lines to master it. With 30 levels and epic boss fights, it has got a lot to keep you engrossed. Its AR mode allows you to interact with the level in 3D.
Hence, swipe won’t work here. Instead, you will have to move around the platform to explore things.
#7. Kings of Pool
Powered by AR, Kings of Pool is a fascinating 8 ball pool game. You can put the augmented reality table on a flat surface and play the game with absolute fun. It allows you to play against top players from around the world.
The game demands you to win and gets access to high-stakes tables. Your ultimate goal is to gather as much cash as possible and become the most valuable billiards player in the game.
This AR game supports several languages like English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese. Besides, you can unlock more features through in-app purchases.
Thanks to the introduction of AR gaming mode, StackAR has become more exciting. The game is pretty fun to play. Just scan a plane surface and start building. To remain ahead, you need to stack the gorgeous color gradient blocks as neatly as you can and as high as you can.
It boats with beautiful graphics and offers you complete freedom to compete for the best score. Though the app is free, you can upgrade ($1.99) it to the premium version if you want to remove ads.
#9. Thomas and Friends
Thomas and Friends are amazing to play! The game allows you to create train sets and customizes them to your best liking. You can adorn your train set with the use of tall trees, beautiful buildings and stunning decorations.
Use sandy beaches, bubbling lava, and snowy blizzards to paint your terrain. You can also collect golden gears to unlock powerful engine skins like spooky spencer.
#10. Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade
This action-packed game has become incredibly thrilling now due mainly to the introduction of AR. You have an ominous task at hand and have to lead the Freeblade to redemption. Go all out to destroy those who annihilated the noble house.
Slay endless invaders and completely eliminate them using both power and shrewd tactics. The epic story with more 170 single player missions has got plenty to test your skills.
Orb is a fun-loving art app that your kid would love to play. It lets you create fabulous 3D objects. To get started, just pick out the basic shapes then beautifully sculpt, scale, rotate, and paint them. You can create things like house, snowman or even a tree.
After you have created something really great, take pictures and easily share them from inside the app. The app also allows you to export your Orbs for 3D printing.
#12. Stik AR
Have you got a huge penchant for cool stickers? If yes, you shouldn’t miss out on Stik AR. The app lets you flood the world around you with fabulous stickers. Then, you can capture a photo or video to share it with your friends. And just in case, you aren’t happy with what you have got, you can always top it up through in-app purchase.
Enough about the simple game? Try out ARise to give your mind some food for thought! In this 3D puzzle game, you have to align difficult-to-find connections and create paths. As it doesn’t have any controls, you need to move around to complete each level. New puzzles are automatically added every month to ensure you always find something out of the box to play.
This is certainly a challenging game, but once you get into the groove, you can master it.
#14. Pokémon GO
Having been downloaded more than 750 million times and named “Best Mobile Game” by The Game Developers Choice Awards, Pokémon GO is the most popular AR game. It’s a location-based AR in which you have a walk around in your environment catch Pokémon. Subsequently, you have to use them in the battle against other players.
Join one of the three teams and go hard at your opponents for the ownership of any gym. Even better, you can also take part in raid battles at gyms around the world to showcase your smart gaming skill.
How about planning your future home? Housecraft is what you need to visualize your dream home as vividly as you want. With the use of your device’ camera and the augmented reality, it allows you to place perfectly rendered 3D models of objects.
The app has a massive catalog of objects which you can select, resize, and place. Find out how big objects are and how they fit in your future home. You can check out objects from any angle in any light. It also allows you to save room configurations so that you can view them later.
Assuming you have liked having a peek at these top AR apps and games!
Which one of these AR games has won your heart? It would be really cool to know its name.
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