AR games are both exciting and addictive. And once you get into the groove, you never feel like going back. What makes them so appealing is the ability to let you interact with the real world in an all-new way. Having explored several options, we’ve handpicked the top AR games for iPhone and iPad so that your run with gaming remains scintillating.
Bring the real warrior living within you out in the open to take the deadly zombies head-on. Equip yourself with all sorts of weapons before jumping into an action-packed AR battlefield. Not to forget the ghosts that have just descended to eliminate the entire world. Are you ready to pounce on them?
Best Augmented Reality Games for iPhone and iPad [2019 Edition]
#1. 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.
#2. 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 eliminate them using both power and shrewd tactics. The epic story with more 170 single player missions has got plenty to test your skills.
#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. 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.
#5. 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.
#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. 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.
#8. Ghostbusters World
Behold! The ghosts are lingering everywhere and all set to destroy the world. Would you like to be the savior of the world?
“Ghostbusters World” is an absolute cracker and I’ve enjoyed having a go at it. The game is all about capturing and collecting ghosts. You’d love to team up with your friends for epic boss raids.
The PVP battles can bring the best from you as they can be really intense. So, put your best foot forward to be a powerful ghostbuster to dominate the game.
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.
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.
#11. 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 PvP Arena battles around the same table.
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.
Orb is a fun-loving art app that your kid would love to play. It lets you create fabulous 3D objects. To get started, pick out the basic shapes then beautifully sculpt, scale, rotate, and paint them. You can create things like house, a snowman or even a tree.
After you have created something great, take pictures and easily share them from inside the app. The app also allows you to export your Orbs for 3D printing.
#14. 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 the enemy’s helicopters and tanks.
#15. Stik AR
Have you got a massive 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. Moreover, just in case, you aren’t happy with what you have got, you can always top it up through in-app purchase.
Assuming you have liked having a peek at these top AR apps and games!
App Store is flooded with tons of great AR games. Thus, finding an exciting one is never a big ask. However, I’ve found the above games a bit spicier than their counterparts.
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