Through Augmented Reality technology, you can enjoy many games, using the Augmented Reality concept, on your iOS or Android device. AR games have been around for longer than VR games due to its easy access. You just need a camera and a device which can play AR based games and you are good to go.There are many Augmented reality games for iPhone and iPad available as well as Augmented reality games for Android devices.
With AR games, you can play with virtual objects on a real environment. The most popular devices for AR games are iPhones, iPads and Android devices. While some Augmented Reality Games for PlayStation 3 are available as well which can be played via the PS camera, they are not popular anymore since many gamers have now moved to PlayStation 4 which doesn’t have any AR game title.. Anyway, here are some of the best Augmented Reality Games available for iOS and Android.
Best Augmented Reality Games
Ingress is a location based AR game which takes place over the map of the real world and the player must go to certain places to play the game. The player must hack and build up portals and choose between The Resistance and The Enlightened groups as they do battle. This game is most popular among scavenger hunt fans. Many massive meet ups have also been arranged around the world for Ingress.
Ingress is available for Android on Google Play Store and for iOS on Apple App Store for free.
SpecTrek is a location based, ghost hunting AR game where the player must go to different places to hunt down ghosts. The game uses a device’s GPS to track down ghosts and the camera to see and hunt them. The game has been popular among children and adults alike.
SpecTrek is available for Android on Google Play Store for $2.49 and a free light version is also available.
ARBasketball is a simple AR game where the player points their device’s camera on a printed marker and a basketball hoop shows up. The player can shoot a basketball by swiping a ball on the screen. This is a lightweight game to play when you have some free time at work or school.
ARBAsketball is available for Android on Google Play Store and for iOS on Apple App Store for free.
Clandestine: Anomaly is a location based AR game where the player is taken into battle with different alien spaceships through the player’s iOS or Android device’s camera. The players find themselves in a galactic conflict and they can progress by battling alien spaceships or finding clues by going to other places wherever their device’s GPS takes them to.
Clandestine: Anomaly is available for Android on Google Play Store and for iOS on Apple App Store with the first four missions for free and later missions as an in-app purchase.
Quiver is a really cool AR app for bringing drawings to life. The drawings provided on Quiver’s website will work with the app. A printed drawing page, once colored, can be captured through an Android or iOS device’s camera and the app shows a 3D figure of the drawing which you can control. The app has been popular among children who like coloring books.
Quiver is available for Android on Google Play Store and for iOS on Apple App Store for free.
Star Walk 2
A successor to the original Star Walk AR app, Star Walk 2 AR app can show you the stars’ position wherever you point your device’s camera. The app uses the GPS and camera to calculate and show which constellation and star is present wherever you are pointing the camera and also share your findings to social media. This app is best for getting educated about the stars in our cosmos.
Star Walk 2 is available for Android on Google Play Store for $2.99 and a free light version is also available.
Toy Car RC
Toy Car RC is an AR game for RC car fans. The game can be played through an iOS or Android device’s camera which shows an RC car game over any surface. Toy Car RC is the best game to drive a virtual RC car on a real environment.
Toy Car TC is available for Android on Google Play Store for free.
PulzAR is one of the most popular Augmented Reality game available for PlayStation Vita. PulzAR uses the PSVita’s camera and AR capabilities to create dynamic puzzles on a flat surface. The player has to direct a laser beam through the obstacles in a puzzle to destroy an inbound asteroid.
PulzAR is available for PlayStation Vita on PlayStation Store for $1.99.
Table Top Tanks
Table Top Tanks is another popular AR game for PlayStation Vita and it uses the PSVita’s AR capabilities to make a tank battlefield on a table top. The player has to take their virtuak tank through obstacles and enemies in singleplayer and multiplayer game modes in a real environment.
Table Top Tanks is available for PlayStation Vita on PlayStation Store for $1.99.
Minecraft for Microsoft HoloLens
Minecraft is the most popular game among many gamers due to its unlimited crafting capabilities. After a long list of consoles, an Augmented Reality version of Minecraft will be available for the Microsoft HoloLens when it becomes available. Of course this is most exciting for Minecraft fans because they will be able to play their favorite game through a new perspective in AR.
These were some of the best Augmented Reality games available for iOS and Android and also PlayStation Vita. Along with the growing popularity of VR, AR will probably be getting some more attention due to tits similarity with VR.