When Pokémon Go first launched in 2016, both the internet and the gaming world went into a frenzy. Not only was it the most trending game, but it also united both gamers and ‘Pokemon' animated series fans. The game features augmented reality that allows players to extend their game into the real world. It sends people to different locations on hunting sprees for Pokémon characters. Pokémon Go created such a buzz that it led to a lot of revenue opportunities, where businesses started getting more demand for Pokémon-related products.
The game uses a GPS locator to indicate Pokémon whereabouts which players can search for and collect. Players earn a variety of rewards for collecting different kinds of Pokémons. Once they locate one, the AR mechanisms allow players to throw Poké balls at them just like one would in real life. So if you are a fan Pokémon Go here are games you should play.
5. Real Strike
Real Strike is an augmented reality game that lets players engage in combat and adventure against each other. It is a multiplayer shooter game that lets players bring game action into real life. To win against opponents in Real Strike, players need to have good aiming skills. Therefore, one requires lots of practice before going on a shooting spree around the block.
The best part about Real Strike is the constant updates the game receives. This helps fix any flaws or complaints players may have about its mechanics. Similarly, it offers a great experience as it can be played in groups of friends, which make it all the while more fun.
4. The Walking Dead: Our World
The Walking Dead: Our World is a 2018 AR mobile game produced by Next Games and is based on ‘The Walking Dead' TV show. This game is the best suit for those who enjoy going outdoors to explore and get physical. It provides an exhilarating experience as it features a real life scenario of getting caught up in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.
In this case, players fight Walkers in locations based on their real environment. They have to clear zombie-infested areas of any threats and leave a mark on the map for other players to discover. The Google Maps-based locations allow players to explore and discover several locations. While exploring, they may run into crates, survivors who need saving, hostile zombies and enemy raiders [non-player humans]. Once they rescue survivors, they must drop them off at specific buildings and collect their rewards. Similarly, players need to search for crates that may have survival resources such as health kits, batteries and grenades.
3. Dragon Quest Walk
Dragon Quest Walk is an AR role-playing video game released by Square Enix. The 2019 game is one of the various entries in the Dragon Quest series. It offers a tremendous experience for fantasy lovers as it entails adventure and magical beings. Players engage in a wondrous combination between the real world and the game. They take on quests and fight mysterious creatures, with each won battle bringing forth new rewards. The game features various characters and creatures from previous Dragon Quest entries. The players' character levels up with the more battles they win; this helps them advance in quests and also allows them to gain access to more parts of the game.
For quests, players have to walk to certain real locations to unlock in-game characters or enemies. Similarly, players can restore their hit points by visiting specific locations. Battles involve facing off with monsters as a solo player or with a party of other players. Once they win, players receive equipment they can use to upgrade skills.
2. Zombies, Run!
Zombies, Run! is a 2012 mobile game that involves players trying to outrun a zombie apocalypse. They assume the role of a runner character, ‘Runner 5', who goes around town collecting items and solving mysteries. This is done while listening to audio narrations and music that helps them uncover dilemmas.
Zombies, Run! is a combination of a game and an exercise app. Players run within the game and follow missions wherever the instructions lead. They can walk, run or jog to avoid zombies that may appear at certain points in their path. These zombies chase down players, so they have to find different routes as well as increase their running speed to avoid them. Like Pokémon Go, the game connects to the players' world through their phone screens. The difference here is that instead of hunting down adorable creatures, players are running away from ferocious zombies.
1. Angry Birds VR Isle of Pigs
Angry Birds is a puzzle game that first launched in 2019 and is based on the animated movie ‘Angry Birds'. It is another one of the many video game entries to the Angry Birds series from Resolution Games. Angry Birds VR Isle of Pigs has emulated a lot of mechanisms from the previous Angry Birds games. However, in this case, players experience the game from a much higher dimensional perspective, which enables them to have different viewpoints for accurate shots. The primary aim is to knock down all Minion Pigs on every level by aiming and shooting a set of birds. This is done using a slingshot; players can adjust, hold, and release towards their target. The Minion Pigs are sometimes set up inside structures of either glass, stone, or wood, depending on the difficulty of the level.
The game features three different types of playable birds as well as a few smaller ones. The biggest bird delivers the most damage while the smaller ones barely take down strong structures. However, each bird has its own special abilities that facilitate its damage power. Players level up with each victory and receive rewards that they can use to upgrade the birds. In the VR version of the game, players use one hand to hold the slingshot and the other on the same screen to aim for the Pigs. Also, players can pick different spots to stand on to have better angles to launch their birds. The AR version of the game is similar to VR, only that players stand in real-life locations with the camera indicating the players' target. They can move their phone from one area to another to switch positions.
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