Augmented Reality is the future of iPhone gaming and that’s what Apple is currently devoting most of its resources to. If you’re still not familiar with AR, it’s actually a way of bridging the real world and virtual objects with the help of your iPhone’s camera. A couple of examples of using AR on an iPhone could be that you can point the camera of your iPhone at some object the AR app you are using measures the dimensions of that object for you. Or, you may point the camera towards the sky while some astronomy app shows the stars.
In fact, the ways AR could be used may not end. One of the initial steps into AR-enabled gaming was Pokémon Go, however, it had a very limited AR aspect in it and the AR-gaming capabilities have increased a lot ever since the new ARKit tech and A11 Bionic chip.
So, if you have bought an iPhone, you must be getting curious about finding new AR games to check out the AR gaming capabilities of your new iPhone. As it’s just the beginning of the new AR era, there are still a few games out there only. But they can give you a great experience to start with. Here is our list of AR games for you to consider enjoying on your new iPhone.
1. Stack AR
Stack used to be quite addictive already and with AR it has turned out to be something really awesome. In this AR game, your objective is to stack up as many blocks as you can to achieve maximum heights. The blocks have to be moved side to side. If you fail to align them properly then block space is lost. The AR capabilities have now made the game come in 3D and you can enjoy it even more.
2. AR Dragon
Every wondered why you can’t have a dragon pet? Well, you can have one now if you have always wanted it. With the AR Dragon app on your new iPhone 8 or iPhone X, you can now have your own little dragon that you can interact with. Once your dragon hatches out, it’s you who have to take full care of it. Feed your pet, and watch it as it grows older and bigger. Play catch with your dragon and enjoy lots of other entertaining activities.
3. Zombie Gunship Revenant AR
It’s really a hardcore AR game and is certainly amongst the best that we have seen out there. If you have been disappointed by most of the Augmented Reality games out there, Zombie Gunship Revenant AR is the one you must try. Basically, it is zombie shooter game which makes things look as real as they possibly could. In the game you have to fly some gunship helicopter that you can control by moving your device around. There are some devastating weapons and intense battles featured in the app. So, survive as long as you can until those zombies rip you apart.
4. AR Drone Commander Lite
It’s a simple game for AR lovers. All you have to do is point your iPhone’s camera towards some flat surface and your military base will be established right there. Then you have to attack the base as drone pilot flying high above and destroy enemy helicopters and tanks.
5. Lila’s Tale: Stealth
It’s a really interesting stealth game that comes only for AR-supported devices. As for the design, this AR game is pretty much similar to different role-playing games around such as World of Warcraft.
While playing the game, you have to guide a little girl named Lila who’s trapped in some strange place. Use the iOS device for helping her out in avoiding enemies and getting caught. At the same time, you have to collect coins and retrieve keys for leaving every dungeon.
Yet another true AR game, ARRise was built specifically as AR game rather than adding AR mode in some already existing app like others. It’s basically a 3D puzzle which is similar to Monument Valley. However, it gives you an AR experience which is not the case with other popular 3D puzzles out there.
Move your iPhone around for gaining new perspective and aligning those puzzle pieces. You don’t really have to swipe pieces or touch your device’s screen at all. You just have to move for solving the puzzles.
7. Kings Of Pool
The popular Kings Of Pool now comes with AR mode which really spruces it up. There are great new details added through this new mode. It is now possible to pinch the table and scale it to your liking according to the available space. Enjoy the game in 3D and you’ll really love this new pool experience.
Just move around and align your shots before tapping and dragging to take them. View greater details by going closer and move around for taking different shots and have all the fun.
So, if you have long been anticipating AR coming to iPhones, it has finally arrived and it’s time for you to take your shot. Download any of these games to your new iPhone and enjoy a perfect AR experience on your little gadget.
James Barrett is a passionate writer who writes mostly about tech with a focus on Apple’s products, news and reviews. Currently, he’s a contributing author at Apple Pit.