6 Augmented reality games you should check out

By Team Digit | Updated Jul 12 2016
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Augmented reality is a technology which layers computer generated graphics over the real world, giving users the illusion of their presence in reality. While VR apps and games have been around for quite some time now, there are not a lot of good AR games available, However, we have put together some of the top augmented reality games you should check out.

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Pokemon Go
While Pokemon is still not officially available in India, we know that most of you have already downloaded the game from third party sources. We don’t really need to tell you what Pokemons are but if you want to catch Pokemons, you are required to go out and catch them. Not just that, developer Niantic has created a whole lot of other features such as Pokestops, Gyms and more, right in the game. Once you reach level 5, you can pick a team and go battle it out in gyms.

Download on iOS and Android

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Ingress
One of the best known augmented reality games available today is Ingress. This game is also made by Niantic, which at that time was originally part of Google. The game tells a story of how scientists in Europe have unearthed some Exotic Materials (XM) at the CERN labs. This substance is associated with shapers, which somehow relates to alien races. You mission is to form alliances and save the world. Have you joined the alliance yet?

Download on iOS and Android

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Toy Car RC
Drive a virtual RC car in real life. Yes, that’s what Toy Car RC is all about. This fun little game will turn your living room into a virtual race track on which you can drive your virtual RC car. All you need to do is print out the pre-made target image available within the app, follow the instructions and you are ready to roll.

Download on iOS and Android

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Parallel Kingdom
In Parallel Kingdom is location based MMORPG game where you’ll be tasked with roaming around in the real world to make friends and claim new territories. Made by developers PerBlue, Parallel Kingdom is a massive and intricate. The game has tons of accessories, items and quests. Not only that, you can even engage with other players in PvP and climb the global rankings.

Download on iOS and Android

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Temple Treasure
Do you remember the treasure hunt games you used to play as a kid, well Temple Treasure is similar to those games except that it is set in the virtual augmented world. Made by Indian developers ThoughtShastra Solutions, the game integrates Hindu mythology to give it more character and make it even more fun.

Download on Android

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Zombies, Run!
Zombies, Run! is not a pure AR game per say as it is a fitness app at heart. The augmented reality part comes in the form of an audio adventure, which compels you to run from Zombies. Each run represents a mission and unless you run, you will perish.

Download on iOS and Android

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