Here is an in-depth list of notable augmented reality and geolocation games you should check out! If we’re missing a game—Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Niantic Labs, The Pokémon Company
Live out your Pokémon trainer fantasies, and catch them all in real life! Pokémon GO is the most successful, iconic augmented reality game that captured the world back in 2016. It deserves the top spot on our list of augmented reality games, and is still worth playing now.
Capture Pokémon, battle in raids, run quests, and trade with friends! The game is available on Android and iOS.
For the first time ever, create your own Witcher! Experience the fantastical, dark world of The Witcher in all-new ways with Spokko’s action-packed augmented reality game The Witcher: Monster Slayer.
If you want a fast-paced augmented reality RPG, The Witcher: Monster Slayer is the way to go. The action combat is a nice change from the slower-paced games on this list, and the lore additions to the franchise are great.
Niantic Labs, Nintendo
Compared to the other augmented reality games on this list, Pikmin Bloom is much more laid back. If you want a more hands-off, relaxing game, this is it. Based on Nintendo’s popular Pikmin IP, this game will have you planting flowers around the world!
Instead of collecting JRPG monsters, you’ll be growing downright-adorable plant-based aliens! You’ll walk around the world with them (and your friends) bringing life to the map with plants. It’s great as a social and fitness game.
Let’s go old-school with this augmented reality games list. Orna RPG takes everything that makes Pokémon GO fantastic, and throws in a nostalgic, 90s pixel-based RPG aesthetic.
This game is an absolute love-letter to classics like Old School RuneScape and Tibia. It has a super-active community, and the combat is a throwback to old-school turn-based RPG titles. There are also classes galore and questing!
One of Niantic’s newest games, it delves right into all-things cute and loveable! Peridot is comparable to an augmented reality version of Tamagotchi or Nintendogs, where you take care of magical creatures.
This is an all-new IP from Niantic, and their own take on the creature-collection genre. You’ll breed and grow your own unique magical creatures, feed them, care of them, and take them on walks!
One of the first “Pokémon GO-clones”, this dinosaur-jaw sized augmented reality title has grown into its own. Instead of facing another extinction, it has stood the trials of time and Jurassic World Alive is still… Very much alive.
This creature collector has you collecting prehistoric titans and taking on other dinosaurs in action-packed PvP and raids. The battle system features more depth than Pokémon GO, and it’s a nice change of pace. Definitely worth playing.
Niantic Labs, NBA
Get your game on, and throw some mixed reality hoops with NBA All-World! This game aims to deliver basketball to fans around the world in an all-new, augmented reality way!
This game is perfect for any basketball and NBA fan. You collect players and build up your own teams, to take on others and compete in competitions! Whilst you don’t play full-fledged competitions, you participate in a range of challenges like first to three scores.
The new mobile entry into the classic Final Fantasy x Disney mash-up will bring console-quality fights to smartphones! Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link will have graphics and combat that mimics the main series’ titles.
Fans of Kingdom Hearts 3 will feel right at home in Missing-Link. The game will have a proper story mode, and a Pokémon GO-inspired geolocation/augmented reality mode where you can walk around and battle heartless in real life! On top of that, for the first time ever, fans can create their own keyblade-wielder.
The game that started it all… Without Ingress Prime, we wouldn’t have Pokémon GO. It was Niantic Lab’s first game, and it is still popular and running today.
Ingress Prime takes a more tactical, spy-esque theme. Players take on the role of an agent, battling for points of control overlaid on a map of the real world. Players are split into two factions, battling over Exotic Matter.
One of the few augmented reality horror experiences, Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery is a must-play. It’s the third spin-off for the series, and brings the much-loved horror franchise into real life.
For lovers of the FNAF lore, this game bridges the story gap between Help Wanted and Security Breach. The game features gameplay similar to mainline titles, with an augmented reality twist. You can also collect parts on the overworld map, and collect new animatronics.
Disney, Niantic Labs
MARVEL World of Heroes is the latest game being developed in partnership with Niantic. Teaming up with Marvel/Disney themselves, the game aims to allow people to become their own superheroes.
You’ll patrol your own neighborhoods, battling against supervillains and evildoers. Not much else is known about the game, but apparently, you can also team up with iconic heroes like Spider-Man and Iron Man. You’ll also be able to build up your own hero in an RPG-like fashion.
This augmented reality title takes the grandfather of all JRPG’s, and throws in a geolocation-like twist. Dragon Quest Walk is available only in Japan, and features the series’ iconic character designs and turn-based gameplay.
If you’re based in Japan, Dragon Quest Walk is a must-play. You create your own character, have your own party, skills, spells, and it has deep RPG action. You can also create your own housing like the Dragon Quest X MMORPG.
Not only is this a fun game, but GeoGuessr can also be a great educational tool! It’s a very different, and unique augmented reality/geolocation game. It shows you different parts of the world, and you have to guess the location. Along with the mobile apps, it’s also available on PC. Also, it’s completely free!
WarnerMedia Global Digital Services
Get your Game of Thrones on in this latest augmented reality game. House of the Dragon: DracARys (see the word play?) was made by Warner Bros utilizing Niantic’s Lightship augmented reality platform.
This game lets you live out your Westeros fantasies. You get to hatch and train your very own dragon! Take it for walks, feed it, all in augmented reality. Once your scaled pet is fully grown, you’ll be able to see it take to the (real-life) skies and fly with other players’ dragons.
Preloaded, Historic Royal Palaces
Tower Superbloom AR is more of an experience and educational tool than a game. However, it is still one we recommend everyone try out. It was developed by Preloaded in partnership with the London Historic Royal Palace to deliver the Superbloom event experience around the world.
In real-time, you’ll get to plant flowers, walk through them, and explore all the different species in augmented reality. You can even keep an eye out for the wildlife like bugs that live among the flowers, and get detailed run-downs on the insects.
Rovio is back with its titular Angry Birds franchise with an augmented reality punch. (pig?) Players will now be able to experience the classic Angry Birds gameplay in an all-new dimension (and reality)!
There are various different levels to play through, and you can place them down on your table, or even backyard! Take down the pesky pigs and their elaborate structures in full 3D and augmented reality.
Who doesn’t love the iconic zombie franchise—The Walking Dead? Our World takes the undead to your own streets and neighborhood. It features action-packed gameplay, and instead of collecting cute creatures, you build up a group of survivors.
It’s perfect if you want a darker, survival takes on the geolocation/augmented reality genre. You can also team up with other players, create clans, and build up your own survival fortresses.
AR Voyage is a collection of augmented reality experiences developed as a showcase for Niantic’s Lightship ARDK. However, they are completely playable and a great way to see the power of Niantic’s development tools and augmented reality. There are a couple of AR experiences packed in here, including multiplayer ones, all worth playing. You’ll also catch a glimpse of Niantic’s cute mascot!
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One of the first geolocation games, Zombies, Run! is still just as popular today and going strong. Whilst it isn’t technically an augmented reality title, it does have the much-loved geolocation gameplay.
This game is a great fitness buddy, and exercise encourager. In Zombies, Run! it’s just as the title suggests. You’ll walk (or run or jog) around in real life, to hit different milestones and outrun the zombies! You’ll play as a runner, and there are plenty of different missions and items to collect, and ultimately—help your community survive the apocalypse.