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Nine free Augmented Reality games for Android

26 mayo, 2021

The arrival of ARCore was the definitive push for Android devices to start get so much out of augmented reality like iOS users with Apple’s ARKit. Currently, in addition to all the Google proposals, such as Google Maps or Google Measure, to name two examples, we can find hundreds of alternatives on Google Play that take advantage of its possibilities.

As we have already reviewed a few apps that use augmented reality for different functionalities, now let’s stop at the games, a section where, probably, ‘Pokémon GO’ and ‘Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs’ are two of its greatest exponents.

Differences between augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality

Pokemon go

Pokemon

We couldn’t start our compilation with something other than ‘Pokémos GO’, the well-known game that has led millions of people to hunt Pokémon all over the world and that, in its latest updates, can now be synchronized with Google Fit and allows us to take pictures of our creatures. The download is free, but offers in-app purchases.

Pokemon go

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Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs

angry Birds

As in the original game, we have to use the slingshot to knock down the green pigs, with the difference that the characters appear projected around you. Thanks to augmented reality, you can walk through structures placed on objects in the space around you and find their weak points or the best angles to hit. Includes ads and in-game purchases.

Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs

Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs

Jurassic World Alive

Jurassic

And from the birds we go to the dinosaurs to stop in this game that proposes you to explore your surroundings with its location-based technology to discover dinosaurs on a map. As you capture them and gather their DNA, you can level up to create hybrids in the lab and take on other players with them. It also contains ads and offers in-app purchases.

Jurassic World Alive

Jurassic World Alive

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Harry Potter

From the creators of ‘Pokémon GO’ we also get this augmented reality title inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter. When you go out and explore the world the map will show you the traces of magic, which will indicate the location of the Incontratus (artifacts, creatures, people and even magical memories). To return the Foundables to the magical world, you will have to cast different spells. The download is free, but offers in-app purchases.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges

Star wars

First of all, it must be clarified that the application is free, but requires purchase of Star Wars: Jedi Challenges gear, consisting of the Lenovo Mirage augmented reality glasses, the lightsaber controller and the tracking beacon. From there, you can enjoy famous scenes in holographic augmented reality with characters and settings from the saga, and face the villains of the dark side with your lightsaber.

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges

The Walking Dead: Our World

walking Dead

The official mobile game of the AMC series invites us to walk through the streets (represented by a 3D map full of callsigns) to quickly find zombie infested places and shoot them. As allies, we have old acquaintances like Rick, Daryl or Michonne, and as we progress, we will be able to unlock more legendary characters, weapons and items.

The Walking Dead: Our World

The Walking Dead: Our World

Minecraft earth

Minecraft

Another of the best known augmented reality games is ‘Minecraft Earth’, which will allow you join a community of builders and explorers from around the world to work collaboratively. The objective is to obtain resources, create constructions on a board and place them in real size, while discovering very curious creatures. Be careful, because its creators warn that the application is under development and may be unstable.

Minecraft Earth (early access)

Minecraft Earth (early access)

Ghostbusters – Ghostbusters World

Ghostbusters

In this game, you will be able to customize your own character by choosing the gender, the style and the color of eyes and hair. Afterwards, you will have to use the latest technology in neutralization and capture of spectra (including the proton beam) to catch the ghosts of the ghostbusters franchise that will appear in your environment. Includes in-app purchases.

Ghostbusters - Ghostbusters World

Ghostbusters – Ghostbusters World

Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery

Freddy

We end the compilation with the famous horror video game franchise ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ (FNaF), which has recently returned with this new installment based on augmented reality. As it is a game that uses real-time location, we will receive the visit of FNAF animatronics anywhere; To repel their attacks and capture them, we must hit them with an electric shock. Offers in-app purchases.

Five nights at freddy

Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery