November 2017 is here and I’m sure you are interested to know which are the best and the most recommended ARKit apps and games on the App Store for your ARKit-compatible iPhone and iPad devices? Well, we aggregated all the necessary date so you won’t have to and here are our Top 10 hand-picked games and apps that you absolutely have to download and try out.
The previous month October was a very busy month. I tried out many iOS AR games and apps. I can clearly tell that developers were spending a lot of time trying to make the final push to finish their apps and releasing it to the market as early as possible before it gets very crowded. Some developers waited a bit to make sure their titles are complete and will give users the high-quality AR experience that they work so hard for.
The game and apps are listed in no particular order.
Toy Clash AR (Review score: 9.0/10)
Toy Clash AR is a magnificent Tabletop strategy game that plays beautifully in augmented reality. It provides players with a fun and engaging gameplay experience. I love the art direction, animations, visual effects and sounds in this game. It’s was amazing to see how thrilling are the battles in this game considering how small the actual gameplay area is. I enjoyed playing every single moment of it and it’s definitely one of my most favorite AR games.
Shark Deco (Review Score: 8.0/10)
Shark Deco is an immersive virtual shark feeding experience in augmented reality. It features a believable organic scene where you get to meet sharks face to face and interact with them. The app could have been more satisfying with added educational content, more interplay options between the user and the environment, and better 3D optimizations to make the scene more authentic, but overall, an exhilarating AR experience!
AR Hide and Seek, Virtual City (Review Score: 7.8/10)
AR Hide and Seek Virtual City is a very good hide and seek game that plays well in AR. It can be played solo or with another player. The proximity sensor is a nice idea that helps shorten gameplay session for those who don’t have a lot of time or patience. The map looks amazing, very detailed and invites exploration. There is room for improvement both in terms of AR optimizations, music and features, but overall a good game.
Dragon Power Fighter AR (Review Score: 8.5/10)
Dragon Power Fighter AR is a visually impressive spell-caster ARKit game that also plays superbly well in augmented reality. The third-person movement and the shooting feel fun and satisfying and it gets better as you progress through the game and upgrade your abilities. It comes in a small pack but has a strong punch. There some issues that need to be addressed and there are ways to improve the gameplay experience but overall, it’s a superb Augmented Reality shooter, one that you don’t want to miss.
Terrorhedron (Review Score: 8.5/10)
Terrorhedron looks simple but it’s a complex and very clever tower defense game and probably one of the more challenging and unique ones in the ARKit scene. I love the retro 3D look and the open-ended gameplay that offer players with an infinite number of ways to create defense structures. Controlling extenders can feel awkward at times but it’s a small complaint to what is in my opinion, a must-have AR game for every tower defense fan and an excellent value.
Meddling Martians (Review Score: 9.3/10)
Meddling Martians AR sports an inventive, fun and stimulating AR gameplay experience like no other. The use of the entire level area for gameplay interaction makes it very immersive and physically gratifying. A game that seeks to impress at all fronts and manage to nail it right in most. A super fun game for all ages and it’s also free to play—what more do you need?
Angry Zombies for AR (Review Score: 8.0/10)
Angry Zombies is a charming FPS game that makes it fun and thrilling shooting zombies. It’s fun being able to shoot weapon crates and change weapons on the fly and even better watching the zombies fly in the air inside your room when they get shot. The campaign is fun and gratifying and the endless mode will keep you coming back for more as you try to secure your position in the global leaderboard. The game isn’t free, but it’s well worth its price.
Zombie Gunship Revenant AR (Review Score: 9.5/10)
Zombie Gunship Revenant AR redefines what is an action game in augmented reality. The game is very challenging and boasts some of the most authentic war experience I got to play in AR yet The shooting experience is accompanied by thrilling animations and sound effects (please put headphones on). This the ultimate action ARKit game that redefines what immersion in AR is. I am literally blown away by this game and can’t wait for future updates.
powARdup (Review Score: 8.8/10)
powARdup is a fast-paced AR game that will get you hooked straight from the start. It does lack some features that could have made it great, yet, once you play it you won’t want to stop. Everything in this game screams quality: the visuals, the smooth gameplay AR experience, the physics and the unique Game Replay and Pause modes. Download it and have fun. I do hope that the developer will focus on adding the missing features. If that happens, expect to see me playing this game a lot.
JigSpace (Review Score: 9.6/10)
JigSpace is a superb learning tool with a huge potential. It still has very limited content but more Jigs are added on a weekly basis. Furthermore, as of the time of writing, its most valuable tool, the “Jig Workshop” is yet to be released. The AR learning experience is second to none: simple, fun, engaging and intuitive—but most importantly, it works! It’s great for gaining general knowledge about popular topics. With the social module in place, I have no doubt that this will be my most used ARKit app.
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