Kill Time With 5 Fun AR Video Games for iPhone

Apple brought augmented reality to the masses with iOS 11. Tim Cook says that augmented reality will make iPhone “even more essential,” and we can see this in the App Store. This Thanksgiving we’ve rounded up five fun AR video games to kill time when you’re traveling or just want something to do.

ARcade Plane

Screenshots of Arcade Plane, one of the AR video games on iOS.

ARcade Plan is a fun flying game where you collect stars to fill the fuel tank, and you have to pass as many levels as you can. The more levels you pass, the bigger your city becomes. You collect income directly from your city, and the goal is to become the best flying mayor on the leaderboards. ARcade Plane is Free with in-app purchases.

Shadows Remain

Screenshots of Shadows Remain, one of the AR video games on iOS.

Shadows Remain is a spooky AR thriller. Follow one mother’s desperate journey as she tries to save her only son from a dark and malevolent force in this twisted, story-driven adventure which is sure to leave your heart racing. Use AR to solve puzzles and deceptive optical illusions, find hidden objects and solve cryptic clues. Shadows Remain is Free.

Zombie Gunship Revenant

Screenshots of Zombie Gunship, one of the AR video games on iOS.

Zombie Gunship Revenant is an augmented reality zombie shooter where you take control of a heavily-armed helicopter gunship and obliterate zombies from the sky. Fight hordes of zombies with thermal camera graphics, arm your gunship with gatling guns, cannons, rockets, missiles, and a sniper pod. Upgrade and enhance your arsenal with resources you earn in battle. Zombie Gunship Revenant is Free with in-app purchases.


Screenshots of Powered Up, one of the AR video games on iOS.

powARDup is an arcade blaster that lets you battle intense waves of enemies on any flat surface, so you can start a game wherever you are. It has unique laser pointer controls, short bursts of gameplay and arcade progression. The replay feature lets you focus on real world locations while recording immersive gameplay footage. Pause the game at any time to get close-ups of explosions, and rescale the game to any size. powARdup is US$1.99.

Kings of Pool

Screenshots of Kings of Pool, one of the AR video games on iOS.

Kings of Pool lets you play augmented reality pool in your living room (or wherever you may be). Classic 8 ball and 9 ball pool has been upgraded. Face off against players from all over the world, build up your cash and become the richest player in the world. Right now, Kings of Pool has a Black Friday sale bundle that includes two pool cues and a big stack of cash for 75% off. Kings of Pool is Free with in-app purchases.

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