15+ Best AR Games For Android (2018)

We have something unique for the addictive gamers out there. So far, we’d covered normal Android games you can play by holding the device in hands. However, today, we have something different to offer — some of the best AR games for Android. Augmented Reality, commonly known as AR, puts another layer over your reality.

If you follow us, Augmented Reality wouldn’t be a new term. Recently, we had brought a list of the best AR apps for Android too. Today, however, is for fun. Given below are some of the best Augmented Reality games you can play on your Android device today. Don’t worry if you have a low-end phone: we have some special recommendations too.

Best AR Games For Android

1. Father.io

Out of all the AR games on Android that we tested, our number one pick would be Father.io, and nope it has nothing to with anyone’s dad, in fact, it’s a first shooter game played in Augmented reality. The gameplay is pretty intuitive, you have to shoot the alien spaceship before they can kill you. Like every game, it’s simple at first but gets complicated as you go. The best thing about the app is, it’s the only AR app we could find that works on mid-range phones like the Redmi note 5. So, if you’re looking for good AR game which is fun as well as channeling, give it try.

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2. Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go has become the mandatory mention when covering the best AR games — for all good reasons. This game brings your favorite Pokémon characters to real life. You have to move across the real world and catch Pokémon to progress. It has also brought game elements like hatching and evolving. You can also get into the Trading feature if you’re interested. Also, Pokémon Go is one of the first Augmented Reality games that made an impressive change.

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Price: Pokémon Go is free to play, offer in-app purchases

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3. Garfield GO – AR Treasure Hunt

We have another adventure-based AR game for you — Garfield GO – AR Treasure Hunt. In the first look, the game may seem quite funny, but it’s not. When you start playing and exploring, you can win real prizes like gift cards and coupons. As you move along, Garfield GO – AR Treasure Hunt wants you to complete the comic collection too. The central character is Garfield, whom you have to keep excited for the adventure. It’s one of the best AR games for sure.

Garfield GO - AR Treasure Hunt

Price: Garfield GO – AR Treasure Hunt is free to play

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4. Jurassic World Alive

Let’s now talk about bringing dinosaurs to real life. Jurassic World Alive is an awesome game when it comes to that sector. But, in this scene, you have to protect the dinosaurs from becoming extinct again. So, as part of the Dinosaur Protection Group, you have to explore these exotic beings across the real world. Then, you can collect DNA and proceed. It’s a really fun game and resembles Pokémon Go in many aspects. There are also battles and PvP combats.

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Price: Jurassic World Alive is free to play, offers in-app purchases

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5. My Tamagotchi Forever

My Tamagotchi Forever is an awesome AR game where you create, customize and optimize your Tamagotchi characters. One of the best features is that you can play Hide and Seek with your Tamagotchi friends within the real world. They will hide and you have to navigate and find them. The game would be better if you are familiar with the world of Tamagotchi characters. Considering all these, we think it deserves a good place in the list of AR games for Android.

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Price: My Tamagotchi Forever is free, with a lot of in-app purchases

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Best Action AR Games for Android

Want to bring some action to the real world? Check these out.

6. Kazooloo DMX – AR

Kazooloo DMX – AR is another awesome action AR game for Android. In this game, you are battling against a bunch of robots. However, Kazooloo DMX – AR offers different game modes, including the AR-based one. In all these modes, you have to destroy the robots before they destroy you. Even if you are playing the non-AR mode, the performance is top-notch. The best part is that Kazooloo DMX – AR works on not-so-flagship devices as well.

Kazooloo DMX – AR

Price: Kazooloo DMX – AR is free to play, offers in-app purchases

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7. AR Smash Tanks

AR Smash Tanks is a wonderful Augmented Reality game for Android where you smash tanks. You can either play with bots or real friends online. In either case, you have to find a flat surface and project the content of the game. Unlike many games, AR Smash Tanks requires a bit of strategy as well. In addition to this, the game lets you customize the gameplay and weapons to use. AR Smash Tanks seems to be a great option if you like multiplayer AR games.

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Price: AR Smash Tanks is priced at $2.99

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8. Slingshot Island ARCore

Slingshot Island ARCore is one of the coolest AR games available for Android. This game lets you create the awesome world via your screen. Then, you can move across directions and choose the best angle for your slingshot adventures. In case you didn’t guess, Slingshot Island ARCore is also about some strategy and some planning. So, if you are looking for a real-like adventure scenario, you should check out this game. As you can guess from the name, it’s powered by ARCore.

Slingshot Island ARCore

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9. Knightfall AR

Knightfall AR brings the true experience of Augmented Reality into action and strategy game. This game lets you turn your table or any flat surface into a warfront. As the leader, you have to plan your strategy and take decisions as enemies approach. It is also one of the best AR experiences we’ve seen. Knightfall AR graphics are top-notch and you can count on them for a realistic representation of happenings. There is also a Photo Mode where you can customize characters.

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Price: Knightfall AR is free to play

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10. Guns Royale

To quote one of the reviews I found in the Play Store, Guns Royale is like PUBG and Minecraft had a child. Its pixel-based graphics and fast-paced gameplay make Guns Royale one of the best AR action games in store as of now. You will also be able to play with the team, thanks to the multiplayer feature. As the game moves forward, you have to unlock and collect weapons. You can simply enable the AR Mode from Settings and get into the immersive gameplay.

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Price: Guns Royale is free to play, offers in-app purchases

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Best AR Simulation Games

In these games, you can create a simulation of things in the real world, through the screen.

11. A&E Crime Scene: AR

A&E Crime Scene: AR is a wonderful AR simulation game for Android. In this game, you can turn your rooms into a case scenario. As the detective, you have to navigate inside the room and find clues to solving. Indeed, you can use technologies like fingerprint scanning and DNA sampling when you find clues. The best part with A&E Crime Scene: AR is that everything feels so real. You will also feel the tension of connecting clues so that you find the answer.

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Price: A&E Crime Scene: AR is priced at $0.99

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12. Gun Camera 3D Simulator

Gun Camera 3D Simulator is an awesome Augmented Reality-based simulation game. If you are interested in guns and how they work, you should check this game out. Here, you can choose between different guns and shoot at the objects in your room or surroundings. Of course, you can feel haptic feedback and sound effect, along with some visual impact. The best part is that Gun Camera 3D Simulator lets you use modes like Night-View and others.

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Price: Gun Camera 3D Simulator is free to play

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13. Park AR Augmented Reality Game

If you like parking games, you should check this one out. The gameplay is like almost all other parking games you have seen, but this one’s AR. You can see a 3D representation of the vehicle on the floor. Then, as you press the control buttons, the vehicle will move accordingly. By the way, you can play this game with custom-printed game-board as well as without it. In either case, you have to select the best vehicle and park that vehicle perfectly.

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Price: Park AR Augmented Reality Game is free to play

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Best AR Games for Low-End Devices

Do you have a mid-end smartphone? Play these simple games, which show you the basic but best AR.

14. Stack It AR

Stack It AR comes from the same developers who made Stack, an addictive arcade game. In the AR version, it wants you to stack the pieces on top of the preceding one. The difference is, you have a real-like, 3D view of what you are stacking and what you are not. Compared to other games, Stack It AR does not take up much space. You will be able to play this AR game even if you have a low-end device. It’s sometimes not accurate, but the experience is cool.

Stack It AR

Price: Stack It AR is free to play

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15. Skeletons AR

Skeletons AR is a comparatively newer, simple Augmented Reality game for Android. It’s a survival shooter, where your hero needs proper help to go ahead. There isn’t much of a storyline or detailed plot, but it’s an awesome game to play with friends or even alone. In this game, accuracy is important, as you have to aim at the right place. It may take some time to get used to Skeletons AR, but it’s totally great. We’d recommend it if you are into action-stuff.

Skeletons AR

Price: Skeletons AR is free to play

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Best Puzzle AR Game for Android

The following one is the best choice if you want a casual, but brain-teasing AR game for Android.

16. Brickscape

Brickscape is an incredibly addictive puzzle game for Android. Using this, you can enjoy a puzzle game in your own room or any flat surface. Even without the AR part, Brickscape is quite cool. You have 700 changes and 14 themes to choose from. There are also puzzle modes and multiplayer modes. As far as the AR part is taken into consideration, Brickscape lets you create the puzzle structure on any flat surface and enjoy the game. It has a simple UI too.

Brickscape

Price: Brickscape is free to play, with in-app purchases

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Best AR Games For Android

We think these Android games can bring you the best Augmented Reality experience. Of course, you can get the best picks from your favorite categories, including action, adventure, puzzle and more. As we said, we’ve suggested some of the best AR games for mid-range Android devices as well. We’re not sure about the other games, but we’ve tested most on a OnePlus 3T.

About Abhijith N Arjunan

Abhijith N Arjunan is a Freelance Content Writer from Kerala. But when he's not writing about technology, he is interested in Food and pop culture.