8 Games Like Ingress

Games Like Ingress Our games like Ingress list covers mobile (iOS and Android) titles that use GPS location, augmented reality and other phone features as a core game mechanic.

Ingress is one of the most popular augmented reality multiple player games, relying on location based information through the GPS on your phone in order to facilitate the game. Available for both Android and iOS devices the game uses a science fiction back story to set the stage for players and encourage them to run around in real life to capture portals.

Said portals are located at areas of public interest and landmarks which when linked can create control fields. Competing for these portals are the rival factions of the Enlighted and Resistance who use their Agents (human players) to capture these points on behalf of their faction. With increased in the game players can level up their account, obtain items and improve their capabilities, thus rewarding active play. The game design of Ingress though encourages teamwork with various limitations that prevent one player from dominating the game scape.

These games like Ingress below use similar mechanics as core gameplay elements. This includes using GPS data or other phone features (such as barcode scanning). The games listed are primarily for iOS and Android devices with a mixture of games that require teamwork or are more solo orientated.


Geocaching is a rapidly growing real world treasure hunt that uses technology to encourage users to explore the great outdoors to find hidden caches. Signing up to start your Geocaching adventure is completely free and while it can be done directly through the website you’re best experience will be from acquiring the applicable apps that are available for mobile devices. So what does Geocaching involve exactly? Once you’ve registered an account you’ll be able to explore a map o...[Read Review]

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Walkr – Galaxy Adventure in Your Pocket

Put a galaxy into your pocket and improve your fitness while doing it, that is the premise of Walkr – Galaxy Adventure in Your Pocket, a gamification fitness app. The premise of the game revolves around the exploration of various planets with your rocket fuel being tied directly to the number of steps that you take. Players that exercise regularly (and take their phones with them) will be able to rapidly boost their game through walkr power which is generated with every single step. Gamepl...[Read Review]

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Pokemon GO

The exciting world of Pokemon enters the real world with its mobile release of Pokemon GO, the much awaited game combines augmented reality with location based mechanics to encourage players to explore the real world in the hunt for their favourite Pokemon. Pokemon GO offers basic character customisation after establishing an account, after which you’ll be transported into the real world at your current location with the three starter Pokemon of Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle waiting t...[Read Review]

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Landlord – Real Estate Tycoon

Lay claim to real life properties in this real estate tycoon game that lets you own a piece of popular locations in your town and build up your very own empire of virtual property. Available for iOS and Android devices players will need to link their Facebook, Google+ or Foursquare to join in on the fun, although a guest account can be used for 3 days before it is required. Players start with 50,000 in cash and some coins (premium currency) to get their landlord empire started. Players can start...[Read Review]

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Zombies, Run!

Zombies, Run! combines your exercise routine with a zombie themed game that encourages you to keep fit by delivering a gripping story as you run in the real world (while running for your life in the virtual world). Additionally players can help their town survive the zombie apocalypse by collecting various items while out in the wild to give you some extra purpose to your exercise routine. Funded through a Kickstarter campaign Zombies, Run is available for iOS and Android platforms, launching in...[Read Review]

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PulzAR was an early adopter of augmented reality, bringing a missile defence game to the PS Vita in 2012 making it years ahead of the competition in the AR gaming market. Relying on the use of AR Play Cards this title has players attempting to divert a laser beam to power a missile launch and destroy the incoming asteroid attack in the process by utilising the augmented reality capabilities of the PS Vita. PulzAR starts up after a number of unsuccessful attempts at diverting a large number of as...[Read Review]

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The Denpa Men 2: Beyond Waves

The Denpa Men 2: Beyond Waves is available through the Nintendo 3DS eShop and builds on the original released in 2012 which featured similar mechanics. Building on this original though this sequel brings with it a number of gameplay improvements, additional content and even allows players to transfer their character over from the original game. For those unfamiliar with the world of The Denpa Men they are small strange creatures that live on the radio waves of the real world. Unable to be seen b...[Read Review]

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Offering up spooky location gameplay is SpecTrek a game that follows your hunt for ghosts in your immediate area. Perfect to use as a fitness app or to get some fund outside the game is exclusive to Android. A free light version is available along with a paid full version. SpecTrek options are straight forward allowing you to play 3 different types of games that range from the 15 short game to the 2 hour long game. After selecting your desired game length you’ll be able to set the game are...[Read Review]

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