11 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 downloading th...[Read More]

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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. P...[Read More]

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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 ...[Read More]

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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 ac...[Read More]

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Pixelmon GO

Borrowing from the Pokemon Go formula heavily is Pixelmon GO a more pixelated take on the monster capture within the real world formula. While the copying of game elements is obvious Pixelmon GO has a few redeeming features that make it a decent alternative to the original in certain situations. Starting out your journey in...[Read More]

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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. Additionally players can help their town survive the zombie apocalypse by collecting various items while out in the wild. Funded through a Kickstarter campaign Zombies, Run is ava...[Read More]

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PulzAR was an early adopter of augmented reality, bring a missile defence game to the PS Vita in 2012. Making use of AR Play Cards this title has players attempting to divert a laser beam to power a missile launch and destroy the income asteroid attack. The game picks up after a number of unsuccessful attempts at diverting ...[Read More]

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Clandestine: Anomaly

Enjoy tower defence gameplay in an augmented reality world with Clandestine: Anomaly. Download now for your iOS and Android devices to unlock the hidden world of Clandestine that is hidden all around you. Starting your adventure with outer space contact from an alien spacecraft your phone is quickly taken over as it flashes...[Read More]

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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. The game comes with plenty of gameplay improvements and more content, Denpa Men 2 even allows you to transfer your character over from the original. In order to explore the game world you’ll have to build a...[Read More]

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Temple Treasure Hunt Game

Available for Android Temple Treasure Hunt Game uses your current location to create a treasure hunt experience within your device. With options for single player, multiplayer, indoor and outdoor the games flexibility ensures it is suitable to all players. Blending augmented reality with location tracking Temple Treasure Hu...[Read More]

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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 ...[Read More]

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