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Games Like Pokemon Go You’ve Gotta Play in 2024

Games Like Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go really took the world by storm, we had so many people going into the street that it actually became dangerous! It made sense, there weren’t many other ways for people to not just be active but also have a ton of fun while doing so.

But seven years down the line, it’s understandable that you’re probably looking for something new. Well, look no further because this list has exactly what you need! Featuring nine games that we believe have the same energy and gameplay as Pokémon Go but are different enough to offer a unique experience. Without further ado, let’s get into it:

1. Ghostbusters World

Ghostbusters World

Starting off, we have a game that’s a lot like Pokémon Go, but instead of catching cute little monsters, you’re trapping ghosts like a true Ghostbuster! Similar to Pokémon Go, you use your phone to explore the world around you and find creatures to catch; that’s pretty much a must-have.

But instead of Pikachu and Charmander, you’ll be searching for ghosts like Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man! Ghostbusters World very much does have its own unique world, and these ghosts are actually a little harder to catch than a tiny electric mouse, as it turns out.

You’ll have to use your Ghostbusters equipment, like a proton pack and ghost trap, to capture the spooky specters. Oh, and don’t expect it to be an easy catch after that, the ghosts are going to put up a fight too! For me, it added to the thrill of the catch, like when that Pokéball finally stops moving.

Also, just like in Pokémon Go, you can team up with other Ghostbusters World players to take down powerful bosses and earn some pretty nice rewards together. To play, all you need is your phone, iOS or Android.

2. Ingress Prime

Ingress Prime

Ingress Prime is a game that’ll get you moving and grooving because you need to explore your surroundings and capture control points for your team. Kind of like capture the flag from Call of Duty, but there are no guns here, so you don’t have to worry (unless you’re in the US, in which case you should definitely worry). Also, there isn’t really much fighting involved here, you’ll just be running into the occasional annoying player from the other team.

And, yes, playing Ingress Prime can help you stay fit while having fun, but it all depends on how much you’re willing to walk or bike around. Just like Pokémon Go, the further you can travel, the more you’re usually rewarded. As long-time players, though, I think we’re all pretty much set in that department.

In the end, it’s up to you to decide if Ingress Prime is the game for you, but I personally had a lot of fun with it. Like most games on the list, you can find it on iOS or Android.

3. Wokamon

Wokamon

Wokamon is a game so cute and silly it literally made me forget I’m even exercising! The idea is simple: you capture little monsters called Wokamon by moving your body and tracking your daily steps. It’s like your Fitbit turned into a monster-catching device, which as a bonus, is way cooler than just tracking your boring old steps!

Also, while the concept is pretty similar to Pokémon Go, these aren’t your ordinary Pokémon. No, sir, these little creatures represent your daily activity, from a chill stroll to a full-on marathon. So, if you want to catch ’em all, you better be prepared to move that body! Like, laterally and longitudinally, but you can dance too if you want.

As you progress through the game, you’ll encounter different types of Wokamon with different abilities, like the Water Wokamon, who’s a swimming expert, or the Fire Wokamon, who’s a real hot head. You can train them, level them up, and compete against other players in daily challenges and tournaments. There’s a lot to love about Wokamon, and I did indeed love all of it. To play, you can get the game on iOS or Android.

4. Zombies, Run! 5k Training

Zombies, Run! 5k Training

My fellow fitness enthusiasts, are you tired of your same old boring running routine? Do you dream of a world where you’re the hero, fighting off hordes of the undead with nothing but your brains and your sneakers? Well, it looks like your dream is about to come true because Zombies, Run does exactly that!

This app is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. With its gripping audio, storytelling, and heart-thumping interval training, you’ll be on the edge of your seat (or your block, street, colony, you get me) as you run, walk, and sprint your way through a post-apocalyptic world filled with zombies! Trying this game out made me realize that nothing makes you run faster than the thought of being chased by a hoard of flesh-eating monsters.

This game even has a storyline. I mean, how did they manage to do all that in a fitness app? The zombie sounds, and overall atmosphere is simulated in your headphones, so you’ll definitely want a pair if you don’t already have one. With those on, you can join me in finding out just how long we’d last in a zombie apocalypse! The app is available on iOS and Android.

5. Jurassic World Alive

Jurassic World Alive

We had zombies, now it’s dinosaurs! These post-apocalyptic games are getting into every genre, I swear. In Jurassic World Alive, you get the concept of Pokémon Go with a prehistoric twist on things, allowing players to track and capture their very own dinosaurs in the real world! Yup, you’re not actually running from the dinosaurs here, you’re trying to catch them. Animals from 65 million years ago would like to give us a word of caution on that, I think.

In this game, with the use of augmented reality, you can bring these prehistoric dinosaurs to life right in your own backyard, adding an extra layer of excitement and immersion to the experience!

Jurassic World Alive isn’t just about collecting creatures. You must also build and train your dinosaurs, using unique features such as drone flights and DNA sequencing to make their collection the best it can be. It’ll make you feel like a proper geek at times! And once your collection is complete, it’s time to battle other players in real-time, showing off your dino-wrangling skills and proving who truly reigns supreme in Jurassic World – playable on iOS and Android.

6. Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs

Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs

Speaking of Augmented Reality, if you’re looking to expand your AR horizons further, Angry Birds: Isle of Pigs has you covered. In its own unique, honestly pretty cute world, the pigs have gone rogue and stolen all the birds’ eggs (gasp!). Now, it’s up to you, brave gamer and fitness enjoyer, to fling those feathered friends at the pigs’ towers and take back what’s rightfully theirs.

The game isn’t that simple either, you’ll often have to strategize your shots and take down those piggy fortresses in the most efficient way. Sometimes, I struggled to complete the levels at all. Speaking of levels, there’s a ton of them to play through, with plenty of chances to hone your abilities and rise to the top of the leaderboard.

It’s a unique take on the AR fitness experience, but it’s just as fun! If you’re convinced, you can try it out on iOS or Android, whichever you have.

7. The Witcher: Monster Slayer

The Witcher: Monster Slayer

Alright, Trainers, it’s now time to saddle up your Roach and grab your silver sword because we’re venturing into the mythically magical world of The Witcher: Monster Slayer!

In this game, you’re gonna trade in your pokeballs for potions and set out on a quest to slay some of the most terrifying monsters known to man (not Witcher, though, it’s routine for them). If you’ve played the Witcher games before, you’ll certainly appreciate seeing these beasts in all their grotesque glory with AR, and you’ll need every ounce of your bravery and battle skills to take them down! It’s a little more intimidating when they’re kind of there, you know?

As a Pokémon Go fan, you’ll feel right at home. Sure, the setting is different, but you’ll explore your surroundings to find and battle monsters, all while leveling up your skills and gathering loot, just like in Pokémon Go. Also, on a similar note, you can team up with other hunters to take on even tougher foes and share in the spoils of victory!

Teamwork in games like this always makes it so much more fun since it’s always an excuse to get together and hang out and have fun. If you’d like to try this game, you can get it on iOS and Android.

8. Pikmin Bloom

Pikmin Bloom

I can almost hear Nintendo fans’ ears perk up at the name of this game. Yup, it’s Pikmin! These cute little creatures deserved a game of their own, and they have one in AR, how cool (and cute) is that?

Somewhat differently from other entries on this list, Pikmin Bloom is all about gardening, but let’s be real, who doesn’t love a good gardening game? Here, you get to plant, grow, and tend to your very own virtual garden, all while exploring your real-world surroundings and discovering new types of flowers. Think of it as Animal Crossing, but there’s no debt to deal with and lots more photosynthesis to experience!

“But wait, isn’t this just another Pokémon Go clone?” Well, while there are some similarities between the two games (like using augmented reality to create an immersive gameplay experience), Pikmin Bloom is definitely its own unique thing. You’ll find that in the gameplay – instead of battling other players or trying to catch every creature under the sun, you get to focus on something a little more chill and meditative, something all of us can never really have enough of. To play Pikmin Bloom, you can get it on Android or iOS.

9. The Walking Dead: Our World

The Walking Dead: Our World

As a fan of Pokémon Go that’s looking for something a little spookier, The Walking Dead: Our World was almost the perfect game for me. But fair warning, fellow trainers: you might want to pack an extra pair of pants because my grey ones are now brown. I’m kidding (or am I?).

It’s a scary-ish game, on the same note as the other post-apocalyptic entries from earlier in the list. Instead of catching cute creatures, you’ll be fighting off hordes of zombies and other undead creatures. You’ll do that with the familiar third-person view of your character who has guns and shoots zombies – proper arcade style!

The overall similarities to Pokémon Go are apparent, and that’s also where they end. Here, instead of hunting for Pikachu, you’ll be hunting for survival supplies and the occasional weapon to fend off the undead. Yup, I did indeed say occasional, because most of the time, it’s easier to run away from them! And if you’re lucky, you might even run into some familiar faces from The Walking Dead TV show, a cool little cameo feature that I really liked. The game is playable on iOS and Android, so we’re all set to play it.

Alright, there you have it! A bit of a shorter list than usual, but I think I managed to cover just about everything for every category. Is there a game missing here that you think deserved a spot? Let me know! Just remember, no matter which game you choose, always watch where you’re going and don’t run into any trees or lampposts. Safety first, people!

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Obsessed with everything from Rainbow Six Siege and Valorant to Dota 2 and Rocket League, Danish is a competitive gamer at heart. Committed to creating exciting content about the latest trends in gaming, he is always on the lookout for the next big thing. Learn More

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