When it was released in 2016, Pokémon GO had an impact on the world like most developers only their dream that their own games could have anything close to. Within five days of its release on July 7th, Nintendo’s market value increased by an unfathomable $9 billion, and by July 22nd, Nintendo gained another $8.6 billion in market value. This, despite the fact that Nintendo did not even produce the game. From its July release to the end of 2016, it had been downloaded more than half a billion times worldwide.
The game brought an insane number of eyes to augmented reality technology in gaming and location-based technology in general. As a result of players walking around looking for Pokémon, physical activity was promoted and incredibly, local businesses even benefitted.
Developers have certainly taken full advantage of the extra attention on AR games and in the past few years, a ton have been released. If you love Pokémon GO and want to experience something in the same lane, we’ve compiled a list of 16 games like it for you. In alphabetical order, here they are.