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The Monday Musing - The best iPhone games to play outside

By , on July 17, 2017
Last modified 9 months, 1 week ago

Look, it's Monday. The sun's out, the birds are chirping, the bees are looking at the birds lasciviously. It's beautiful and we're all probably stuck doing our jobs so we can pay rent and do boring things like make sure we don't die.

But if you're lucky enough to have today off, and don't want to spend your time cooped up, what's a mobile gamer to do? Well, that's the question we're going to try and answer in this here Monday Musing. Yup, this was all heading somewhere.

These are mobile games that get you outside in the real world. You can download them by clicking the emboldened links below. And if there's anything you want to recommend then make sure you do just that in the comments at the bottom of the article.

Pokemon GO

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This is the big one. It's an AR adventure that lets you go into the real world and nab as many of the pocket monsters as you can. Walk about and you can hatch Poke-eggs as well. Different Pokemon pop up in different places, so you're going to need to spread your wings if you want to catch them all.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

The Walk

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A mystery game created in conjunction with the NHS in the UK. It's all about walking from London to Edinburgh. You don't have to literally do that, but the game tracks the number of steps you've taken and gives you new snippets of the story when you get far enough. A smart way to get a bit fitter and have a lot of fun.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here


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Ingress is another game from PG developer Niantic. It's about a global conspiracy and taking over territory. Pick a side, go to different locations, and try and earn some ground for your team. If you're into AR games but don't fancy picking up a Pikachu, then this is definitely the game that you should be playing.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here