APP OF THE DAY: Sky Siege 3D review (iPhone)

It's AR Week on Pocket-lint, and that means five days of the latest apps, features and news from the world of Augmented Reality. There are plenty of AR apps on offer, but we've picked some of the best ones around for you to get stuck into. Today's choice? Sky Siege 3D.

Sky Siege 3D (iPhone)

iOS 4.0 or later

There are plenty of AR gaming apps, but most of them aren't anywhere near as good as Sky Siege 3D. This FPS game lets you fly a helicoptor around your living room (not literally, you understand) or you can choose a 360-degree virtual environment. If you prefer, you can take to the skies outside to make things even more realistic.

Making full use of the iPhone's gyroscope, the game lets you take control of your helicoptor and shoot down the enemies using a variety of ammunition which can be selected using the on-screen icons. The graphics are excellent and the in-game sound and vibration also add to the whole gaming experience.

You really need to be standing up to get the full benefit of the excellent 360-degree action, so if you want a nice, quiet game to play while lounging on the sofa, then this probably isn't it.


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