Pokémon Go (2016)
Using Augmented Reality (AR) technology, this game allowed players to see virtual Pokémon in a real-world environment, leading to a revolution in gaming on mobile devices. Funny face filters and games like Minecraft Earth and Wizards Unite followed in its AR wake.
Hugely popular, successful and addictive, Pokémon Go uses GPS for players to locate, capture, train and battle virtual creatures in the real world. It’s won five Guinness World Records for its success as a mobile game and has become a “social media phenomenon,” bringing together people from all walks of life. You’ve gotta catch ‘em all!
Honourable mentions: SimCity (1989), Super Mario 64 (1997), Final Fantasy VII (1997), The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998), Metal Gear Solid (1998), Wii Sports (2006).
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