So imagine, for a moment, a game that corresponded perfectly with an app. Perhaps the app would work as a second set of eyes in the game. Or maybe the app would be an elaborate mini-map that showed you things you couldn’t find in that game world without it. While it could be said some games have already implemented such ideas, it could also be said they have yet to be done seamlessly. The newFallout pip boy app might be just the kind of thing we are talking about. But we spent some time speculating about some other games that would be made far better if they had their own app to use while playing. Here are six we think would rock.
The Witcher 3
Such a massive game, such a massive game world. Add to that the fact that there are so many missions and so many side quests, and you pretty much have an overwhelming game for some. But what if there was an app that could take the map and show you the most important side quests you could not see on your own map? Or perhaps you could do item management in the app as oppose to the game to make the flow of the game seem more unbroken.
Hell, even a creature compendium app would be brilliant. Scan the creature with the app and then it tells you all its little details and shows you a model and such. That would be amazing.
Far Cry Series
You tend to do a LOT in the Far Cry games. Especially the last two. But there are moment in Far Cry when you need to call in support or need to talk to someone over an earpiece to see what you need to do next. Imagine if that was done with an app you could install, and instead of all that being in game, you could actually hear those interactions through the app as if it were a walkie talkie?
Not only would that be badass, but it would make the game you are playing feel that much more real.
Far Cry 5, you listening?
Need for Speed Games
Okay, so people know that real street racers need to be aware of cops, right? And some of the Need for Speed games have cops in them that find you and chase you. So what if you had a map app for the game that showed you the best routes to take where there were no cops? There are ACTUAL apps like this in real life now, so having one to accentuate a driving games seems easy and brilliant, actually.
It may make the game less challenging, but how cool would you feel taking a side street to duck the cops and win the race?
Any Horror Game
This will blow your mind. Imagine a horror game where you used your phone like a flashlight. You set up an app and it works to communicate with the in-game code, so when your phone with the app activated is aimed at the screen, an IN-GAME flashlight shines. In other words, you carry your phone in one hand and use it like an actual flashlight.
This would work best with Oculus Rift games because of the immersive virtual reality. Safe to say this one will probably happen sooner than later.
This was such a ball drop. They had a game that was built around the ideas of phones and hacking and tech, and dropped the ball when it came to implementing the actual tech into the game. Imagine how insane it would have been to be using your real phone in your hand to activate hacks in the game? It would have made the experience go from feeling like a shallow game to feeling like a real life experience.
Few can argue that would’ve rocked and made a meh game much better.
Grand Theft Auto
As much as the phone SUCKED in GTA 4 and was made much better in GTA V, is it impossible to think all the phone stuff could have been converted to software for an app and we could have used our actual phone call to make phone calls to in-game characters and such? Imagine how cool it would have been to be texting Trevor back and forth on your actual phone, bickering, while playing as Michael?
That would have made a game that was already a 10 into an 11.
So there you have it. Six games that would only be made more insane and enjoyable if they had app tech players could use at same time. Someone, jump on this! Also, I will sue you if any of these become real because I am poor.