HoloLens - Top Best Microsoft AR Headset Games and Apps

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  • The best Microsoft HoloLens apps
    • Actiongram, a holographic video maker app for HoloLens
    • Skype, the holographic version of Microsoft's popular video conferencing software
    • HoloStudio, a hologram creation application for HoloLens
    • HoloTour, a virtual tourism application for HoloLens
    • Galaxy Explorer Project, a space exploration application for HoloLens
    • HoloFlight, an application dedicated to aviation on HoloLens
    • Land of Dinosaurs, an app for dinosaur enthusiasts on HoloLens
    • Hololens Zooo: discovering the animals of the world
    • Legion: an impressive experience from the Marvel movie
    • SketchUp: software for architects compatible with Hololens
  • The best video games available on Microsoft HoloLens
    • Fragments, an investigative game on HoloLens
    • RoboRaid, an augmented reality shooter
    • HoloTankz, a tank simulator on HoloLens
    • BattleBrain, a memory game on HoloLens
    • YoungConker, an augmented reality platform game on HoloLens
    • Super Mario Bros now life-size in augmented reality
    • Cybersnake: the great classic Snake now in 3D and AR on Hololens
    • Hololems: when lemmings land in AR in your living room

The best Microsoft HoloLens apps

The Microsoft HoloLens headset, which celebrated its first anniversary a few weeks ago, is primarily intended for professionals. Consequently, he rather offers applications dedicated to productivity or creation as video games. Find out which are the best apps available on HoloLens right now.



Actiongram, a holographic video maker app for HoloLens

This mixed reality app allows users to add holographic content to reality, and then make a mixed reality video. Actiongram has great potential for augmented reality storytelling, the creation of an AR experience or even special effects. Filmmakers can use it to reduce the costs and experience required to create effects. Creations can be easily shared on various social networks.



Skype, the holographic version of Microsoft's popular video conferencing software

La HoloLens version of Skype allows users to communicate remotely as if they were physically present in the same room. Thus, the interlocutors' holograms are face to face, and see the environment of the other as if they were there. This application facilitates collaboration for professionals, also allowing to draw or integrate virtual elements in the conversation. This application demonstrates the full potential of augmented reality and HoloLens.

HoloStudio, a hologram creation application for HoloLens

HoloStudio is an application developed by Microsoft, allowing users to create 3D holograms and then share them on the internet or print them using a 3D printer. Very easy to use, this software stimulates users' creativity. You can use your hands or your voice, and even create videos using the different holograms.

HoloTour, a virtual tourism application for HoloLens

The application HoloTour allows users to explore the whole world. The opportunity to visit dream destinations from your living room thanks to the magic of augmented reality. 3D sound, 360-degree video and holographic arrangement of elements ensure maximum immersion. The user can zoom in on any element for a better overview.

Galaxy Explorer Project, a space exploration application for HoloLens

With Galaxy Explorer Project, Microsoft HoloLens users can turn their living room into a galaxy. Of Audio commentary teaches fascinating information about the sun, planets, and even the dwarf stars that make up our Milky Way. The user can observe the stars from every angle and zoom in to contemplate every detail.


HoloFlight, an application dedicated to aviation on HoloLens

With HoloFlight, the user can explore the airspace by moving freely in his living room. You only need to look at an airplane to learn a lot of information about the different machines or about airports around the world. An ideal application for aviation enthusiasts or for the curious who wish to know more about this fascinating universe.


Land of Dinosaurs, an app for dinosaur enthusiasts on HoloLens

With Land of Dinosaurs app, Hololens users can visit our beautiful planet as it was 65 million years ago. Discover the giant creatures that once inhabited the Earth, from the Titanosaurus to the T-Rex to the Pterodactyl. A fascinating experience for Jurassic enthusiasts.

Hololens Zooo: discovering the animals of the world

Hololens Zooo is an app for Microsoft's augmented reality headset that lets you turn your living room into a zoo. Fun, the application will allow you to discover the fauna of the savannah, the jungle and even jump into the past with dinosaurs. Note that animals interact with your environment. Only downside, the little interactivity possible even if the information on the different animals is very useful. The Zooo application is sold for $ 4.99 on the Microsoft store.

Legion: an impressive experience from the Marvel movie

It has become common for big budget movies to offer virtual reality experiences when the movie is released to promote it. Some tests have been carried out in augmented reality on smartphones, but nothing extraordinary. The release of the film Legion was marked by a particularly intense experience on Hololens.. This experience allows you to immerse yourself in the universe and the spirit of David Haller. However, the Hololens experience is not available on the Microsoft Store and can only be experienced at certain shows such as the "Comic Con" in San Diego.


SketchUp: software for architects compatible with Hololens

SketchUp is architecture software well known to architects. It allows 3D modeling and animation. Now compatible with Hololens, the software allows architects to visualize in 3D on their workspace the building on which they are working. Two modes are available, one of which is particularly immersive which allows you to display at real scale.


The best video games available on Microsoft HoloLens

Although the HoloLens mainly offers applications, some developers were inspired by this technology and created some very interesting video games. Check out the best games available today at Microsoft HoloLens.

Fragments, an investigative game on HoloLens

In Fragments, the player takes on the role of a private detective tasked with investigating a crime. Life-size holograms of characters appear in the user's living room, and the user must interact with them to investigate. Clues are also hidden in the room, and the player must therefore explore the surroundings to progress in the adventure.

RoboRaid, an augmented reality shooter

Formerly known as Project X-Ray, RoboRaid is an augmented reality shooter. The player must shoot the robots that invade his living room. The title combines voice commands and gesture controls, and the 3D audio and stunning graphics ensure an extremely immersive experience.

HoloTankz, a tank simulator on HoloLens

The game HoloTankz turns the user's living room into a battleground. The player controls a tank using his voice and has to face other tanks. This immersive experience promises a lot of fun and will captivate war enthusiasts.

BattleBrain, a memory game on HoloLens

BattleBrain allows the user to improve their memory and concentration while having fun. The player must memorize different cards and combine them, and earn extra points for each game completed without error. Many bonuses can be unlocked.

YoungConker, an augmented reality platform game on HoloLens

YoungConker turns the entire player's room into a mixed reality platformer game. If the player changes the arrangement of the furniture or goes to another room, the level changes completely. The main character speaks directly to the player for advice.

Super Mario Bros now life-size in augmented reality

The famous mustache, Super Mario Bros, now has an augmented reality version running on Hololens in which you are the plumber and really play in first person. It is however a demonstration much more than a real game. Its developer does not envisage marketing even if the demo is really nice.

Cybersnake: the great classic Snake now in 3D and AR on Hololens

Snake is a very great classic of video games. Released over 40 years ago, its simple but addicting principle has delighted generations of players. The snake that must eat pixels without biting its tail now exists in 3 dimensions and in augmented reality. It is a young developer who developed the concept and it is possible to play it in his living room. No more white squares to devour this time, but burgers and ice cream. Cybersnake is available for free on the Microsoft Store.

Hololems: when lemmings land in AR in your living room

Lemmings is a great classic in video games. These little creatures that follow in a row have delighted generations of players since 1991, when the first Lemmings game was released. From now on there is an application, Hololems, which will allow you to play in your living room. You will therefore have to avoid collective suicides in augmented reality. You can find Hololems for free on the Microsoft Store.



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