The Machines 12+

Battle your friends in AR‪.‬

Directive Games

    • 3.6 • 264 Ratings
    • $1.99



**As featured in the Apple Keynote**

“The Machines may be Apple's most impressive augmented-reality showcase yet” - Eurogamer

“If you've only got enough money to spend on one AR game, then I'd probably make it this one.” - Pocket Gamer

“The Machines is a perfect example of the future of AR” - Macworld

“A must have ARKit game—Highly recommended and definitely worth its asking price!” - AR Critic
In The Machines, battle your friends in a breathtaking augmented reality world. Experience 3D sound, graphics, and gameplay like never before.

Use powerful abilities and perspective-based tactics to destroy your enemy's base and climb the global leaderboard.

Victory or defeat depends on your skills, strategic thinking, and ability to maneuver yourself and your troops in battle.
The Machines uses advanced technology to push the boundaries of visual fidelity. The battlefield has over 1.2 million polygons and uses 4k assets and physics-based rendering to bring you a beautifully immersive game.

Your position in the real world affects the audio you hear. Move closer for louder action or disappear behind a rock and audio bounces off, just like in real life.

Your physical position is the competitive edge in this augmented reality battlefield. Use super weapons and abilities tactically by aiming your phone and adjusting your position.

Claim your place at the top of the global leaderboards by defeating foes around the world. Outwit your opponents with balanced, strategic gameplay. A single player training mode is also available to gain experience.

Add friends via a unique invite link and challenge them directly to battle! Play against each other on the same table or anywhere in the world. See who is the champion on your friends leaderboard.
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What’s New

Version 1.6.3

• Fixed a crash when trying to add new friends on iOS 14

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
264 Ratings

264 Ratings

Blue1954 ,

Awesome game but hard at the start

I love the concept and the graphics as well as the sound effects. It really makes for a wonderfully immersive experience. Only main issue is how well the game explains things to you. For example, what are the exact requirements so I win a match or when do I unlock the other heroes? Also, I don’t know if it’s just me but I can never manage to get much damage at all on the opponents base with the excessive amounts of troops and defensive towers. I find myself usually defending the entire game without being able to actually attack. So maybe lessen that a bit? Another minor issue is that I think the trainer is too hard. Usually it’s an easy victory in most games but in this case, it’s HARD. I’m sure once I get a hang of things it will be much more enjoyable. However, these things make the start pretty annoying. However, overall, this game functions very well while looking awesome.

ccgray ,

(Updated) Multiplayer is working now...

Original Review: Purchased this game to play locally with friends and family during the holiday’s. After going through all the tutorials and getting all devices set up to play, the multiplayer map will launch just fine. However, the bases and “hero’s” do not load and map just sits there. I tried waiting for it, but nothing ever loads. Very disappointed in a $5 game that Apple praised as “revolutionary”, and doesn’t work as advertised.

***Updated: After swapping to another WiFi connection the multiplayer began working very well. I have been able to play against family over the past few days, and enjoy the capabilities of the game. The developer did contact me and worked to resolve the issue which is appreciated. However, the first couple of WiFi connections and the cellular signal were not adequate to handle this game over the air. The game is very engaging and entertaining, and the local multiplayer really makes it a great game!

Developer Response ,

Hi. Thanks for reaching out and providing your feedback. This is a very unusual behavior and we want to work with you until the issue is resolved. Could you please provide us more details so that we can try to identify what the issue is? Which phone model are you using? Does this occur every time you launch the game? Can you please try to restart the phone and see if this issue continues? If it does, could you please take a video and send it to us at To take a video please go to Settings-> Control Center -> Customize Controls. Please include "Screen Recording" to the controls in Control Center. Before you launch the game pls go to Control Center and start a recording session. Then launch the game and Kindly send us the video. Don't worry we will work with you until the game runs smoothly on your device. Thanks!

Sup_kwhit ,

Very exciting! wanting more!

The game I didn’t know I needed! Love the game, love how when I get closer to the actual areas of fighting those sounds get louder, I love the mechanics, I love the visuals, but I want more! On your website it doesn’t tell us anything yet, but I want to know... can we currently unlock the other heroes? (If so I don’t know how) Will there be more maps? Will there be 2v2? And I wish I could choose to play a friend even on local WiFi or something, there’s also no way to communicate with anyone else on the game, not even a forum, so hard to connect to the community. Seems a shame, but the game is sooooo fun, I just want a little more content, especially with my money’s, potentially would love to pay for (or get for free wink wink ;))more skins/win effects (like both robots high five) and maps. Since it’s a paid app of course not so many iap but please use our money and give us more content cause Id love to play my friends and destroy in this fun game.

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