Gyro Sensors for a Realistic Gameplay


Newbie Gamer
Apr 16, 2019
Before we start, let’s see what exactly is the Gyroscope. First stop – Wikipedia: “A gyroscope is a device for measuring or maintaining orientation, based on the principles of conservation of angular momentum.” Okay, not clear enough. The gyroscope was first created as a mechanical device relying on basic physical laws to do some amazing things like giving the illusion of defying gravity. To illustrate, imagine a moving bicycle that remains stable and is not falling despite the gravitational pull. Only that gyroscopes use angular momentum from the spinning motion of their parts to provide that same stability.

Enough with the physics, what that gives you in the real world is better location awareness. While your accelerometer is gauging where your phone is in three dimensions, it cannot know how the phone is rotating, and that is where the gyro sensor comes in handy. How can you use it? Up to your imagination, but gaming could be your first guess when we talk about handsets.

This is the area where game makers promised the gyro sensor will make a difference. And praise the game makers who were quick to optimize their games to use it. Best use: first-person shooters.

Games: Take a look at this 5 titles below if you are in the mood for some hardcore shooting action:

1. Zombie Shooter - Death Hospital- Control your Aim using the Gyro Sensor to kill the zombies and to rescue the other survivors.

2. Eliminate: Gun Range– One of the games to use the gyroscope.

3. Modern Combat: Sandstorm– Realistic Middle Eastern environments, a lot of action and multiplayer support grant it the third place.

4. Brother in Arms 2: Global Front – This great World War II shooter comes enhanced with gyro support.

5.N.O.V.A. – A truly immersive shooting game taking place in space where you fight for mankind’s survival against the aliens known as Judges.