Developer: Touch Press
iOS Version: 5.1+
Retina Display: Yes
Pyramids 3D Review
Bring the wonders of Egypt to life on your iPad
Giving you the opportunity to explore the stunning sights of Giza, Pyramids 3D brings this historic area to life. Once you open the app, you’ll see the Giza plateau displayed in all its glory. You’re free to zoom in on any location you wish, or simply drag and swipe across the screen to navigate around the landmarks, including the Great Pyramid, the Sphinx, and more.
Once you tap on a landmark, you can view it in greater detail and read up on its history through the information tab. With most of the pyramids and tombs you’re able to enter the buildings and see the internal structures and wall paintings, complete with audio narration.
To complement the exploration side of the app, there is a range of other impressive features on offer. You can learn about objects discovered in the area through archeological digs, read about the history of the Old Kingdom – featuring interactive animations – and even view Then and Now images of the main sights.
Along with all the positives there are a couple negatives. Firstly, the app is a whopping 1GB in size, meaning it’ll take up a serious chunk of your iPad’s internal storage. Navigation can also be disorientating at times, and it’s also quite expensive. However, for anyone fascinated by Egyptian history, or wanting to learn about some of the world’s most incredible landmarks, this app is an excellent educational tool.
The visuals and information on offer is remarkable, but the app’s size and cost will limit its appeal.
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