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bunger
Apr 16, 2010, 08:26 PM
Just curious what everyone thinks the most gorgeous and fun game is on the iPad....



Inimical
Apr 16, 2010, 08:46 PM
Geometry Wars FTW!

angemon89
Apr 16, 2010, 08:47 PM
Worms HD. It's fun, and what can be more gorgeous than a cartoon worm with a rocket launcher?

Peanut207
Apr 16, 2010, 08:58 PM
RealRacing HD

Akash.B
Apr 16, 2010, 09:06 PM
NFS Shift and Minigore HD (Controls aren't as good for this one though

shady825
Apr 16, 2010, 09:20 PM
isnt Mirrors Edge supposed to look pretty good? (havent seen it myself)

Travisimo
Apr 16, 2010, 09:33 PM
Plants VS Zombies

It's gorgeous. It's fun. It's deep and engaging.

And it's BETTER with touch, so it's MADE for the iPad.

ClaireL
Apr 16, 2010, 09:39 PM
NFS:Shift is extremely gorgeous and plays like a dream. Highly recommended.

bluehaze013
Apr 16, 2010, 09:47 PM
Real Racing, Worms is cool too but not jaw dropping. The Sam n Max game is the most jaw dropping gorgeous though out of pretty much all the games so far.

Zethca
Apr 16, 2010, 09:49 PM
For 2D: Plants VS Zombies definitely. My favorite all around

3D: real racing in my experience, but Ive only purchased a few.

Compile 'em all
Apr 16, 2010, 09:53 PM
isnt Mirrors Edge supposed to look pretty good? (havent seen it myself)

Just out of curiosity, what is the purpose this post?

Are you recommending a game you haven't played or just asking? Why would you ask in a thread that is actually requesting recommendations?

Sometimes I wonder why I keep coming to back these forums. :o

shady825
Apr 16, 2010, 10:00 PM
Just out of curiosity, what is the purpose this post?

Are you recommending a game you haven't played or just asking? Why would you ask in a thread that is actually requesting recommendations?

Sometimes I wonder why I keep coming to back these forums. :o

From what I saw on YouTube it looked pretty good. But Like I said I havent seen it myself. Meaning in person. I've also seen other say that game looked good. I was just bringing it up into the discussion.

Just out of curiosity, what is the purpose of YOUR post!?

MythicFrost
Apr 16, 2010, 10:01 PM
N.O.V.A HD is great, Asphalt 5, Real Racing, CoD WaW, Fieldrunners, Low Grav Racer 2, Dungeon Hunter HD (although the graphics aren't that improved)

bluehaze013
Apr 16, 2010, 10:02 PM
isnt Mirrors Edge supposed to look pretty good? (havent seen it myself)

Looks pretty good, ain't no Sam n Max though! It looked pretty outdated on the Pc as well though so can't really expect it to be a showcase game on the iPad.

bluehaze013
Apr 16, 2010, 10:03 PM
From what I saw on YouTube it looked pretty good. But Like I said I havent seen it myself. Meaning in person. I've also seen other say that game looked good. I was just bringing it up into the discussion.

Just out of curiosity, what is the purpose of YOUR post!?

He's a troll, pay him no mind and he might go away ;)

noah82
Apr 16, 2010, 10:04 PM
Let's golf HD is awesome!!

ClaireL
Apr 16, 2010, 10:04 PM
N.O.V.A HD is great, Asphalt 5, Real Racing, CoD WaW, Fieldrunners, Low Grav Racer 2, Dungeon Hunter HD (although the graphics aren't that improved)

Since you have COD Zombies for iPad, is it really very laggy as I've read about?

jjahshik32
Apr 16, 2010, 10:17 PM
Is sam and max fun?

stagi
Apr 16, 2010, 11:31 PM
Let's golf HD is awesome!!

Cool I loved this for the iPhone think I will have to check it out for the iPad tonight :)

kirchnrd
Apr 17, 2010, 12:29 AM
Labyrinth 2

drjsway
Apr 17, 2010, 01:28 AM
Real Racing, Worms is cool too but not jaw dropping. The Sam n Max game is the most jaw dropping gorgeous though out of pretty much all the games so far.

I second Sam and Max. Best looking game in the iPad to date. Much better than Real Racing.

And yes, it's really fun if you like adventure games (like the old LucasArts games).

bunger
Apr 17, 2010, 05:41 AM
Great thread so far! I don't have many games on my iPad yet and saw screenshots of the geometry game, which looked really nice. So I was curious what other games take full advantage of the ipad's gorgeous screen...

bunger
Apr 19, 2010, 08:26 PM
Great list... Let's keep it going...

Staindsoul
Apr 19, 2010, 08:38 PM
It's not a game but Eyewitness shows off the beauty of pictures on the iPad. And it's free. Worth a check out.

RawBert
Apr 19, 2010, 09:38 PM
Just out of curiosity, what is the purpose this post?
Pfft. :rolleyes:

Just out of curiosity, what is the purpose of YOUR post!?

HA HA! :D

noah82
Apr 19, 2010, 09:42 PM
Lets golf HD!

LSUtigers03
Apr 19, 2010, 09:52 PM
Geometry Wars

BobRichards
Apr 19, 2010, 09:53 PM
Geometry wars, and glow burst.

Jeremy81
Apr 19, 2010, 10:12 PM
I've enjoyed Geometry Wars most out of all the games I've purchased. I have always loved it on my xbox and was very pleased to see it released for iPad. I reached number 22 on the Evolved leader board earlier. I'm hoping for the first spot soon.

bunger
Apr 23, 2010, 01:09 PM
Geometry Wars looks cool, but some unknown force is stopping me from buying it. Probably because it looks cool, but not quite $10 cool...

PCClone
Apr 23, 2010, 01:12 PM
For gorgeous - pornhub. Hey, someone had to say it.

LSUtigers03
Apr 23, 2010, 01:14 PM
Geometry Wars looks cool, but some unknown force is stopping me from buying it. Probably because it looks cool, but not quite $10 cool...

The gameplay is more than $10 cool. Also NOVA HD dropped in price to $7.

ScottFitz
Apr 23, 2010, 01:14 PM
Sometimes I wonder why I keep coming to back these forums. :o

Apparently to be grumpy.:rolleyes:

ballen420
Apr 23, 2010, 01:18 PM
Geometry Wars looks cool, but some unknown force is stopping me from buying it. Probably because it looks cool, but not quite $10 cool...

It's more the $10 cool....it's digital crack cool. Seriously, I'd recommend picking this one up. There are 6 or 7 game types each with an online leaderboard. It's one of those games you get addicted to and can pick up at anytime.

Rob.G
Apr 23, 2010, 01:24 PM
I bought Geometry Wars and it wouldn't run on my 64gb WiFi while I had it. It just crashed a few seconds after it loaded.

Rob

bunger
Apr 23, 2010, 01:24 PM
The gameplay is more than $10 cool. Also NOVA HD dropped in price to $7.

I read some reviews that said the background music was horrid and the game controls left a lot to be desired. What is your experience?

NOVA HD is a first-person-shooter game, isn't it? Is it supposed to be very good?

ClaireL
Apr 23, 2010, 01:28 PM
I read some reviews that said the background music was horrid and the game controls left a lot to be desired. What is your experience?

NOVA HD is a first-person-shooter game, isn't it? Is it supposed to be very good?

The great thing about NOVA is that you can customize the controls and move the control icons wherever you wish on the screen. This game is meant for the iPad and you would have to be crazy to skip it...maybe not crazy lol, so I recommend taking the plunge. :D

LSUtigers03
Apr 23, 2010, 01:36 PM
I read some reviews that said the background music was horrid and the game controls left a lot to be desired. What is your experience?

NOVA HD is a first-person-shooter game, isn't it? Is it supposed to be very good?

I don't mind the music. What I like about the controls is it doesn't have fixed joysticks. Anywhere you touch the joystick appears so no matter where your fingers are you'll have control and you can have your thumbs wherever is comfortable for you. The one thing I don't like is the bomb is in the middle of the bottom part of the screen so it makes it hard to use the bombs.

NOVA is great. It's a Halo like FPS with great graphics and gameplay. Also the multiplayer is a lot of fun as well when you're done with the single player.

David R
Apr 23, 2010, 01:51 PM
Zenbound 2 is pretty nice.

rtay
Apr 23, 2010, 01:56 PM
tap tap revenge looks AWESOME, and its free. I like mirrors edge, its fun and looks decent. NFS shift looks really nice, but its not worth the 15, its upgraded graphics from the iphone version. I want to get call of duty, but i have the same gripe with it as i do with nfs.

bunger
Apr 23, 2010, 02:04 PM
tap tap revenge looks AWESOME,

I tried Tap Tap Revenge... it looked pretty good, but was kinda boring... :-)

r0k
Apr 23, 2010, 02:32 PM
I tried Tap Tap Revenge... it looked pretty good, but was kinda boring... :-)

I had Tap Tap on my iPod Touch for a while. It kept popping up useless messages about songs I didn't care about so I finally deleted it. On the iPad, when I install an app, if it asks to send me push notifications I almost always say no, especially for free apps which are more likely to push advertising.

Right now I like the roller coaster app (I'll figure out the title later and update my post). You don't have to build your own coaster. You can ride dozens of coasters uploaded by other users. Some of them are a waste but some are pretty good.

nasa25
Apr 23, 2010, 03:05 PM
I agree that for gorgeous, anything porn and porn related is most gorgeous.

For fun, real racing HD. However I want to try plants versus zombies.

undrpsi
Apr 23, 2010, 03:20 PM
For all you turn based sim players...

Civilization : Revolution
NOTE: The iPhone version is cheaper and plays well in 2x mode. The iPad version is p-r-i-c-e-y and you don't get much except an expanded view. But it's one of my favs.

For all you Puzzle fanatics...
Chapter 2 Mahjong Aritfacts...Mahjong but with very good graphics and an attempt at a storyline.

For you Free-bo players...
Paper Toss, Paper Football, Removem 2, and Shroom HD

Suck-Ass games (YMMV..I didn't like them AND I paid for them :( )
Sherlock Holmes Mysteries
10 pin
DeerHunter

I have Brothers-in-Arms : Hour of the Heroes that I got free when it first came out...No lag, ok graphics, virtual joysticks. COD:Zombies can lag but it's basically the same.

Anyone else got some input? I like sim games and stuff like PuzzleQuest (hint..hint..)

gillybean
Apr 23, 2010, 03:23 PM
I got a marbles game called PartyPlace and it looks pretty nice and it's fun (especially with multiple people all flinging marbles at the same time), but every few games it crashes and the iPad has to be rebooted.

ClaireL
Apr 23, 2010, 03:28 PM
I saw the upcoming Brothers in Arms game footage on the Gameloft Video Podcast for the iPad, Has new iPad features and looks gorgeous.

bunger
Apr 28, 2010, 06:16 AM
Any new updates?

Zepaw
Apr 28, 2010, 06:17 AM
Zen Bound 2

GoKyu
Apr 28, 2010, 07:14 AM
My faves that were meant for the iPad are:

Plants vs. Zombies HD - incredibly addictive, I'm going through adventure mode a 2nd time, and working my way through the mini games.

Mirror's Edge - LOVE the parkour aspect of this game. The only letdown is that it only has 6 main stages...could've been a little longer.

Flight Control HD - very nice upgrade from the iPhone original. Extra space for new airports onscreen increase the challenge.


A few games I still enjoy playing the original iPhone versions:

Assassin's Creed - Alta´r's Chronicles - Still VERY fun to play at 2x, even though the graphics aren't perfectly sharp.

Doodle Jump - Classic. I kinda hope they make a universal binary so that iPhone owners don't have to buy it again, but I might be willing to pay a few bucks for an iPad edition...

nihilisticmonk
Apr 28, 2010, 07:38 AM
Just out of curiosity, what is the purpose this post?

Are you recommending a game you haven't played or just asking? Why would you ask in a thread that is actually requesting recommendations?

Sometimes I wonder why I keep coming to back these forums. :o

Seeing that it's becoming more and more comprised of unhelpful, catty pointscorers like you, I wonder the same.

People like you are the reason I hardly delve into these forums :mad:

Go back a couple of years, and this used to be such a nice place...

bunger
Apr 30, 2010, 09:59 AM
Well... I finally broke down and bought Geometry Wars this morning. I haven't played it very much yet ( had to go to work - responsibilities, right?! ), but I can say it is by far the most dazzling looking game yet on my iPad.

So far I have:

N.O.V.A. HD
NFS Shift
X-Plane
Star Walk
Scrabble
Geometry Wars

Of those, GW is the clear winner in the looks department. Not sure about game play yet as I haven't had much of a chance, but it is quite stunning to look at.

I also have to throw props at Star Walk for just being a cool app!

ballen420
Apr 30, 2010, 10:02 AM
If you have any problems with the gameplay in GeoWars, try tweaking the sensitivity - I think I put mine around 10, which I saw recommended in another thread.

My only gripe about the game is the placement of the bomb button. But it is a beautiful and fun game.

jacksonian
Apr 30, 2010, 11:58 AM
I don't know if anyone else would consider it gorgeous or tons of fun, but I've been enjoying the Bruce Lee fighting game. The controls are actually pretty easy and I was impressed with the graphics, especially because there's absolutely zero lag or glitches.

I've also had a blast playing FieldRunners (on easy), but the medium setting kept kicking my butt so I got frustrated and quit.

bunger
May 5, 2010, 06:13 PM
Geometry Wars are still blowing all of my other games away in the "looks gorgeous" department and was just curious if I am missing any new ones...

flyingturtle
May 5, 2010, 07:59 PM
I bought a ton of games. I never had a iPhone before.

The ones I'm playing the most are:

Angry Birds HD - I even got my uncle to buy this game for his iPod Touch. Addicting physics-based game of throwing birds at angry evil grining pigs.

Azkend HD - I like puzzle/tetris type games and this one is really polished with beautiful art. Very addicting too.

Pinball HD - Some nice 3D in this Pinball game with a nice zoom feature. I hope to see more boards in the future. I'd love to see a Metroid Pinball clone on the iPad some day too!

Doodle Blaster - I was surprised by this game. The doodle art fooled me but it is a very intense shooter game. I use all my fingers and it's amazing how many projectiles can be launched on the screen.

Zenbound 2 - very beautiful puzzle game.

Eyewitness Guardian - someone already mentioned this and, rightly so. This is not a game, more like a news app that only shows pictures, but the pics are amazing. I show this to people not interested in games as the photos really show off the beauty of the iPad screen.

Starwalk - this version for the iPad is another app that gets amazement from people. I turn this app on, tell them to hold the iPad in both hands and move it around their head. Works best at night of course, but the ability to show the night sky with constellations that matches your current point of view is pretty amazing use of technology.

jodorowsky00
May 5, 2010, 08:13 PM
I still think 2d games are better looking than 3d and because of that i say iBlast Moki HD is the best looking game and only 99cents.

Scott6666
May 5, 2010, 08:42 PM
Seeing that it's becoming more and more comprised of unhelpful, catty pointscorers like you, I wonder the same.

People like you are the reason I hardly delve into these forums :mad:

Go back a couple of years, and this used to be such a nice place...

+1

Have to say I agree. It seems that 20% of the posts are people complaining about what and why people are posting. It's becoming a real peeve of mine. I can't understand why they don't just move on silently. Everyone has different motivations for their posts. Nasty comments just make the poster feel bad; I can't understand why someone would want to do that. It's not junior high school here - or IS it?

We need a simple term denigrating jr high type posts (kind of like +1) so we can make a quick insult without hijacking the thread.

PS Great thread otherwise, finding lots of games that I might buy. Does anyone like We Rule or Castlevania?

ClaireL
May 5, 2010, 08:58 PM
+1

Have to say I agree. It seems that 20% of the posts are people complaining about what and why people are posting. It's becoming a real peeve of mine. I can't understand why they don't just move on silently. Everyone has different motivations for their posts. Nasty comments just make the poster feel bad; I can't understand why someone would want to do that. It's not junior high school here - or IS it?

We need a simple term denigrating jr high type posts (kind of like +1) so we can make a quick insult without hijacking the thread.



I also agree 100% Scott and you make good points. Some people on here post snarky sarcastic comments that don't really contribute and smack of mean spiritness. It's childish and irritating. Some have a bit of an ego since several people will always respond to them and suppose this makes them carry on with their jr high posts. It almost does feel like school, Kindergarten at times lol. I am guilty of making lame comments myself but some make them I notice nearly every single time. I've learned to just pass right on by those particular members posts.

RawBert
May 5, 2010, 09:16 PM
+1 Have to say I agree. It seems that 20% of the posts are people complaining about what and why people are posting. It's becoming a real peeve of mine. I can't understand why they don't just move on silently. Everyone has different motivations for their posts. Nasty comments just make the poster feel bad; I can't understand why someone would want to do that. It's not junior high school here - or IS it?
That "Compile" mofo is always saying that crap. He criticizes the reason for a thread or post then says, "sometimes I wonder why I keep coming back to these forums". :rolleyes: Gimme a freakin' break! One of the worst trolls I've seen around here. I see he's in "time out". No wonder. What the hell is he trying to prove? That he's a snooty thread connoisseur? Ugh! Lame.

EDIT: I know, I'm only contributing to the problem. Sorry.

jodorowsky00
May 5, 2010, 09:47 PM
That "Compile" mofo is always saying that crap. He criticizes the reason for a thread or post then says, "sometimes I wonder why I keep coming back to these forums". :rolleyes: Gimme a freakin' break! One of the worst trolls I've seen around here. I see he's in "time out". No wonder. What the hell is he trying to prove? That he's a snooty thread connoisseur? Ugh! Lame.

well now all im seeing is posts about people complaining about people that nag and hate, thats not much better!

dopipod
May 6, 2010, 01:05 AM
well now all im seeing is posts about people complaining about people that nag and hate, thats not much better!

+1 ;)

My faves:
Plants vs zombies - perfect iPad gameplay
Let's golf
Angry birds
Ispy - pages of live webcams
Guitar - play guitar on iPad, includes buttons to change chords quickly and has some classic guitar tunes ready compiled
Moonlight mahjong - good looking and slick manipulation of 3d views
Sneezies - simple fun gameplay to impress youngsters for when you've run out of adults to show off your iPad :)

saving107
May 6, 2010, 02:21 AM
I don't know about gorgeous, but I just bought Strategery yesterday for $.99 (universal) and I'm having a lot of fun with it. I've been putting off buying geometry wars for the same reason ($10), but I think for sure now I will definitly give it a try.

My favorites:
Plants vs zombies (9.99)
Tap Tap Radiation (free)
Glow Burst (free)
Pinball HD (2.99)
Real Racing HD (9.99)
Strategery (.99)

And not a game, but really fun app: Star Walk (4.99)

Surely
May 6, 2010, 02:38 AM
Great.....now I have to buy a whole bunch of new games. :p

Thanks a lot guys!

+1 for Pinball HD

jodorowsky00
May 6, 2010, 02:56 AM
I need Angry Birds HD, arr why isn't it cheaper!

flyingturtle
May 6, 2010, 03:04 AM
I want to add Galcon Fusion to my list. I picked that up today and it's a great action-strategy game, like the Homeworld meets Risk.

I recommend it. Galcon Fusion is the iPad version. If you want to see what the game is like, you can try Galcon lite, the iPhone version. That's what I did and after 10 minutes, I knew I had to buy it.

Wyrdo
May 6, 2010, 08:17 AM
I'm going to check out a few of the apps mentioned here, I just wish people hadn't recommended Real Racing as I thought it was terrible :p

NinjaMonkey
May 6, 2010, 08:31 AM
Besides what everyone else has posted, give Marble Mixer a try. It's as pretty as a marble game can be and is a blast with 4 players.

It also looks like it's on sale for $1.99 right now.

thatisme
May 6, 2010, 08:42 AM
I tried Tap Tap Revenge... it looked pretty good, but was kinda boring... :-)

If they add one more pad, it could be DANCE, DANCE REVOLUTION - FINGER EDITION.

I actually like the game, but its buggy at the moment. It is a very visually appealing game.

On a non visual game experience, I am really enjoying "words with friends HD". it is not a game you sit down and play straight through, however, you play one move at a time throughout the day.

Sleazy E
May 6, 2010, 09:01 AM
Without a doubt Plants vs Zombies has been my best purchase. In fact I can't seem to get my girlfriend to stop playing it now. Replay value is enormous with all the unlockabkes as well as the mini games and endless modes.

Buy it!

laokai
May 6, 2010, 09:05 AM
I don't think it looks particularly good, but I'm finding Dungeon Hunter pretty fun so far. Basically just a Diablo clone, but still fun if you like hack n slash crawlers...

Wyrdo
May 6, 2010, 09:31 AM
I don't think it looks particularly good, but I'm finding Dungeon Hunter pretty fun so far. Basically just a Diablo clone, but still fun if you like hack n slash crawlers...

I just have the free iphone version on my ipad right now, I quite like it though so will probably buy the HD version :)

Sketchr
May 6, 2010, 01:19 PM
Are Geometry Wars and Plants vs Zombies good pick up and play games?

Looking for great games that are still fun/engaging during intervals - without having to spend a lot of time at once.

mcdj
May 6, 2010, 01:24 PM
+1 for Pinball HD

+2. Insanely good graphics.

ballen420
May 6, 2010, 01:26 PM
Are Geometry Wars and Plants vs Zombies good pick up and play games?

Looking for great games that are still fun/engaging during intervals - without having to spend a lot of time at once.

Perfect....well, I can only really speak for Geo Wars on the iPad. Most of the game types are only a few minutes per game. Putting it down is the hard part.

nippyjun
May 6, 2010, 01:34 PM
I like:

We Rule
Warpgate
Modern Combat Sandstorm


I also play Space Miner at 2x and it looks decent.

bunger
May 6, 2010, 01:38 PM
Are Geometry Wars and Plants vs Zombies good pick up and play games?


I haven't played Zombies either, Geometry Wars is definitely a pick-up-and-play game. I have a 5 year old and a 1 year old, so my gaming time is limited and GW is the perfect solution... :-)

tomashi
May 6, 2010, 01:58 PM
im tempted to try GW, but i can't see myself paying $10

ClaireL
May 6, 2010, 02:03 PM
I haven't played Zombies either, Geometry Wars is definitely a pick-up-and-play game. I have a 5 year old and a 1 year old, so my gaming time is limited and GW is the perfect solution... :-)

Are your babies enjoying the loads of kids games/apps that are out for the iPad? Also, I saw this video of a small child using the Wiimote on a snesiphone game on the iPad. YouTube Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OB9RgyLDXE)

Btw, can we embed YT videos?

KevKaos
May 6, 2010, 02:12 PM
I have only been loading free games to check out, but thanks to you all I will have to spend a couple hundred dollars to see what all the fuss is about. :D

Anyway, here are four games that I keep going back to over and over. While they may not really show off the iPad graphics, they aren't bad. And better yet, they are very playable.

Cluck It! (this is probably the best looking of the ones listed. Much like frogger but with better graphics)

Doons HD (I was addicted to this game and played to level 17 in one sitting)

Godfinger (graphics are rather plain, but reminds me of the old Black/White game)

New York 3D Roller Coaster (this was brought up by someone else earlier but they didn't have the name handy)

I will say one thing. I am a bit disappointed in the lack of playable demos for most games. I have a Droid phone, and it seems like every application has a useable demo that is limited in some way, but at least you can try before you buy. Thats not a slam on Apple or iTunes, more so on the developers.

im tempted to try GW, but i can't see myself paying $10

see, there is a case where if they had provided a one level playable demo, people would probably be buying this app like crazy.

bunger
May 6, 2010, 02:26 PM
im tempted to try GW, but i can't see myself paying $10

I was the same way - I had just dropped money for NFS Shift and Scrabble and didn't want to shell out more cash for a game I wasn't sure if I would play very much. The videos looks cool and the reviews were good, but I just wasn't sold on it. I finally got tired of constantly going back and forth and bought it... now it is my go-to game on the iPad....

13blackbirds
May 6, 2010, 06:03 PM
Zenbound 2 is pretty nice.

+1

Love this game.

Maaz
May 6, 2010, 06:32 PM
Plants vs zombies looks great

diabolic
May 6, 2010, 06:34 PM
Plants vs zombies looks great

It definitely is. Well worth the price.

nj-mac-user
May 6, 2010, 06:45 PM
I believe it was already mentioned a couple of times, but how about Call of Duty: Zombies? It's fun and just like the console version. It impresses everyone I show it to, they did a really good job with the ipad version.

stagi
May 7, 2010, 11:25 AM
Got angry birds last night and love it, fun game!