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Old Mar 14, 2011, 03:39 AM   #1
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Recommend some GOOD games...

I've bought 3 so far. Angry Birds, World of Good, and Dead Space.

The most important factor to me is replay value. I don't like wasting money. What do you recommend?
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 04:18 AM   #2
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Carcassonne is still my most played iPad game - tons of replay value especially if you play against real people. Civ Rev is a lot of fun too - yeah, I know it "sucks" compared to proper Civ, but I'm over it. Got a lot of value out of Scrabble (though people say Words With Friends is better) and also (embarrassingly) I've got a lot of games of Boggle under my belt. Weird Worlds is great too, if you like sci-fi stuff - a lot of replay value there.
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 01:39 PM   #3
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 01:52 PM   #4
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Try Flight Control HD. It's very simple but fun to play and has a lot of replay value. Can pick it up and play a quick fun game in a few minutes time.

Also what's cool is you can play over network with friends or over bluetooth locally, and you can check your scores against other people in your area. For example I was playing 1 map and I kept getting close to beating this guy that was 2 miles from my location - finally yesterday I surpassed his top score...
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 02:03 PM   #5
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If it doesn't have to be "action", give Osmos a try. Unique and addictive gameplay, and beautiful etherial graphics. I've had it since it came out and keep coming back to it.
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 10:31 PM   #6
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I've bought 3 so far. Angry Birds, World of Good, and Dead Space.

The most important factor to me is replay value. I don't like wasting money. What do you recommend?
Puzzle Quest 2 - not great replay value but it will take you a loooong time to finish

And Real Golf by Gameloft - lots of replay value and really fun to play actually

And if you don't like wasting money check out these iPad games on sale

There are usually upwards of 200 ipad games on sale every day...i'm sure you'll find somethign there
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Old Mar 18, 2011, 09:22 PM   #7
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Dark Nebula Ep. 2 is free over the weekend:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dark-...375116167?mt=8

Get it, one of the best "marble rolling" games ever!
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Old Mar 18, 2011, 09:27 PM   #8
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I've owned an iPad since last year and I still haven't bought an iPad-only app. I might just try some of these.
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Old Mar 19, 2011, 01:31 AM   #9
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Osmos.
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Old Mar 19, 2011, 11:13 AM   #10
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Galaxy Of Fire 2 (mixture of star control 2 and wing commander type play)
Dungeon Hunter 2 (similar to diablo games)

My favorite 2 by far and I have pretty much anything classified as hardcore... If you are looking for a similar game to Morrowwind than try out Aralon
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Old Mar 19, 2011, 02:29 PM   #11
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Depends on the type of game. My best arcade type game is Super Street fighter iv. It is great and if you have two devices you can bluetooth connect and play against each other. I have others like scrabble, blue block, pinball HD are cool too. There are too many variations...all for different tastes. I hav ea ton
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Old Mar 19, 2011, 09:14 PM   #12
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Pinball HD, Real Racing 2 and Tetris are the ones I play the most. I'd love to find a game that really draws you in, like Zelda or even Pokemon. Hopefully it's just a matter of time. Too many super-casual games and FPSs with awful controls.
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Old Mar 19, 2011, 09:23 PM   #13
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I don't know why but I love cut-the-rope and fruit ninja. cut-the-rope I beat a bit too easily for the money. Fruit ninja is just stupid addictive trying to beat your old score. Just started playing TinkerBox and like it but haven't played long enough to know true value.
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Old Mar 19, 2011, 10:28 PM   #14
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I've bought 3 so far. Angry Birds, World of Good, and Dead Space.

The most important factor to me is replay value. I don't like wasting money. What do you recommend?
World of Goo is probably the best truss building game in the app store.

Need for Speed:Hot Pursuit is pretty fun. It has multiplayer where one can play as police and other as convict.
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Old Mar 20, 2011, 09:18 AM   #15
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If your into 4x games, then Ascendancy is available for the iPad. It is a very long game, meaning I haven't finished one. A variant of the classic Master of Orion 4x game.

They need to fix a few interface issues and desperately need a manual. While I like to see more 4x games come to the iPad the lack of true documentation for even some simple games makes me spend more time learning what everything does instead of playing.
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Old Mar 22, 2011, 01:59 AM   #16
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I've been searching for games alot lately too. It seems like there are only about 15 games that keep getting repeated on this list.

The less popular games that I enjoy playing most are:
Xplane - flight simulator
Dodonpachi - old arcade shooter
sentinel 3 - so far, a fun tower defense game
solipskier - great quick pick up and play skiing game
peggle - addictive! pachinko type game
pinball HD- the only decent pinball game i found so far
mega worm - real fun man eating worm game... think Tremors in 8 bit.

and lastly....
enviro-bear 2000 - bear driving simulator
not so much replay value, but I think its a great cheap game to have. Tons of fun!
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Old Mar 22, 2011, 03:45 PM   #17
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If you like puzzle games, Collision Effect is really good and only .99

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/colli...414855258?mt=8

Played it for the first time last night - couldn't put it down for at least 2 hours.
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Old Mar 23, 2011, 12:37 AM   #18
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Dodonpachi - old arcade shooter
Seconded

My List:
Espgaulda II - another arcade shooter
Arkano Arena - Arkanoid-Like game
Dungeon Hunter 2

the rest are from JP itunes Appstore
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Old Mar 23, 2011, 02:08 AM   #19
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Plants vs Zombies
Geat game, low replay value.

What's up with all the recs for iPhone games? Did this get moved into the wrong forum?
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Old Apr 1, 2011, 03:05 AM   #20
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Bewilder-iii-lite-flowers is a good free iphone game.
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Old Apr 1, 2011, 09:26 AM   #21
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My husband and I are both stupidly addicted to Pocket Frogs right now. It's just a simple breeding-and-collecting game, but if you like that kind of thing it will keep you busy for a very long time trying to collect all the awards. And it's free!
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Old Apr 1, 2011, 10:19 AM   #22
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Can't beleive I forgot Gam Dev Story.

It's a sim game very much in the old school style of theme hospital and those types of games.

You run a game developement studio and you need to hire staff, level them up, make, advertise and then release games.

You can combine so many weird genres and stuff and it has good replay value. It's an easy one to get hooked on.


If your into football (Soccer) You can't go wrong with football manager, tons or replay value there.
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Old Apr 1, 2011, 11:37 AM   #23
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I've bought 3 so far. Angry Birds, World of Good, and Dead Space.

The most important factor to me is replay value. I don't like wasting money. What do you recommend?
Do you prefer some genres over others ? Which are your favorites ? (Action puzzle, RPG, strategy, etc…)

My personal favorite game so far is Civilization Revolution but it is not for everyone. Excellent replay value. They haven't implemented scenarios but they made up for it with customizable game settings. Lots of replay value. User interface could use some polishing and graphics could be much better.

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Galaxy Of Fire 2 (mixture of star control 2 and wing commander type play)
Star Control 2 !!!111oneone

I'm running to the app store to give it a try.

Edit:

I forgot to mention. I hated all games that made use of virtual thumbsticks for control until I gave the Fling thumbsticks a try. (Little plastic thumbsticks that stick to you iPad with suction cups). It completely changed iPad gaming for me.
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Old Apr 1, 2011, 12:06 PM   #24
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Try Foursight - FreeAppFriday

We're obviously biased but Foursight is FREE and it's for the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch!

It's a classic strategy board game where half of the pieces you control are yours and the other half are the opponents! Place the opponents pieces in bad places so they can't score points! Sharpens your critical thinking skills!

(iTunes Link -> http://blu.tc/f9Ge6E )
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Old Apr 1, 2011, 12:13 PM   #25
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We're obviously biased but Foursight is FREE and it's for the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch!
Self promotion is allowed but you should go a little easier on us. I keep bumping in your ads. It might worth your time to read the MacRumors' Guidelines for Software Developers again. Take care and keep developing cool apps.
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