Best games for ipad

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by i-sidd, May 18, 2011.

  1. i-sidd macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2006
    I am looking to get some recommendation on the best games out there for the ipad.

    Any genre is ok...The only criteria addicting and fun
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    My top faves are Infinity Blade and Dead Space HD. Also try out Tappysack. It's free and totally awesome.
  3. jfrancis04 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2010
    I would say it depends on what kind of gamer you are.

    If you're a traditional, "hard-core" gamer then you will love titles like Infinity Blade, Dead Space, NOVA 2, and maybe a sport title like NBA Jam.

    If you're more of a casual type, then Angry Birds is always a good choice. I'd also recommend Words with Friends, Plants v.s. Zombies, and Osmos are all certainly good choices.

    There's a ton out there though. Anything and everything you want to be honest.
  4. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    It's $2 now.

    I second Infinity Blade and Dead Space HD. A few I play often are NOVA, Geometry Wars, Osmos, Pinball HD, RAGE HD, Zombieville USA HD.
  5. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    Thanks for adding that. I must have grabbed it when it was free between May 11th and the 16th. I still highly recommend it. It's a hackysack game that your goal is to keep the sack in the air. (Duh, obvs.) The more times you hit it, the more color and sounds the background gets.
  6. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    My husband and I both spend waaaaaaay too much time playing Pocket Frogs. It's a breeding-and-collecting game. I'm thinking we should get him his own iPod touch to play it onso he'll stop bogarting my iPad. :rolleyes:

    I also like Drop7 by zynga, and plain 'ol solitaire. I have the free versions of angry birds, but I don't play them nearly enough to pay for them. Same for fruit ninja, which I know is popular.
  7. Bacong macrumors 68020


    Mar 7, 2009
    Westland, Michigan
    iOOTP is the only game I play, but it's really for baseball geeks only.
  8. specialk0449 macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2011
    I really like playing iBomber Def. It is a great game.
  9. M-5 macrumors 65816


    Jan 4, 2008
    World of Goo is a really great casual game. I love it. You build little structures out of goo balls to get the structure to reach a pipe at the end.

  10. jfrancis04 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2010
    I second World of Goo. I played it on the Wii and it was phenomenal. I expect the iPad version is even better.
  11. PatrickCocoa macrumors 6502a

    Dec 2, 2008
    She said breeding

    So kind of like real life then.

    - Darwin
  12. jfrancis04 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2010
  13. miamialley macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Starfront. If you like Starcraft you'll love this one, too.
  14. hockeyhammer macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2009
  15. original poster macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2011
    Berkshire, UK
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 is excellent as well, very well done on the iPad!
  16. nickbarbs macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2009
    If you like the instance tank/healer/dps dynamic of World of Warcraft be sure to try Battleheart. Probably the best game on a phone i've ever played.

    offline instances FTW
  17. Mattgella macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2011
    Kind of messed up isn't it? He gets an ipod touch while you get the ipad? How about you get him his own ipad for father's day! :)
  18. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    I'm still impressed with X-Plane on iPad ... just bought it now for my iMac ...
  19. i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2006
    I have need for speed hot pursuit on iphone and would definitely like some racing games.

    Interested in

    Asphalt 5 HD or 6 which is better?

    Infinity Blade - price drop (but keep hearing that it gets boring after a while)

    Real racing HD

    Mirrors edge

    what else?

    Also I noticed on mu ipad the games section in the app store is weird.
    It does not show free games like it does on the iphone. Also just whats hot and featured. Is there a way to see all games?
  20. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    If you like racing, get Real Racing 2. It supports 1080p with the digital out cable.

    As for finding good games, try using the app Appshopper or their website. I've found a ton of jewels on there.
  21. acastic macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2004
    I have them. They really help out on certain types of games - mainly FPS and action games. I'm currently playing Prince of Persia:Warrior Within with Fling and it does wonders for the overall experience. Helps give you better control when moving the Prince around.
  22. jsan1 macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2010
    FIFA 11 is great for soccer (or football) fans. Just got a great update. Also love Max & the Magic Marker. Remarkable game which is absolutely ideal and what games on the iPad should strive to be.
  23. Henry Spencer macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2011
    If you like the more «artsy» underground games, be sure to check out Sword and Sworcery. I highly recommend it. Its a 8-bit, point and click, adventure game like none other.

    Check it out :
  24. foiden, May 20, 2011
    Last edited: May 20, 2011

    foiden macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2008
    Battle heart is definitely great stuff. A very neat way of how you control a party of heroes fighting against enemies. You also progressively level them up and select new powers and abilities for the members. You also can hire new members throughout the game.

    Others I don't believe mentioned are.

    Shooter style:
    Bug panic. - This is a combined game that is a level-based twin stick shooter that takes elements of scrolling shooters and top/view adventure games where you move a character across the world. This is a universal iPad/iPhone app, but with absolutely perfect controls. It's hyper acurrate on iPad and has no disconnect between you and control of the game's character. It works your dodging skills and your combo skills as your main weapon of attack is pesticide bombs.

    While there are a small number of good games in this area, and with different level of complexities. Sometimes, it is the more simplistic and easiest to jump into that gets special attention. Of these, I find that Sword of Fargoal really stands out. Presentation wise, it is by far the prettiest; but more so it succeeds in one major thing. The ease for which you can jump in, play, and control the on-screen action. It isn't the most complex of the bunch. You do have games like Nethack and such. But just in controls and trying to do various actions, they lend to make things a bit complex and less iOS friendly. Fargoal gets it right by simply working real well on a touch-screen interface and trims the fat concerning what you need to do to do everything in the game. However, it is no slouch in terms of giving you a decent amount of experiences. It's level of complexity comes in things you can run into and avoids adding it in terms of player actions. Graphics mix 2d bitmap characters in 3D top/down dungeons with a neat and unique effect. Music is orchestral and pretty epic for a game type that usually is devoid of music.

    Hybrid Tower Defense and Dungeon crawler:
    Dungeon defenders. - The control interface could be a bit better, but this unique angle to a hybrid game is very well done. Can also be played online with others. You cam also build characters you play. Each character not only has unique loot, weapons and such, but unique towers, traps, and defense systems they can place in the dungeon to help. Those can also be improved upon as well. While it has plenty of Tower Defense gameplay, it also has dungeon crawling satisfaction in there, with various loot to obtain in the levels. Maybe not everybody's taste, but if you like Dungeon hacking lootfests And Tower defense strategy, this could be a gem for you.


    Two flavors.
    1. Free to Play model where you buy specific content packages to expand your play.

    Pocket Legends. - The main only pick of this lot. Not too shabby either. It's mainly the town lobby areas where you'll see other random players and such. All adventuring locations are instances, though. Almost like a 3d offline level-based adventure, but you can form a party with other online players to join you. It's third person with a mostly angled overhead camera.

    2. MMO with monthly payments.

    Order & Chaos online. - Also the main only pick of this lot. This is by far the most impressive online game of the online lot. At first, looking kind of like a Wow clone, it actually has a number of unique systems in place. However, the most impressive thing is that it is a fully realized complete non-instanced free roaming world MMO in your iPad or iPhone. No joke. It's right up there with the full-blown MMOs on PC and Mac and iOS is the only platform outside of them and FFXI on PS2/Xbox 360 to do so.

    It's a universal App with interface differences and graphical enhancements when played on the iPad. Graphically impressive, they really learned from other full-blown MMOs and got a lot of the complex systems right, first time. And better yet, the interface is completely made for the IPad. This isn't just a WoW-like MMO shoehorned into iOS. The interface, from the ground up, was made specifically to play best on touch screen controls. Has full Guild support. Multiple chat channels that you can turn on and off, once in the game. Character creation options, and you can have up to 3 characters per account, by default.

    It's handled like an MMO, with planned periodic updates, however the price of the plans is the most impressive. $0.99 for one month, $1.99 for 3 months, and $2.99 for 6 months. This technically makes it the cheapest unrestricted MMO out there.

    There is one main back draw to this game. As it stands, you can only play this game over Wi-FI. While a lot of Wi-FI IPad users won't complain, since either Mi-FI or Wi-FI options work, it is a damper for those wanting to use direct 3G connections to play, including iPhone users. It's something to note since the other online games do work over 3G

    Elder Scrolls/Gothic-like:

    Aralon: Sword and Shadow - Is definitely my pick of this type. It's a bit more like Gothic than Elder Scrolls, but some have only played ES so I figured I mention both. This is also a free-roaming single-player RPG sandbox. It also includes mounts, in this one, from the get go. (Though Order & Chaos online should have those in an update.) Hard to say more for this one, it's a pretty good 3rd Person sandbox RPG for a portable device. Decent graphics, too, though maybe overshadowed by new games like Order & Chaos. Still, if you want a nice Single-player Gothic experience, it does a good job. Also, with the latest update for it, the iPad-specific interface was given a major overhaul. One for the better. This is a universal app, but the revamped iPad interface definitely changes my opinion in favor of the iPad being the device you'll really want to play this game on.
  25. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010

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