Can the Touch 4 still play many games?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by raccoonboy, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Plan to buy IPT4 16G this friday for music, some clips/mv. I guess there should be around 5 GB or so left for gaming so can it still run new and updated games?

    I read on the web that Temple run 2 is completely unplayable and thats okay because i play it on my Ipad. What about Street fighter x tekken, King of fighter, Infinity blade 2? Hope you guys can advise, thanks.
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Being only 1 gen old it should be able to run everything with relative ease :)
  3. Beeplance macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    Graphic-intensive apps like the ones you listed will almost certainly lag in some areas of the game, because the old A4 chip won't be able to handle such graphics with ease.

    Get the 5th Gen if you want lag-free gaming. May be slightly more expensive, but it will be worth the investment.
  4. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    As mentioned some games don't perform well on the older iPod Touches. Are you sure your space requirements aren't going to increase in the time you own the iPod Touch?

    And it will also be useable longer. Some game designers only test heavily on the latest hardware meaning that the performance on the older devices might suffer. They'll only test enough on the older devices to make sure it isn't broken.
  5. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    The 4th gen doesn't have much life in it as far as gaming is concerned.
  6. Androidfan1x macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2012
    If you wanna play games like infinity blade, asphalt 7,need for speed most wanted then forget the 4h gen
  7. raccoonboy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    what about fighting games like Street x tekken and KOF?
  8. Androidfan1x macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2012
    i never play those games, sorry, but basically what i was saying was if you wanna heavy graphic games then don't get the 4th, but it should handle "light" games like temple run fine (not sure about temple run 2 though, looks like it has too much heavy graphics)

    you might wanna go to the apple store and try it, but i think you should get the 5th (which i have) it has the a5 chip, i use mine to play infinity blade, asphalt,... as school really fun
  9. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030


    Jan 6, 2009
    Don't waste your money on a 4th generation ipod touch. It doesn't have enough ram and runs pretty crappy even when doing very little.
  10. Troneas macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2011
    At the alternatives section.
    actually, whilst it takes some time to load, asphalt 7 runs pretty smoothly on the IPT 4.
  11. RylanH16 macrumors member


    Dec 4, 2012
    It sucks

    Although most games work on the iPod touch 4th gen, any game that's more intense than smashing ants or some crappy game like that will definitely lag. I still like my iPod and use it a lot, but if you're buying it primarily for gaming, get a 5th gen. Mine lags almost every 10 seconds or so just playing Temple Run or Hill Climb, and those really aren't near as demanding as some games like Real Racing 2 or Epoch. And the performance will be even worse if you have music playing at the same time.


    Yeah Asphalt 6 worked fine on mine until I got to about 50% through and then the app wouldn't even open:mad: so I had to delete it.

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