All iPads Games

Discussion in 'iPad' started by max2, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. max2 macrumors 68020

    May 31, 2015
    Are mobile games really that good ? I am curious. I never gave them a chance before.

    Could never sit there for hours on end with a iPad or iPhone playing a game maybe it is just me.
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    I love music games because they are easy to start but hard to master.
    Some FPS games are also decently interesting like freeblade.
    Here are games I actively playing.
    (Why on earth I need to markup each SS before uploading to macrumors???)
  3. Commy1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2013
    As a retired competitive gamer I will say that most mobile games are far from stimulating in any action sense and I can't say I'm a fan of micro transaction crap that dominates every game in the App Store. But some can keep me busy or at least interested for some amounts of time.
  4. wherebdbooty macrumors newbie


    Nov 9, 2016
    Most of them are crap, but there are a few that aren't too bad:

    The School: White Day
    Grand Theft Auto Series
    Radiation Island
    Ridge Racer
    Super Hexagon
    Faster than Light
    Kairosoft Games
    Legend of Grimrock
    Implosion: Never Lose Hope
    Hitman: Sniper
    XCOM: Enemy Within
    Monster Hunter Unite
    Geometry Wars
    This War of Mine

    Most of those are MFi controller compatible since touchscreen controls on most games is awful. There's a lot more, but those are some of the ones I have on my iPad.
  5. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I have enjoyed playing SimCity Build it game. It helped me to be a better Donald Trump!
  6. rwp macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2015
    LA, CA, US
    I am a big fan of games that allow for entertainment in small chunks of time, and whose touch UIs are really carefully and elegantly crafted. Three notable standouts include:

    The Room
    SimCity Build-It

  7. ericwn macrumors 68000

    Apr 24, 2016
    We're all different. You'll never know an experience before you try it. Personally, I like a good bunch of games on my iPad and I spend zero time playing on my phone.
  8. GoldfishRT macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2014
    I game almost exclusively on an iPhone (now an iPad). There's some awesome games but you've got to dig for sure. Some of my favorites have already been listed; Hearthstone, Monster Hunter, XCOM. It also gave me the opportunity to replay through some of my favorite classics like Sonic CD, Baldur's Gate, and Myst, all of which work awesome even on a touch screen.
  9. Toutou macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2015
    Prague, Czech Republic
    I think mobile gaming was better in the age of Java games on dumb phones. Those machines had barely enough power to display simple 3D graphics, so most games were 2D platformers or shooters with hand-drawn graphics and every successful game just HAD TO be engaging and fun to play. Also, no microtransactions.
  10. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    They're not like console games, but I like many of them:
    • Final Fantasy games
    • The World Ends with You
    • Chaos Rings
    • Monopoly
    • Battle Heart
    • Battle Heart Legacy
    • Bastion
    • etc.
  11. Courageous macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2016
    I play Vainglory day and night like an idiot.
  12. Precursor macrumors 6502a


    Sep 29, 2015
    Total War : Rome just came out for iPad. They ported the entire game from the original so it is not a simplified tablet version but the whole game.
  13. Amazing Ox Space Monkey macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2015
    One thing that is missing in the search engine for games is to look for paid games. I'd rather pay full price upfront and not deal with in-app purchases.

    That simcity game for iPad has very little in common with the original simcity - in fact, it's another micro transaction tool for collecting money. In the end all of these games resemble each other so much that if you played one of them, you've played all of them. There is a shortage of original ideas.
  14. nionelle macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2014
    This. Sometimes the appstore has a 'Pay once and play' section, and I always go there first. Quite happy to spend a few quid on a game, I just don't want to be held to ransom by microtransactions and timers.

    Happy to see Rome ported over. I would happily pay £10 for a proper port of age of empires 2, that would be awesome
  15. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    Generally, I agree with you, but I'd say there are three-four genres where iPads excel at gaming.

    First, Mobile MMO's, particularly the Clash of Clans varieties. Since those games reward frequent bursts of shallow activity they excel on mobile platforms. Simple touch based interfaces are best for this.

    Second, board games. In fact I'd argue tablets in particular have rejuvenated the whole board game industry.

    Third, card games of all types. Casino games of course, but the highly competitive collectible card game genres are perfect for mobile screens.

    Finally the real time strategy and RPGs seem to actually play better on a mobile platform.

    Action games, not so much. I think touch based controls just aren't there.

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