Recommend some GOOD games...

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by joltaxt, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. joltaxt macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2011
    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?
  2. ZilogZ80 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2010
    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.
  3. thedon1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
  4. Aqua Bliss macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2010
    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...
  5. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    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. :)
  6. iPadLad macrumors member


    Feb 28, 2011
    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
  7. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
  8. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    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.
  9. Durious macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2008
    Calgary, Alberta
    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
  10. rockinred macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2010
    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
  11. M87 macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    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.
  12. gameface macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2010
    Boston, MA
    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.
  13. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2004
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    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.
  14. Shivetya macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    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.
  15. vandal138 macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2006
    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!
  16. Aqua Bliss macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2010
  17. Stier macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2008

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

    the rest are from JP itunes Appstore
  18. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    Geat game, low replay value.

    What's up with all the recs for iPhone games? Did this get moved into the wrong forum?
  19. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    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!
  20. thedon1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    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.
  21. srobert, Apr 1, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2011

    srobert macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2002
    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.

    Star Control 2 !!!111oneone :eek:

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


    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.
  22. basemansix8 macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2009
    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 -> )
  23. srobert, Apr 1, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2011

    srobert macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2002
    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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