What Games do you want to See on the iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by ckravitz, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. ckravitz macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010
    I was just thinking and wanted to hear other people's opinion: What genres for games would you like to see on the iPad? For me, I would love to see more RTS (Strategy), RPGs (Role-Playing), Simulations (e.g. SimCity), and Turn-Based games.
  2. shady825 macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2008
    Area 51
    SimCity for sure!!!
    Hopping it happens soon... It just seems like a perfect match.
  3. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    I would like to see what I call "Proper Full Games" from the BIG games companies.

    Not small "mobile type" games tweaked for the larger screen.

    Still most of the iPad games are more the "Lets waste a few minutes on this" than the kind of games you would expect to get on a PC or a Console.

    The iPad has the same power of a computer a decade ago (albeit less RAM which might handicap it)

    How about Half Life, Tomb Raider, Zelda Ocarina of Time, Doom2 GL, Unreal Tournament, FarCry, Grand Theft Auto.

    Not cut down simplified games, but full "Thick and juicy" ones.

    My only concern is Price Point.

    BIG names would want $30+ for a game and I don't think the current "i" generation are ready for that kind of price level.

    We do have a smattering of what I'd call proper games, but in general they are more 30 minute time wasters than what would would generally expect on a dedicated system.

    I've heard there is some Grand Theft Auto coming. I just hope this is a proper full game and not heavily thinned out for the iPad.
  4. Macjames macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    Yorkshire, England
    No doubt Grand Theft Auto will just be an enlarged version of the iPhone game GTA: China Town Wars.
  5. topmounter macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    FEMA Region VIII
    Red Dead Redemption... can't wait to skip through the airport to make my horse gallop :p
  6. karlwig macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2008
    More RTS games. Some slightly modified version of Starcraft II would be awesome, once it comes.

    Oh, and a port of Red Alert 2. The current Red Alert app on the iPad sucks.
  7. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    Not much in the way of replies to the OP's question.

    Don't we think that the iPad might have a giant future as the next handheld games console system?

    I think they could do it, esp if the bump up the CPU and GPU in the next model.

    Getting the BIG BOYS on board is the thing that Apple needs to do. Perhaps (like Msoft did with the 360) going to games developers and asking them what they'd like to see (hardware wise) put into the next iPad so they could bring the high end titles to the device.

    I'm sad to say I don't think Apple will do this, as I feel Steve Jobs may look a little down on making it into a great gaming device.
  8. Baschdi616 macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010
  9. petvas macrumors 601


    Jul 20, 2006
    Mannheim, Germany
    I would also like to see games with more depth. Strategy games like Age of Empires, a real Hockey game like NHL 2010 and adventures like Secret of Monkey Island. I would also like to see the resurrection of all Cinemaware Amiga titles.
  10. Galley macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
  11. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
  12. powersurge macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    Well outside of stuff that won't happen (Nintendo games, WoW, etc..) I'd really like to see more board games and more universal apps.

    RISK (Dominion HD is pretty great though)
    Monopoly Classic
    Clue (board game)
    Mouse Trap
    Turn based Warhammer 40k game (just don't try and make us buy virtual figures for real money. I HATE that business model)

    The iPad IMO is just the right size to pass around playing board games without the need for storage space to have stacks of actual board games.

    I'd also really love to see the WoW Armory app become universal (looks ugly blown up) and more turn based RPG's based on existing IP's. Maybe port some of the Naruto JRPG's from DS over? Breath of Fire?
  13. flanger macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2010
    Man, that would be awesome. The iPad is perfect for these kind of games.
  14. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 11, 2008
    Agree 100%... I've been a little disappointed with the selection of strategy/simulation games so far. I guess the developers haven't had much time to put together larger iPad games... hopefully they are coming soon. I'm hoping Geodefense Swarm makes its way to the iPad.
  15. daleksec macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2010

    I'm looking forward to an iPad native version of Monopoly. Been playing the iPhone version but it looks dreadful at 2x.
  16. Pachang macrumors regular

    Dec 17, 2009
  17. Kingcodez macrumors 6502


    May 13, 2009
    I remember this game umm Army Men RTS, that game was sick.
    I really want an HD version of GeoDefence
  18. VPrime macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    I am currently planning an RTS game for iPad. Development probably won't be started this year. So far we are just early (very early) in the design phase. The idea is a Multi player (bluetooth/wifi)/ Single player custom game (no campaign) modern combat RTS with simple (classic) gameplay that focuses on fun. There will also be a match making system to match players up with other people with similar skill.
    Keep an eye out for it next year ;)
  19. GlynJones macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2005
  20. Batt macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2007
    Syracuse, NY
  21. Tharian macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2009
    YES. also final fantasy tactics.

  22. Jason Bourne macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2005
    I'd like to see some of the old school adventure games:
    - Monkey Island series (but particularly 2, Lechuck's Revenge, rumored for release next week)
    - Leisure Suit Larry series
    - Space Quest series
    - Loom
    - Willie Beamish
    - Ultima IV - VII
    - Indiana Jones series
  23. Corsair.Noir macrumors member


    Jun 28, 2010
    My Ship
    Zombies Ate My Neighbors
    This was seriously one of my favorite games ever. A port or remake would be great as long they kept the original feeling of the game. Loved to see it include local and online co-op.

    Mutant League Football
    Yeah I said it. I think a new version of this game would be too much fun to play on a touch screen.

    Mini Ninjas
    great characters and gameplay. Would look very goof on the iPad

    Super Dodgeball Brawlers
    2- 4 player Online and local multiplayer

    Super Dodgeball Neo Geo
    2- 4 player Online and local multiplayer

    General Chaos
    Updated graphics and online mulitplayer would be great for this!

    Streets of Rage
    Updated with new graphics and co-op but keep that good ol beat em game play

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance
    or at least something comparable

    A Ninjatown Sequel
    A sequel to the DS game Ninjatown would be perfect! I really thought this game would be great with a co-op mode and a player versus player where you're trying to defend against each others Ninjas and take over the opponents town

    Commander Keen
    very classic series for the PC would love to see a new version made for the iPad

    Captain Quazar
    This kind of gameplay would work very well on the iPad. Same great gameplay, character style, and humor just add new graphics

    Mega Man
    A new mega man game would be great. Maybe add more RPG elements were you get exp points to level up abilities and weapons. I know mega man is classically a side scroll game but I'd like to see a 3D version (one that's better than Mega Man Legends) something similar to the latest Zelda games

    Other games:
    I'd like to see a Mario Kart type of game
    Sim City
  24. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
    Half Life would be amazing! A HD version though...

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