Just got an iPad!

#1 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

So I went out and bought the new iPad today, spur of the moment kind of thing. So I would like some recommendations for games to play that look good and play good on he iPad, keep in mind I have an iPhone already.

#2 Posted by Kidavenger (3629 posts) -
#3 Posted by Niall_Sg1 (362 posts) -

One of my favourite iPad games is Eufloria, which is actually a PC game ported to the iPad. Also worth checking out field runners, and of course plants vs zombies.

#4 Posted by MEATBALL (3498 posts) -

Hunters 2 is a pretty cool turn-based strategy title.

#5 Posted by Sgykah (95 posts) -

Galaxy on Fire 2 and such.

#6 Edited by Ben_H (3441 posts) -

Ticket to Ride, Carcasonne and other board games like that. They're great on the iPad.  
 
Puzzlejuice. I really enjoy playing it. It's quite goofy.  
 
Gta3 is actually really good for having touch controls.  It runs at solid 60fps on the new iPad (I just like goofing around on it more than anything).  
 
If you like tower defense check out Kingdom Rush. It's a ton of fun and actually challenging unlike most tower defense games.   
 
And lastly, Battleheart. It's a strategy game of sorts. I think it's also on iPhone but it works way better on iPad. 
 
There's a ton more games but those are the only ones I've gotten to play so far because I'm so busy with finals right now.

#7 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

Super jelly. ):

#8 Posted by ckeats (489 posts) -

Ghost Trick, Fairway Solitaire HD, Carcassonne, and Ascension

#9 Posted by xXxLYNCHxXx (162 posts) -

I'm a DrawSomething sucker. RealRacing2HD looks really great on the new screen.

#10 Posted by Tamaster92 (272 posts) -

infinity 1/2 are great

#11 Posted by 71Ranchero (2834 posts) -

The War of Eustrath. It plays like Fire Emblem but its Mech based. Pretty sure its a remake of an old PC game.

#12 Posted by animathias (1194 posts) -

If you got the new iPad (or maybe even the iPad 2) the TellTale adventure games are fantastic on a touch screen. They just don't run as well as I'd like on the original iPad.

#13 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

The only game I played on an iPad is Mirror's Edge and it was soooooooooo much fun

#14 Posted by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -
#15 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

I played a bunch of Minecraft pocket for some reason, also PVZ is still PVZ.

#16 Posted by Brunchies (2484 posts) -

Superbrother sword and sorcery, game's the shit.

#17 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

GTA 3 is pretty good, but those damn touch screen controls take some getting used to.

#18 Posted by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -

If you haven't already sunk entire days of your life into Sid Meyer's Pirates! then you can do it on the iPad now. It's a decent enough port and it's awesome to have a version of that to take on the go. Scribblenauts on the iPad is better than the iPhone and DS versions for obvious reasons, and if you use a bluetooth keyboard with the iPad, entering insane strings of words into the game is a snap.

#19 Posted by Zidd (1857 posts) -
#20 Posted by GS_Dan (1397 posts) -

I just got a Transformer Prime today :D

#21 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

Anybody reccomend me Max Payne or Dead Space

#22 Posted by Bribo (605 posts) -

Gridrunner, Goat Up and 5 A Day.

#23 Posted by dagas (2930 posts) -

Infinity Blade for sure! It's only a buck for the first game now. It's good on the phone but I bet it's even better on an iPad.

#24 Posted by TheHBK (5563 posts) -

Max Payne and GTA.

#25 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

So spent most of yesterday messing with it, gotta say the best games are simple ones. There's this open world game set in Rio that is kinda cool but controls iffy.

#26 Posted by Jackel2072 (2279 posts) -

The one downfall of my iPad is I hate most mobile games. Granted I really didn't buy it for games. But still I find my self looking for something. I need to just find something that plays to the strength of the iPad and not a port of something like say max Payne P.S. Typing on this thing is a real breeze!

#27 Posted by Jimi (1126 posts) -

Most board games are pretty baller on iPad, especially ticket to ride.

I'm still wondering whether to invest in one, I wouldn't use it for games though.

#28 Posted by CommonReason (113 posts) -

@Hizang said:

Anybody reccomend me Max Payne or Dead Space

Both are worth it. Dead Space for the iPad is fantastic though.

#29 Posted by PandaBear (1384 posts) -

The calendar is cool. So is Safari.

#30 Posted by Jackel2072 (2279 posts) -

Found a game i like and could not recommend it enough. The Pinball Arcade I normally dislike the idea of video pinball, but this one is just done so well! ahh memories.

#31 Posted by mandude (2666 posts) -

I hear Eufloria is meant to be out on iPad soon (now?). Get it, get it, get it, get it!

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