Top 10 favorite iPad games

Top 10 favorite iPad games

Summary: These are currently my top 10 favorite games for the iPad 2! Whether you're a serious gamer or a novice, there should be something for everyone amongst these 10 games.


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  • ShadowGun is perhaps the most beautifully-designed game I've seen on the iPad, by far. It's a 3rd-person shooter with rather fantastic controls. I'm not typically one for games with software joysticks, but this game pulls it off well. My only critique is the uninspired voice work. Imagine Duke Nukem, but more bored-sounding. That's this guy. Anyway, the game is really pricey, but definitely worth it.

    Cost: $7.99 // App Store Link: ShadowGun

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  • Do you like tower defense games? If so, then don't worry about reading the rest of this description. Just go buy it. If you've never played any of the Bloons games, the gist is to keep balloons from making it to the end of course. You do this by placing dart-throwing monkeys and all sorts of other defenses along the path. As the rounds go by, things begin to get more challenging. This is easily my favorite tower defense game, outside of Pixel Junk Monsters, but that's not even for the iPad, so it doesn't count here. :)

    Cost: $4.99 // App Store Link: Bloons TD 4 HD

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  • Peggle is one of my favorite games of all time! If you've never played it, you basically shoot balls at pegs. Yeah, that's a pretty generic explanation that's sure to get you ready to bust out your credit card, but just trust me when I tell you this game is incredibly addictive and ridiculously fun.

    Cost: $2.99 // App Store Link: Peggle HD

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Topics: Hardware, Apple, iPad, Mobility

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  • RE: Top 10 favorite iPad games

    Flick Golf Extreme HD for iPad is $3.99 not $0.99.
  • Back to the 8 bit era

    These games cannot compare to pc games unless you are a fan of the old 8 bit games
    • RE: Top 10 favorite iPad games

      @ian_thai Dude, did you not see the screenshots? Show me any 8-bit game with those kinds of graphics and then you might have a point.
      • RE: Top 10 favorite iPad games

        @justthisguyyouknow Too bad even the NES has better controls than an iPad, and the NES's controls were atrocious.
  • RE: Top 10 favorite iPad games

    Try Multiponk for $2.99!
  • RE: Top 10 favorite iPad games

    How long ago did you write this article - Pinball HD $1.99.
  • RE: Top 10 favorite iPad games

    Very useful. check out AIRMAN for ipad....a cool AR flight simulation game.
  • IOS Games

    whats up with Rock&Boulder?? I love it... its so fun :(
    Angela Vives