Best Games for iPads

If you are you a big gamer and a new iPad owner, then the first question that comes to your mind is, what are the top games that are available for iPad. This article is about the top 5 games for iPad based on our rating.

1) Grand Theft Auto – Vice City (Price $ 4.99) – This is the game that raised the bench mark of a smartphone game to a whole new level. If you take away Grand Theft Auto 3, then there’s no other game that comes even remotely close to the experience that you will have with Grand Theft Auto – Vice City. With fast cars and ruthless criminals, this game is full of action and excitement.  Critics keep saying that this game is not family-friendly, but do you actually want it in any other way? However only iPhone 4S and iPad 2 and can run this game, if you are a old iPad owner then this game is not for you. The major reason for this is the powerful A5 chip in iPad 2 hardware. See reviews here

2) Bastion (Price $ 4.99) – This game became an instant hit among the gamers when it debuted on the PC and Xbox platform. It is now available for the chrome browser as well. The iPad edition is recently released and is very well designed with minimal touch control which is well suited for the gameplay. The sound effects are super cool and might require a headset for your iPad to experience it completely.

3) Carcassone (Price $ 9.99) – This is a tile based strategy game, it is now adapted beautifully for iPhone. The developers released an update for native iPad compatibility. This game has a huge replay value because it has both online and local multi-player options. There is a variety like solitaire puzzle and in-app expansions. If you are new to Carcassone then it can take a little getting used to. In our opinion it is more worthwhile to own this game than ahead of Catan.

4) NBA 2k13 (Price $ 7.99) – The makers – ‘2K Sports’ hit the bulls eye with NBA 2k13. This game had a few weaknesses initially but then they have improved the mobile basketball game for the 2012-2013 season. The best part is the addition of multiplayer option via Game Center and Bluetooth. Though it is not even close to the console version, it still remains the best basketball game for any Apple device.

You can either use the classic control via a virtual joystick or opt for the the simple “one-finger” scheme. The facial mapping is poor, but still NBA 2k13 is far ahead of the rest when it comes to basket ball.

5) Angry Birds Star Wars HD (Price $ 2.99) – Angry Birds for a long time has topped the charts for family friendly games for smart phones and tablets. Now “Star Wars” sequel took the game to a whole new level. New planet-based levels like Hoth, Tatooine, and Dagobah and totally new and attractive. New characters like the Stormtrooper pigs; and Han Solo, Luke, and Ben Kenobi birds with special powers provide a whole new experience which is a way different than the other Angry Birds games. With 288 levels, it offers you several hours of fun.

Gamer Guru is a gaming fanatic with a vast gaming industry knowledge. He loves old as well as the latest console games (Strategy games are his favorite).