A big list of iPad Games Ready to Play
I am not giving into the hype and announcing every game that will be available for the iPad. If you have one, you’ll know where to look. It’s been said that over 700 games are available for the iPad already. The majority of them will be standard iPhone/iPod games that they believe will work fine on the iPad. That means that many won’t look that great as they will be blown up to fit the new screens. Don’t just your hopes up just yet iPad owners.
There were a group of announcements today so I’ve collated them into one article:
SCRABBLE Offers Players a Modern Twist to the Classic Word Play Experience
SCRABBLE for iPad spells F-U-N! EA Mobile has created fans’ favorite crossword game, with a fresh interface uniquely designed for iPad that lets players pass ‘n’ play or go solo, in portrait or landscape mode. Social and multiplayer capabilities also enable players to challenge friends on Facebook, or through a local Wi-Fi network. In the all new “Party Play” mode, up to four iPhone or iPod touch players can connect their devices to be used as private tile racks and seamlessly play their words onto the iPad “game board” with a simple flick. And for newcomers, the exclusive “Teacher Feature” shows players the best word choice for the previous play.
Tetris, the Most Popular Mobile Game of All-time Now Available on iPad
Celebrating 25 years and more than 100 million paid downloads, the world famous Tetris game launches on iPad with all-new, high resolution graphics and exclusive features including highly anticipated D-Pad controls which give players the option to play the way they want and stay in control of the game. The iPad version also introduces an all-new “Endless” mode for the ultimate extension in game play. Tetris is a must have for any iPad user.
Need for Speed SHIFT Brings the True Driver’s Experience to iPad
The award-winning leader in the racing genre, Need for Speed SHIFT races to the App Store with exclusive features, multiplayer capability, 18 unique tracks and a variety of race modes. Players can feel the adrenaline rush of an immersive experience when they choose from 28 of the fastest, hottest cars and enjoy physics-based 3D graphics optimized for iPad. New driving controls include the addition of visual accelerator and brake pedals, manual shifting, and a rearview mirror to see who’s coming from behind. The most visceral, aggressive simulation racing game on iPad will make hearts pound!
Mirror’s Edge Brings Players an Intense, Interactive World Exclusively to iPad
EA’s award-winning action adventure game, Mirror’s Edge, debuts on iPad with a graphically rich, addictive experience, and 14 nail-biting levels of unrivalled 3D action. Unique to iPad is a multiplayer feature which utilizes a split-screen interface, letting players battle against each other face to face in two thrilling modes. Exciting gameplay has players running on walls, sliding down ramps and leaping between rooftops as they out-maneuver enemies in pursuit of their mission.
Command & Conquer Red Alert Expands its Universe on iPad
With more than 30 million units sold across the Command & Conquer franchise, Command & Conquer Red Alert optimizes iPad’s Multi-Touch controls, large screen and high-fidelity graphics to create an expansive experience. Three-finger, Multi-Touch controls let players select and maneuver their armies, manage inventory and make maximum use of camera zooming to navigate battlefields with photorealistic visuals. Players command units across a wide variety of maps and levels with different environmental conditions which add more layers of strategic depth. Players can challenge friends in Head-to-Head multiplayer mode via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth between iPad and iPhone devices.
GodFinger puts the power of a god in players’ hands. Commanding the fate of a planet and its inhabitants, players must create “followers,” whose worship will help fledgling gods earn gold, grow stronger and learn new abilities. Gods can demonstrate their powers by moving mountains, flooding the land, and striking down the planet’s denizens to be as benevolent or as malevolent as they wish. The larger screen size brings more of the planet to life and multiplies interaction with followers and the environment.
We Rule lets players command whimsical kingdoms full of castles, farms and loyal citizens. Rulers must oversee crop harvests, collect taxes and trade with neighboring realms via the social connectivity of the Plus+ Network. Wise kings will also act as city planners and landscapers, and build, grow and craft their own social microcosms. We Rule for iPad expands the kingdom view and puts more power at the fingertips of the player with picture in picture functions for drag and drop functionality.
Charadium is a fast and furious multiplayer game that invites family, friends and players from all over the world to match wits in the ultimate draw-and-guess showdown. In Charadium, players are tasked with bringing words to life through drawings. One player draws a charade with their fingers, while the others must guess the word before the timer runs out. With language support for English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Russian speakers, Charadium can test gamers around the world.
The highly anticipated space exploration game Warpgate offers a vast universe of over 35 star-systems to explore in 172 different starships with over 100 main quests. Groundbreaking graphics, fluid controls and endless non-quest missions mean there is no limit to the adventure. Perfect for the Apple iPad’s large, detailed screen and intuitive touch controls, Warpgate promises to be an amazingly immersive experience.
CastleCraft, Freeverse’s first massively multiplayer online game, is a city building strategy title in which players wage war against hundreds of others for realm domination. Players will follow three different quest lines, form alliances and train up to 16 different types of military, resource and technology units. With the ability to battle against friends and other players worldwide, chat in realtime and watch their gorgeous city expand under intricate day-night cycles with dynamic particle effects, CastleCraft is an unrivaled, must-have title.
Flick Fishing HD, from studio Strange Flavour, is the wildly popular fishing game with real flick-motion casting. The iPad version boasts an all-new iPad-specific casting method, more than nine beautiful locations and tons of varying fish to reel in. Freeverse’s Flick Fishing HD ships with all In App Purchases unlocked, including the new Fishing Pro pack and MegaGuide to reveal all hidden quests and tricks for landing the biggest fish!
NBA Hotshot HD, the officially licensed arcade-style hoop-sinking game, will be available for players to rack up points and earn awards in two modes of play: time-racing and high score earning. The iPad version includes more basketballs to unlock, a WNBA themed machine and a more engrossing, higher definition 3D environment.
In Sherlock Holmes Mysteries for iPad, players follow clues through the gritty side of the 1890’s Victorian London where, along with Dr. Watson, Sherlock uses his keen wit and winning charm to prove a man is innocent of murder. Leveraging the powerful platform of the Apple iPad and its 1024x768 screen resolution, players will be treated to breathtaking graphics through 11 immersive 3-D environments as they work to solve the case.
In Diner Dash: Grilling Green, Flo is on a mission to give DinerTown a healthy, eco-friendly makeover and she’s whipping up a batch of fresh new kitchen innovations to get the job done. With the Touch Cooker 3000, Flo’s all-new touch-screen food preparation surface, players tap to chop carrots, swirl to stir soup, and more as they prepare healthy, delicious food for their customers while simultaneously seating, serving, and clearing dishes. In another Diner Dash first, players can now enlist a friend to jump behind the counter for two-player shifts and play Diner Dash: Grilling Green in any screen orientation.
Amazon: Hidden Expedition App for iPad is now available on the App store. The app offers players a new take on the hidden object game genre by allowing two players to compete against each other on a single iPad. Amazon: Hidden Expedition takes advantage of iPad’s generous screen size and innovative Multi-Touch user interface by offering two modes of play: split-screen with mirror images for head-to-head gameplay or full-screen for individual and collaborative gameplay.
Glyder 2 for iPad is on the App Store. Taking full advantage of the larger screen, players use their device to navigate Eryn on her biggest adventure yet. The critically acclaimed Glyder franchise has become a worldwide hit. Glyder, which launched in April 2009, established itself as one of the industry’s best games of that year, earning critical acclaim from Pocket Gamer as well as being named Slide to Play’s Game of the Month. Later that year, Glyder 2 was released earning the coveted Platinum Award from Pocket Gamer, who also named Glyder 2 as one of the Top 10 best iPhone games of 2009.
Ice Age Deluxe: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (20th Century Fox) – Help Scrat, everyone’s favorite saber-toothed squirrel, capture that elusive acorn in this fun, quirky platform game. Free updates featuring new game levels will also be available by the end of the month! $4.99
Angry Birds HD (Rovio) – The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the green pigs that stole the birds’ eggs in this award-winning, highly addictive puzzle game. $4.99
Minigore HD (Mountain Sheep) – Plunge into the tiny shoes of John Gore in this 3D survival shooter where our small hero must protect himself from vicious Furries using his arsenal of deadly weapons. $4.99
Cash Cow Deluxe (Riverman Media) – Help Buck the Cow and his friends save the farm in this award-winning, coin-counting puzzle game. With its unique challenges, fantastic graphics and catchy soundtrack, Cash Cow makes your loose change add up to loads of fun. $4.99
Cogs HD (Lazy 8 Studios) – Get in gear with this unique steampunk-style puzzle game where players are challenged to build miraculous, 3D machines from a wide array of moving parts. $4.99
Radio Flare REDUX HD (studio radiolaris) – Play to the beat in this trendy shooter, as your ship moves and shoots in rhythm. Target enemies and watch them pulsate and explode to the beat of each licensed techno song. $4.99
Sneezies HD (Retro Dreamer) – Prepare to be overloaded with cuteness as you drop sneezing powder into a field of floating Sneezies and watch as they sneeze themselves out of their bubbles to form a marvelous chain reaction while you try to rescue them. $4.99
Puzzler World XL (Team 3 Games) – With an extensive array of classic games such as Hangman, Fitword, Link-A-Pix, Sudoku and Crossword – in all-new puzzle formats, Puzzler World XL will challenge players with endless entertainment. $7.99
BoardBox (Movile)– Delivers the most graphically rich and realistic looking board game set on iPad. With local and email multiplayer game modes of popular games ranging from Chess and Checkers to Reversi and Tic Tac Toe, it will be the only board game you ever need! $3.99
Quantz HD (Gamerizon) – Watch colorful spheres explode as you remove them from a cube using the lowest number of matches possible in this new variation of a match-three puzzle game! $4.99
Super Shock Football HD (Steamroller Studios) – Tackle, pass and score touchdowns in this vintage, electric vibrating football game that is simple enough for casual gamers, yet deep enough to satisfy hardcore pigskin fans. $4.99
GEON HD (Strawdog Studios) – Players compete in this slick, psychedelic puzzle game to collect pellets and deposit them in their opponent’s goal to score while defending their own goal from ruthless attacks. $4.99
Sword of Fargoal Legends (Fargoal) – This classic retro game immerses players into a series of deep, dark dungeons in search of a legendary sword. The randomly generated dungeons only reveal themselves once a player explores it and dares you to escape as soon as the sword is found. $7.99
Piyo Blocks 2 HD (Big Pixel Studios) – Challenge yourself in this addictive game where you must match as least three of the same color objects in a grid by moving them into an adjacent space. You will never look at blocks the same. $2.99
Azkend HD and Sparkle HD are available now for $4.99 from the App Store on iPad
Angry Snake features awesome touch screen swipe controls that are responsive, easy to use, and fast to execute. Simply swipe, anywhere on the screen, in the direction you want the snake to turn. The perfect iPad exclusive snake game is here!
Monster Ball is a turn based strategy game that builds on the simplicity of checker without getting as complex as chess. Chinese checkers on steroids! Big guys eat smaller guys and grow bigger. But watch out! Once greed takes over and you grow too large, you will explode into 1000 pieces scattering the neighbors with green goo.
With the usual twist of sarcastic humor we revamped the iPhone multitouch controls into the best stress relief experience ever! Boxing has never been this fun before. Swipe, tap and tilt to perform a multitude of different boxing moves including jabs, uppercuts, hooks, sidesteps and blocks to unlock new opponents and levels of difficulty.
TouchWars is a frantic, action-packed retro shooter using the revolutionary multi-touch input scheme first debuted in Full Control and WIT Entertainments game "ElectroCUTE" and now perfected!
Asphalt 5 HD
Dungeon Hunter HD
Modern Combat: Sandstorm HD
NFL 2010 HD
Let’s Golf HD
Real Soccer 2010 HD
The Plants vs. Zombies HD app for iPad offers all 50 levels of Adventure and QuickPlay modes as well as Survival mode from the original Apple Macintosh and Windows PC game. It also includes four all-new achievements (for a total of 17) and 18 mini-games, including Buttered Popcorn – exclusive to the iPad – offering frantic and fun gameplay where players attack zombies by first “buttering” them up before firing corn-cob cannons at them.
Dora the Explorer Coloring Adventures ($4.99) - Kids can go on creative adventures with a combination sticker and coloring book app designed specifically for iPad. Little explorers can choose a picture, add stickers, and then touch the screen to apply lots of colors. There are dozens of Dora-themed stickers and several backgrounds to choose from.
Daily Jigsaw ($0.99) - Shockwave brings one of its most popular titles to the iPad. Players will be able to download a new high-resolution puzzle every day that features photos and fun facts submitted from Shockwave’s jigsaw community.
Telltale Games today announced The Penal Zone App for iPad is now available on the App Store. The app is the first game in a new Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse series and has been specifically developed for iPad. he Penal Zone App for iPad is available for $9.99 from the App Store on iPad
Flight Control HD App for iPad is now available from the App Store. The highly addictive gameplay in Flight Control casts players in the role of an air traffic controller in charge of an increasingly busy airport. Players must touch aircraft and drag a path to the correct landing zone while avoiding collisions. Flight Control HD brings new ways to play and beautiful new graphics to an App Store favorite.
Stunning new graphics make Real Racing HD the most impressive racer yet, perfect for showing off iPad’s large screen and processing power. Players can comfortably use iPad as a steering wheel for an incredibly immersive experience or they can choose from a number of touch screen control options and adjust the sensitivity to suit.
Some “HD” titles reportedly uncovered by PadGadget include Labyrinth 2 HD.
SGN also confirmed on Twitter that they would be modifying games like F.A.S.T and Skies of Glory for the iPad.
Here’s the link to part 2 of the iPad games list.
GDN will continue to review iPhone titles but will not receive an iPad just for reviews and therefore we will not begin reviewing those titles any time soon.