With the New iPad launched just several weeks ago, the mobile-gaming era reached a new level, but a new question also popped up in our heads: Which are the best video games for the New iPad?
While the answer to this question differs from gamer to gamer, there are several video games for the New iPad, that every user should try at least once.
Below, is our list of best 10 new iPad video games, which reveals several New iPad titles we consider worthy of attention.
The list includes various genres, because every iPad user/gamer is different; meaning that not all of us are RPG or racing fans.
Since the New iPad uses the Apple A5X CPU and provides a total resolution of 2048×1536, most video-game developers focused on improving their old games to fit the new iPad; while others worked on developing new titles from scratch.
Modern Combat 3
Gameloft’s FPS was originally released in 2011, and is also known as Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation. At that time, the title was criticized, being considered a mix between Call of Duty and Battlefield 3; however the updated version of Modern Combat 3 was optimized to take full advantage of the new Retina Display.
Modern Combat 3 for the New iPad can be purchased from iTunes for $6.99.
Mass Effect Infiltrator
All Mass Effect fans and iPad owners, who wish to observe the events revealed in Mass Effect from a different point of view, can play the updated version of Mass Effect Infiltrator.
Fully optimized for the New iPad, Mass Effect Infiltrator version 1.0.2, costs $6.99 on iTunes, and allows players to control Randall Ezno, an ex-Cerberus agent who turns against his former agency.
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition
Even if it will be released this summer, Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition fills a position on our list, since it is probably one of the most innovative role-playing games of all times.The original version of Baldur’s Gate, was released in 1998 and received multiple awards as well as positive scores from critics and reviewers.
According to GameSpot, BioWare’s award-winning RPG is ported on Apple’s devices by Overhaul Games and will include the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion.
Real Racing 2 HD
For $6.99, racing fans can purchase the updated version of Real Racing 2 HD, developed by Firemint Pty Ltd.
The title comes with 2048-by-1536 Retina support for the New iPad, as well as a multiplayer mode for up to 16 players, and 13 licensed cars.
Infinity Blade II
The award winning action video game, developed by Chair Entertainment Group, and known as Infinity Blade II, was also updated to provide cutting-edge visuals on the New IPad.
Infinity Blade II version 1.0.3 is available on iTunes for $6.99 and according to USA Today, is “A masterful mobile epic!”
Labyrinth 2 HD
Labyrinth 2 HD is a puzzle video game developed by Illusion Labs. It was released on April 03, 2010 for Apple’s iPhone and it was updated on March 15, 2012 for the New iPad.
Labyrinth 2 HD costs $7.99, a price for which players get access to new elements and new levels created by the community.
Order & Chaos Online
Order and Chaos Online is a subscription-based MMORPG, which was also updated for the New iPad.
The title developed by Gameloft features 4 playable races (Elves, Humans, Orcs and Undead) and is similar to World of Warcraft.
Order and Chaos Online version 1.1.0 also introduces a new dungeon (Sailen: The Lower City), new items and new quests.
Angry Birds Space
Rovio’s latest Angry Birds title sends players to space, for $0.99.
Introducing new birds and super-powers, Angry Birds Space occupies one position on our new iPad list of best video games, because it delivers the same experience as all previous Angry Birds games and also manages to improve it, by providing 60 new levels, great graphics and the option to play in zero-gravity environments.
Angry Birds Space for Android can be downloaded for free.
Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy
Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy is an air-combat video game, that can be purchased for $4.99. It was released on Mar 15, 2012, and already cumulated positive reviews from critics and users, for its “insane graphics” and special effects.
It features 40 different jets, and more than 4 playing modes, including Dogfight Missions, Survival, Free for All, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag. Additionally, Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy is compatible with AirPlay, but it requires iOS 5.0.
In 2011, Touchgrind BMX by Illusion Labs was chosen by Apple as one of the best video games for iPhone; and in 2012, at IMGA (International Mobile Gaming Award) it won the award for the Best Sports Game. On Mar 15, 2012, Touchgrind BMX was updated to version 1.5.0.
The update’s main purpose was to improve the game’s graphics on all devices, including the New iPad. For $4.99, users can play Touchgrind BMX, which is described by iPhonegameruk as ”A fast and furiously addictive and fun game”.