The iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display boast some impressive technical specs, but it’s the 475,000 apps on Apple’s App Store that make the devices must-haves. Google Play and the Windows Store are still playing catch-up in terms of tablet-optimized applications, and there’s something for everyone on the iPad.
Hardcore gamers can enjoy stunning titles, including “The Walking Dead” and “Knights of the Old Republic,” while there’s always “Netflix” and “HBO GO” for TV junkies. Factor in the troves of social networking, creativity and productivity apps on the App Store, and you’ve got thousands of reasons to stay glued to your iPad. Here are our 25 favorites.
"The Room Two" is a game so gorgeous, you'll be doing double-takes to make sure you're actually playing it on a tablet and not on a console. This sequel to the popular iOS mystery game will keep you hooked with its challenging puzzles and intuitive touch controls, and the game's rich Victorian-inspired visuals create a spooky atmosphere unlike any other title on the iPad. You don't always need a PC or console to play a great video game, and "The Room Two" is proof of that.
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