Casual games are okay when you want to launch a few birds into outer space or play a little digital pictionary. But sometimes you need something a little more challenging. Here are some of the top bare knuckle, seat of your pants, action games on iPad for a quickie adrenaline rush.
Rockstar Games has ported the original Max Payne to iOS so you can take a bullet-fueled jaunt down neo-noir memory lane with the famous DEA agent once played by Mark Wahlberg. A former NYPD officer, Payne goes undercover trying to bust a high-level drug trafficking ring when things go horribly wrong. The game has undergone an HD facelift to keep up with current games on the iPad but everything else is intact, including the internal monologue, the steady supply of painkillers and the beautiful John Woo-inspired, slow-mo shootouts.