Top iPad Games
You’re Faith Connors, and you’re really fast. This gorgeous game from EA lets you take control of this hip messenger to run, jump, and fight your way through 14 entertaining levels. We love how easy it is to leap off buildings and slide under obstacles with a swipe. You can even run across walls, if you’re timing is right. Little details, such as flocks of birds that scatter when you approach and smoke rising off of buildings, go a long way toward adding to the realism. We also appreciate how this game walks you through all the moves you’ll need in your arsenal to kick ass. Once you get really good you’ll want to race against others online in split-screen mode.
Real Racing HD
It’s games like this that truly demonstrate the power of the iPad. With Real Racing HD, Apple’s tablet transforms into a steering wheel, allowing you to tear around the track in stunning detail. We could easily make out the tire screech marks, and we love that you can wrap your vehicle with a picture from your own Photo Album. A cool Ghost Racing feature lets players compete against a race recorded by someone else or yourself. Oh, and if the in-your-face cockpit view makes you queasy, you can easily change it to outside the vehicle with a tap.
Real Soccer HD
With the World Cup around the corner, Real Soccer HD will get you psyched for the tournament with ultra-realistic graphics and a new direction pad for better ball control. The game includes 245 teams with real player names and 14 3D stadiums that look like the real thing. One of our favorite features: throwing in the ball just by tilting your iPad. Add in TV-style voice commentary and both local and web multiplayer action and you have a great way to get your kicks.
If you own an iPhone or iPod touch, this re-imagined classic crossword game is a must. Thanks to Bluetooth, you can use either one of those devices as a wireless letter tray. Adding to the fun, a quick shake of your iPhone shuffles the letters. Can’t find someone to play with at home? Try connecting with one of your Facebook friends. Don’t worry if you’re not a word wiz; the Teach feature displays the best word choice you should have made during your previous move.
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