The iPad is a great platform for playing mobile games, with its large screen and rich display colors. Many companies have realized this and have come up with tons of great games that rival any console or PC.
Because there are so many companies that want to capitalize on the mobile game industry, there are hundreds of thousands of games out there that you can choose from. So you might be wondering, what are the best and highest quality games on the App Store?
In this list of the best iPad games you’ll find the most entertaining, high-quality games available. With so many different genres available when it comes to mobile games, there really is something for everyone.
Please note that not all of these games are suitable for young children, so if you are looking for those types of games, check out this list of some of the best math games for kids or Our general educational game.
Stardew Valley is a simulation game where you run your own farm and live among other townsfolk and farmers. The game goes through morning, afternoon and night. Every day, you can do whatever you want to grow and upgrade your farm. You can also develop relationships with other characters in the game, become their friends or more.
This game has a lot of hidden secrets and you can easily spend hours playing it as it is extremely addictive. If you like simulation games where you have specific tasks to do, you will love this game.
Colorful pixel graphics and chiptune soundtrack add a nostalgic charm to the game. Along with all its other features, the game has become a classic. You can buy it on the App Store for $7.99.
Life is strange
Want a suspenseful story and character-driven gameplay? Life Is Strange has one of the most engaging storylines as well as exciting and unique gameplay features.
You play as Max, a high school student who discovers he has the ability to rewind time. During the game, you make choices that affect the outcome later. However, with Max’s ability to go back in time, you can rethink your choice and make a different decision if needed. This sets the game apart from many other games in the genre.
The game takes place in episodes, and episode one is free to play from the App Store. You can buy tickets for all episodes for 8.99. Read more to find out if game subscriptions are worth the cost.
This is a beautiful adventure game originally released for PS3, now available on iPad. You will play as a tourist exploring the world and solving puzzles. You can play alone or with other players to explore the beautiful scenery. The game also won a grammar award for its soundtrack, so make sure to listen to the music as you play.
Journey is an incredibly relaxing adventure game. It became a classic on PS3, and now with it on iPad, you can play the game anywhere you want. It costs only $4.99 on the App Store for the full game.
Prefer a more casual gaming experience? In Donut County, you play as a hole in the ground that can swallow objects it passes through. The more objects you eat, the bigger you become. This allows you to eat larger and larger objects, and grow even more.
This game is extremely addictive and it is not boring because there are many other features that you can use to combine the gameplay. For example, you can launch objects out of holes, combine objects for special effects, various areas to explore, and more.
For $4.99 you can download this game on the App Store.
Visiting Mario Kart
If you thought Mario Kart was only playable on consoles, think again. Nintendo created this spin-off game for the iPad with all the fun of the original Mario Kart games. There are new soundtracks to experience in this game, inspired by real-world locations. There are also some classic Mario Kart songs included.
You can play this game online with up to seven other players from anywhere in the world. You can also set up different rules if you want.
You can get it on the App Store for free, and there are also in-game purchases.
This is a story-driven platform game with a creepy, horror feel. It has won over 100 awards, such as “Best Downloadable” from GameInformer and “Best Horror Game” from IGN. With a combination of interesting puzzles and an odd art style, this game will attract and keep you attention.
It has an unforgettable and emotional storyline, as well as challenging puzzles that will make you think. All around this game is one of the best you can get on mobile. It only costs $3.99 on the App Store for access to the full game.
Scribblenauts is a game that was originally released on the Nintendo DS and instantly gained popularity due to its unique concept. In the game, you can write down any object and it will appear in the game for you to use to complete puzzles.
There are tons of levels to complete, as well as a sandbox option where you can simply play around creating objects and characters and have them interact. Now that Scribbnauts is optimized for mobile platforms, you can complete levels anywhere.
The full game is $4.99 on the app store.
If you’re a fan of board games like Magic: The Gathering, Hearthstone will be your new favorite. It’s super easy to learn, with simple rules, but can still get complicated and addictive. It was created by Blizzard, the same company that made Overwatch and World of Warcraft.
You can create your own deck using card packs that you can earn for free or pay in-game. You can also play online with other players in real time. Hearthstone was originally released for PC, but you can now play it anywhere on your iPad for free.
And if you really want to boost your mobile gaming, consider connecting a PS4 controller to your iOS device.