ListsTop 10 games to play on iPad (Ranked)

Top 10 games to play on iPad (Ranked)

The iPad continues to be unrivalled in the tablet sector and each iteration of the tablet shows off display and computing abilities.

Let us take a look at the 10 best games that can be played on the device:

10. Pokemon Unite

This latest iteration of the Pokemon game for iOS and Android is a free-to-play title which allows players to assemble their team of Pokemon and use them to battle other players in various battle arenas.

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9. Sayonara Wild Hearts

Sayonara Wild Hearts is a completely interactive rhythm game that is both trippy and short and sweet and is also a winner of the Bafta game awards.

In this game, players control a lady who is attempting to manage the perils of the oddly beautiful world she has found herself in. But it’s the game’s pop-inspired soundtrack and Queen Latifah’s narration that really set it apart.

8. Monument Valley

Monument Valley was released for the iPad in the year 2014. It is an indie style puzzle game and won the iPad game of the year for 2014.

A sequel for the game was also released in 2017 and was also met with praise for its visuals and game design. The game is featured in House of Cards’ popular show, which further boosted its popularity.

7. Oceanhorn 2: Knights Of The Lost Realm

Oceanhorn, a Legend of Zelda-inspired adventure game, had a sequel in 2019, which debuted exclusively on the Apple Arcade before being introduced on the Nintendo Switch in 2020.

Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm is set a thousand years before the events of the first chapter, taking the player on a magical journey across the vast world of Gaia which is brimming with mythology and lore.

6. Minecraft

Minecraft has been around almost as long as the Apple iPad, and it has continued to attract a growing number of players to its highly blocky and pixelated sandbox. It is a stripped-down version that still offers most of what the core PC experience is renowned for.

5. Plants vs Zombies

Plants Vs Zombies takes advantage of the iPad’s bigger screen to offer players an unrivalled on-the-go experience.

While the series has grown into a full-fledged third-person shooter over the years, many players will always remember the original game’s tower defence gameplay and general appeal.

4. Stardew Valley

Even the game’s creator, Eric Barone, could not have predicted how successful Stardew Valley would become when it was first published in 2016.

It has sold more than 20 million copies and has been ported to virtually every gaming platform available. And the iPad version continues to be one of the most popular games on the App Store.

3. Journey

Journey is widely regarded as one of the best video games of all time, it left reviewers and gamers stunned alike when released in 2012. At the time, it was a PlayStation exclusive, but once it was announced for iPad it provided an opportunity for all players to experience this masterpiece without compromising on quality.

2. Superbrothers: Sword And Sworcery EP

Since its launch, the iPad has seen a lot of standout applications, but Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP was one of the first in the gaming category.

The game showcases the tablet’s graphical capabilities, providing a lovely pixel-art presentation at a period when such games were not as common as they are now.

1. Inside

Inside is one of the best games that can be played on an Apple iPad today. Much like Limbo before it, the game is a showcase for that specific graphic style, from its muted colour tones to its clean edges and minimalistic design and presentation.

But it’s how those aspects come together to produce one of the most immersive gaming experiences in recent memory that puts it over the top.