Best iPad Games 2015
Looking for the best iPad games to download from the App Store this Christmas? Whether you've recently picked up an iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3, here's a run down of the best games you can download for your flash new tablet.
It's been quite a big update to the TrustedReviews' pick of the best iPad games this month. We've chopped off any that were first published around the turn of 2014 so you've got the best of the App Store in the past 12 months.
That means we've gained a new 2015 classic though in The Trace: A Murder Mystery Game. This detective puzzle story is definitely a fedora hat tip to Fireproof Games' The Room series that will keep the puzzle-addicts intrigued and mystified until the very end.
For a quick jump to the best iPad games of 2015, use the links below:
FTL: Faster than Light for iPad by Subset Games
An addictive top-down, real-time strategy video game
Space Age: A Cosmic Adventure by Big Bucket
An instant App Store classic with a cosmic soundtrack
Particle Mace by Andy Wallace
Wonderfully hectic to its very core
Shadowmatic by Triada Studios
A slick puzzler with a haunting soundtrack
Monument Valley by ustwo
Absolute puzzling perfection for your iPad
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft by Blizzard
Blizzard's brilliant card battler
The Trace by Relentless Games
A captivating take on the world of the lone detective
The Detail by Rival Games
Never underestimate the power of a good story
Flockers by Team 17
The woolly Worms alternative plays perfectly on touchscreen
Modern Combat 5: Blackout by Gameloft
An FPS that sits proudly on iPad
80 Days by inkle
A sharp, wonderful retelling of Around the World in 80 Days
Especially for gamers. Though iPad taps into the same App Store that's been powering the iPhone since 2008, Apple's iPad has always been a favourite with developers thanks to its larger screen; the more room a touchscreen device has to accommodate your fingers and thumbs without obscuring the action, the better.
As such, the last few years have seen iPad play host to only premium versions of iPhone games, but also an increasing selection of iPad-only games. That may be welcome news for gamers both rich in time and money, but for the more discerning consumer, navigating through the App Store to find iPad's prime picks is becoming harder and harder.
It would be handy, then, if a site like TrustedReviews would take the time to put together a list of the games that demonstrate tablet gaming at its finest, wouldn't it? We thought so too, which is why we invite you to click through the next ten pages, pick your favourites and head on over to the App Store to start downloading.
You may also like our list of the best iPhone games of 2015