What we’re playing: iPad games


It’s been less than two weeks since the iPad was released, and we’re already spending our time staring at its screen like the people stuck on the spaceship in Wall-E. Okay, it’s not that bad…yet.

Let us know the games you’re currently playing, and if you have iPad recommendations to share, we’re all ears.

Matt Grandstaff: Assassin’s Creed 2, Phantom Hourglass, and trying to hit the top spot in Geometry Wars on iPad (pic is outdated, I’m now ranked #4).

Craig Lafferty: Lots of iPad games and the Blur MP Beta.

Nick Breacon: Neptune’s Pride, StarCraft II, Just Cause 2, and NY Times Crosswords (iPad).

Nate Purkeypile: Metro 2033.

Megan Sawyer: Pokemon SoulSilver on the DS.

Michael Musick: Finishing up the AvP single-player campaigns and then on to Heavy Rain, interspersed with whatever various iPad games I end up buying (Peggle HD, please?).

Jeff Senita: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Sam Bernstein: Finished Final Fantasy XIII, on to Mass Effect 2 and Demon’s Souls. Time to use the roommate’s new PS3 while he’s out of town <insert “bwahaha” here>.

Aaron Mitschelen: LotRO, Borderlands, and Sakura Wars: So Long My Love.

Joel Burgess: Just Cause 2, MAG, FFXIII, CoD:World At War, and Sleep Is Death as well.

Brent Krische: Trying to earn two million in Endless Ocean: Blue World, stealing memories in Mass Effect 2, kicking some Bass in Mega Man 10, and hopefully entering the Veil in Wolfenstein soon.

Pete Hines: Madden and Bioshock 2.

Jon DeVriendt: StarCraft II, Demon’s Souls, and God of War III.

Ricardo Gonzalez, Game Accompli: Now officially juggling two MMOs — WoW and Star Trek: Online. With that, I feel like I’ve crossed some unwholesome moral boundary. Like I should be wearing an old trenchcoat that reeks of Aqua Velva and resignation.

Shannon Bailey: Final Fantasy XIII.

Caedmon Somers: Batman: Arkham Asylum, finally.

Adam Adamowicz: Fallout 3. I just killed Fort Barrister again (sheepish grin).

Alistair Hatch: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and if I can drag myself away from that maybe some Batman AA.

Jeremy Bryant: Assassin’s Creed 2; Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Lord of Ultima.

Rob Clark: Starcraft 2 beta, Achron, GRAW2, and BFBC2.

Gary Powell: God Of War III, Yakuza 3, and Advanced Lawnmower Simulator 2: The Revenge Of King Zord!!!

Natalie Gausden: Prince of Persia.

Joseph Mueller: Been playing FFXIII for an occasional mark hunt as well as Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires for the occasional massacre. I have mainly been reading this week..wait..what? Yes, I have been reading books this week. I know, the shame!

Jason Bergman: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, Rock Band 2, and Space Miner (iPhone).

Matt Ponton: Street Fighter IV.

Bruce Nesmith: Mass Effect 2 and Arkham Asylum.

Reader Comments

  1. Thats some delicious 1980s 1990s retro gaming memory stimulating picture there. Oh the greeny dreamy blue of it all!

    Well am a pc only person minus the Gameboy Advance i lent out once and never got back so i cant really comment on miniture joy of technology that is the iPad.

    Here are a few games i picked up in the last two weeks along with the 400 page plus hardcover volume of the DRAGON AGE ORIGINS Collectors Edition Game Guide a 34.99 value i got for one penny. That must have been one heckuva sale day at GAMESTOP. I just walked out of the store real casual like in case they smartened up all of a sudden:

    SUPREME COMMANDER 2- After buying my own copy i was amazed how great it plays. Much more streamlined for the better without the tedious long waiting for things to finish building. Maps and armies are still huge. Last time i test run a game at a friends house.

    HEARTS OF IRON III- Havent played a hardcore wargame since EAST FRONT by TalonSoft.

    ICEWIND DALE ULTIMATE COLLECTION- First time ever playing this rpg series and its truly amazing. Much more better and faster paced without drowning the player with too many skills and spells then NEVERWINTER NIGHTS. It evens has real time fighting with a top down view. Oh and the rich spoken dialogue! Truly less is more.

    BORDERLANDS DOUBLE GAME ADDON PACK- the creepy and the sexy.

    DAWN OF WAR II Gold Edition with Chaos Rising Expansion- replaying the main game to have a veteran unit to take on the blood splattering warriors of chaos.

    DRAGON AGE and DRAGON AGE AWAKENING- Its magical in its rpg delievering joy!

  2. How are the iphone versions of the Doom games, didn’t see any up there, just asking :)? The controls look like they may be a little sticky, but cool nonetheless. Also, Duke Nukem for the iphone? 😉

  3. I’ve been sinking into the iPad too! Here’s a few iPad games I strongly recommend:

    – Fieldrunners : Looks awesome in HD, and the devs are planning to slip in some nice additional iPad upgrades soon. Tons of gameplay for your $.

    – Azkend HD : If you are a “Match 3” puzzle addict, here is your crack. Beautiful visuals and audio.

    – Plants vs. Zombies : Looks like your PC/Mac PvZ, but on the go along with a new gameplay mode.

    – Zen Bound 2 : A relaxing kinda puzzle game with great visuals.

    – Sparkle HD : Like Zuma, but no annoying pointing mechanic since you just point where to shoot with your finger. Nice visuals.

    – Radio Flare Redux : A music shooter!

    – Orbital HD : Even more colorful than Geometry Wars, but different. Gets addictive. Not a shooter, but… different (and cheap).

    And of course, Geometry Wars Touch. But I can see you’re playing that!

  4. Gonna be checking out the just released hefty patch for SUPREME COMMANDER 2 aswell starting the CHAOS RISING Expansion for DAWN OF WAR 2 with my level 20 Blood Ravens after finishing the original campaign and doing a ton of side missions this past week.

    Probably squeeze in some Elder Scrolls rpgs and FALLOUT 3 after a bit of a break. Variety it does the passions good.