Best Retina Display Games for iPad3:
The retina display of the iPad 3 offers more pixels than some HDTVs, so it’s no wonder that games developers are taking note. Here are some of our best retina display games for iPad3:
List of 5 Best iPad 3 Retina Display Games:
Mass Effect fans can now look to the new iPad to feed their addictions. The retina display just works for this game, which has always been heralded for its life-like graphics and stunning effects. Although Commander Shepherd is no more, you get to play as Randall Ezno who has turned against his employer, Cerberus, when he feels that the testing on aliens has finally gone too far. Tap controls provide quick fighting on the retina display. Another bonus? If you own both games, your skills as an infiltrator can boost your Mass Effect 3 score, too!
If you haven’t heard of the new Angry Birds in Space game, then you’ve probably been in space. It’s quickly been downloaded to mobile phones, but the large maps are ideal for playing on a tablet. In fact, the birds are almost too small to easily control with your fingers on a mobile phone, but your iPad 3 will not have that problem. As you fling new birds into space to take down space pigs, you have to avoid meteors and use gravitational pull to your advantage. It’s not the most HD game but it sure is fun!
3. Diamond Dash
Hundreds of Bejeweled copycats are available for iOS, but Diamond Dash is the only game that is also optimized for the retina display on the new iPad. These brightly colored gems really shine on your new tablet, while you have 60 seconds to match as many gems as possible. Matches fill up the diamond bar, giving you magic powers to dominate the board. Diamond Dash includes Facebook integration and even allows you to play against your friends. The free version requires you to wait for refills or to invite friends for more diamonds, if you opt out of premium.
Gameloft brings the FPS to the iPad 3 with this release, which IGN has has praise for. The solo campaign consists of 13 missions in different locales, including Los Angeles and Pakistan. With the retina display, you can watch carefully scripted cut-scenes and choose from seven different modes of gameplay. Multiplayer drops you into one of six warzones, with up to a dozen players. Few iPad games include voice acting but Gameloft is proud to captivate you with theirs.
What does every game system need? Here’s a hint: racing. With Real Racing 2 HD, you can cruise through fifteen different locations, all from the comfort of your own home, while using your iPad 3 as a steering wheel. This game features include:
Stunning 3D graphics
30 licensed vehicles from real manufacturers
Over ten hours of race content
Five different race types
16-player multiplayer mode over WiFi
Game Center integration
The ability to save and sync games at any time
It’s no wonder that all the reviews are so positive. Real Racing 2 HD puts you in the driver’s seat, thanks to iPad’s retina display.
Rachelle writes on various technology topics including internet providers and iOS development.