50 Must-Have iPad Apps


Infinity Blade IIInfinity Blade II ($6.99): When users show off what gaming looks like on the iPad, Infinity Blade II is definitely how they get “holy crap, that’s awesome” reactions from people. The game follows the same main character from the first game, Sirius, through all new worlds with brand new weapons and upgrades. Dual-wield new blades and equip yourself with multiple classes of spells and armor, all across a gorgeous backdrop of medieval and Asian-inspired settings. This is console-level gaming on a mobile device. Buy it. Now. I’ll wait.

Jetpack JoyrideJetpack Joyride ($2.99): Join Barry Steakfries as he soars down one continuous stretch of a secret laboratory, collecting coins, high-fiving scientists and avoiding the many laser barriers and missiles that keeping him from reaching the end. As you progress throughout the game, you’ll collect coins you can spend on vehicle upgrades, new costumes and most importantly – new jetpacks. With all the collectables, Game Center achievements and neverending missions, Jetpack Joyride is definitely one of the most addictive games you’ll find on the iPad.

Back to the FutureBack to the Future (Series) ($6.99): Doc and Marty are back in a fantastic cinematic series of titles from Telltale Games. Taking place after the events of Back to the Future III, Marty has to save Doc, who is trapped somewhere in the past. Bob Gale, co-creator and co-writer of the original trilogy, worked in collaboration with the game makers to bring a new story to gamers that fits in with the rest of the BTTF universe. And as a bonus, Christopher Lloyd returns to voice Doc Brown. Great Scott!

Kingdom RushKingdom Rush ($2.99): Tower defense games make up a large part of iOS gaming, but few look as good and have been as widely lauded as Kingom Rush on the iPad. Eight upgrades to customize your towers, 30 different enemies, major boss fights and over 50 achievements give you hours and hours of playing time. However, the mechanics are only half the package – the high definition cartoon artwork makes up the other half and really pops on the iPad’s screen. At $2.99, Kingdom Rush is a bargain.

Modern Combat 3: Fallen NationModern Combat 3: Fallen Nation ($6.99): You have to hand it to Gameloft. This company has managed to turn some great titles based on their console counterparts, as well as triple-A knockoffs of famous console games. MC3 is one of thoes triple-A knockoffs. This first person shooter has amazing graphics that can be streamed over AirPlay to your HDTV at 720p resolution. And while the solo campaign is great, the real benefit comes from the 12-person multiplayer, six game maps and seven different play modes.