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The best iPad games 2020

The best iPad games
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In this guide, we've rounded up the very best iPad games you can download right now, with something for everyone.

The iPhone revolutionized gaming through multitouch, but the iPad provided a larger canvas and power for fully immersive and expansive experiences. Apple’s tablet remains a powerful, engaging gaming device, whether you delve into innovative touchscreen games, or use a controller for a more console-style experience.

Whatever you prefer, the very best games are found in our lists. Check back every two weeks for our latest favorite.

iPad game of the week

Golf On Mars

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Golf On Mars

($2.99/£2.99/AU$4.99)

Golf On Mars looks a lot like iPad classic Desert Golfing - almost like someone painted the latter red - and although this follow-up is a mostly similar slab of chill-out side-on golf, that’s no bad thing.

After all, Desert Golfing - with its intuitive drag-to-shoot mechanic - was a classic. So a revamp is something to celebrate - not least because this time everyone’s individual courses are unique, and there are new hazards to deal with on the red planet. 

Golf On Mars also feels like a more refined product. Overshoot a hole and you don’t start from scratch - the screen scrolls, letting you work your way back. You can also apply spin before your shot, and the entire package feels very considered and polished - the epitome of a ‘zen’ sports title for iPad, and a must-buy if you enjoyed its predecessor.