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The best iPad games 2020

The best iPad games
(Image credit: Annapurna Interactive)

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 month for our latest favorite.

iPad game of the month

The Unfinished Swan

(Image credit: Annapurna Interactive)

 The Unfinished Swan

($4.99/£4.99/AU$7.99)

The Unfinished Swan begins with a classic tale: boy loves mom; boy loses mom; boy bestowed painting of a swan; painted swan comes to life and disappears one night through a mysterious doorway through which boy follows. Okay, maybe not that last bit.

It’s an intriguing start, though, not least when you discover the space through the doorway is blank - apparently due to a minimalist king having painted everything white. Fortunately, you’re armed with endless balls of paint; throw them around and you bring form to your surroundings so you can explore.

This basic interaction - throw stuff; make a mess; explore - remains throughout, but The Unfinished Swan continues reinventing itself as you progress. It’s a sweet, imaginative tale, and especially rewarding when played with a physical games controller.