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 weekly for our latest favorite.
iPad game of the week: Pulse: Volume One ($3.99/£3.99/AU$5.99)
Pulse: Volume One is a rhythm action game that comes across like a futuristic piano. The instrument – such that it is – comprises a neon pulse that expands across concentric circles.
Notes travel along those circles, like planets orbiting a star, and you must tap them at the exact moment the pulse reaches them. Miss and there’s a sickening crunch.
That likely all seems pretty simple – and it is at first. The early songs offer a kind of mindless noodly entertainment. But the compositions quickly ramp up in complexity, testing your dexterity and sense of rhythm.
This is the kind of game that can only really work on the iPad’s acres. It’s an engaging and tactile title that offers a unique spin on rhythm games.