Real Racing 2 HD
Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy
This combat flight simulator is a cut
above the rest, with incredible 3D
graphics, shadows, and special effects.
Apart from the amazing visual qual-ity, there are ten types of flight modes
including Dogfight, Survival, Free-for-all, Team Deathmatch, and Capture the
Flag. You can buy or unlock a variety of
planes and follow the storyline or just
simply enjoy blowing other people of the
sky. The controls are pretty basic: just a
virtual joystick and a selection of weap-ons that you only need two thumbs for.
This lets you perform some pretty crazy
rolls and spins, all while letting loose a never-ending supply of bullets!
GTA: Chinatown Wars HD
You're a stranger in America, robbed of
the family heirloom you were carrying
and left to drown off the coast of Lib-erty City. You'll have to negotiate the
tough criminal underworld and complete
a variety of missions in order to restore
your family's honor. In the process you'll
wind up stealing hundreds of cars, deal-ing drugs, crashing all over the place,
blowing things up, getting into gang
wars, dodging the police, and thoroughly
enjoying the thrill of it all. The controls
are a little finicky while driving, but you
get used to them eventually.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Shadow Vanguard HD
Rainbow Unit is on the trail of a global
terrorist organization which threatens
the world's security and stability. You
and your band of elite spies must break
into enemy compounds, rescue hos-tages, and utilize each unit member's
special skills to complete each of the 11
missions. At your disposal are high-tech
weapons and gadgets such as snake
cameras that can peer around corners.
Order your unit members and direct
their actions in real-time. The events of
the game unfold much like they do in the original Rainbow 6 novel, but the focus here is on strategy more than flat-out first-person-shooter action.
Mirror's Edge has a distinctive style
and atmosphere, and makes beautiful
use of the iPad's touchscreen interface.
You're a rebel Runner, undermining a
corrupt authoritarian regime which is
determined to exterminate you and
your friends. Swipe around the screen
to jump, dodge, climb and swing around,
turning obstacles into mere props. The
side-scrolling visuals are crisp and stark,
with no distracting controls or indicators
on screen at all. The key is to stay mov-ing and build as much momentum as possible, even when under attack. The iPad version introduces a split-screen two-player challenge mode as well.
COD: Black Ops Zombies
Survive as long as you can with wave
after wave of undead enemies coming
for your blood. You'll pick up assorted
weapons and powerups along the way,
but you'll still have a tough time fighting
off all the zombies. It's a pretty simple
bloodbath scenario, although aiming
quickly and accurately is a little difficult
with the on-screen controls. You'll get
points for each kill, which you can then
spend on upgraded weapons that can
be found scattered around the levels. There's a four-person multiplayer mode so you can team up with friends too. Killing zombies always makes for a fun time, and this game delivers.