15 Best iPad Games of 2012

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(Last Updated On: March 13, 2019)

The year 2012 has seen the release of a number of enticing new games for the Apple iPad. Some publishers have also released newer versions of their popular games. For example, 2012 has seen the release of the space version of Angry Birds, which is perhaps the most popular tablet game ever released. The new games have been designed with the latest iPad in mind: these games feature high definition graphics that take advantage of the new iPad’s Retina display and interactive controls using multi-touch.

The 15 Best iPad Games Released in 2012

1. Angry Birds Space HD

This version of Angry Birds features intergalactic gaming in High Definition in zero gravity. With more than 100 interstellar levels and brand new birds, this game will keep you engaged to your iPad for hours and hours. It takes the original Angry Birds to a whole other level. Check it out:

2. Temple Run: Brave

The latest game in the Temple Run series is set in Scotland and is based on the same principle as the original game — you control the hero who has to steal an idol from a temple as he faces many challenges in the game. This game was released in collaboration with Disney/Pixar.

3. Real Racing 2 HD

If you want to play a car racing game on iPad, it must be Real Racing 2 HD. Its anti-aliased and crisp graphics will keep you entertained as you race through 120 races. It supports multiplayer gaming as well as video out at 1080p.

4. Infinity Blade 2

Though the game was released on December 1, 2011, it was updated especially for the Retina display for iPad in March 2012. This action-packed role-playing adventure game requires you to slay beasts using different types of weapons as you progress towards your quest.

5. Dark Meadow

This game has drawn comment from reviewers for its stunning graphics and attention to detail, which comes out very well on the 3rd generation iPad, for which it received an update in March, 2012. The game itself is a first-person horror, combat and exploration game, in which you explore a hospital full of mysteries and deadly enemies.

6. Waking Mars

First released in early 2012, the game was updated for full Retina display in May 2012. The game gives you the controls as you guide astronaut Liang Qi through the subterranean Martian cave system in the year 2097.

7. LostWinds 2: Winter of Melodies

Released in May 2012, this interactive game requires you to solve mysteries while you complete different types of tasks in a fantasy world that you would love to explore. In the game you control a young boy named Toku and the wind spirit Enril as they try to save the world from an evil spirit.

8. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II

Released in May 2012 for iPad as well as Arcade, PC and Android, this game allows you to play one of the most popular gaming characters of all time. As Sonic the Hedgehog, and accompanied by Tails, you race across different Zones as you take down badniks using deadly combination moves.

9. Where’s my Water?

This Disney game was updated with full Retina support for iPad in April 2012, which also added 20 new levels to the game-play. This physics-based puzzle game features multi-touch controls and high definition graphics that will keep you entertained for hours.

10. Plague, Inc

Plague, Inc is a dark but intensely addictive game has garnered more than 35,000 five star ratings on the App Store. The aim of the game is to cultivate a deadlier version of plague in a bid to end the human race. That is why we said it was dark…It may be twisted but it’s pretty darn fun. Check it out in action:

11. Marvel vs Capcom 2

This multi-player game allows you to pit heroes from Marvel and Capcom face-to-face as they fight or glory and points. Released in April 2012 in the App Store, this game offers you action and fighting like you may never have seen before on iPad.

12. Grabatron

When it was launched for iPad and iPhone in June 2012, this game was downloaded more than 1.5 million times over two weeks. This freemium game allows you to take control of a UFO as you destroy mankind!

13. Dynamite Jack

If you love explosions as well as puzzles, you will love Dynamite Jack. In this game you control Jack, who is a space marine escaping the mines where he was forced to work. You help him escape by solving puzzles and making sure that he remains safe till he reaches the end of a level. The game was released in June 2012, check out a review here:

14. Batman Arkham City Lockdown

Use the touch screen to take down some of the biggest villains of Gotham as you play Batman. The game features multi-touch game-play and high definition graphics of Arkham as you battle the villains and their henchmen. It was updated in April 2012 with new levels and Retina display optimization for the new iPad.

15. Draw Something Free

This Pictionary-like free game was released to critical and popular acclaim in the first quarter of 2012. It is a social game that allows you to play with your friends as you draw more than 900 words on your iPad.

All these games are built for iPad’s Retina display, with high definition art and graphics that will attract your eyes even as you slay monsters or race with time and other players. ┬áTo truly appreciate the detail, your iPad screen will need to be free of cracks or blemishes — which you can get repaired properly at iFixYouri.