We’re all for gaming especially if it promotes world peace. Well, besides that, gaming on the iPad (with Retina Display) and the iPad Mini is something that brings out the true power of these gadgets. With incredible performances and responsive features, the iPad actually turns into a powerhouse gaming gadget instantly.
One uber-cool thing that Apple committed itself to, with the refresh on the iOS platform, was the Game Center. And with that, we now have tons of multiplayer games ready to get you addicted to the Game Center at all times of the day. Recently, this editor was hooked completely to Letterpress on his iPhone.
There are plenty of multiplayer games for the iPad but here’s the editor’s pick:
Best Multiplayer Games for iPad
#1. Worms 2: Armageddon
Worm 2: Armageddon is a turn-based multiplayer game that will drive you crazy with its fantastic graphics. Prepare your weapons and grenades for the worms and start the destruction.
You have many different game modes available, either go solo or battle against friends, the choice is yours. The game isn’t free, but worth the price if you like playing multiplayer strategic games.
#2. Fireboy and Watergirl
I have enjoyed having a go at “Fireboy and Watergirl.” Though the game seems to be a bit slow initially, it does pick up the pace as you go ahead. And there comes a time where you might seem to be completely smitten by it.
You have to play smartly to help the Watergirl and the Fireboy who are caught in a difficult situation. And you need to help them get to the exit through the forest temple. The boy must keep the water away and the girl must avoid fire to remain alive. So, each of your moves matters a lot.
#3. Bowling King
Flaunt your bowling skills with your friends or family with this 1-on-1 game. The controls are easy to adapt and hardly takes few turns to get used to the interface. There are different optional purchases, but overall, the game is free to play. Apart from that, the game has many different bowl options along with different types of pins. So give it a try, as it is a great time killing game.
#4. The Blockheads
Don’t judge the game from its 2D graphics, as it a strong storyline and great features. It is night time, and you are out of fire along with no shelter and left with a spade, some wood, and a few sticks. The choice is yours, what you build with these materials.
You can create your own world or join your friends or family. Apart from that, you can also join the players around the world. Like all other games, it is free to play with optional in-app purchases.
#5. Doodle Army 2: Mini Militia – Online Multiplayer
It’s an intensive multiplayer game that supports offline as well as online modes. You can either connect to the internet for online gaming or use your Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to connect up to six players locally.
As the name suggests, it is an army game where you fight your opponents with guns and grenades. It’s free to play, so give it a shot.
Here comes the latest sensation Fortnite that has taken the App Store by the storm! If you are enamored by action games, you must have a shot on this one.
Empower yourself and squad up to take part in a deadly 100-player PvP to showcase your prowess as a top-notch player. Fight as long as possible, destroy your rivals and grab the hard-earned victory.
In the course of the battle, be sure to build your cover so that you can survive the onslaught. Don’t fail to gather gear and other pivotal resources to keep yourself ahead.
#7. School of Chaos Online MMORPG
The name says it all; you can do all the things that you were forbidden to do while you were in the school. The teachers are eaten by zombies, and there is no one to tell you anything. Join with many players around the world in this real-time game.
It’s the survival of the fittest, so gear up, prepare hard, as there are no teachers to take care of the bullies. The game is free to download and install, but it does offer optional in-app purchases.
#8. Super Stickman Golf 2
Super Stickman Golf 2 has got enough golf courses, power-ups, characters, and different achievements to keep you hooked up for a very long time. There are two modes of multiplayer gameplay – Turn-based multiplayer and race mode multiplayer.
You can easily connect with your friends or other players around the world. Lastly, the game is free to play.
#9. Payback 2 – The Battle Sandbox
Payback 2 is a GTA styled game but highly intense. The game has a variety of campaigns that you should complete staying ahead of the world. You can also battle your friends or other players across the globe.
The game presents you with hourly, daily, and weekly challenges to keep your adrenaline rush running. The game is almost 100MB in size, so consider downloading it over Wi-Fi.
#10. Fantastic 4 in a Row
How about the usual, routine 4 in a Row with multiplayer capability on the iPad? Makes it all the more interesting. In another world, this was one of my favorite games when I was first introduced to it in my 4th grade – since then, the game has had a profound attraction.
New updates to Fantastic 4 in a Row include Game Center leaderboards and achievements.
#11. VS. Racing 2
If VS. Racing wasn’t enough, the second version brings almost everything that appeared to be missing on the first. Packed in with 127 races, the game offers you a lot to explore.
With 10 high-speed cars at your disposal, you will love to race tirelessly. You can battle against up to 5 players at once in an exciting multiplayer mode. Even better, you can ear plenty of upgrades for lightning fast speed and acceleration. So, never miss any chance to dominate your opponents!
That’s all, friends!
What’s your favorite?
Now that you have explored a number of thrilling multiplayer games for iOS tell us about the one that has passed your acid test. And if the roundup has missed out some of your favorite ones, do let us know their names.
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