Best New iPad Games: 'The Walking Dead' season 2 episode 2 is not the only horror hit this week

by Mike Rougeau

March 7 2014

The Walking Dead: Season 2's second episode, "A House Divided," is just one of many great new iPad games this week.

It's a hit, for sure, but you won't find anything quite as lovely as the "savage arcade game" Wave Wave in the zombie apocalypse. There are dozens more this week—from the tension of Knock-Knock to the dread of Mines of Mars. So many scares! Click through for tons more.

Oh, and doesn't Doggins look adorable?

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Links & Apps

  • 1 Calculords
    Slide 1

    "Earth has been destroyed by the evil Hate Bit! The universe's only hope is you, the Last Star Nerd. You alone are able to control mighty armies with the power of Calculord Cards. You've got to build your forces and battle to the edge of space!"

  • 2 Primal Flame
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    Primal Flame

    "Flame wielding arcade action with a poetic atmosphere and an irritable vegetation."

  • 3 Smash Hit
    Slide 3

    "Take a surreal journey through an otherworldly dimension, move in harmony with sound and music and smash everything in your path! This experience requires focus, concentration, and timing to not only travel as far as you can, but also break the beautiful glass objects that stand in your way."

  • 4 -Circuits-
    Slide 4

    "Simple in concept, but very challenging and rewarding, Circuits is a puzzle game that requires careful listening to complete each level."

  • 5 Principia
    Slide 5

    "Solve puzzles using the laws of physics. Help the robot get to the goal by building contraptions, bridges and vehicles."

  • 6 Avadon 2: The Corruption
    Slide 6
    Avadon 2: The Corruption

    "Avadon 2: The Corruption is a huge, indie fantasy role-playing adventure, the second chapter in the epic Avadon trilogy. You will serve the keep of Avadon, working as a spy and warrior to fight the enemies of your homeland. As a servant of the Black Fortress, your word is law. Experience an exciting fantasy role-playing adventure as you try to save your homeland from civil war and fiery destruction."

  • 7 Cubed Snowboarding
    Slide 7

    "Crash into snowmen, grind on railings, launch off halfpipes and go careening off of cliffs in this fun, fast, little, retroish 3d game!!!"

  • 8 Beyond Space
    Slide 8

    "Beyond Space is a cutting-edge 3D space shooter game that immerses players in the darkest plots in a similar vein to the best Space Operas."

  • 9 God of Light
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    God of Light

    "Sit back and become immersed into the world of God of Light, the game that rethinks the physics puzzle genre with its unique environment exploration gameplay, amazing graphics and exclusive soundtrack created by electronic music icon UNKLE."

  • 10 Out There
    Slide 10

    "You are an astronaut awaking from cryonics not in the solar system, but... out there... in a far and unknown place of the galaxy. In Out There, you will have to survive, tinkering your ship with what you can gather drifting in the void, and spot garden planets to refill your oxygen supply."

  • 11 Cloud Breaker
    Slide 11
    Cloud Breaker

    "Cloud Breaker is a modern force of block breaking bliss. The challenge is free form— pull apart and arrange a cloud of blocks by color as quickly as you can. Collect bonus time for solving a puzzle with just a few moves, and use that to reach the most challenging stages."

  • 12 Sticks and Stones
    Slide 12
    Sticks and Stones

    "Sticks and Stones is a game about bullying from the award-winning studio Littleloud. Play as one of four new recruits to Northshore Academy at the start of the school year and try to work your way up the social ladder by any means necessary. Race your rivals to the end of the school year, engaging in a range of bullying or victim microgames suggested by British schoolchildren from their own experiences. Sticks & Stones is based on the latest research on bullying and created in conjunction with Channel 4."

  • 13 Teggle
    Slide 13

    "Tap and swipe your way to the top of the leaderboards in this colourful and intuitive game of gestures."

  • 14 Card City Nights
    Slide 14

    "Card City Nights is an adventure through a city filled with card-nuts and lunatics. Battle for the 8 legendary cards to enter the biggest competition this city has seen yet."

  • 15 Mines of Mars
    Slide 15
    Mines of Mars

    "Mines of Mars is a procedural atmospheric mining game that is inspired by games like Metroid and Motherload. It is also a story based adventure game with dark secrets, great weapons, tons of different items, and a gorgeous world to explore."

  • 16 The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 2
    Slide 16
    The Walking Dead: The Game - Season 2

    "A twisted tale of survival spanning across 5 episodes (Episode 1-2 Available Now, Episodes 3-5 will be released periodically in 2014)"

  • 17 Block Fortress War
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    Block Fortress War

    "Welcome to the Blockverse: an alternate and blocky dimension, home to a diverse collection of alien civilizations. These creatures have been waging war for eons, and now you can take control of an army and join the fray!"

  • 18 Devious Dungeon
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    Devious Dungeon

    "Devious Dungeon is a medieval action platforming game by the creators of Random Heroes and League of Evil! The catacombs under the Kingdom are infested with evil creatures. You must venture deep within the dungeons eliminating the threat! Slay monsters, collect loot, level up and upgrade your gear."

  • 19 Wave Wave
    Slide 19

    "Wave Wave is a savage arcade game by Thomas Janson, with music by Danimal Cannon and Zef. Shift up and down to avoid the gauntlet of triangles."

  • 20 Frontline Commando 2
    Slide 20

    "Betrayed and left for dead, you must build your team of mercenaries and exact revenge against your enemies."

  • 21 Knock-Knock Game
    Slide 21
    Knock-Knock Game

    "Three generations of Lodgers have occupied the cabin, but lately, the walls seem to undulate, skittering unknowns shift in the darkness, and an unruly growl seeps from the attic. Are they hallucinations pecking at the insomnia-afflicted Lodger, or the gnarled remnants of a darker secret?"

  • 22 Faif
    Slide 22

    "Faif is a puzzle/rpg game with a unique battle system based on gambling. faifTry to defeat as many opponents as you can and unravel the secret story behind the game."

  • 23 Shuyan The Kung Fu Princess
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    Shuyan The Kung Fu Princess

    "Discover ancient combat wisdom with soft kung fu. Shuyan the Kung Fu Princess is an exhilarating kung fu action-adventure game. Receive guidance from a master, learn ancient training techniques and perfect your soft kung fu. Defeat your opponents without throwing a single punch!"

  • 24 Lionheart Tactics
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    Lionheart Tactics

    "Rally your Heroes! Plan every move in this FREE tactical RPG with stunning 3D graphics. Adventure across the realm or take your fight online to challenge the world."

  • 25 Eets Munchies
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    Eets Munchies

    "Eets Munchies is a re-imagining of the award-winning puzzle game by Klei Entertainment. Featuring gorgeous animation and ridiculous creatures, players help an adorable hungry creature devour cake in increasingly devious puzzles."

  • 26 Doggins
    Slide 26

    "Doggins is a quiet adventure that follows a dreaming terrier's battle of wits with a villainous monocled squirrel."


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