Best New iPad Games: the gorgeous 'Monument Valley' has arrived

by Mike Rougeau

April 4 2014

The gorgeous interactive Escher puzzles of Monument Valley debuted on iPad this week, plus many more.

If you want something a little shootier there's always Evolution: Battle for Utopia. If zombies are your thing, try Dead End. And if you want to see more of the best new iPad games to come out this week, click through the slideshow below.

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  • 1 Monument Valley
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    Monument Valley

    "In Monument Valley you will manipulate impossible architecture and guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world. Monument Valley is a surreal exploration through fantastical architecture and impossible geometry. Guide the silent princess Ida through mysterious monuments, uncovering hidden paths, unfolding optical illusions and outsmarting the enigmatic Crow People."

  • 2 Clarc
    Slide 2

    "As the story unfolds, the nerdy janitor robot Clarc will encounter partying robots, attractive nuclear missiles and intoxicated supercomputers. He sets out to repair his production facility on Mars and fights to rescue his friends from the intruding spaceship M.O.T.H.E.R. who threatens to disarm the factory."

  • 3 Shu’s Garden
    Slide 3
    Shu's Garden

    "Grow your own garden playground with Shu, a bouncy alien who nourishes the soil wherever she rolls. Shu can shrink really small then release her energy and jump high into the air. Plant blossoms stick to her and she can shake them off in new locations to plant the seeds. Plants grow as the days pass, but remember that plants need nutrition to stay healthy and grow tall."

  • 4 Sometimes You Die
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    Sometimes You Die

    "In a game, you die. And imply that it has no effect on you. You feel invincible in the realm behind the screen. This one is different. In this game, you have to die."

  • 5 Nerdy Workout
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    Nerdy Workout

    "Earn as many reps as you can before your arms get eaten by monsters."

  • 6 Tiny Space Adventure
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    Tiny Space Adventure

    "Live a great adventure with this point and click game that combines simplicity and logic."

  • 7 Shattered Planet
    Slide 7

    "An intense survival RPG set on beautiful alien worlds. Hours of gameplay await the most intrepid explorers! Fight or catch aliens and collect crazy loot. Explore a dangerous galaxy and try to survive! It's a deadly world out there, and it's randomly different every time."

  • 8 Game of Thrones Ascent
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    Game of Thrones: Ascent

    "Build your noble house, embark on quests and rise in power in the Strategy RPG based on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin’s novels A Song of Ice and Fire!"

  • 9 Little Big Adventure
    Slide 9

    "Originally released on PC in 1994, Little Big Adventure (also known as 'Relentless: Twinsen's Adventure') is an action-adventure RPG designed by Frédérick Raynal. 20 years later, a new version of this entertaining video game hit is being released, specially adapted for mobile phones."

  • 10 Fairway Solitaire Blast
    Slide 10
    Fairway Solitaire Blast

    "It's solitaire as you love it, but with a twist that has made it one of the most celebrated franchises ever: it's solitaire with power ups with friends with golf!"

  • 11 15 Coins
    Slide 11

    "15 Coins is a deceptively difficult minimalistic arcade game with one goal: collect 15 Coins before you are killed by your clones."

  • 12 Evolution: Battle for Utopia
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    Evolution: Battle for Utopia

    "Be the captain of an expedition to a distant planet in a new multi-genre game blockbuster from an eminent developer! Unprecedented Action, RPG and Strategy in one game! A huge world, highest-level graphics and countless possibilities! Feel the new gaming experience right now!"

  • 13 Polar Bowler
    Slide 13

    "Control PB as he rides a variety of special inner tubes, navigating icy curves, loops, blind spots, and nutty obstacles, as he attempts to knock over clusters of pins. Rolling a “strike” will test your reflexes and puzzle-solving skills!"

  • 14 Warhammer 40K: Storm of Vengeance
    Slide 14
    Warhammer 40K: Storm of Vengeance

    "Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance is a lane strategy game for PC and mobile devices set in the dark, gothic universe of Warhammer 40,000."

  • 15 Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf chapter 2
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    Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf

    "Your adventure continues! Explore the frontier between the Kingdom of Sommerlund and the dreaded Darklands, face new powerful enemies and uncover the truth behind the attack on the village of Rockstarn!"

  • 16 Millie
    Slide 16

    "You've always dreamt of flying. Roaming high in the clouds, free from all worries. Just gliding through air like a bird. Unfortunately, you were born as a millipede, and your best chance of launching to the sky is probably in some crows mouth... or is it?"

  • 17 Dead End
    Slide 17

    "Coming directly from the 70′s, Dead End is a mix between old-fashioned racing games and grindhouse horror movies. Drive for your life and reach the safety heaven."


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