iPad Discussion The Best Multiplayer iPad Games
The Best Multiplayer iPad Games Ever!
Playing video games in your iPad is fun. It helps in keeping you entertained and helps you kill time. But it gets even more entertaining and time-passing when you share a game to a friend or two... or three. Like what they always say, the more the merrier! Play multiplayer games on the iPad and you will be delighted on the social fun it brings!
Be ready people, because this page will discuss games for the iPad that are designed or has features for more than one players! Multiplayer iPad Games fun! Rain? Boring, bulky board games? Waiting for the waiter to come with the meal? Whip out that iPad and have some social fun!
Scrabble for iPad
The Most Fun and Classic Board Game Goes to the iPad
One of the best characteristics of the iPad is that it is so flexible, you can turn it into any board game you want.
Scrabble for iPad ($6.99 via iTunes) is one of the many apps that I and my girlfriend play to pass the time.
With Scrabble for iPad, you can connect with other iDevices via Bluetooth and play without them seeing what letters compose your rack. Extra strategy!
A Great Multiplayer Game for iPad Based on an Old Den Game
An old den game come to the iPad! Foosball HD ($2.99 via iTunes) bring simple gameplay that is very easy to learn. Just swipe your finger across the iPad to make your player kick the ball to the opposing team. Like soccer, in which the original game was based on.
Another Air Hockey with an Alien Twist
Shufflepuck Cantina's multiplayer section (just tap on the table without challenging other characters) lets you play Air Hockey, too but this time, it is a great looking environment plus this multiplayer game is just a part of the whole app that is a cool challenge him and her game of Air Hockey. in this homage to the old Shufflepuck Cafe Amiga video game.
Great Resource Collection Multiplayer Game for the iPad
Catan is a resource and building game where you race it up to colonize new lands in an island. The game lets you trade resources with opponents, which is kind of like a monopoly game.
The game features AI opponents but it is much much more fun and challenging to play with three other humans, because the AI system can be gamed through trading with one rich opponent again and again. The AI also likes to team up on human player, throwing the penalty around the human's lands.
Multiplayer for Catan is pass and play, meaning you would have to rely on trusting your friends not to cheat because you will be playing at the same device that will be displaying all of the player's resource stocks.
Multiplayer Spin of the Tower Defense Strategy Game for the iPad!
TowerMadness is a tower defense game with a cute premise: hordes of aliens are attacking your farm, trying to take the sheep. You job is to build high tech towers, from zappers to slowers to support towers, to kill the nasty stealing extra terrestrial. That is for single player campaigns.
The multiplayer function of this game is really fun: you are to send waves of enemies to your opponent's map (which is identical to yours) all while defending the waves he sends! Have fun juggling offense and defense!
Check out the video below for the multiplayer function of the game!
If board games are boring for you then you should try the competitive mode of Fruit Ninja, where in addition to the fruits being thrown at you to slice to make the juice splatter into the background like a Picasso painting, you can also command bombs to appear on your opponents side, disrupting their combo momentum. Really frickin' fun!
Just be sure to get the HD version for your iPad. The iPhone version only features online mutiplayer whereas the HD plays both online and iPad sharing!
More share-the-iPad-screen goodness! Flight control HD lets you team up with a friend and guide aircrafts to their runways. If you do not like sharing devices, then you can hook two iDevices together via bluetooth or Wifi!
TapTap Revenge is much like Dance Dance Revo or Guitar Hero, where you would have to (this time) tap to the beat of the music. The two player mode is competitive and even just watching two people duke it out is very fun!
While the game is free to download and has a few games in each app, the game makes you pay for additional songs like those of Katy Perry or Nikki Minaj.
The game has a lot of releases. Here are a few of them.
If you were one of the people who got hooked with Gunbound, a turn-based tank game on the internet, then you should be thrilled to bits that Worms HD ($2.99 via iTunes) is now on the iPad. This game franchise presents the old familiar arsenal-weilding nightcrawlers but in the glorious hi-res screen now.
This game takes a lot of inspiration from Starcraft. If you like RTS (real time strategy) games, then you will love Armada. This game has a lot of items to buy for premium cash, meaning you can buy in game products, but that is not necessary to enjoy the game with a friend.
Muffin Knight (which I am a very avid fan of) is much like Super Crate Box where you are inside a single screen arena and you would have to collect as many resource as possible, changing abilities with every collected resource. This time, you would have to collect muffin and you can change into different interesting characters, like a ninja cat, a shotgun trotting gnome or a rainbow pooping unicorn!
Muffin Knight had added recently the multiplayer function where you can collect muffin with or against a friend from Game Center or someone random onlinem which can be an iOS gamer or someone using an Android device. Really cool!
Shadow Era is a trading card game with load of great content, awesome artwork and a rabid, extremely active community. It is a free download and you get to play with a starter deck, but grinding for in game gold is very tedious that a buck of in-app purchase is much bearable.
Shadow Era is multiplayer in the sense that you will play with another person online. The other person can be playing using an iPhone an Android device or a PC as this game is multi-port.
The game holds some tournaments now, so if you love TGC tournys, you might want to take a look at this one too.
Mirror's Edge is known for its superb platforming game (EA developed the game, need to ask more?) but the multiplayer game is also as fun. In the multiplayer mode, you can use the same iPad to compete in an item collection feat, tripping and outrunning each other to the next handbag. Fun!
Gun Bros. is a freemium game where you control one of the FRAGGED (or Freakishly Rugged Advanced Genetics Galactic Enforcement Division) members who defends the whole universe from the TOOLs (Tyrannical Oppressors Of Life) who terrorize every planet they can find.
The multiplayer function of Gun Bros can be cooperative, where you and someone else you have added through Game Center fights the TOOLs wave after wave or competitive, which is a deathmatch game, PVP style.
Oh, and guys are in for a treat with the NPC's here. :D
This is the game app that almost got as popular as Angry Birds. In Draw Something, you choose a word then draw it for someone on the other end of this 2-player game. When they guess it correctly you gain coins for improving your drawing, such as more colors.
Draw Something is not competitive in anyway. It is core like a cooperative game where you must both work together to get the prize. Pure, wholesome fun at its best.
This game has two versions available. The free, with ads and the premium, with 2000 more words to play with and 200 free coins. I would like to point out that if you want to play a lot, buying the full version might be a better idea so you can draw something other than Shrek.
Awesome Tower Defense and RPG Hybrid in Multiplayer
Dungeon Defender have both the characteristics of Tower Defense and RPG elements, mashing it together for a really superb game.
Basically, each Dungeon Defender level is composed of two parts, the build phase and the defense phase.
The build phase is where you create defenses to protect a crystal. This is the tower defense part. The second phase is when the hordes of enemies come in, either going directly to the crystal, attacking your defenses or attacking you. This is part RPG and part tower defense.
In between levels, you can choose your equipment or build your character's stats like any other role playing games.
The multiplayer part of this game is entirely cooperative in nature, where two to four people can team up in fending off the enemies, connected via internet or through local WiFi. How ultra cool is that?