Fieldrunners 2 is finally available in HD on the iPad, and it’s headlining this week’s must-have games roundup. It’s accompanied by a terrific new platformer called Apocalypse Mac, Miniclip’s answer to Temple Run, and a wonderful adventure golf game that I can’t put down.
If you’ve got an iPhone and you haven’t already been playing Fieldrunners 2, then you’re nothing short of crazy. If you haven’t been playing because you’ve been waiting for the iPad version, then that’s just about okay. But it’s now available to download, so there’s no excuse not to hit up the App Store and buy it.
The game delivers an all-new adventure that gives you the opportunity to build incredible mazes out of a powerful arsenal of weapons in an effort to save the world from the invading Fieldrunners.
There are more than 20 brand-new levels, 20 upgradeable weapons, multiple game types, and Retina-ready visuals that look just terrific. If you loved the original title, there’s no doubt you’ll love its successor.
Apocalypse Max is an awesome new platform game in which you play the lone survivor in a zombie apocalypse, who must take on the undead in an effort to survive.
Journey through 20 levels of heart-thumping, adrenaline-pumping action spread out over 9 perilous worlds! Master in-air maneuvers as you find your way around precarious platforms. Discover secret treasures and collect gold as you overcome more than 16 wacky types of zombies. Unlock over 18 insane weapons and find crazy ways to blast past your enemies.
Don’t like guns? Wanna get up close and personal? No problem! Rip apart your foes with your oversized, battle-hardy combat knife.
The game boasts stunning 2D artwork — all drawn by hand and optimized for the Retina display. The production value is second to none, so if you’re a fan of platformers, Apocalypse Max is certainly worth a look.
Rail Rush is Miniclip’s answer to Temple Run. It’s not another shameless clone by any means, but it employs the same endless running mechanic that we’ve all become so addicted to on iOS.
In Rail Rush, you control a mine cart across broken tracks, tilting and swiping to avoid all kinds of obstacles, while attempting to collect as many golden nuggets as you can. There will be surprises along the way, with new paths to explore and “special levels” that will help you earn more nuggets and gems.
Equip your cart with power-ups to better your chances of survival inside the mine, and rank up your character along the way to become the “ultimate explorer.” There are four different characters to play, six different scenarios and special levels, and a whole host of achievements to collect.
I love little adventure golf titles; they’re ideal pick-up-and-play games that are great for passing the time. Wonderputt is the latest to hit the iPad, and I’m a huge fan of it.
There are 18 holes to play in Wonderputt’s “world of geographical delight,” in which you’ll need to avoid cows, toads, ski slopes, torpedos, and even alien abductions. There are Game Center achievements to collect, leaderboards on which to compete, and gorgeous visuals to enjoy.
What’s Your Favorite?
So that concludes our list of this week’s must-have iOS games. If you’ve picked up something that you think we should have included, be sure to let us know about it in the comments.