The iPad Pro is here, and it’s being promoted as a big-screen device that’s ready to help you work harder. Great, but who really wants to use the gorgeous new iPad’s massive screen for spreadsheets and all the tedium that comes with it? Exactly, we want to play the very best games on that big screen and dive into new worlds.
To make sure you don’t drown in a sea of productivity apps, we’ve gathered together some of the best iPad Pro games that showcase just how much fun the big 12.9-inch screen can be.
Fallout Shelter keeps getting better with each update, and the latest version brings plenty of new challenges to the table. Your vault has never looked so awesome as it does on the iPad Pro. Perfect your vault and keep your dwellers safely holed up away from the Wasteland. Whether you’ve been playing the game since it was released, or just getting started, it’s a must have for your new iPad.
The newly updated, and very popular, toy-based game worked well on the regular iPad, but it’s even better on the Pro’s larger screen. This new version is universal, meaning it’s also ready for the iPhone and the new Apple TV, so there’ll be no shortage of opportunity to play Skylanders in your house. Beware though, this game addiction is an expensive business. From the starter pack to the many vehicles and figures that make the game more fun, there are plenty of ways to spend lots of money on this game.
The very latest installment of this challenging puzzle game was born to be played on the iPad Pro’s large display. It needs all that extra horsepower to run correctly, too, so it won’t operate on early iPad or iPhone models. The game uses clever touch controls and feedback to enhance play, and because it requires you to closely examine items, it’s sure to be at its best on the iPad Pro.
Sim City BuildIt has been around on iOS for a while, and although it’s playable on the iPhone, it has always been more enjoyable on the iPad. Now, the iPad Pro’s large screen takes it that step further, particularly because the game’s control system is all about pinching, zooming, and rotating highly detailed 3D buildings. This is an EA title and it’s free to download, which means there are also plenty of in-app purchases. If you don’t mind, there’s fun to be had inside this version of Sim City.
Monument Valley is one of the most beautifully designed games for mobile, and though it looks splendid on the iPhone’s small screen, it’s fun to play the game on the iPad Pro’s huge screen. You can truly appreciate the beauty of the castles, the bright pops of color, and the mystery of the darker settings, as you guide the silent princess through the puzzles. Even if you’ve played the game to the end before, you’ll want to relive it on the big screen.