Did you just pick up a new iPad? Maybe you’re looking for a new, cheap way to kill time? You’re in luck - we’ve got some great games here that look and play great on the big screen, and they’re all available for the low, low price of free. For many folks, these games will be great regardless of device you’re playing on, so be sure to check out our best free iPhone games guide for a full-spectrum view of what’s out there.
It’s worth keeping in mind that just about all of these employ in-app purchases of some kind or another. Many gamers would much rather pay a flat fee up-front, but we’re writing this for the cheapskates. We’re also trying to avoid “lite” games, since you won’t get a lot of replay value by only having the first couple of levels and being pestered to upgrade to buy the rest.
Without further ado, here’s our list. Don’t be shy to sing out in the comments with your favorite free games for the iPad.