Much to our surprise, non-Retina games and apps on the new iPad aren't anywhere near as terrible looking at the difference between Retina and non-Retina games and apps on the iPhone. Regardless, it's still really nice to play games that take full advantage of the over three million pixels of that beautiful screen.

Four great games recently had updates land to boost them into higher-than-HD-land:

  • Carcassonne [$9.99] - Review - A practically flawless iOS board game.
  • League of Evil 2 [$2.99] - Review - A Super Meat Boy-like sequel.
  • Ticket to Ride [$8.99] - Review - Another great board game port.
  • Zombie Highway [Free] - Review - A slick survival driving game.

So, either mash that "Update All" button if you've got these games on your new iPad, or check out some of the above reviews. You really can't go wrong with any or all of these games.

  • Laszlo Tuss

    Hurray! Now i only have to get a New iPad....

    any way, plz fix League of Evil 1, it crashes after any mission i accomplished (as soon as i die in the next level). Also an iCloud for the should be awesome.

  • swarmster

    Yay! League of Evil 2 is now one of the few perfect iOS games (Game Center, Universal, Retina, iCloud). Thanks Ravenous Games!

    Consider Burger Cat purchased.

  • Vladimir Roth

    Hey, did you notice that Bike Baron got retina update like long time ago? Just saying 😉

  • CandyCaneNJ

    Psyched for Zombie Highway Retina update! I'm buying it now for my new iPad 3

  • Jeff S.

    These updates are fine for new-Ipad owners, but for us older device chumps, these updates do nothing but cause the app file size to balloon up.

    The Carcassonne update weighs in at over 300MB, almost double its previous size.

    Be careful before you update, and be sure to always keep app backups.

  • swarmster

    While this is on the front page, I'll also mention that Tilt to Live HD was just updated, as well as the best crossword puzzle app in the store, Crux (which is also Universal, and the dev is working on iCloud support).

  • Xarlos

    I'm with Jeff S. on this.  Carcassone has doubled in size and is now too big to update without my picking something else (or a bunch of things) I want to delete to make room for it.  Unfortunately I'll more likely delete Carcassone since I'll soon get sick of staring at and trying to ignore that little update icon on the app store.  So that will be $10 down the drain.  Gave them a 1 star review to thank them.
    This really shows the downside of making universal apps.  Make the ipad 3 people happy and piss off the iphone customers.  It also shows the flaws in Apples App Store update policy that you can't mark an update to ignore.