Remember those many hours you spent in front of the computer? Well, now you can spend those hours playing your favorite PC games on your iPad as you commute to work or wait for the bus. You’ll probably remember many of these games from your early gaming years. Here are some of the best PC games that are iPad friendly.
Now you can indulge in this blast from the past on your iPad. In this remake of Myst for iPad, the puzzles are still just as complex but the graphics are much clearer, reflecting the advances that have happened in gaming technology in the past twenty years. The only nuance is using the touchscreen to interact with the environment, which players report takes some getting used to.
This classic adventure from the eighties is back with better graphics, lots of different environments and plenty of jungle villains to keep you on your toes. The only downside is the in-app purchasing, which requires you to use treasure collected throughout the game or your own money to advance through the levels. Of course, it’s very difficult to collect enough treasure in the game to sustain a reasonable amount of play, so you’ll end up paying for the privilege yourself.
Like the original version, the object of the game is to create a Sim and keep him/her alive. In the iOS version, there are also minigames like cooking, fishing, repairing and gardening.
This first-person shooter is back for even more blood-splattered gameplay, but with much better graphics. The only downside, according to players, is that the control panel is a bit confusing since the fire button is in the corner.
The Secret of Monkey Island
Help aspiring pirate Guybrush Threepwood travel around the Caribbean and battle zombie pirates. This puzzle-oriented game scores well in terms of ease of use and seamless conversion to the iPad’s touch screen. Graphics are also better, but the music and environment are original.
Command and Conquer: Red Alert
Fans of strategy games will remember this one, but the user-interface is a bit confusing. Also, there are no more cutscenes.
The Future of PC Games for iPad
Before you give up your PC games download and rush out and buy an iPad, remember that many of the games are still being developed. While the touchscreen can make gameplay easier, many of our favorite classic games were not designed with that method of play in mind, so some transitions may not be completely seamless. Some will work better than others. At this point, it’s best to keep an open mind. Try out the game, see if you like it, and if not, move on.