That's our mission here - to bring you the very best iPad games, mixing traditional fare with titles that could only have appeared on a capable. So you've got an iPad and now you have no cash left to buy any games. Have no fear, because there are plenty you can get for no money at all. Our "Quarterly Reports" provide a handy list of the 25 best games for each platform, both for the current year so far and for all time. There's a separate report for. Or you let other living things fight those living things. If there's a must-have game on this list, it is this one. It also has a very retro look, but somehow manage to blend that with a modern perspective. The entire thing is ridiculous, almost the antithesis of photo-realistic fare like NBA 2K; but we'd also argue that it's a lot more fun. Before long, you'll be scribbling notes, eking out clues from every other sentence, and realising there's more to every mystery than meets the eye. In reality, the hexagon is big and unwieldy and the tower narrow enough that you must take care removing blocks, lest the plummeting shape spin and fling itself to certain doom. At its very essence, Minecraft is a crafting game. But whereas you armed lemmings with tools, Splitter Critters has you slice up the screen with a finger, so you can adjust the landscape to create new pathways. This is a frighteningly compulsive game of jumping and shooting: The former has you fashion combos to keep butterflies from reaching the top of the well, otherwise they're devoured by a vicious spider. First, it is a free-to-play game that doesn't push you into paying. By tracing your finger across the screen you must draw a line connecting all of the yellow triangles, another connecting all the red squares, and so on. You build a tally of enemy kills not by firing a weapon but by simply encircling them on the screen by moving your character in a degree arc. As in EOTB, the action takes place in the first person: Your pawns might all be on the back row, or stacked behind one another. Subtly different strategies are required for success, hence the initial lockdown - it's very easy to otherwise burn through your limited funds. But I, and others, adore its heart-stopping visual loveliness, its gentle but subtle story which allows you to switch at will between two parallel coming-of-age tales , its humour - including a gloriously immature raft of jokes about the word 'stool' - its high-calibre voice acting and music At times surreal, Triple Town is also brain-bending and thoroughly addictive. And presumably the euphoria of victory is also sweet. Despite overly familiar chunky visuals Crossy Road has a lot to answer for , this fast-paced, breezy game is a lot of fun, with you dragging left and right to avoid blundering into rocks, and lifting your finger to soar into the air, aiming to catch another rampaging beast.