iPad Quality Index

Top 5 Perfect Ports on iPad

Best ways to play it all on iPad

Though each gaming system has its own flagship franchise or pixellated mascot, there are some games which are simply too good to stay on one platform.

Thanks to the power and versatility of Apple's touchscreen tablet, iPad owners have been the very welcome beneficiaries of an influx of high-quality console and PC games translations - both old and new.

To help you find the cream of the converted crop, we've put the contenders through their paces, and can now reveal the Top 5 perfect ports on iPad.

So, put those joypads down, and get ready to lay your hands on some cross-platform classics.

Originally released for Nintendo DS back in 2009, this top-down crime caper from Rockstar made the jump to iOS with style. As well as delivering a console-sized portion of gang warfare straight to your tablet, the dev gave the iPad port a graphical facelift, making it the best-looking mobile version around.
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9.4
Hell hath no fury like a fanboy scorned. So, if you're attempting to rework a beloved property like the Monkey Island series, you'd better be darn sure you get it right. Thankfully, LucasArts struck gold with this perfectly pitched remake, successfully honouring the original while weaving some optional audio and visual upgrades into the bargain.
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9.4
Having escaped the shackles of the doomed Mega CD and rocketed triumphantly onto the App Store late last year, Sega's classic Sonic title can now reach the audience it so richly deserves. Sonic CD is regarded by some as the Blue Blur's best adventure, so iOS owners have no excuse not to give it a spin.
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8.7
Though some were disappointed that Revolution chose to bring the slightly controversial Director's Cut to the App Store, it's tough to find fault with the game itself. Featuring full-voiced characters, upgraded graphics, and intuitive controls, Broken Sword offers you an autumnal Paris experience the like of which you'll have never seen before.
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8.2
At the time of its release, this PC-based third-person shooter broke new ground by incorporating bullet time into its gunplay. Though countless games have followed suit in the intervening 11 years, this faithful iPad interpretation takes you right back to where it all began. STIIIIIIIL GOOOOOOOOOD FUUUUUUUUUN.
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7.8
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