iPad Quality Index

Top 5 Most Moving Games on iPad

Best ways to enjoy a good blub on iPad

Plenty of iOS games have a good story these days, but these are usually designed to instil excitement and intrigue.

Not many games really tug at the heart strings, or really even attempt to pack an emotional punch. Those that do often come off as clumsy or melodramatic.

Not all, though. Check out the Top 5 most moving games on iPad.

Get those hankies ready.

This dark tale of a little boy stuck in a creepy, hostile underworld tells its story entirely visually, with nary a line of text to be seen. It's shot through with sadness, though, and the animation as your frightened character succumbs to something horrible is enough to make the bottom lip tremble.
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Already an indie hit way before it came to iPad, Thomas Was Alone tells a strangely powerful tale. It's an abstract 2D platformer, but one that will make you feel for a pair of rectangles like they were your own buddies through expert plotting and witty, softly spoken narration.
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9.0
The First World War isn't tackled much in games, probably because it's one of the most depressing and tragic events in human history. It needs a steady hand from the developer. But Valiant Hearts covers the topic with uncommon subtlety, dignity, and - most precariously of all - humour.
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8.6
Anyone who's read the comic or seen the TV show will know that The Walking Dead can be as moving as it is shocking, with its tale of common folk thrown into a zombie apocalypse. The game tie-in is no different. It's a simple point-and-click adventure with an original cast of likeable characters, not all of whom are destined to make it out alive.
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8.6
Who would have thought a physics puzzler could be moving? Quell Memento is, with its ingenious levels interspersed by a series of poetic vignettes on love and loss and accompanied by a melancholic soundtrack. It might sound overwrought, but it works surprisingly well.
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8.5
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