The best iPad games

Going on vacation? Got a long train ride? Got an iPad? Here are our favorite games right now.

Geometry Wars 3: pretty damn good. Screenshot by Scott Stein/CNET

So, you've got an iPad sitting around. What games should you play on it? Well...there are a ton to choose from. We've taken our best shot at putting together a list of top titles that we feel meet the criteria for a good iPad game.

And just what does make a good iPad game? We debated it for a while, and...well, for each person that decision will vary. Some of these are board games. Some are like interactive art. Others are free(ish) and ridiculously addictive. Most of these play on iPhones, too, but for a lot of the ones on this list you're better off playing on a larger iPad screen.

With that in mind, here are our current favorites, displayed in alphabetical order. Feel free to sound off with your own picks (or criticize our choices). There's no way to catch all the games out there, but you probably won't regret trying these.

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Editors' note: This list was originally started in April 2010. It was updated on July 1, 2015.

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