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Great iOS controller-ready games (pictures)

What App Store games work with MFi iOS controllers like the SteelSeries Stratus and Logitech PowerShell? Here is a great starting point on top must-haves to try.

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Scott Stein
I started with CNET reviewing laptops in 2009. Now I explore wearable tech, VR/AR, tablets, gaming and future/emerging trends in our changing world. Other obsessions include magic, immersive theater, puzzles, board games, cooking, improv and the New York Jets. My background includes an MFA in theater which I apply to thinking about immersive experiences of the future.
Scott Stein
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Asphalt 8

Fast racing, arcade action, and spot-on controls. And, it's free.
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Bastion

Indie critical darling on consoles and PCs, the iOS version controlled well despite using touch. With a controller, it's even better.
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Galaxy on Fire 2 HD

This classic space-opera dogfighting and exploration game adapts beautifully to true dual analog-pad controls.
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Rockstar's epic romp through SoCal is back with touched-up graphics, and it has controls that map onto an iOS controller just like on PlayStation or Xbox. Hands-down the best use of an iOS controller to date.
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Limbo

It's on every other platform, and with a physical controller this version is as good as any of them...and less expensive than most.
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Oceanhorn

Sad that Zelda isn't on iOS? Oceanhorn comes close, and you could fool yourself into thinking that's Link when you're using a controller.
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Pac-Man

Yeah, it's Pac-Man. There's a free lite version on the App Store that's worth a try, and having a real d-pad makes a huge difference.
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Riptide GP 2

It's got water racing and lots of tracks, and you can use the analog sticks to do stunts.
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Sonic 2

Sega's platforming classic, remastered, shows what all retro games have to do: get on the App Store and be controller-friendly ASAP.
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Terraria

An open-world sandbox indie hit that feels like 2D Minecraft and works best when controller and touch are used together.

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