If you like word games or puzzles, then Ruzzle is one of the best available. But consider getting the ad-free and more feature-packed premium version.
Terraria is an incredibly involved and challenging game that's worth buying as long as you play it on the iPad.
Fast and exciting gameplay makes Kingdom Rush Frontiers a must-have pick for tower defense fans.
Though the ads are distracting for a paid app, Bridge Constructor remains a fun, addictive game that’s sure to challenge you with each level.
Asphalt 8: Airborne is probably the best arcade racing game I've seen yet, with tons of light-hearted racing fun, but you'll have to fight the urge to spend your money.
Shadowmatic is worth the pocket change for its unique perspective, but a better progression of difficulty would make it a more engaging play.
Fotonica is a never-ending running game that's worth it for the "Tron"-like visuals and ambient electronic audio.
Despite a few hiccups, 8 Ball Pool is an addictive, straightforward billiards app that is endlessly entertaining, whether you're a pool shark or not.
With numerous tracks, 500 challenges, and smooth addictive gameplay, Pumped BMX 2 for iOS is a must buy for extreme sports game fans.
With neat Lego recreations of the memorable locations, and challenging gameplay, Lego The Lord of the Rings is a lot of fun, if you can get past the awkward controls.
Pixlgun 3D will be fun for Minecraft fans who have a lot of opportunities to play on local Wi-Fi with friends, but the single-player game is repetitive, and there are much better first-person shooters available.
Despite the tricky advertising, Skyward is a fun free game that focuses on timing and keeping it together as you go for the high score.
Even with its issues, Modern Combat 5: Blackout is still the best first-person shooter on smartphones and tablets.
With stunning graphics, balanced gameplay and multiple ways to play within each game, Vainglory is a must download for battle arena fans.
Fast and exciting strategic gameplay makes Kingdom Rush Origins a must-have pick for tower-defense fans.
Trivia Crack is a fun trivia challenge with friends and strangers, just be aware of in-app and pay-to-win purchases.
If you like the original Temple Run or enjoy running games, Temple Run 2 is an excellent sequel with tons of new content, beautiful graphics, and more heart-pounding escape game action.
If you want to try a running game that's a little different from the rest in the genre, Running Dead is a good option, but be ready to grind through levels to make money for new weapons.