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[LIST] Games Optimized for the iPhone 4S/iPad 2

10-24-2011, 01:18 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Canada
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[LIST] Games Optimized for the iPhone 4S/iPad 2

I can't seem to find a good list of all the games featuring A5 support, so let's start one here.


[Current games]
- Infinity Blade
- Sky Bandits: Rise of Glory
- Real Racing 2
- Galaxy on Fire 2 HD
- Extreme Wheels
- Dead Space HD
- Backbreaker 2 HD
- Machinarium
- Bike Baron (real time shadows)

[Upcoming]
- GTA III
- Infinity Blade 2

[Games that really benefit from the extra horsepower]
- FIFA 12 (menus are now quick; no slowdowns)
- Warm Gun (framerate finally playable, 2-3x faster than i4)


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Last edited by sticktron; 10-24-2011 at 02:52 PM. Reason: Updated list
10-24-2011, 02:53 PM
#2
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Location: Canada
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Thanks for those. I forgot about Dead Space, and didn't know about bike baron.
I'm not sure about ShadowGun. I haven't seen a definitive answer.

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11-14-2011, 06:11 AM
#3
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: UK
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Shadowgun must be, got a 4s a few days ago and the difference in gfx is incredible from 3gs to 4s. Also looking through the thread they had to remove the explosion wave so that older devices could play the game as only the a5 chips could handle it, but then put it back in for only a5. Is that optimised or just too powerful for older chips?

others to add...gameloft claim they have several http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uj9V1tERrc
so silent ops, backstab, lets golf 3, 9mm, and asphalt 6 (the a5 update has droppped)
fast five apparantly will be updated to use a5, has not yet.

Galaxy Pirate Adventure has a5 optimised textures - not tried it though

Dungeon Defenders: second wave has a5 optimisation for 4s and ipad2 in description, not sure what is optimised but i get no lag ar all compared to 3gs

And Epoch just released with a5 enhancements - great game

Last edited by lumothesinner; 11-14-2011 at 06:36 AM.
11-14-2011, 06:27 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lumothesinner View Post

Dungeon Defenders: second wave has a5 optimisation for 4s and ipad2 in description, not sure what is optimised but i get no lag ar all compared to 3gs
It was the 1st iOS game designed to utilize 2 cores.
11-14-2011, 06:49 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by violentv View Post
It was the 1st iOS game designed to utilize 2 cores.
Any specifics? any game i play on my 4s looks good compared to 3gs and I'm not sure if its due to retina screen, speed boost on CPU or actual dual core optimisation.

Infinity Blade and Shadowgun look so good they must be, but asphalt, backstab, bike baron and the like look a bit better, wouldnt say optimised
11-14-2011, 05:41 PM
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Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Isle of Wight, UK
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Great Little War Game?

It has better water shaders, better lighting, full screen anti-aliasing and will be getting better shadows at some point soon.
11-14-2011, 07:07 PM
#7
Don't forget Gears by CMG
11-14-2011, 11:32 PM
#8
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 222
Shadow gun looks amazing on my iPad 2 but kinda boring gameplay. It's a great time to have a A5 device!
11-21-2011, 08:53 AM
#9
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 384
List at the top needs updating

Also Bullet time HD to add - description says ipad2 and 4s enhancements

also an old one...riptide GP has better wave physics on a5 devices, not actually listed in description but confirmed on the TA thread, and I can almost notice the difference between 3gs and 4s, but only just.
11-30-2011, 09:16 AM
#10
FMX Riders is now optimized for the iPhone 4S with twice the draw distance (that's almost 3X more polygons displayed)!