New iPad Games of the Week: Hack, Slash, Loot and More...

Here's a quick look at some of the recent iPad-only games released to the App Store. Be sure to check out our weekly iOS Apps, Games and Jailbreak Tweaks feature every Saturday for all the new iPad and iPhone releases.

May iPad Games

Hack, Slash, Loot: $4.99 (Requires iOS 6.0 or later) - The PC turn-based dungeon crawler has been ported to the iPad. Hack, Slash, Loot is a single-player game where players control a lone hero to explore dungeons, fight monsters and find treasure. The game features thousands of items, monsters and randomly generated dungeons.

Official App Store Description:

There are dark places in the world inhabited by evil denizens. Places filled with danger and foreboding where no ordinary man would dare to journey. However, there are a few who are willing to risk death in the name of good, in the name of justice, in the name of.. valuable loot!

Botanicula: $4.99 (Requires iOS 4.3 or later) - This is another popular PC game that has been ported to the iPad. Botanicula is a well-reviewed game that features five tree creatures who must save the last seed from their home after it has been infested with spiders. The games has been called "an amazing and heartwarming adventure," by IGN, and it was selected as one of the best Mac apps in 2012. It features more than 150 detailed locations to explore, tons of fun animations and plenty of hidden in-game bonuses to discover.

Official App Store Description:

Five friends, little tree creatures, set out on a journey to save the last seed from their home tree which is infested by evil parasites.

Talisman: $6.99 (Requires iOS 7 or later) - This is an officially licensed mobile version of the Games Workshop fantasy-themed adventure board game. The iPad version is for 1-4 players instead of 1-6 and it uses the 4th Revised Edition rules. The game features expansion packs via in-app purchase and real-time online multiplayer mode for 2-4 players or a 1 player offline mode.

Official App Store Description:

In Talisman, you embark on a perilous quest for the ultimate treasure, the Crown of Command. Choose from 14 characters such as the Warrior, Assassin, Thief or Wizard and race your opponents through a perilous realm. Each character is unique in their strengths, weaknesses and special powers. To win the game, you must journey to the heart of the land to find the Crown of Command, and then use its ancient magic to cast a mighty spell to subdue all your rivals. Only by gradually building up your adventurer's powers, gathering valuable allies, and winning potent magical items will you stand a chance of surviving the ultimate test that lies beyond the Portal of Power.

Intake: Be Aggressive: $2.99 (Requires iOS 4.3 or later) - The official App Store description describes Intake as a "retro-futuristic drugstep arcade shooter". The game features Game Center support, over 70 achievements and several different challenge modes.

Noteworthy Universal iOS Games

- Bridge Constructor Medieval ($1.99) The sequel to the original Bridge Constructor set in medieval times
- Superfrog HD ($1.99) A port of the classic side-scrolling, 2D platformer
- Metal Slug Defense (Free) A tower defense game set in the Metal Slug universe
- Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace ($6.99) Part one of an episodic series of apps set in the Star Wars universe

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