Harebrained Schemes' debut release is through Bungie's new Bungie Aerospace initiative, which aims to bring smaller indie titles to the fore with a decent budget and an actual marketing plan.
In Crimson: Steam Pirates, you follow the story of Thomas Blood, a privateer-turned-pirate. This turn-based strategy game plays very much like Steam Birds, but with the addition of a proper story and a rich setting.
#6 Emissary of War
Emissary of War is the brainchild of Bioware vet Tobyn Manthorpe. Combining action elements with good old RPG statistics and rich visuals, Emissary of War is the closest thing to Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance on the iPad.
In Emissary, you take on the role of a barbarian named Ghent, who with his faithful companion Hassock, sets out on a mission that goes horribly wrong. The game is entirely free to play, and costs only a couple of dollars for the next chapter.
#5 Anomaly Warzone Earth
Anomaly Warzone Earth is a tower defense game with an interesting twist. Instead of defending your base from an onslaught of invaders, you take on the role of the attackers.
As the commander of a small NATO force, you must make your way into Baghdad and strike at the heart of the aliens who've set up a base right here on earth.
#4 Infinity Blade
Epic Games shows us just how powerful the iPad 2 can be with Infinity Blade. Powered by the Unreal Engine 3, this action/adventure game extends the original iPad experience with a range of new locations, monsters to battle, and an armory full of gear to prepare you for war.
Hack and slash your way through a legion of highly-detailed enemies, spill their blood, and have fun while doing so.