Best games to show off your new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3!

The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are fantastic devices with new graphic capabilities thanks to the A8X chip and Metal engine support in iOS 8. If you're itching to get the most out of your new device, here are some of the very best games you'll find in the App Store which will look great on the big screen. Of course, this isn't the end-all be-all list. Be sure to read up on our many, many iPad game round-ups to get acquainted with what's out there.

If you're good to go, get cozy with your iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 and crack open the App Store.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne is our favorite racing game on mobile. It skips all pretensions of realism and provides an over-the-top, high-octane experience with all the fixings. Players can work their way through the career mode, unlock new rides, upgrade the ones they have, or take the competition online in staggered or live multiplayer. The usual race modes are there, plus a new Infected game type where players have to tag other racers before succumbing to an explosive virus.

An additional season has been included exclusively for Metal devices which has three times more opponents than usual. Insanity! The incredibly polished graphics and outstanding soundtrack make Asphalt 8 an adrenaline trip you won't soon forget.