wcg.png[In this weekly column, GameSetWatch's Danny Cowan rounds up the most popular paid and free iPad gaming applications on the App Store as of today, with Rage HD, Real Racing 2 HD and Tap Petshop currently ranking among the platform's top downloads.]

This week's top paid titles are:

1. Zombie Gunship ($0.99)
2. Angry Birds Seasons HD ($1.99)
3. Angry Birds HD ($4.99)
4. Fruit Ninja HD ($2.99)
5. Angry Birds Rio HD ($2.99)
6. Cut the Rope: Experiments HD ($1.99)
7. Real Racing 2 HD ($4.99)
8. Cut the Rope HD ($1.99)
9. Spider-Man: Total Mayhem HD ($0.99)
10. Words With Friends HD ($2.99)

Limbic Software's Zombie Gunship remains the iPad's biggest-selling paid app for the second week in a row, while ZeptoLab's Cut the Rope: Experiments HD drops to sixth after claiming second place last week.

Firemint's Real Racing 2 returns to the top ten during a limited-time sale, as a price-dropped Spider-Man: Total Mayhem HD beats Newtoy's Words With Friends at ninth place.

Here are this week's top free iPad applications:

1. Rage HD
2. Extreme Road Trip
3. Mr Giggle 2 HD Lite
4. Tap Petshop
5. Angry Birds HD Free
6. Let's Golf! 3
7. Fishing Joy HD
8. Trucks and Skulls NITRO HD
9. Haunted Hotel II: Believe the Lies HD
10. Angry Birds Rio HD Free

id Software's rail shooter Rage HD tops the free charts during a limited-time free download promotion, leaving Roofdog Games' Extreme Road Trip to trail at second place.

Pocket Gems' Tap Petshop takes fourth place in its debut week, meanwhile, as Gameloft's recently released Let's Golf! 3 moves up to sixth in today's results.