Games for iPhone and iPad
By far the most popular category in the App Store, there is a never-ending parade of great games available for iOS devices. For a list of our favorites, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks of the Best Games for iPhone and iPad, or read on for news and reviews of the newest game releases for iOS.
Belly Bums: Casual Gaming that's Comical but not Compelling
Belly Bums - When you think of beach volleyball, typically the image that comes to mind is athletic, toned players diving for the ball in the sand. Prepare for that image to be demolished with Belly Bums.
Doodle Kart Draws Out the Race Car Driver In You
Doodle Kart – Doodle games, with graphics that appear to have been hand drawn, are hot. Lima Sky’s Doodle Jump, for example, is currently sitting in third place in the best-selling apps column.
Take Your Favorite Tot on an iPhone Animal Hide & Seek Adventure
Animal Hide & Seek Adventure for iPhone is a game for young children featuring colorful animation and friendly music built around a simple seek and find premise. Choose from three adventure themes – jungle, circus, and ocean – and find the animals hidden in each image.
Likwid Unlocks the Music Within You
Likwid - We’ve seen several music-oriented games debut on the iPhone and iPod touch, notably Smule’s Ocarina and Tapulous’ Tap Tap Revenge, 2 and 3, all of which have been long-time best-sellers.
Monster RPG 2: Good Game, but not Quite Ready for Battle
Monster RPG 2 seeks to bring retro, role-playing style to your iPhone. The atmosphere for the game is great and really captures the spirit of older video games. But too many interface issues keep this from being a true hit.
Wild West Checkers - Same Game, Different Theme
Wild West Checkers is a slingshot-style checkers game where players attempt to shoot their opponents checkers off the board without losing any of their own. The second such iPhone app I’ve come across with the same principle, and coincidentally the same seller, Wild West Checkers is similar to iChapaev, but sports a wild west cowboy and Indian theme and a price tag of 2 dollars higher.
The Ants Are Invading Your Device in Ant Assault
Ant Assault is a game for iPhone and Touch that pits players against an army of ants invading your device and trying to steal its inner components. The ants come in waves and attempt to steal any one of five components and players stop them by tapping, flicking and shaking.
Alice In Wonderland iPhone App: Curiouser and Curiouser
There's speculation that Lewis Carroll was Jack the Ripper. Tim Burton, with his Edward-Goreyesque artistic tastes and his fascination with lovable corpses and the like, might be a kindred spirit.
Angry Birds: Cartoon Revenge is More Fun than Physics Class
From the parabolic arcs traced by the birds you slingshot, to the slipping, sliding, splintering, crashing, and ricocheting of various objects you sling at, Angry Birds is a physicist’s dream.
Plants vs Zombies for iPhone: Less Challenge, More Entertainment
Ah, Zombies, those shambling, mindless, wafer-thin analogs for the great mass of humanity one encounters on long bus and rail commutes. Movies and gaming will never tire of finding new ways for you to kill the relentless hordes.
All in One Gamebox: 26 Games (and Growing) for $.099
Once upon a time, the bible says, everyone had "threescore years and ten." Nowadays, the average life expectancy is more like 80 than 70, so obviously we'll need something to fill up those extra 10 years.
Bella Boo is one Tough Zombie Fairy
Bella Boo won't be winning any beauty contests. But she will keep you entertained with a pretty fun and addicting game.
As Bella Boo the zombie fairy, you must battle a series of floating creatures, demons, and other evil forces who have invaded your cozy homeland of Dark Wood.
Pounce Takes the Solitary Out of Solitaire
Pounce takes the solitary out of Solitaire, according to its developer, Double Apps. It’s a multiplayer card game that goes by many different names including Nertz, Canfield, Blitz, Grouch, Peanuts and Nerf.
Transylvania Adventure is Ideal iPhone Adaptation of a Classic
If you missed last year’s Halloween special when Transylvania Adventure was offered for free, fear not – the game is still available for a mere $0.99, which in the App Store is the next best thing.
Strategic Board Game Lovers Unite! Boardz is Online Play
Boardz is an iPhone app that contains four classic two-player strategic board games – Chess, Go, Shogi, and XiangQi. It is designed to work over a network connection and seeks out other players as opponents.