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.


Solve Puzzles and Ogle Ladies with Shanghai Party Girls

To the credit of Shanghai Party Girls, a new app for the iPhone, it’s not just a hastily-thrown-together collection of pictures that were obviously culled from a Google image search. No, Shanghai Party Girls is actually a kind of game.

Entertain and Embarrass Your Friends with Super Friends!

Entertain and Embarrass Your Friends with Super Friends!

Super Friends! the app is not to be confused with the campy animated show from the 1970s. Instead, it’s an irreverent social media Q & A game, similar to countless to Facebook applications.

Buy Boom Boat on the App Store

Boom Boat is a Blast of a Physics Puzzler

Boom Boat belongs to a game genre that seems to be in some sort of renaissance: the handheld physics-based cartoon puzzler. After the success of Angry Birds, it’s no surprise that developers are doing everything they can to get their slice of that App Store pie.

Buy DoodleBoy - Park Adventure on the App Store

DoodleBoy - The Violence Park: Battle Legions of Clowns and Zombies

The name this game—DoodleBoy - The Violence Park—really tells you everything you need to know. This game is really, really violent. The name also tells you that this game belongs in the ever-growing list of doodle-themed games for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Scene It? Romance is an App for the Soft-Hearted Movie Lover

Scene It? Romance is an App for the Soft-Hearted Movie Lover

If you’re a fan of the Scene It? franchise of DVD board and mobile movie trivia games, then break out your knowledge of sappy, happily ever after romance movies. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Scene It?

Buy Mad Skills Motocross on the App Store

Mad Skills Motocross is One Serious Motocross Game

There are tons of motocross games on the iPhone, and they all have the same basic controls. Steering is ignored entirely. What the player controls is the tilt of the bike, the acceleration, and the brake.

Challenge Yourself with Mini Cannon, a Fun Physics-Based Puzzle Game

Challenge Yourself with Mini Cannon, a Fun Physics-Based Puzzle Game

Mini Cannon has earned a fair amount of buzz for being the first game published under the GameSalad Accelerator program. This means that the developer, Gendai Games, created Mini Cannon using GameSalad Creator, a free program that allows for the programming of original games, using an innovative visual interface.

Buy Flying Hamster on the App Store

Flying Hamster is a Frenzied Cartoon Shoot 'Em Up

Flying Hamster manages to have it both ways: it’s a handheld game that’s light and silly, but it’s also a fast-paced action game that’s challenging and tough to put down.
Flying Hamster can be classified as a “horizontal shooter.” This means the player controls a flying object, which shoots projectiles at enemies as it movies from left to right, through linear, two-dimensional levels.

Climb, Jump, and Fight Your Way to the Top in NinJump Deluxe

Climb, Jump, and Fight Your Way to the Top in NinJump Deluxe

NinJump Deluxe is in a class of games that owes its existence to the iPhone, games that can only be played with a screen held in portrait mode. We’ll call them “vertical platformers.” In this type of game, the player must move the character upward, not forward.

Infinity Blade is a Gorgeous, Swashbuckling Adventure

Infinity Blade is a Gorgeous, Swashbuckling Adventure

Infinity Blade is one of the most-hyped iPhone games ever. Early looks at screenshots, and the knowledge that it made use of the impressive Unreal Engine 3, had handheld game enthusiasts drooling.

Buy Find Me If You Can! - Spot the Difference on the App Store

Find Me If You Can! - Spot the Difference

Find Me If You Can! – Spot the Difference. It’s a mouthful of a title, but it speaks for itself. Find Me If You Can is a "spot the difference" game with a real difference. Based on both well-known fables and fairy tales and rendered in the styles of famous artists, Find Me If You Can!

ESPN Pinball's Enhanced Graphics Are Fun to Look at and Play

ESPN is a popular sports network. Pinball is that fun table game you play in bars and arcades. What do they have in common? Pick up ESPN Pinball to find out.

Buy Stick Stunt Biker on the App Store

Stick Stunt Biker Easily Lands Among the Top Apps

Stick Stunt Biker for the iPhone is a combination two very successful game genres: the stick-figure ragdoll physics game, and the side-scroller dirt bike stunt game. It's a great example of both of these, so it's no wonder Stick Stunt Biker is consistently in the best-selling games section of the App Store.

Try to Outrun a Black Hole in Mazonaut

Try to Outrun a Black Hole in Mazonaut

Don’t let the name fool you: Mazonaut is about mazes, not delicious mazzoball soup. After you recover from that initial disappointment, Mazonaut is a fun and fast-paced game for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Buy Knowsy on the App Store

Gather Some Friends and get Knowsy

Knowsy - Plenty of board games have made the leap to the iPad. Scrabble, Monopoly and other long-time favorites have converted their popular gameplay to the iPad's multi-touch screen.
Along comes Knowsy.