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.


Buy Space Miner™ on the App Store

Space Miner: Space Ore Bust Spins a Creative Story Around an Old Game

Space Miner: Space Ore Bust is a dual-stick, Asteroids-style shooter with a brain and a funny bone. It shows off what a little creative storytelling can do for a game that is a fairly well-worn—and decades-old—idea.

Skee-Ball has Redeeming Qualities

Flick your finger to send a duckpin-sized bowling ball up the ramp and into the holes. Tilt the phone to add spin after the flick. That’s it, but be prepared to do it a few thousand times a day.

Buy Guerrilla Bob on the App Store

Guerrilla Bob Blows Stuff Up

Guerrilla Bob is a dual stick shooter with throwaway lines that aren’t that funny — “Say hello to my bullets!” — a 3D landscape that looks like Legoland gone bad, and a story line that won’t replace the Odyssey as the standard of heroic epics any time soon.

Buy ZombieSmash on the App Store

Zombie Smash: Visceral Evisceration

Visually and thematically, Zombie Smash may remind you of its somewhat more lush castle-defense cousin Plants vs. Zombies. Sound effects are similar too, as are the as-you-go instructions that appear over your screen.

Buy Cartoon Sprint: Added Hurdles on the App Store

Cartoon Sprint: Added Hurdles: New Record of Personal!

Cartoon Sprint: Added Hurdles only knows broken English and it's incredibly simple, nevertheless, many people can't bring themselves to put it down. Like many of the hand-drawn apps that came before it, Cartoon Sprint even made it into the Top 100 for awhile.

Buy Panda Hero on the App Store

Celebrate Earth Day and Be a Panda Hero

Barefoot Explorers’ Panda Hero for iPhone and iPod Touch is an ideal game to celebrate Earth Day and helps bring a bit of environmental awareness into the technology laden world of kids.

10 Best Games for the iPad ... so far

10 Best Games for the iPad ... so far

Gamers are already going nuts for the iPad. No wonder. Multi-touch brings the tactile closer to the electronic world, the wide screen can offer breathtaking graphics, and the faster processor makes the tablet faster and slicker than its iPhone cousin.

Buy Hottie Hookups on the App Store

Hottie Hookups Brings Out the Bouncer In You

With its quirky and politically incorrect humor, Hottie Hookups seems to come right off the pages of Mad magazine.  This is a zany game that combines elements of time management and castle defense strategies in a way that is refreshingly unique.

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.

Buy Doodle Kart - Game Center Multiplay on the App Store

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.

Buy Animal Hide & Seek Adventure on the App Store

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.

Buy Likwid on the App Store

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.

Buy Monster RPG 2 on the App Store

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.

Buy Wild West Checkers on the App Store

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.