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.
Gnome's Treasure Could be a Hidden Gem
A recent release by KenloMobile, Gnome’s Treasure is an adventure puzzle game designed along the lines of Lode Runner. With 40 levels spanning 5 different worlds, Gnome’s Treasure is an extensive mobile platform featuring nice graphics and original sound effects with a few polished touches, but still has a little way to go before winning my heart.
TwentyFour! a Great Workout for Your Brain
Some mind benching challenges await with TwentyFour! - a recent App Store release based on a mathematical card game.
The object is to add, subtract, multiply, or divide a group of four numbers with each other in order to reach 24.
Control the Tower with ATC Pro
If being in charge at an air traffic control tower is anything like the game ATC Pro, I'm not interested. ATC Pro can be enjoyable to play, but it has a pretty steep learning curve. (If you want to check out a demo in action, watch the video after the jump.)
The objective is to successfully land and manage takeoffs without it ending in disaster.
Looking for a Fun New Word Game? Vocabulator Has the Answer
Vocabulator is an apt name for Nexus6 Software’s newest word puzzle app that features clean simple presentation similar in appearance to a calculator, varying degrees of difficulty, and a wealth of word information.
Patch Farkle is Farkle Fun for iPhone
Patch Farkle is the latest farkle dice game available in the App Store, and while other similar games are available for iPhone and touch, Patch™ Farkle appears to be made in conjunction with the same manufacturers of the real life game carrying the same Patch Trademark.
Gyrotate – Line 'em up, and Take 'em out for Endless Fun
Wander through the App Store and you’ll find an ever-increasing list of puzzle games, many of which seem eerily familiar. Like a seven-year itch in December, playing the same old games starts to lack a certain spark.
Alien Axis Turns Puzzle Solving on its Head
Take a small, green alien named Otto, the tilt response of the iPhone and an adventure puzzle with 28 levels to navigate and you get Alien Axis in a nutshell.
Alien Axis requires players to navigate Otto from start to finish while avoiding certain obstacles and interacting with others.
The Inferno Challenges Mind and Soul
The Inferno is an excellent puzzle game that may force you to touch up on your medieval history. While the plot is closer to that of an action/adventure game, it plays more like a typical puzzle game with darker undertones.
Stone Skipper Is Simple-Minded Fun
Stone Skipper couldn't get much simpler: Find out how many times you can get a rock to skip across the surface of a pond, river or other body of water.
In developer Burnley Media's game, you assume the role of Max, who along with his faithful dog, Andy, spend the day skipping stones.
MAKIBISHI COMIC has fun, but bizarre, gameplay
MAKIBISHI COMIC - If you ever had the desire to reach out with your finger and poke robot ninja comic book characters into action, then your favorite app ever has just arrived.
MAKIBISHI COMIC has the loud and flashy illustrations of an Anime flick complete with awkward dialogue that reads like it was poorly translated into English.
Tank Tigers Offers Multi-Player iPhone Fun
Tank Tigers is a new 3D shooting game for iPhone that puts players in control of various tanks on different battlefields as you try to score the most combat points. Tank Tigers places players in a 3D WWII setting with five different tanks to choose from and two modes of play – single and multi player.
iScratch Myself Scratches an Itch for the Bizarre
The name iScratch Myself makes me think of Homer Simpson, or maybe my Uncle Bud, but certainly not an entertainment app for iPhone and touch, complete with beginner and expert levels. But I digress, iScratch Myself is an app that was designed to scratch an itch.
Finger Flick or Die in Orbital Defence
Orbital Defence is a retro-arcade shooter with elements of Missile Command, Galaga, Moon Patrol and other space-defense style games popularized by Atari, Namco and Sega soon after the dawn of video gaming.
Numbers to 1 a Real Puzzler
Numbers to 1 is a logic puzzle game for both the iPhone or the iPod touch that has some enjoyable components, but you must really enjoy number puzzles to enjoy the game. It is a blend of Traffic Jam and basic subtraction that may seem confusing at first, but given a chance, isn't all that bad.
DropZap is Puzzle Action Without Dropping a Dime
DropZap is a new action puzzle game available for iPhone and iPod touch that proves you can still get something good for free. Resembling other block puzzles only slightly, DropZap is set on 7 x 7 grid of squares.