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.

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.

Buy Slice It! on the App Store

Slice It! This Precision Puzzle Could Become Your Next Obsession

Was there a guy in your sixth-grade class who spent day after day drawing geometric shapes on graph paper, fascinated by the perfect symmetry that medium afforded him? Well, he's made an app.

Buy LawnMowerKids on the App Store

Lawn Mower Kids is an Allergy-Free Good Time

Lawn Mower Kids is a game where you control kids as they mow lawns around their neighborhood. Trust me: it's a lot more fun than it sounds. Law Mower Kids is actually a twist on the classic "real-time strategy" gaming genre.

Protector: The Planes is TD Goodness

Protector: The Planes is TD Goodness

An original flash game series, Protector: The Planes is a tower defense style game for iPhone that shouldn’t be overlooked, especially if you’re a fan of strategy/TD games. Protector: The Planes has all the good elements of a great tower defense battle including ever-changing, evolving waves of enemies, each with their own weaknesses and immunities.

Buy Cut the Rope on the App Store

Cut the Rope is a Casual Gaming Treat

Chillingo’s newest release, Cut the Rope, is a casual puzzle game that bears the mark of the developer with cute animation, innovative style and of course, great gameplay. A combination of physics, logic, and in some cases, quick reflexes, Cut the Rope has entertainment and a high replay value with 75 levels to master.

Buy Splash Duel HD on the App Store

Brick-Breaking Competition Awaits with Splash Duel HD

Splash Duel HD is like a hybrid of Breakout and air hockey. In many ways it combines the best of both games and creates a very addicting experience. Just like Breakout you must bounce balls off of bricks with a paddle.

Keep in Play - The Thirty Second Challenge

Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire! Keep in Play by Garuda Force Corporation is an interesting game that pits the addictive nature of a simple repeat task against challenging parameters.

Buy Ants Smasher on the App Store

Ant Smasher Finds Greatness in Being Gross

Given the interactive, high-resolution touch screen of the iPhone and our primal instinct to smash things that can be smashed, it seems only natural that developers build games to capitalize on this repressed aggression.

Buy Pigeon Squadron on the App Store

Pigeon Squadron - The Fun Game with a "Crappy" Theme

Don't look up, but if you’ve been eyeing Pigeon Squadron in the App Store by all means give it a try. It’s a high-flying pigeon adventure with a military theme that pits pooping pigeons against townspeople in various cities.