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.


Race to Make Words with WordMonger HD

Race to Make Words with WordMonger HD

WordMonger HD is another in the line of word games that that are quite popular on iDevices. Words with Friends and Scrabble are among those that dominate this category. While WordMonger does not have the social features of those other games it is a good challenge for those who want another app to tackle in this genre.

Buy Color Puzzle 3D on the App Store

Color Puzzle 3D - It's Not Your Average Cube Puzzle

Color Puzzle 3D is a three dimensional, multifacited puzzle block solved by switching and rotating the faces of cubes until all the colors are matched up together. Loosely likened to the famous Rubik's Cube, Color Puzzle 3D instead features tiles with four triangular color segments per cube face, which can be switched out with another tile anywhere on the object or rotated in position 90 degrees at a time.

Buy Mr Giggle 2 on the App Store

Mr. Giggle Offers Tetris-Like Play for Puzzle Lovers on iPhone and iPad

Mr. Giggle (editor's note: now replaced by Mr. Giggle 2) is a very fun and addictive game that plays well on the iPhone but is even better with the extra screen real estate on the iPad. Unlike its predecessor, Mr.

Buy The Impossible Game on the App Store

The Impossible Game - It So Is

Finally, a game that completely lives up to its name. The Impossible Game is exactly what it sounds like. Well, OK, while "impossible" may seem like a strong word, "improbable" or "really, really hard" doesn’t have the same ring to it.

Buy Keep the Balance! Feng Shui Game on the App Store

Feng Shui Game: Keep the Balance!

Happy Blue Fish’s Feng Shui Game: Keep the Balance! is a charmingly animated app that tests your memory and balance skills in a Zen themed, interactive game. The Feng Shui Game offers four modes of gameplay including a two-player Duo version.

Buy James Cameron's Avatar on the App Store

Avatar Delivers Another Solid Performance

Even if you were not a fan of the movie, James Cameron's Avatar is an outstanding game that takes advantage of the strengths of the iPhone/iPod touch platform or the iPad platform in a separate app.

Buy Word Droppings on the App Store

Word Droppings - Funny Name, Fun Game

Don't worry, it's not in your eye, it's with an I and an E, O, U and sometimes Y. Word Droppings is a word building game played by tapping letters to form words, which as expected, scores you points.

Simon Graham and the Extraordinary Timepiece

While the title is a mouthful, Simon Graham and the Extraordinary Timepiece, Book I proves to be anything but ordinary. An intriguing story about 10 year-old Simon Graham and his grandmother’s mysterious past coupled with riddles and puzzles that tie the story line together keep players entertained for a couple of hours.

Fruit Ninja: Slice, Dice, Play

Fruit Ninja: Slice, Dice, Play

So you say you always wanted to star in a Ginsu Knife commercial? Or your dream job at Benihana's was short-circuited by your aversion to meat? Never fear! Now there's Fruit Ninja, your iPhone virtual fruit-slashing wonder app!

Buy Vegas Slot Machines on the App Store

Try Your Luck at Viaden Magic Slots

Part of Viaden’s series of slots games that brings the casino to your mobile device, Viaden Magic Slots may be the best value of them all. Four slot games are included with a free bonus game available for registering.

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.