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 Team Alpha on the App Store

Team Alpha: All the Mutant-Shooting Action You Can Handle

Team Alpha is a shoot-em-up, action game where, according to Sad Cat Software, your task "is to eradicate all mutants in a government lab where a secret biological experiment has gone awry." The app offers nearly 200 rooms of mutant-shooting mania with big guns.

Buy Sparkz on the App Store

Sparkz: Qix Clone Finds new Generation of Gamers on the iPhone

Sparkz is a puzzle game with a long history. The app is a reproduction of the vintage Mac game Qix, which was in turn based on an earlier arcade game. And while I never played Qix, I hear that Sparkz does an excellent job of porting the popular arcade puzzle to the iPhone platform.

Apollonia Kingdom: Save the Jars, Save the Kingdom

Apollonia Kingdom is an action-adventure game where you must fight your way through a variety of monsters, zombie-like skeletons and goblins to find and retrieve the red jars, which will somehow save the entire Kingdom of Apollonia.

Buy Pig Rush on the App Store

Pig Rush is Better than Bacon

Sometimes I just want a unblemished, side-scrolling platform. Something that is fun to play, without all the bells, whistles or learning curve. Pig Rush is just that game. Pig Rush has just one goal. Keeping going.

Buy Nut Chuckin' on the App Store

Nut Chuckin is Fun for a Crisp Fall Afternoon

It's tough to get ready for winter, especially when the other squirrels are bent on destroying you. Such is the moral of the story in Nut Chuckin'.
Nut Chuckin' is a game where you must dodge the flying nuts of your tormentors and attempt to beat them at their own game.

Buy HOYLE Video Poker on the App Store

Hoyle Video Poker is All Aces — and We Want to Share it

Video Poker by Hoyle is exactly what it sounds like — video poker for the iPhone — but what its name lacks in "sexiness" it make up for in sheer reliability.
The Vegas-style game consists of Double Bonus, 5 Card Draw, Jokers Wild, Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild — all of which shine like a iPhone fresh out of the box.

Deadlier Allusions: Mini Crime Sagas for the Cultured Detective

Deadlier Allusions is another installment of text-based who-dunnits for armchair detectives. The criminal capers are all murders where the victim has left behind clues that — if interpreted correctly — will point to the "perp." It's the players job to suss out the truth and solve the murder through multiple choice.

Buy WordWeaver on the App Store

Wordweaver Takes Word Games to the Next Level

Wordweaver adds new features, twists and roadblocks to the typical "find and select" word puzzlers. It could be one of the most innovative word games I've played in a while, and it's easily the most challenging.

Red Hot Slots: Video Slots are a Reel Good Time

Red Hot Slots: Video Slots are a Reel Good Time

Red Hot Slots is a rock-and-roll good time for anyone that enjoys games of chance. ...Take that, Vegas! I'm going with Red Hot Slots.

Buy grabl on the App Store

Grabl is a Fast-Paced Addition to iPhone Word Games

Grabl is a word-building strategy game that will appeal to those brainy types who prefer a shot of adrenaline with their morning crossword.

Buy ORBITAL on the App Store

Orbital: Best-Looking App, but Still Requires Strategy and Skill

Orbital, the new space-themed app from BitForge, is a stand-out game that can be played with one hand. It falls loosely into the brick-breaker category, but takes this straightforward concept adds a few new ideas, a bit of social media and packages it all up with gorgeous graphics.

Buy iBALLS:STEEL - FREE on the App Store

iBalls:Steel Lets Players Compete for Serious Cash

iBalls:Steel — So, by now you've had some time to play around with TightWire. And you may be thinking, "Hey, I've got this accelerometer thing down!" I'm so good, I should get PAID for this.

Buy TightWire on the App Store

TightWire's Accelerometer Acrobatics is a Game for Big Boys (Really Big Boys)

If you think you've got what it takes to master the accelerometer then plunk down your dollar and play with the big boys on the TightWire.

Buy 4 Bugs on the App Store

4Bugs is a Gorgeous Photo Hunt for Experienced Players

Photo hunts are one of those "no instructions necessary" kind of games that can be played alone or with friends. As such, they're hugely popular both online and off. If you're familiar with any of the variety of PC games or touchscreen bar games, then you'll know what just what to do when you pick up 4Bugs from Root9 Medialab.

Buy SWINE TIME - Reaction Test on the App Store

Swine Time is an entertaining flight in under 30 seconds

There seems to be a correlation for me lately... The shorter a game is, the longer I play it. And this is certainly the case with Swine Time, the newest release from Vito Technology.
If you're lucky, a game of Swine Time will take 30-60 seconds to play.