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 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.

Buy Alice In Wonderland – An Adventure Beyond The Mirror on the App Store

Alice In Wonderland iPhone App: Curiouser and Curiouser

There's speculation that Lewis Carroll was Jack the Ripper. Tim Burton, with his Edward-Goreyesque artistic tastes and his fascination with lovable corpses and the like, might be a kindred spirit.

Buy Angry Birds on the App Store

Angry Birds: Cartoon Revenge is More Fun than Physics Class

From the parabolic arcs traced by the birds you slingshot, to the slipping, sliding, splintering, crashing, and ricocheting of various objects you sling at, Angry Birds is a physicist’s dream.

Buy Plants vs. Zombies on the App Store

Plants vs Zombies for iPhone: Less Challenge, More Entertainment

Ah, Zombies, those shambling, mindless, wafer-thin analogs for the great mass of humanity one encounters on long bus and rail commutes. Movies and gaming will never tire of finding new ways for you to kill the relentless hordes.

Buy GAMEBOX 1 on the App Store

All in One Gamebox: 26 Games (and Growing) for $.099

Once upon a time, the bible says, everyone had "threescore years and ten." Nowadays, the average life expectancy is more like 80 than 70, so obviously we'll need something to fill up those extra 10 years.

Buy Bella Boo on the App Store

Bella Boo is one Tough Zombie Fairy

Bella Boo won't be winning any beauty contests. But she will keep you entertained with a pretty fun and addicting game. As Bella Boo the zombie fairy, you must battle a series of floating creatures, demons, and other evil forces who have invaded your cozy homeland of Dark Wood.

Buy Pounce on the App Store

Pounce Takes the Solitary Out of Solitaire

Pounce takes the solitary out of Solitaire, according to its developer, Double Apps. It’s a multiplayer card game that goes by many different names including Nertz, Canfield, Blitz, Grouch, Peanuts  and Nerf.

Buy Transylvania Adventure on the App Store

Transylvania Adventure is Ideal iPhone Adaptation of a Classic

If you missed last year’s Halloween special when Transylvania Adventure was offered for free, fear not – the game is still available for a mere $0.99, which in the App Store is the next best thing.

Buy Boardz on the App Store

Strategic Board Game Lovers Unite! Boardz is Online Play

Boardz is an iPhone app that contains four classic two-player strategic board games – Chess, Go, Shogi, and XiangQi. It is designed to work over a network connection and seeks out other players as opponents.

Buy Zepi:Dark on the App Store

Zepi:Dark, The Newest Zepi Theme

iPhone and iPod Touch users already familiar with OstinGames’ Zepi will appreciate Zepi:Dark, which is one of two new Zepi themes just released. Granted, those with a strong aversion to the macabre or a preference for flowery things will probably prefer Zepi:Spring over Zepi:Dark, but both versions give the game a whole new look and feel.

Knife Toss Proves to be a "Sharp" Target Shooting Game

For fans of casual shooter games and displaced carnies who enjoy clowning around, Knife Toss by Crawlspace Games and Elevate Entertainment could hit the mark as the next game in your iPhone or iPod touch arsenal to combat boredom.

Buy iShark on the App Store

Become King of the Ocean With iShark

Sharks are seriously misunderstood creatures in nature, but when it comes to iShark for iPhone, there isn't much to understand except that this shark has a seriously destructive side.