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.


Epic Pet Wars Are The Cutest Wars Ever

Epic Pet Wars Are The Cutest Wars Ever

Generally, when I'm assigned an application to review, I head to the App Store, download it, and check it out. When it comes to Epic Pet Wars by Miraphonic, however, it just so happened that I'd already downloaded it and even considered suggesting that I review it.

BugsShot is no Big Shot, but Still a Fun Little Game

In what appears to be a string of colorful, flowery games starring insects launched this Spring, BugsShot is a newcomer to the App Store that incorporates colorful bugs and flowers into a shuffleboard style game.

Buy Bloons on the App Store

Get it Poppin with Bloons

Bloons - One of the best remedies to a slow day at the office is loading up a good ol’ flash game that can be played through your Internet browser. I wouldn’t dare engage in such a shameless waste of my employers time, but I’m just going by what I hear...

Peggle is Peg Popping Pandemonium

Peggle - It has to be said that I really enjoy Pop Cap games. Most are easy enough to play, complete enough to be a fair amount of lasting fun, and while I may scoff at the price to add them to my iPod touch, I usually find them to be worthy enough.

Numbrosia Adds up to Free Fun with Numbers

Numbrosia - Number, logic, word, and match-three style puzzles find their way onto my iPod touch quite frequently. Some I love, others not so much, and sometimes it just depends.
For review purposes,  I think it’s important to gauge a puzzle game’s quality alongside its value for price.

FriendFreak is not a Good Friend or Quiz Game

When I first picked up the iPhone to play FriendFreak, I wondered if I would be stumped. How well do I know my friends? One thing is certain, I know them better than FriendFreak does.
To play FriendFreak from TopDownApps, you are first prompted to sign into your Facebook account.

Buy World Cup Table Tennis™ on the App Store

Kick Some Butt with World Cup Ping Pong

World Cup Ping Pong - During my senior year of high school, we were given the choice in phys ed of playing competitive ping pong, or doing aerobics. Since it was the 80’s and I was already taking a Jane Fonda-style aerobics class three nights a week, I chose ping pong, and I discovered that I kicked ping pong butt.

Buy Brain Teaser Extreme on the App Store

BrainTeaser Proves to Be Difficult

BrainTeaser definitely teases your brain. Uwe Meier made this app a serious workout for your mind. Question is, how much of a challenge are you looking for?
BrainTeaser could prove to be too difficult for you.

Buy SWIRL 3D Racing on the App Store

Swirl May Cause Motion Sickness or Seizures? Cool!

Swirl - While those occasional anti-seizure warnings at the beginning of some games are meant to heed a cautionary warning, I sometimes get a bit excited about what great game I might be about to experience.

Ipong Has a Noble Purpose but it Fails in Accomplishing its Goal

Ipong Has a Noble Purpose but it Fails in Accomplishing its Goal

Ipong! Game, from TouchTen.com, was created by a group of Indonesian teenagers with a noble purpose: To sell at least 14,285 copies of their game so they can donate up to $10.000 of  proceeds to charity.

Sheep Abduction: Time to Sell the Farm

Farm animals and UFOs are common themes in the app store. Chickens, cows and aliens somehow bewitch people into spending their money. The game Sheep Abduction from Sticky Studios is no exception.

Test Your Puzzle Logic with Boxed In

Boxed In is a new logic based puzzle available in the App Store that pretty much encompasses all that a logic puzzle should be. Boxed In has increasingly difficult levels with a simple objective made challenging by specific rules of limitation.

Buy Power Toppler on the App Store

Power Toppler - A Game by Any Other Name Remains the Same

By name alone Power Toppler might make you think of Topple or Tower Bloxx, but make no mistake, Power Toppler isn’t even similar. On the heels of the release of the original version, Tower Toppler, into the Wii’s virtual console, Power Toppler is a remake of the 80’s game, also known as Nebulus and Castelian, now available in the App Store from Silver Software.

Buy Assassin's Creed™ - Altaïr's Chronicles on the App Store

Assassin's Creed - Altair's Chronicles Stands Alone

Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles - In what’s arguably one of the biggest releases yet on the iPhone, Gameloft has taken on the ambitious task of making the first iPhone game based on Ubisoft’s Assassin's Creed.

Buy Sea Rascals on the App Store

Sea Rascals Is Frantic But Fun

It's kind of funny — I grew up in the Florida Keys, so to me (and probably to most people, actually), the ocean is all about tranquility. However, Sea Rascals, which is set in the ocean? Makes me frantic!