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 Bionic Surfer on the App Store

Bionic Surfer Takes on Kaons and Wins

Bionic Surfer, from developer Robert Casperson, is a conventional side-scrolling shooter and your mission is well-worn: Run, jump over or on top of obstacles, collect power ups and fire a variety of weapons to annihilate the bad guys.

Buy 21 & FUN! on the App Store

21 & Fun – Share Scores On Facebook: Doesn't Go Bust

Card lovers that enjoy the game of 21 can find many different versions of play and devices to play their favorite game on. Many of the old handheld games offer a version of 21. Some computer games have 21 also. Splashworks.com Inc has now introduced the 21 & Fun - Share scores on Facebook iPhone app to that group of choices.

Buy Star Defense on the App Store

Star Defense Takes Traditional Tower Defense to New Level

Developer ngmoco is already much respected for its games, notably, Rolando and Topple 2. The company’s latest, Star Defense,  takes game play to a whole new level (100 new levels to be exact).

Buy NineGaps on the App Store

NineGaps Has Your Daily Numbers

Quadion Technologies' NineGaps is in some ways like Sudoku, the number puzzler that bookkeepers, Mensa wannabes and violinists seem to enjoy more than everyone else. NineGaps is different than Sudoku in that you complete puzzles consisting of three rows and three columns.

Buy lilt line on the App Store

lilt line Will Open Your Ears and Eyes to the Future of Musical Games

lilt line - As the music genre continues to gain mainstream traction with the Guitar Heros and Rock Bands of the world, it’s inevitable that we’ll see efforts that aim to imitate instead of innovate.

Buy Dig Dug REMIX on the App Store

Not Really Diggin' Dig Dug Remix

Dig Dug Remix - When a big-name developer appears in the App Store with a "classic" game, I often find they are pedaling their "new" version of an existing game made available on — but not necessarily made for — iPhone.

Buy Paper Toss on the App Store

Paper Toss is Free But It's a Game Worth Paying For

Paper Toss – I suppose I shouldn’t admit it in public, but I would pay for Blackflip Studios’ free Paper Toss, unlike the developer’s Ragdoll Blaster - A Physics Puzzler which I thought was only so-so for $1.99.

Buy Monster Pinball on the App Store

Monster Pinball Steps Video Pinball Up a Notch

Monster Pinball - There's just something to be said for video pinball. Sure, it's never going to be as good as the real thing, but at least the objective is simple and even a pinball novice can enjoy a quick game without duress.

Ancient Tribe Off to a Good Start, but Needs to Evolve

If you’re scoping out real-time strategy games for iPhone in the App Store then you may run across Ancient Tribe by Celestial Digital Entertainment. Ancient Tribe is a strategy game where you grow a tribal village by hunting and collecting natural resources.

MobAir: Pilot Training Launches as the Start of a Series of Flying Games

MobAir: Pilot Training is the common shooter-on-rails where the gamer must soar past obstacles and shoot targets in a 3D-like environment. MobAir: Pilot Training is better than average, however.

Toki Tori Now for iPhone

I am the world’s biggest sucker for games with cute, colorful, rich graphics and I love an adorable character in a starring role as well. Toki Tori, originally for Gameboy and recently released as Wii Ware, is now available for the iPhone/iTouch thanks to Chillingo and it won me over before I even played it; making me want to adopt the adorable weeble-wobble-like chick for my very own.

Shoot 2 Quill iPhone Typing Tutorial

Shoot 2 Quill by Left Coast Logic is an app that addresses the very bane of my mobile device existence. Until very recently, no matter how much I loved my iPod touch, I would not have traded my Blackberry exclusively for the iPhone simply because of its keyboard, which I despise for typing messages.

Buy Minesweeper Classic on the App Store

Minesweeper Classic Just Like the Original

Minesweeper Classic - For those of us who toiled away for hours in a cubicle at our Windows NT workstations, Minesweeper was one of the few solaces  in the drudgery of office life. Minesweeper still lives on in the current release of Windows 7.

Just for Kicks, Urban Kick Academy Proves a Pleasant Little Game

When the developers at 1BigApp contacted us about Urban Kick Academy, they claimed to have had trouble getting site reviews of their debut app for iPhone and iPod touch.
Luckily, we’re pretty much game for anything around here and though I initially groaned at this endeavor thinking it would be some kind of martial arts meets street fighting fan fare, I ultimately ended up chuckling at my preconception.

Buy Buka on the App Store

Buka, It’s Great!

Hexage’s Buka is great, just like "All your base belong to us" was once great. Too great for me, though, but that's just great.
Buka is a glowing blue planet she-thing that you must maneuver past Mr.