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 Stunt Wagon on the App Store

Zimmer Twins are Out of Control in Stunt Wagon

Did you ever race down a long, steep hill in roller skates or in your go kart, against the cautionary advice of your mother?  With Stunt Wagon, you can join the Zimmer Twins in a speedy downhill adventure and not have to worry about breaking your leg.

Saga Catapult: Aim and Shoot is a Good Strategy for SAGA Developers

SAGA has been available as MMORTS game for quite sometime, now Silverlode Interactive is bringing a taste of their real time strategy game to the iPhone and iPod touch with Saga Catapult.

Buy Ballz! - Pro Version on the App Store

Ballz! Pro Adds Sporty Animations to Twisted Match-3 Puzzle

Ballz! Pro — If you've played a mobile game in the last 5 years, chances are you've played some variation of the match-3 puzzle popularized by games like Bejeweled. Easy and addicting, match-3 games are a dime a dozen in the App Store.

Ball & Bat Retro - Pong Included

There’s bound to be plenty of you who have no real recollection of Pong in its original form, but for those of you who do, Ball & Bat Retro – Pong Included is an iPhone app designed to let you relive the experience of the classic paddle and ball game.

Expand Your Game Experience with Xpandaballs

I know a game is good when I need to write a review of it and I find myself saying, “Let me just play it once more first.”  Xpandaballs is one of those addictive games. Xpandaballs is unique. 

Buy Sparticle on the App Store

Sparticle Adds New Purpose to Familiar Fun

When I started playing Sparticle it felt immediately familiar. After a few minutes it hit me... if you could score points with iChalky, you would have Sparticle. So, it came as no surprise that Sparticle and iChalky are both creations from Eric Metois.

Bouncing Around With Karuki is Simple Fun

You know how every now and then you run across a game for your iPhone or touch that makes you smile, curse, and drain your battery life all in the span of an hour or so? It has certainly happened to me a time or two and with Karuki, it's no exception.

Buy meromy+ match game pack on the App Store

Memory + Adds a Few Twists to a Tired Genre

Memory +, from Pearl Fisher Games, is similar to Concentration, where the trick is to flip card or boxes and recall the image on the opposite side and then pair it with an identical image hidden elsewhere on the playing board.

The Kaloki Universe is Brought to iPhone With Kaloki Adventure

Now available in the App Store, Kaloki Adventure is the iPhone and touch version of Outpost Kaloki X that was first released for the Xbox 360 and given an award for Sim Game of the Year.

Numeri is Slitherlink Reinvented for iPhone

I know not everyone enjoys a logic puzzle, but plenty of people obviously do. The wide spread availability of logic puzzles in the App Store is a pretty good indicator of their popularity and certain apps like Numbrosia, any variety of Sudoku, and the recently released Sevens, indicates there’s a pretty large audience for number-based logic puzzles specifically.

Buy iRoach 2 on the App Store

Lots of Bugs in iRoach

In reality, a bug problem of this magnitude would not require a tech genius, but rather professional pest control. On your iPhone or iTouch, iRoach simply requires a fast finger and a tolerance for nastiness.

All Out of Love for Travel Karaoke

Lassiquendi's Travel Karaoke and Sing-A-Long is a well-meaning app, but overly ambitious in including either "travel" or "karaoke" in the title. Both are a bit limited.  I can give Travel Karaoke and Sing-A-Long some credit, though:  Lassiquendi, is aware of its weaknesses and clarifies in the app's description that it is taking steps to manage shortcomings in  future versions.

Buy PixPop™ Plus on the App Store

PixPop Plus is an Addicting Puzzle Popper Game

PixPop Plus, from developer Spinapse, is a mash up of a matching game, jigsaw puzzle and "Where's Waldo?" Something for everyone, in other words. Start by tapping an area of an image, which will be encapsulated within a small cube and then matching the highlighted area with a cube or "token" on on the right of the frame.

Go Fourth With Firework Frenzy

When I first saw Firework Frenzy in the App Store I was reminded of an older online game with a similar name where you exploded fireworks of different shapes by filling them in with puzzle pieces.

Buy BOMBERMAN TOUCH 2 -VOLCANO PARTY on the App Store

Bomberman Touch 2- Volcano Party is Still a Let Down

Bomberman Touch 2- Volcano Party was originally launched in the US in 1987 and since then has come out in 60 versions for nearly every game platform. Hudson Soft, the developer, says that it has sold more than 10 million copies.