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.


Battleship By Pen - Sink or Swim?

If you ever played battleship as a kid, then no doubt you can appreciate Battleship by Pen. Created by RedMadRobot, Battleship by Pen gets bonus points from me for originality in design. An app that appears to have been drawn entirely by hand on graph paper with a blue Bic pen, Battleship by Pen is the same concept as the original board game, but with some original features of it's own.

Sevens Comes Without Any Luck Involved

Sevens, from developer Nigel Hanbury,  is a spin on the wildly popular Sudoku number puzzler, of which there are several variations in the App Store.
Just in case you've never played Sudoku before: The playing field consists of a 3 x 3 grid of squares.

Buy :Shift: on the App Store

Shift Is a Fine Puzzler

Echochrome was one of my favorite games of 2008. It was a PSP downloadable puzzle game that was all about changing perspectives and using physics to solve puzzles to complete levels. So when a game brings back memories of spending hours playing through Echochrome, it’s a very good thing in my world.

Buy Little Runner on the App Store

Little Runner Keeps on Going and Going

Little Runner - Though there are a handful of simple, black and white line art games in the App Store, few are truly worth more than a few moments of play. Though I was skeptical of Little Runner because of its super simplistic presentation, it turned out to be a semi-addicting little game that seems to have some good potential.

Buy Wild West Pinball - Machine for angry oregon cowboys armed with flippers and revolvers! on the App Store

It's Not A Stick Up, It's Wild West Pinball

* Update: As noted in the comments below, Wild West Pinball is no longer free. The limited time promotion is over.

In anticipation of their latest pinball game launch, OOO Gameprom has made Wild West Pinball available for free for a limited time.

iCommander Takes Charge of the Tank Battle

In iCommander,  from Gogo Mobile,  you assume the role of a tank brigade commander and your mission is to blast the invading forces out of the sky. It’s the old “do unto others before they undo you,” side scroller with excellent graphics, sound effects and game play.

Buy Real Racing on the App Store

Real Racing: The Review and 3G vs 3GS

Firemint's follow up iPhone offering goes a different route than the causally inclined Flight Control that has been a consistent occupant on the Top 25. For me, Real Racing is a surprise coming from Firemint as they’ve rolled out a powerhouse racing title that is determined to shock and awe gamers of all stripes.

Buy Jungle Bloxx™ on the App Store

Jungle Bloxx is Digital Chocolate's Latest Puzzle Adventure

Jungle Bloxx - From their early titles like Chocolate Shop Frenzy to their most recent, Digital Chocolate is becoming somewhat of a giant in the way of App Store games. Many of their games, like Crazy Penguin Catapult and 3D Brick Breaker Revolution have become fast favorites of many users.

Buy Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima on the App Store

Brain Exercise Keeps You Thinking Young

I just finished working out with Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima and I think I might have overdone it because my head hurts.
If you want to stay mentally sharp, you need to work your brain as though it were a muscle.

Buy Cops & Robbers on the App Store

Cops and Robbers

Cops and Robbers will have you jumping and speeding your way through alleys and corridors in a mad rush to avoid the cops. There is a lot of fun to be had as you try and leap your way to safety and collect cash.

Buy Bed Bugs on the App Store

Bed Bugs is a Sleepwalking Adventure

Sleeping should be a peaceful activity, but for the little guy in Bed Bugs, it can get pretty intense.  Igloo Games, the makers of Dizzy Bee, has developed another winner with this casual iPhone game.

Kitten Cannon The Original Kitty Catapulting Game Lands on the iPhone

Kitten Cannon (Original) is the same cat-launching game as the web version, but is brought to iPhone by Hands-On Mobile. Not to be confused with Kitty Kannon, a similar “copy cat” of the original web game, Kitten Cannon is every bit as addicting as it is online.

Buy Hint Sprint -The Rhyming Word Game! on the App Store

Hint Sprint Goes and then Slows

If you’re a fan of the Jeopardy TV quiz show, you might get a kick out of Hint Sprint, from developer Sobits.
The app feeds you two or more word clues and you have to find two related words that rhyme.

Buy Crazy Penguin Catapult 2 on the App Store

Crazy Penguin Catapult 2 Launches New Levels, More Entertainment

With a great deal of success under their belts, Digital Chocolate continues to roll out iPhone games in the App Store. In the process, they must have seen some potential for increased success by adding a sequel to their award-winning, high-ranking Crazy Penguin Catapult.

Buy The Sims 3 on the App Store

The Sims 3 Continues Living La Vida Loca

The Sims is a storied video-game franchise, one that began years and years ago and is still going strong. Anticipation for The Sims 3 was such that Electronic Arts was able to release the title  on the Mac, PC and iPhone all in one day.