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.
A Classic Reborn...Myst Engulfs the iPhone
Myst for iPhone - Yes, this review is about that Myst, the legendary PC game that essentially put point and click adventure games on the map. Though that style of game isn’t so popular in the age of first person shooters and advances in technology, there is a simple and elegant quality to the genre that still makes it relevant in my eyes.
Water Balloon Drop Hollywood is All About Mindless Fun
Ever been to Hollywood? If not, what would be the first thing you’d want to do? Check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Grauman’s Chinese Theater, or have a bite at the world-famous Pink’s Hot Dogs?
Squares! Requires Strategy
Squares! is a strategy game for the iPhone from ciretose. It is comprised of a simple game board with 25 squares. The squares are cute, the concept is straightforward, but don't be fooled — Squares!
Tiger Woods PGA Tour Makes Par in its First Release
Tiger Woods PGA Tour by EA Sports is the first sports game I’ve played that is as close to the desktop version as an iPhone and iPod touch can get. Okay, I’m sticking my neck a bit on that one, but Tiger Woods PGA Tour is a heck of a game in nearly every way.
Picture Find Fanatics Sure to Enjoy Sprill: Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle
Sprill: Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle - I love the challenge of a good picture seek and find. The fact that there are several apps for iPhone and iPod touch created in similar fashion to my ultimate favorite — I Spy — is pretty cool in my opinion.
iBBQ - Fire It Up Leaves You Hungry
iBBQ - Fire It Up is a Japanese grilling game for the iPhone. It is a strange but intriguing premise for a game. Developer EzMoBo warns that iBBQ will make you extremely hungry!
Playing iBBQ is not entirely intuitive.
Reflexion Has a New Angle on the Traditional Brick Buster
Trileet’s Reflexion takes a hard run at breaking the durable and tested mold that surrounds the familiar brick or block buster game.
What makes Reflexion standout is that it gives you the option of using your finger to draw a paddle and move it anywhere and at any angle you like.
Monkey Around With Primate Plunge
Hand-drawn backgrounds provide a beautiful backdrop for a jaunty little top-hat wearing wild thing, in Aelius' Primate Plunge. As Monkey drops through obstacles such as thorny branches or bouncy ropes, tilt and tap to guide him safely through potential peril.
Hell Yeah! StickWars Uses Simple Gameplay, Requires Real Strategy
Get ready to get stuck up! Not in a literal sense, but rather, a new addictive game from indie developer John E. Hartzog which has blazed its way to the top of the App Store. StickWars is a frenetic war game that aims to capture the perfect balance of simple gameplay and meaningful strategy.
Super Ball 3 Proves a Winning Game for its Genre
If you haven’t given Spiffyware’s Super Ball 3 a try yet and you enjoy brick breaking games like Breakout, then definitely give this app a gander. Super Ball 3 is sleek, responsive, and has enough levels to remain a fresh pick on your iPhone menu for awhile.
Balloon Headed Boy: Light Fun for Everyone
I'm a sucker for cutesy action games, so it comes as no surprise that I really like Balloon Headed Boy.
The story of Balloon Headed Boy makes about as much sense as these types of games ever make, which is to say that apparently Balloon Headed Boy's birthday party has been postponed by a horrible storm of rain and frogs.
With Perseverance, Nintaii is Rewarding
"Nintai” is Japanese for patience, perseverance and persistence. Add an “i” to the end, and you have Nintaii, a puzzle game for your iPhone that requires these three qualities.
There is something peaceful about Nintaii.
Puzzle Quiz Keeps it Simple, to Great Effect
Puzzle Quiz - When I download games for my iPhone, I usually prefer apps that aren't going to take too much effort. Sure, I want something that'll keep me occupied, but generally if it's a game that would require me to look up hints online, or if it takes really long to complete a round or two, I won't be all that interested.
Chippy Feels Like an Old-School Game
What would happen if you armed a chipmunk? Chippy is a cute woodland creature who shoots arrows at balls in this new iPhone game from Cramzy.
Chippy feels old-school, though I am not convinced it is in a good way.
KarmaStar Shines, but Not for Everyone
Majesco Entertainment’s KarmaStar has gotten nice and shiny reviews in the App Store and elsewhere but I just don’t see what the fuss is about. I didn’t find KarmaStar all that engaging or even mildly entertaining.