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.


Deadlier Allusions: Mini Crime Sagas for the Cultured Detective

Deadlier Allusions is another installment of text-based who-dunnits for armchair detectives. The criminal capers are all murders where the victim has left behind clues that — if interpreted correctly — will point to the "perp." It's the players job to suss out the truth and solve the murder through multiple choice.

Buy WordWeaver on the App Store

Wordweaver Takes Word Games to the Next Level

Wordweaver adds new features, twists and roadblocks to the typical "find and select" word puzzlers. It could be one of the most innovative word games I've played in a while, and it's easily the most challenging.

Red Hot Slots: Video Slots are a Reel Good Time

Red Hot Slots: Video Slots are a Reel Good Time

Red Hot Slots is a rock-and-roll good time for anyone that enjoys games of chance. ...Take that, Vegas! I'm going with Red Hot Slots.

Buy grabl on the App Store

Grabl is a Fast-Paced Addition to iPhone Word Games

Grabl is a word-building strategy game that will appeal to those brainy types who prefer a shot of adrenaline with their morning crossword.

Buy ORBITAL on the App Store

Orbital: Best-Looking App, but Still Requires Strategy and Skill

Orbital, the new space-themed app from BitForge, is a stand-out game that can be played with one hand. It falls loosely into the brick-breaker category, but takes this straightforward concept adds a few new ideas, a bit of social media and packages it all up with gorgeous graphics.

Buy iBALLS:STEEL - FREE on the App Store

iBalls:Steel Lets Players Compete for Serious Cash

iBalls:Steel — So, by now you've had some time to play around with TightWire. And you may be thinking, "Hey, I've got this accelerometer thing down!" I'm so good, I should get PAID for this.

Buy TightWire on the App Store

TightWire's Accelerometer Acrobatics is a Game for Big Boys (Really Big Boys)

If you think you've got what it takes to master the accelerometer then plunk down your dollar and play with the big boys on the TightWire.

Buy 4 Bugs on the App Store

4Bugs is a Gorgeous Photo Hunt for Experienced Players

Photo hunts are one of those "no instructions necessary" kind of games that can be played alone or with friends. As such, they're hugely popular both online and off. If you're familiar with any of the variety of PC games or touchscreen bar games, then you'll know what just what to do when you pick up 4Bugs from Root9 Medialab.

Buy SWINE TIME - Reaction Test on the App Store

Swine Time is an entertaining flight in under 30 seconds

There seems to be a correlation for me lately... The shorter a game is, the longer I play it. And this is certainly the case with Swine Time, the newest release from Vito Technology. If you're lucky, a game of Swine Time will take 30-60 seconds to play.

Alice Free Fall is a Gorgeous Game in Wonderland

Have you ever wondered just how Alice felt during her descent down to Wonderland? The developers at Flipcoin Studios have the answer. Their new app Alice Free Fall uses the strange, dreamy theme of Alice and the rabbit hole as the backdrop for a simple game that's big on graphics.

Buy Crystal-Clear on the App Store

Crystal Clear is addictive, mind-clearing fun

Crystal Clear is so easy that everything you need to know about the game is included in its title. Clear the crystals from the board. That's it. For an extra challenge, you can try to get a higher score by clearing the sparkling crystals first or by increasing your speed.

Buy Lunar Module 3D on the App Store

Lunar Module 3D is a Realistic Way to Test Your Moon Mission Skills

The Eagle has landed, but this time it's touching down in the App Store courtesy of J-Squared Software. Lunar Module 3D is a moon-themed game that is timed just right to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

iShuffle Mixes up your Photos for a Classic Puzzle

iShuffle calls themselves a "classic shuffle puzzle game." That's a pretty accurate description. Thankfully GoGoMobile has added just enough features to keep things interesting for more advanced puzzlers while also throwing a bone to new puzzle solvers like me.

Buy SketchDungeon on the App Store

Discover Casual and Basic RPG Fun With Sketch Dungeon

Searching out unique and interesting games in the App Store is sometimes daunting, especially with some games and their developers getting more press than others. If you’re looking for something a little bit different in the $0.99 category, you may want to check out Sketch Dungeon by Casual Distraction Games.

Race For Home Mixes Fantasy with Action

Race For Home Mixes Fantasy with Action

Race for Home is a surreal game that combines adventure with the fantastical.  Race for Home is a simple game that draws the gamer deep into its clutch. Race for Home from Shawn Kollat is delightfully creepy.