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.
Mahjong Epic Stacks Up Against Similar Tile Games
Add Kristanix Games' Mahjong Epic to the the stack of 20-plus Mahjong games in the App Store.
Mahjong is so popular, not just on the iPhone/iPod touch, if you were to throw a stone in any direction, there's a good chance you'd conk a Mahjong player in the head.
Sometimes Payback Can Be a Great Thing
Sandbox gaming has officially come to the iPhone. Payback, developed by Apex Designs, is a shameless clone of the experience found in the GTA (Grand Theft Auto) franchise. The GTA franchise is known for pushing the envelope with crazy dialog, violent missions and delving into all kinds of taboo subject matter.
Bubbles in this Shoot & Pop Game are Frozen in Time
Frozen Bubble, from EGB, is a port of the free version of the popular Frozen Bubble game for the Mac and Linux platforms. It's the classic shoot and pop game, along the same lines as Snood, Puzzle Bobble and Bubble Town, which I reviewed recently.
ESPN Cameraman Scores with Puzzle Photo Game
ESPN Cameraman is an EpicTilt developed game that is simple and satisfying to play. The core objective behind ESPN Cameraman is to spot the differences between two identical pictures with some subtle differences.
Whack ‘em All in Spazzle Classic, Slammin' Critter-Crushing Fun
Whack ‘em All iPhone app by Fairlady Media takes a page from those arcade games you’ve played using a mallet to whack the little creatures as they pop up out of their holes. Whack 'em All nails it right on the little critters heads.
Touch Physics Impresses with Accurate Physics and Entertaining Gameplay
Touch Physics is ingenious, addictive, and a load of fun.
The mechanics of Touch Physics are quite simple yet it is one of those things which, when you experience it, make you realize just how powerful the iPhone platform is.
Bubble Town: Shoot and Pop Puzzle Game Lacks Action
I generally like bubble puzzle shooting games like Snood, so I was looking forward to playing I-play's Bubble Town. What I came away with was the thought that the developer tried to shove a game into a platform that it is ill suited for.
Chop Sushi: Cooking Up Some Raw Fun in Match-Three Genre
Good news for the less-adventurous eaters out there: you don't have to like actual sushi to enjoy Chop Sushi, the puzzle game by THQ.
Chop Sushi has a few different modes, but the heart of the application is a simple switch-and-match game, similar to Bejeweled.
Retro - Cave Flyer is an Old Concept With Modern Execution
Retro - Cave Flyer, from Big Head Games, is indeed a retro concept and a game for cave dwellers, as the name clearly says. Successfully steer your space ship through a cave, rescue your comrades and avoid a variety of dangers capable of blowing you to kingdom come.
Falling Balls: Simple Tilt-Game May be too Simple for Some
Falling Balls - When it comes to simple flash animation games, there are a couple of schools of thought, not all of them favorable. Some games are extremely addictive by nature and others are just ridiculous.
WordJong is a Word Puzzle and Mahjong in One Game
Every time I begin to think I've seen every imaginable variation on a word game, along comes something like Gameblend Studios' WordJong. Evidently the game has been around for the PC, DS and Wii platforms for quite a while, so I'm surprised I haven't run across it before.
MotionX Poker Dice is the Game to Beat
I could play MotionX Poker, from MotionX, all day long, every day for the next year, and I'd still be shaking my head and iPhone in awe.
MotionX Poker is poker (five-draw card) dice.They're dice with a playing card on each of their six sides: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10 and 9 (there are no suits, so there are no flushes).
Physics-bases Bubble Game is Good iPhone App for Just Fillin' Time
Just Fillin' - Some of my favorite apps for killing time are games that are quick and easy to play. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good puzzler or a more complex game for down time, but sometimes I just want an entertaining way to pass a few minutes while sitting and waiting somewhere.
Solitaire City Deluxe Adds Razzle-Dazzle Extras, Like Playing Over Wi-Fi
Solitaire City Deluxe, from Digital Smoke, is one of the best-looking Solitaire apps I've come across in the App Store, although let's face it: Solitaire is Solitaire.
Everyone is a bit of an expert at playing at least one of the long-time card games invented by and for bored and lonely people.
Newtonica2: Plucky Puzzle Game Requires Strategy
Of all the games that I've downloaded for my iPhone, Newtonica2 by Fieldsystem Inc is quite possibly the nicest. Or the most aesthetically pleasing, at any rate. The graphics are fairly simple, but they look terrific.