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 SAT® Vocab Challenge Vol. 1, by The Princeton Review on the App Store

Improve Your SAT® Score and Build Your Vocabulary with SAT® Vocab Challenge

SAT® Vocab Challenge - I am now and will remain a proponent of “edutainment” until I am no longer capable of independent thought. Regardless of the stance some educators and parents might take, there is absolutely nothing wrong with making learning fun and if a student can learn something from playing a game, then why not take advantage of it?

Buy Free Letter Bug on the App Store

Letter Bug is an Engaging Word Game

As soon as you start playing Letter Bug, you will find that it is a unique word-forming game, with multiple layers and levels.  However, because Letter Bug is more complex than other word games, it can also be slightly confusing.

Buy Sonic The Hedgehog on the App Store

Ring-a-Ding-Ding Sonic the Hedgehog is Now for iPhone

Nearly six months to the day from Sega’s release of Super Monkey Ball for the iPhone, Sega’s golden boy, Sonic the Hedgehog, has made his official appearance in the App Store.
Arguably, Sonic is to Sega what Mario is to Nintendo and because the iPhone and Touch are so handy for portable gaming, most users will welcome a title like Sonic the Hedgehog with open arms (and open wallets).

STAR TREK Implements a Tired Concept Well

STAR TREK Implements a Tired Concept Well

EA’s STAR TREK is the “official” iPhone and iPod touch app, which in the case, “official” means it was developed to promote the movie, something an increasing number of Hollywood studios are doing.

It Takes Moxie to Win this Word Game

Moxie, a bitter soda from Maine, has come to mean “guts” or “nerve. It probably has something to do with the intestinal fortitude of those who drink this belly-washer.
Moxie, the app from Blue Ox, also requires a strong stomach because you have to be willing to gamble to form words to score big points without using up all the letters in your hand.

StoneLoops! of Jurassica Before is Replayable Puzzle Smasher

If you’ve ever played the online marble-popping game Luxor, then you might want to check out PlayCreek’s StoneLoops! of Jurassica, a very similarly designed game for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Control Issues Prevent Car Jack Streets from Achieving Elite Status

Car Jack Streets - Here we welcome a new game that enters the sandbox genre popularized by the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series. Like the excellent torchbearer Payback proves, the iPhone is very capable of delivering free-roaming fun.

Buy Pollys Popping Parrots on the App Store

Toss This Polly a Cracker! Colorful Game Makes Match-3 Even Easier

Pollys Popping Parrots is quite possibly the cutest violent game I’ve played in quite some time. Granted there’s a slight touch of hyperbole in that aforementioned claim, it’s not a bad thing from my perspective.

Buy Domino Physics Runs on the App Store

Build Your Own Domino Course with Domino Domino

You know the iPhone App Store mantra: “There’s an app for that.” Once again, I find myself believing that may very well be true because not in a million years would I have thought about there being an app that lets you design and build a domino course – but there is one.

Jetman Jack is an Admirable 8 Bit Throwback

Jetman Jack is an Admirable 8 Bit Throwback

What is it about underdogs that makes us root for them? Is it our empathy for the challenges they have against more experienced competition? Maybe it’s their audacity to try when it doesn’t make sense to the rest of us.

Buy Seek ’n Spell on the App Store

Seek 'n Spell is a GPS-Based Adventure Game For Groups

Don’t let the name mislead you. Seek ‘n Spell is nothing like your childhood toy, Speak & Spell.  In fact, forming words is only a small part of this adventurous, GPS-based scavenger hunt. 

Buy Card Ninja on the App Store

Will You Accept the Finger Flicking Challenge of Card Ninja?

I am  just gonna admit that the first thing I thought of when coming across Card Ninja was Dane Cook and his “Brain Ninja” routine. Completely unrelated? Yes, but now you know how my mind works.

Buy BubbleHead on the App Store

Bubblehead is One Zany iPhone Game and My Newest Addiction

BubbleHead - For those of you that can appreciate a little quirkiness in your life, please pay attention here. The talented team over at CrowdCafé has put together a meaty casual game that leverages an inspired art style and some slick controls.

Buy Zentomino - Relaxing alternative to tangram puzzles on the App Store

Zentomino is Peaceful and Challenging

Zentomino - Whenever I review a strategy game app, I pretty much always describe it as “hard.”  This may say more about me than the apps.  That said, Zentomino is a hard game, but not too hard.

Pickin' Stix is a Virtual Rendition of Pick-up-Sticks

Pickin' Stix - I can truly appreciate a modern adaptation of a classic game as much as the next person. Sure, sometimes a modern take defiles its classic inspiration and other times it improves it.