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.


Perfect Balance: Harmony a Near Perfect Balance of Entertainment and Value

What first began as a Flash 9 game on the Internet, Perfect Balance: Harmony for iPhone and iPod touch is puzzle game that strikes a perfect balance of value for price and entertainment. Perfect Balance: Harmony contains over 60 levels of geometric stacking and balancing that requires a bit of thought, a bit of balance and a somewhat steady finger.

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Ouch! is Fun to Play, but Even More Fun to Set Up

Hondune Games' Ouch! is a combination of merriment and masochism featuring a customizable "rag doll" character to be abused in a multitude of scenes and scenarios with realistic physics and sounds.

Save the World, Lose Sleep with Doomsday Terminal

If sleep or having a social life is not really your thing, then Doomsday Terminal may be the game for you. The premise is that you must prevent the impending end of the world through typing a code into the Doomsday Terminal. 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

Buy Balloon Headed Boy Free on the App Store

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.

Buy Nintaii on the App Store

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.