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 iBBQ - Fire It Up (SALE!) on the App Store

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.

Buy StickWars on the App Store

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.

Buy Puzzle Quiz on the App Store

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.

Buy Playman Track & Field on the App Store

Playman Track & Field Performs Well (No 'Roids Either)

Unleash your inner athlete with Playman Track & Field, from developer RealArcade. This is the ninth title RealArcade has introduced for the iPhone and iPod touch and the company has a big rep to maintain in the mobile games space.

Buy iBrawl - Hail to the Chief on the App Store

iBrawl - Hail to the Chief Will Grab And Lose Your Attention in Short Order

Are you fed up with the economic recession? Do you wish you can lay into a corporate goon that’s stealing our tax money from government handouts? I know I am, and Icarus Interactive is hoping you are too.

Buy Touch Ski 3D on the App Store

Touch Ski 3D is an Original iPhone Game, Done Right for Sport-loving Gamers

Touch Ski 3D - I’ve always had a weird fascination with extreme winter sports. Granted I’m not a skier or snowboarder by any stretch of the imagination, I’ve always enjoyed watching some of the amazing feats that professional “extreme” athletes pull off at the ESPN X-Games.

Super Yum Yum 3 is Super Sweet Puzzler

Super Yum Yum 3 is the iPhone version of its PC predecessors Super Yum Yum and Super Yum Yum 2. A puzzle adventure game in which the starring character is Leon the Chameleon, Super Yum Yum 3 by Air Play is a colorfully animated and intriguing game that delivers pocket-sized fun.

Buy Zombieville USA on the App Store

Staying Alive in Zombieville USA

The campy graphics and theme are killer in MikaMobile's Zombieville USA. A little man in a trucker hat and a fishing vest is on a mission to kill some zombies and you, the user, are his guide.