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 Bed Bugs on the App Store

Bed Bugs is a Sleepwalking Adventure

Sleeping should be a peaceful activity, but for the little guy in Bed Bugs, it can get pretty intense.  Igloo Games, the makers of Dizzy Bee, has developed another winner with this casual iPhone game.

Kitten Cannon The Original Kitty Catapulting Game Lands on the iPhone

Kitten Cannon (Original) is the same cat-launching game as the web version, but is brought to iPhone by Hands-On Mobile. Not to be confused with Kitty Kannon, a similar “copy cat” of the original web game, Kitten Cannon is every bit as addicting as it is online.

Buy Hint Sprint -The Rhyming Word Game! on the App Store

Hint Sprint Goes and then Slows

If you’re a fan of the Jeopardy TV quiz show, you might get a kick out of Hint Sprint, from developer Sobits. The app feeds you two or more word clues and you have to find two related words that rhyme.

Buy Crazy Penguin Catapult 2 on the App Store

Crazy Penguin Catapult 2 Launches New Levels, More Entertainment

With a great deal of success under their belts, Digital Chocolate continues to roll out iPhone games in the App Store. In the process, they must have seen some potential for increased success by adding a sequel to their award-winning, high-ranking Crazy Penguin Catapult.

Buy The Sims 3 on the App Store

The Sims 3 Continues Living La Vida Loca

The Sims is a storied video-game franchise, one that began years and years ago and is still going strong. Anticipation for The Sims 3 was such that Electronic Arts was able to release the title  on the Mac, PC and iPhone all in one day.

Shanghai Mahjong Ranks High Amongst Mahjong Titles for iPhone

Shanghai Mahjong from Mobile Age is one of many iPhone mahjong titles that has been around for a bit and is one of the better titles available. Fans of mahjong will find hours of tile-eliminating entertainment and can keep their game fresh by changing up tiles, backgrounds and game patterns.

Buy Parachute Panic HD on the App Store

Parachute Panic Tragically Trips Over Itself

In the arms race to supplant the reigning kings (e.g Flight Control, Pocket God, etc.) of one dollar casual gaming, development teams have to bring it hard. FDG Entertainment's Parachute Panic is one the latest games looking to make some noise in that space.

Buy Bionic Surfer on the App Store

Bionic Surfer Takes on Kaons and Wins

Bionic Surfer, from developer Robert Casperson, is a conventional side-scrolling shooter and your mission is well-worn: Run, jump over or on top of obstacles, collect power ups and fire a variety of weapons to annihilate the bad guys.

Buy 21 & FUN! on the App Store

21 & Fun – Share Scores On Facebook: Doesn't Go Bust

Card lovers that enjoy the game of 21 can find many different versions of play and devices to play their favorite game on. Many of the old handheld games offer a version of 21. Some computer games have 21 also. Inc has now introduced the 21 & Fun - Share scores on Facebook iPhone app to that group of choices.

Buy Star Defense on the App Store

Star Defense Takes Traditional Tower Defense to New Level

Developer ngmoco is already much respected for its games, notably, Rolando and Topple 2. The company’s latest, Star Defense,  takes game play to a whole new level (100 new levels to be exact).

Buy NineGaps on the App Store

NineGaps Has Your Daily Numbers

Quadion Technologies' NineGaps is in some ways like Sudoku, the number puzzler that bookkeepers, Mensa wannabes and violinists seem to enjoy more than everyone else. NineGaps is different than Sudoku in that you complete puzzles consisting of three rows and three columns.

Buy lilt line on the App Store

lilt line Will Open Your Ears and Eyes to the Future of Musical Games

lilt line - As the music genre continues to gain mainstream traction with the Guitar Heros and Rock Bands of the world, it’s inevitable that we’ll see efforts that aim to imitate instead of innovate.

Buy Dig Dug REMIX on the App Store

Not Really Diggin' Dig Dug Remix

Dig Dug Remix - When a big-name developer appears in the App Store with a "classic" game, I often find they are pedaling their "new" version of an existing game made available on — but not necessarily made for — iPhone.

Buy Paper Toss on the App Store

Paper Toss is Free But It's a Game Worth Paying For

Paper Toss – I suppose I shouldn’t admit it in public, but I would pay for Blackflip Studios’ free Paper Toss, unlike the developer’s Ragdoll Blaster - A Physics Puzzler which I thought was only so-so for $1.99.

Buy Monster Pinball on the App Store

Monster Pinball Steps Video Pinball Up a Notch

Monster Pinball - There's just something to be said for video pinball. Sure, it's never going to be as good as the real thing, but at least the objective is simple and even a pinball novice can enjoy a quick game without duress.