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.
Lock, Load and Rampage With Namco's Time Crisis Strike
I'm not known to be even tempered, which explains why I own only a few guns. Maybe that's why I find games such as Namco's Time Crisis Strike therapeutic.
Time Crisis Strike has been around for more than 10 years and it's a classic, 3D "duck and shooter," which sprang to life in the arcades and has been ported to a good number of home consoles and handhelds.
Hellfire: Cold War Helicopter Gunship is Action on Your iPhone
Hellfire brings back the days of the Cold War as you guide a helicopter gunship through enemy territory on a clandestine mission.
Hellfire begins with your choice of either an American or Soviet helicopter to take into battle.
Block Knights: 4 Play Modes add Variety to this Puzzle
Adding the innovation of iPhone's range of motion capabilities to a Tetris-like puzzle format, BitCaper's Block Knights spins, or more appropriately, tilts and dips, into four fun different variations of the classic challenge of arranging predetermined block combinations to form and clear rows of blocks.
reMovem: Takeaway Equals Fun
The reMovem iPhone app by Mundue.net is a puzzle type game that requires you to match up balls of like colors and then tap the screen to remove them. The more you can match up and move at one time the more valuable the score.
Krypton Egg Tries Hard but It's a Weak Implementation of Breakout
It's hard to find anything new to do with the classic breakout game, although Chillingo works hard to advance the genre with Krypton Egg - The Ultimate Breakout. Unfortunately, it falls short in some areas.
Hell's Kitchen Turns Up The Heat For Tons Of Fun
Hell's Kitchen - Ask anyone that knows me and they will tell you there is no denying I’m an admitted Gordon Ramsey fan. I just can’t get enough of watching him get in peoples faces all for the greater good of the perfect dining experience.
Big Deuce is a Unique, but Unfinished, Card Game
Big Deuce - For all of you Vegas aficionados that love playing offbeat and obscure card games, MotionObj has developed an iPhone application that speaks directly to you. Big Deuce is a game that replicates the card game of the same name originated in Eastern Asia.
Mr. Papi Eat More Burgers to Win
PapiJump Land is a cute app that involves a little red ball man (Mr. Papi as he is called). The goal of PapiJump Land is to jump around the level and eat all the hamburgers.
There are obstacles in the way of you getting those hamburgers so you have to watch out.
MusicNeon: A Melodic, Quirky Puzzle That Intrigues
With its enchanting rewards of music and gifts for negotiating a path, but an infuriating lack of guidance, MusicNeon serves up a delectable digital bite of quirk that may make an Apple user feel like Alice in Wonderland.
Ultimate Thumb Fighter is a Bloody Battle for Domination
Ultimate Thumb Fighter iPhone app by SWN Software falls short of the ultimate thumbs up. I really wanted to love this game. I play thumb wars with my favorite 12 year old quite often. When this app popped up on my radar, I was ready for action.
Orion's Belt Delivers Space Drama In Spades
Orion's Belt - Most games on the iPhone put a premium on delivering quick-hitting 5- to 10-minute engagements rather than the longevity of a traditional, console-style game. Considering that most iPhone gaming is typically done in short bursts, that approach it is completely understandable.
Yatzy Twist a Not-So-Twisted Version of a Classic Dice Game
Yatzy Twist is a Kristanix Games version of the Milton Bradley original Yahtzee! dice game. There isn’t really anything new that can be said about the classic dice-throwing game, but for anyone who doesn’t know it, it’s a game of chance won by accumulating the most points based on specific scoring sequences of five dice.
Pocket God: What Kind of Ruler Are You?
Is the man getting you down? Ever wished you could call the shots? Pocket God is here to fulfill your dreams. This new game from Bolt Creative allows you to be the god of a small island nation. And by "small" I mean small — only six pygmies to an island, folks.
The Future is Now in Low Grav Racer
Low Grav Racer - If you've been jonesing for a futuristic low-gravity racer like the classic Wipeout and F-Zero 3D racers for your iPhone or iPod touch, then slide into the cockpit of Cobra Mobile's Low Grav Racer.
Upsi Runner is Arcade Action at a Snail's Pace
As a fan of classic style arcade games, I appreciate any modern developer’s attempt to design a retro-style game to appeal to the masses. Upsi Runner by Shen Mansell demonstrates an interpretation of a classic arcade-style game featuring a snail that alternately side scrolls across levels amidst vertically moving enemies.