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 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.

Ancient Tribe Off to a Good Start, but Needs to Evolve

If you’re scoping out real-time strategy games for iPhone in the App Store then you may run across Ancient Tribe by Celestial Digital Entertainment. Ancient Tribe is a strategy game where you grow a tribal village by hunting and collecting natural resources.

MobAir: Pilot Training Launches as the Start of a Series of Flying Games

MobAir: Pilot Training is the common shooter-on-rails where the gamer must soar past obstacles and shoot targets in a 3D-like environment. MobAir: Pilot Training is better than average, however.

Toki Tori Now for iPhone

I am the world’s biggest sucker for games with cute, colorful, rich graphics and I love an adorable character in a starring role as well. Toki Tori, originally for Gameboy and recently released as Wii Ware, is now available for the iPhone/iTouch thanks to Chillingo and it won me over before I even played it; making me want to adopt the adorable weeble-wobble-like chick for my very own.

Shoot 2 Quill iPhone Typing Tutorial

Shoot 2 Quill by Left Coast Logic is an app that addresses the very bane of my mobile device existence. Until very recently, no matter how much I loved my iPod touch, I would not have traded my Blackberry exclusively for the iPhone simply because of its keyboard, which I despise for typing messages.

Buy Minesweeper Classic on the App Store

Minesweeper Classic Just Like the Original

Minesweeper Classic - For those of us who toiled away for hours in a cubicle at our Windows NT workstations, Minesweeper was one of the few solaces  in the drudgery of office life. Minesweeper still lives on in the current release of Windows 7.

Just for Kicks, Urban Kick Academy Proves a Pleasant Little Game

When the developers at 1BigApp contacted us about Urban Kick Academy, they claimed to have had trouble getting site reviews of their debut app for iPhone and iPod touch. Luckily, we’re pretty much game for anything around here and though I initially groaned at this endeavor thinking it would be some kind of martial arts meets street fighting fan fare, I ultimately ended up chuckling at my preconception.

Buy Buka on the App Store

Buka, It’s Great!

Hexage’s Buka is great, just like "All your base belong to us" was once great. Too great for me, though, but that's just great. Buka is a glowing blue planet she-thing that you must maneuver past Mr.

Popper! is Clever Twist's Twist on Traditional Brick Breakers

Clever Twists’s Popper!is a bit of a unique "popping" game that correlates with other brick-breaking games as well as match-to-pop games, though it defies the match-three standard of most.

Jumping Panda's Comparison to Super Mario Bros. is a Stretch

Jumping Panda - I can’t speak for my colleagues, but as a review writer I often come across applications or products that fall into a sort of gray area — it might be something with possible but unmet potential or hidden value that’s difficult to gauge. 

Buy Super Marble Roll on the App Store

Super Marble Roll is a Gleaming Orb of Good Times of Your iOS Device

Super Marble Roll, from iScape Games Ltd., is the typical flop, plop, drop and roll platform app. Think of it like Labyrinth, developed by Carl Loodberg of Codify AB, that AppCraver reviewed back in December or Mobigame’s Edge, which we reviewed in January.

Buy Quick Turn on the App Store

Quick Turn: Can You Catch a Falling Star With Just Your iPhone and Good Reflexes?

Look, a falling star!  Don’t get distracted; you need to start rotating your iPhone. Quick Turn from Portable Zoo is an action game that requires good reflexes, and as it speeds up, quick moves.

Buy iDroidsMania on the App Store

iDroidsMania is Artificial but Clever

iDroidsMania is Artificial Life’s first original game for the iPhone and iPod touch platforms and it’s as eye-fetching as a steaming stack of buttery pancakes smothered in genuine maple syrup.