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 Eliss on the App Store

Eliss is Spectacular and Addictive But Requires Practice

What makes Eliss so addictive? Since I cannot put this game down, I have spent countless hours trying to figure this question out, and I plan to spend many more. My obsession with playing Eliss is for research purposes only. 

Buy Sentinel: Mars Defense on the App Store

Sentinel Ups the Ante for Tower Defense Games

Sentinel - Tower defense (TD) games have proven to be a genre that can be done extremely well on the iPhone. The cream of the crop in this genre currently includes titles such as Fieldrunners, 7 Cities, The Creeps, and they all have their own quirks that make them unique.

Buy Blue Attack! on the App Store

Blue Attack! Takes the Battle for Space to the Enemy

Blue Attack, from dev John Kooistra, is a retro space shooter that draws on the 2-D graphics and traditions of some of the great arcade games of the past.
Blue Attack is the sequel to Blue Defense ($1.99), a much simpler game, in which you defend your turf.

Lockpick is Easy to Learn and Easy to Put Down

I'm not sure what to make of CLO Software's LockPick game. At first glance, it seemed like a very appealing game. At second glance, it was, even at its modest $0.99 price tag.
The big idea behind Lockpick is to use what look like bobby pins to pick locks, with each lock more difficult than the next.

Buy Virtual Villagers 2: The Lost Children on the App Store

Virtual Villagers 2: The Lost Children

Virtual Villagers 2: The Lost Children is the type of game you open just to mess with for a few minutes...and look up an hour later wondering what happened. At least, that's how it's been for me.

iShout Pro: Popular Phrases Game For Portable Fun

For those who enjoy around-the-table word guessing games like Password, Taboo, and Catchphrase, iShout Pro is an app that will turn your iPhone into a mechanism that facilitates the same type of game.

Buy Textropolis on the App Store

Build Cities as You Build Words with Textropolis

Textropolis is a text twisting game for the iPhone that lets you vicariously travel the world, if cartoon buildings and faceless people represent the world. Like Chicktionary and Word Warp, the object of this app is to form new words from the letters of one big word.

"Draw" Your Own Conclusion With Crayon Physics Deluxe

A 2008 Independent Games Festival Grand Prize winner, Crayon Physics Deluxe is now available in the App Store, brought to us by Hudson Games. Crayon Physics Deluxe is a combination puzzle and drawing game, in which players “draw” solutions to various stages.

Theseus is a Puzzle Challenge of Epic Proportion

Do you love a good puzzle that truly challenges your logic skills in a new way? Then be sure to check out Theseus in the App Store. Theseus is an app based on life-long puzzle master Robert Abbott's logic maze, Theseus and the Minotaur.

Buy Photo Spot on the App Store

Photo Spot: Photo Matching Game Finds the Top

If you’ve ever played an old photo hunt game in a bar, pool hall or bowling alley you know they can be terribly addictive. With Photo Spot, Nexx Studio puts that fun right in the palm of your hands. Photo Spot is a puzzle game that challenges your ability to spot the differences in 2 photos. It’s a race against time to figure out what’s different so you can move on to the next level.

Buy Fast Five the Movie: Official Game on the App Store

Fast and Furious: Pink Slip Is A Safe Gamble

Fast and Furious: Pink Slip - One of my most anticipated movies of the year is coming out next month, "Fast & Furious.” It’s the fourth entry in the high octane film series, but this particular release marks the return of all of the major actors from the first film.

Buy Space Bikers on the App Store

Tiny Space Bikers Ride to Rebuild their Space Ship

The story line in Chillingo's Space Bikers is that two miniature alien motorcyclists and an ATV rider have crash landed on Earth and they need your help rebuilding their space ship so they can go home.

Buy Bounce On on the App Store

Bounce On: Adventures in Roll-Playing!

Here's the deal: Bounce On by Team Phobic is really fun to play. It's as simple as that. It's a side-scrolling adventure game, similar to Super Mario Brothers or Sonic the Hedgehog, and it's adorable and addictive and...did I mention it's really fun to play?

Bailout America: More Fun Than The Actual Economy

Bailout America: More Fun Than The Actual Economy

Really now, what good is a financial crisis if there's no arcade game about it? Bailout America by Doe Doe Games combines the United States' current economic mess with an old-fashioned Lemmings-style strategy game.

Buy Watchmen on the App Store

Wait to Buy WATCHMEN: Justice is Coming

The iPhone game WATCHMEN: Justice Is Coming was timed for release with the Warner Bros movie, Watchmen. While the movie has been met with some halfway decent reviews, the app created by Last Legion Games has not been so well-received.