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 Card Ninja on the App Store

Will You Accept the Finger Flicking Challenge of Card Ninja?

I am  just gonna admit that the first thing I thought of when coming across Card Ninja was Dane Cook and his “Brain Ninja” routine. Completely unrelated? Yes, but now you know how my mind works.

Buy BubbleHead on the App Store

Bubblehead is One Zany iPhone Game and My Newest Addiction

BubbleHead - For those of you that can appreciate a little quirkiness in your life, please pay attention here. The talented team over at CrowdCafé has put together a meaty casual game that leverages an inspired art style and some slick controls.

Buy Zentomino - Relaxing alternative to tangram puzzles on the App Store

Zentomino is Peaceful and Challenging

Zentomino - Whenever I review a strategy game app, I pretty much always describe it as “hard.”  This may say more about me than the apps.  That said, Zentomino is a hard game, but not too hard.

Pickin' Stix is a Virtual Rendition of Pick-up-Sticks

Pickin' Stix - I can truly appreciate a modern adaptation of a classic game as much as the next person. Sure, sometimes a modern take defiles its classic inspiration and other times it improves it.

Buy Ragdoll Blaster - A Physics Puzzler on the App Store

Ragdoll Blaster Flips and Flops for Fun

Ragdoll Blaster is a quirky and a bit bizarre little game from Backflip Studios, and I mean that in a good way. All you have to do is fire ragdolls from a cannon at strategic points to solve increasingly complex puzzles.

Buy Toy Raid on the App Store

The Arcade Spirit is Strong in Toy Raid

I must admit, I’m a sucker for a classic arcade coin-op. But from playing pixel-perfect retro games as an adult, the experience is somewhat tarnished from being spoiled by the quality of today’s games.

Epic Pet Wars Are The Cutest Wars Ever

Epic Pet Wars Are The Cutest Wars Ever

Generally, when I'm assigned an application to review, I head to the App Store, download it, and check it out. When it comes to Epic Pet Wars by Miraphonic, however, it just so happened that I'd already downloaded it and even considered suggesting that I review it.

BugsShot is no Big Shot, but Still a Fun Little Game

In what appears to be a string of colorful, flowery games starring insects launched this Spring, BugsShot is a newcomer to the App Store that incorporates colorful bugs and flowers into a shuffleboard style game.

Buy Bloons on the App Store

Get it Poppin with Bloons

Bloons - One of the best remedies to a slow day at the office is loading up a good ol’ flash game that can be played through your Internet browser. I wouldn’t dare engage in such a shameless waste of my employers time, but I’m just going by what I hear...

Peggle is Peg Popping Pandemonium

Peggle - It has to be said that I really enjoy Pop Cap games. Most are easy enough to play, complete enough to be a fair amount of lasting fun, and while I may scoff at the price to add them to my iPod touch, I usually find them to be worthy enough.

Numbrosia Adds up to Free Fun with Numbers

Numbrosia - Number, logic, word, and match-three style puzzles find their way onto my iPod touch quite frequently. Some I love, others not so much, and sometimes it just depends. For review purposes,  I think it’s important to gauge a puzzle game’s quality alongside its value for price.

FriendFreak is not a Good Friend or Quiz Game

When I first picked up the iPhone to play FriendFreak, I wondered if I would be stumped. How well do I know my friends? One thing is certain, I know them better than FriendFreak does. To play FriendFreak from TopDownApps, you are first prompted to sign into your Facebook account.

Buy World Cup Table Tennis™ on the App Store

Kick Some Butt with World Cup Ping Pong

World Cup Ping Pong - During my senior year of high school, we were given the choice in phys ed of playing competitive ping pong, or doing aerobics. Since it was the 80’s and I was already taking a Jane Fonda-style aerobics class three nights a week, I chose ping pong, and I discovered that I kicked ping pong butt.

Buy Brain Teaser Extreme on the App Store

BrainTeaser Proves to Be Difficult

BrainTeaser definitely teases your brain. Uwe Meier made this app a serious workout for your mind. Question is, how much of a challenge are you looking for? BrainTeaser could prove to be too difficult for you.

Buy SWIRL 3D Racing on the App Store

Swirl May Cause Motion Sickness or Seizures? Cool!

Swirl - While those occasional anti-seizure warnings at the beginning of some games are meant to heed a cautionary warning, I sometimes get a bit excited about what great game I might be about to experience.