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.
Aqua Forest Fires up App Game
Part puzzle game and part digital play dough, OctiveEngine’s Aqua Forest may be stepping up the app game stakes. Aqua Forest is a 2D physics based game that allows you to let elements interact with the world to the limits of your imagination.
Play Mind Games with Braineous: Challenge Your Brain
Experts say your brain is like a muscle: The more you exercise it, the stronger it gets. If that's true, Braineous: Challenge Your Brain, will have your gray matter as muscular as a weightlifter on 'roids before too long.
Gun Down Elves with Shotgun Santa
There is nothing to get you into the Christmas spirit quite like a shotgun-wielding Santa gunning down some zombie elves. That is what you get in Shotgun Santa, a clever game that has promise but ultimately lacks depth.
Arcade Hoops a Blast for Basketball Lovers
Aracade Hoops is a fast-paced and exciting offering for those looking to work on their jump shot with an iPhone or iPod touch.
Skywords Interactive, which is behind the popular and productivity-killing ESPN Arcade, brings a slick app patterned after the basketball shooting games found in arcade rooms everywhere.
The Only Thing Missing from Monopoly is Bailout Money
Monopoly: Here and Now: The World Edition - Who doesn't know how to play Monopoly? You buy low, sell high. You buy properties you really can't afford in hopes you can flip them to someone who can.
Gab To Go: More Talk Makes for a More Festive Occasion
Right Brain Factory believes its new Gab to Go will help your family savor the holidays, which can be quite a feat for some.
You know how it is: Everyone in the family can't wait for the holidays.
There's a Little Trouble in SimCity
Electronics Arts' recreation of the long-time, popular SimCity series for the iPhone is somewhat astonishing given the parameters the developers had to work with. That's not necessarily a good thing, however, as I'll explain later.
Booty Blocks a Tetris Lover's Dream
Booty Blocks is like Tetris on steroids. And it is just as addicting; possibly more.
While the concept is simple, Booby Blocks makes for some great fun. The goal is to group together blocks with matching colors.
Amateur Surgeon: Medical Mastermind or Moron With a Stapler?
Developed by Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, Amateur Surgeon is a new game that begs the question, do you need a medical degree to preform surgery? Of course not. All you need, in this case anyway, is everything that you might find in say, a pizza delivery van.
I Know, UNO, We Know
UNO, from Gameloft, is an old-time card game that's especially ideal for families with children. The rules are simple, at least for the standard game. I know many adults who play UNO as well, although I don't think any of them are brain surgeons or rocket scientists.
Bounce and Splatter Your Way to Fun With de Blob
An innovative and fun platformer makes its way to the App Store in the form of de Blob. If you are a Nintendo Wii owner it may sound familiar as it also exists in a well-regarded Wii version. The developers made good use of transforming it from one motion-sensing gaming platform to another.
T'is the Season to Do a Little Brain Teasing
Your kids can enjoy the holiday season and give their brains some teasing with Christmas Puzzles from xCube.
The app comprises 20 crossword puzzles. The Christmas themed puzzles are relatively simple with an average of clues for 10 words across and 10 words down.
Warfare Incorporated: An Epic Adventure
Most of the games that have made their appearance on the iPhone have been of the speedy, arcade-style variety. Not so with Warfare Incorporated. The port of the popular game for the PC and other platforms is an excellent option for those who want a longer, in-depth experience for their iPhone or iPod Touch.
SPACE DEADBEEF Beats Out Paid Apps to Take Top Prize
Remember the days of Space Invaders at your local arcade when you were younger. SPACE DEADBEEF brings back those days on your iPhone with a game very similar to that of space invaders. The game has you turn the iPhone on it's side and fire away at the enemies as you move from left to right.
Roll Like a Rolando in Innovative iPhone Game
Rolando, one of the most anticipated games for iPhone and iPod touch, is ready for download and iPhone gaming will never be the same.
Rolando is an awesome example of what developers can accomplish using Apple's multi-touch technology and accelerometer — and a whole lot of imagination.