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 Tamagotchi: 'Round the World on the App Store

Tamagotchi: 'Round the World Is Really, Really, Really Cute

Tamagotchi: 'Round the World — For my own peace of mind, and to make sure we're all on the same page here, I feel like I should start this off by stating that I am, generally, pro-cute. I like cute boys, and cute shoes, and cute couples.

Amazing Ninja Buddy Wants To Say Hai

Enter the dojo with Amazing Ninja Buddy by Omegasoft. It's a pretty amusing application that utilizes the iPhone's touchscreen and accelerometer for gameplay.
The ninja will respond to the user's touches by springing into different actions.

Buy River Cross Logic Puzzle Game on the App Store

Sink or Swim with River Cross Logic Puzzle Game

River Cross Logic Puzzle Game will seem familiar to you if you liked to solve logic games in your youth. Developed by Taylor Steil, River Cross offers you four classic logic puzzles, reminiscent of those you did in elementary school, except back then most of us had pens and paper, not iPhones.

Buy The Oregon Trail on the App Store

The Oregon Trail + iPhone = Win!!!

The Oregon Trail - One of the fondest memories I have from my days in elementary school was playing a simple little game that was all about taking some settlers and their wagon on a 2000-mile voyage from one end of the country to the other. 

Buy Lux DLX on the App Store

Lux DLX: Risk Lovers Can Battle On to Dominate

Attention to all “Risk” aficionados and fanatics, Sillysoft Games is showing you some love for your itch to achieve world domination. Lux DLX is the mobile version of their desktop oriented game, Lux Delux, which has a sizable following on the net.

Who Wants to be a Millionaire App Plays Like the Real Thing

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is now officially an application for the iPhone. Train Rides, field trips and Friday nights will never be the same now that you've got host Meredith Vieira and more than 900 questions along for the ride.

Buy Pop on the App Store

Pop: Hate To Burst Your Bubble

Pop - Remember when playing with bubbles was maybe the most awesome thing ever? No? Just me? Well, at any rate, you probably liked it a little, at least. And the good news is that Pop by Nnooo allows you to relive that excitement in a stylish, action-packed new way.

Buy Aqua Moto Racing on the App Store

Aqua Moto Racing Makes a Huge Splash

Aqua Moto Racing - It’s starting to get a little bit crazy how the bar continually keeps getting raised with iPhone games. Right when a stellar game is starting to enjoy the limelight as the new hotness, in comes another new app that raises the stakes.

Wheel of Fortune: Take It For a Spin

Fellow word nerds, rejoice! The Wheel of Fortune app for iPhone by Sony Pictures Television is a near-perfect replication of the popular TV game show. You spin the wheel, buy vowels and attempt to guess the word or phrase hidden behind the blank squares.

Buy Rasta Monkey! on the App Store

Hail Mon, Rasta Monkey Rolls into Action!

Similar to, yet uniquely different from Rolando, Rasta Monkey is a 2-D, side-scrolling platformer brought to us by Nitako that utilizes responsive touch control to maneuver a super-cool little monkey from tree to tree as he collects fruit to satisfy his Da’s fruit smoothie craving.

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.