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 Bowman on the App Store

Bowman Is An Enjoyable Work In Progress

Lentrica Software’s debut iPhone application is Bowman, a quick-hitting game that is all about playing up the one-on-one archery duel. In terms of its origin, Bowman is a port of a popular game available on several flash gaming portals.

Buy Doodle Jump on the App Store

Doodle Jump Entertains By Leaps and Bounds

Doodle Jump by Lima Sky appeals to simplicity in name, game design and play. Mimicking the appearance of actual doodles on graphing paper, the sketchy-sketch of a main character dons a suspiciously Qbert-like facade.

Buy Pet Playpen on the App Store

Pet Pals: Plenty of Bark For Your Bucks

Pet Pals - As someone who rather pathetically longs for a dog, but finds the combination of living in an apartment and owning two cats to be somewhat of an obstacle, I have to say that Pet Pals is...well, it's not as good as a the real thing, but as far as substitutes go, it's not so bad.

Buy Tap Tap Coldplay 1.1 - 13 Tracks on the App Store

Tap Tap Coldplay Showcases The Speed of Sound, Indeed

Tap Tap Revenge: Coldplay Edition is the hottest new partnership in the Tapulous universe, following smashes like Tap Tap Revenge 2 and Tap Tap NIN. Whereas, in Tap Tap 2, I was blown away by the sleek, futuristic look of the orbs floating toward the tap targets, more subtle bars of light stream toward them in the Coldplay incarnation. 

Jackson Pollock: Unleash Your Inner Artist

Jackson Pollock: Unleash Your Inner Artist

Have you ever wondered how Jackson Pollock became so successful by dripping paint on canvas? I’m sure that anyone that has ever stood back and admired one of his works has asked themselves that very question.

Buy YETISPORTS 1 on the App Store

Launch Penguins with YETISPORTS 1: Pingu Throw

YETISPORTS 1:  Pingu Throw - Penguins are one of those well-loved animals on our planet.  Maybe it is the adorable way they waddle, the little honking noises they make, or the way they fly through the air yelling “yippee!” when a Yeti hits them with a baseball bat.

Buy StuntCopter on the App Store

StuntCopter Perfectly Ports a 22-Year-Old Game to the iOS Platform

The latest case of a highly regarded classic being reborn comes from independent developer nerdgames. In their debut application for the iPhone, they are bringing back StuntCopter developed by the late Duane Blehm.

Multiplayer Tiki Spades is Trump Card App

Multiplayer Tiki Spades - I grew up learning to play every card game imaginable and even though I’m more of a card guppy than a card shark, I enjoy card games immensely. It’s not always easy to find other people to join in, so I really appreciate a good video card game.

Buy Word Search Unlimited on the App Store

WordSearch Unlimited is Short of Interesting Features.

There’s not much to hidden-word search puzzles like VirtueSoft’s WordSearch Unlimited. The big idea is to find words hidden in a grid. The words are spelled forward or backward, top to bottom or on a diagonal.

Azkend is a Puzzle Game Polished to Near Perfection

Developed by MythPeople, Azkend is a casual puzzle game available for play online and now on sale in the App Store. Azkend features several challenges to be completed along with the traditional match three or more puzzle premise.

The Casket Tests Your Puzzle Patience

The macabre name not withstanding, this app is a curious puzzle that requires a bit of hand-eye coordination and patience to solve. The Casket resembles the handheld wooden puzzles that you tilt to move balls around and land in holes or move through the mazes inside.

Red Bull Air Race Lite Has a Ways to Go Before it Reaches the Finish LIne

Red Bull Air Race Lite Has a Ways to Go Before it Reaches the Finish LIne

A few months ago, I might have raved about Red Bull Air Race World Championship Lite. That was then, and this is now, as the saying goes. This new app from Artificial Life, is a classic flight sim.

Buy Catcha Mouse on the App Store

Catcha Mouse: Match Wits with a Mouse

Do you think you are smarter than a mouse? Catcha Mouse gives you the opportunity to find out. The object of the puzzle game Catcha Mouse from Odasoft is to prevent the mouse from getting into a mouse hole by blocking his way with mousetraps.

Buy Bubble Pop™ on the App Store

Bubble Pop: More Than Popping Bubbles

Bubble Pop™ is the other app with the words “bubble” and/or “pop” in its name, not to be confused with Pop, Bubble Pop!, BubblePop, BubbleWrap!, BubbleWrap or Bubble Snap. Bubble Pop™ from Bapsoft is a great game that is much more complex than simply popping bubbles.

Buy 2XL Supercross on the App Store

2XL Supercross ... The Best Looking Game on the iPhone

Welcome to the high octane world of Motocross racing brought to you courtesy of 2XL Games. 2XL Supercross is a game that is looking to place a fat stamp on the racing genre. After spending some quality time with 2XL Supercross, it’s fair to say that headline racers like Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart, Fastlane Street Racing, and Aqua Moto Racing have officially been put on notice.