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.
ngmoco:) Topple 2 Is Twice the Fun
If past is prologue, as they say, then ngmoco:)'s new Topple 2 is certain to be a smash hit. The first Topple hit 3 million downloads and has been on top-game and best-seller lists everywhere.
Topple 1 and 2 are Tetris-like games in which the objective is to stack a variety of shapes by sliding and rotating them so they balance.
Smack Me Game Provides Simple Pleasure
When you start to play Smack Me, your first thought might be, “This is too easy.” You get through the first level, unlocking the medium level, and your confidence builds. “I will unlock the hard level in no time,” you say to yourself.
Rogue Touch Remixes a 30 Year Old Classic
Rogue Touch - Reviving classic games for a new generation is the new black. I’m happy to say that I’ve been around long to enough to have first hand experiences with the original versions of newly re-imagined games to compare and contrast from a historic perspective.
Heavy Mach: Shoot 'em Up Game Brings the Heat!
Heavy Mach - Putting out a game that's a tank shooter is serious business. With the amazing longevity that iShoot has had near the top of the App Store rankings, the gauntlet has definitely been thrown down for anyone looking to step onto their turf.
Supermarket Mania Comes to the App Store
Already a frequently downloaded PC game, Supermarket Mania is now stocked in the App Store thanks to G5 Entertainment. A time-management game, which has players keep up with customer demands in a small town grocery store, Supermarket Mania provides iPhone/iPod touch users access to a detailed and complete mobile version of the same game.
This Shooter Has Suspect Aim
Shooter - The iPhone has proven to be a great platform for realizing fun shooting games. Top tier games like Heavy Mach, iShoot and Wild West Guns are a few of the gems that are currently sitting comfortably on the top of the shooter genre.
Solitaire by Mobility Ware — Hours of Solitary Fun
Solitaire - Have you ever wondered what makes a game popular and stand the test of time? I don’t know. What I do know is that before Sudoku and the Rubicks Cube, there was a game played with a deck of cards called Solitaire also known as Patience.
Tap Tap Revenge 2 Dominates Casual Gaming Like a Rock Star
From its inception, Tapulous and their Tap Tap family of games have become App Store legends. Like fellow juggernauts Tap Tap Revenge and Tap Tap NIN before it, the new Tap Tap Revenge 2 involves the seemingly simple task of shaking the iPhone or iPod touch and tapping bases at the bottom of the screen as orbs guide your choices, in time to music.
Carambole Pool Puzzles Runs the Table with a Solid Concept
There's a great concept on the table with Carambole Pool Puzzles by ADS Software Group Inc.. Specially priced at .99 for a limited time, Carambole Pool Puzzles is very much a combination of executing trick shots, similar to the way you would in a game of pool, while using a puzzle-solving mindset to clear the table.
Antivirus Has Rough Edges, but Potential
Antivirus - Computer viruses are the nightmare of any computer user. Clearly worse than aliens or enemy combatants. So why are there so many games where you battle the latter instead of the real enemy you face on a daily basis?
Tap of War Tugs at My Competitive Heart Strings
Tap of War by Spokko is one of those ridiculously simple apps that no matter how pointless, endears those of us who pretend our iPhone is not a toy (but secretly are giddy about all the cool, fun stuff it does).
Old School Arcade Bowling is Skeeball for the iPhone
Remember that gorgeous, graceful teenage girl, gliding around on roller skates at the old fashioned rink and arcade. That wasn't me. I was clinging to stationary objects, seconds from peril with every move.
Sway's Finger Controls Make For Swinging Good Time
Illusion Labs, the same group behind the excellent Labyrinth and the debatable Touchgrind, is at it again. Their newest game to hit the App Store is Sway, which succeeds in creating a gaming experience that is uniquely tailored to the iPhone/iPod touch.
Baseball Superstars Pro is in a League of its Own
I am not the world’s biggest sports game fan. I have my favorites, like Mario Super Sluggers, but I don’t visit them very often. One of the reasons I don’t care to play them is the complex button pushing, but it wouldn’t really be fair to compare an iPhone app to a console game.
PileUp! Candymania: More Fun, Less Filling
PileUp! Candymania (from RealNetworks), a cross between a normal "match three" type of game like Bejeweled and classic Tetris, is certainly the sweetest thing I've seen for the iPhone. There are 60 levels of increasing difficulty in which players manipulate bright, shiny pieces of candy to pile matching pieces together and clear the level.