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.


Tiny Tao Gets an "A" for Effort

Tiny Tao is a debut app from UI Magic that features four mini-games starring the game’s namesake Tiny Tao, a Chibi-like character who appears in three of the games. As a collective whole, the mini-games utilize the iPhone and iPod touch accelerometer and touch based controls to give users a variation of games.

Alpine Racer Shows Promise But Lacks Depth

Namco’s Alpine Racer series has historically been a fixture in arcades (when they were popular in the States...) for over a decade. It is a downhill skiing series that relied on beautiful graphics and an interesting swiveling apparatus (picture here) that aimed at simulating a skiing experience.

Buy Invasion of the Zakks on the App Store

Invasion of the Zakks: It's a Zakk Attack!

Every once in a while, I come across a game or an application that makes me really, really happy to be an AppCraver reviewer, because otherwise, I probably wouldn't have seen it, or if I'd seen it, I probably wouldn't have given it a second look.

Get Down, Up, Left, Right, Whatever With iDance

iDance - What originated with console games like Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, and Rock Band, the time-and-tap dance and music simulation games have become so popular that most everyone has seen some form of them by now.

Foosball 3D a Kick in the Wrong Direction

Foosball 3D attempts to bring the popular table game to the iPhone. Unfortunately the lack of control options makes the game dissolve into a contest of swiping your finger in a maddening flurry.

Buy iNetMania on the App Store

Build from Start-Up to Web Mogul with iNetMania

Fans of Monopoly (either the board game or app) will probably like TechPad Productions' iNetMania, its first game for the iPhone and iPod touch. iNetmania is based on TechPad's ServerMania board game.

Buy Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum on the App Store

Wolfenstein 3D Classic Proves FPS Games Can Work on iPhone

Wolfenstein 3D Classic - I was fourteen years old when I got my first taste of what a first person shooter (FPS) was. After I took my hands off the keyboard and mouse attached to my family’s 486 DX2 computer that powered Wolfenstein, it was a done deal; I was hooked!

Buy WackyLands Green on the App Store

WackyLands Green is Three Great Games in One

What do a surfer dude, a hippo and a bunch of cows have in common? When you play WackyLands Green, it is your job to save them all. WacklyLands Green from Fair Play Labs is three games in one app.

Buy iNinja Lite on the App Store

iNinja Lite Is A Shining (Throwing) Star

Geppetto Inc.'s iNinja Lite is a thoroughly addictive game of staving off opposing ninjas with while mastering one's own ninja skills. The App Store description boasts the game's physics engine and high frame rate.

3D Brick Breaker Revolution is a Solid Take on a Classic

3D Brick Breaker Revolution by Digital Chocolate is a completely modern take on the classic Breakout genre, complete with 3D graphics, bonus levels, boss levels and some very cool power ups.

Buy Bar Bingo on the App Store

There was a Game on my iPhone, Bar Bingo Was Its Name-O

When I was a kid, I used to play bingo at the church hall with my mom. Bar Bingo is slightly more irreverent, and a heck of a lot more fun. Before I even started playing Bar Bingo by EXTEND Interactive with my friends, looking at the game board made me laugh out loud.

The Cuddlies is a Bit Hard to Cuddle up to

The Cuddlies - Contrary to what many people think, I really do like cute and cuddly things. I have a slight aversion to excessively cute and cuddly things and I do think it’s a challenge for game developers on any platform to incorporate “cute” into a game without limiting its fan base.

Buy Bike Or Die 2 - Physics Bike Simulator on the App Store

Bike or Die 2: The Answer is Bike AND Die, it Appears

Bike or Die 2 - They say you never forget how to ride a bike. My question is: what about a bike simulator? I think the last video game I played that had me on a bicycle was Paperboy on original Nintendo.

Touch & Go! Lends a New Touch to Classic Match-Three Games

As far as match-three, compounding block games go, The Game Creators, developers of Touch & Go!, seem to have gotten a "feel" for the genre. Sure, Touch & Go! is a game based on a redundant concept, but there is nothing redundant about the interface, which is ultimately what enables this app to lend an air of creativity and uniqueness to the plethora of match-three genre games for iPhone.

Buy Udder Chaos on the App Store

Save Cows from Alien Abduction with Udder Chaos

Prepare to save your cows from alien abduction in the zany, but flawed, game Udder Chaos by Vincent Nguyen. Udder Chaos is a fun and simple app that is good for killing a few minutes of your time.