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 WordFu on the App Store

WordFu: Boggle-based Kung Fu Challenge

If you think you’ve seen it all in the App Store guess again. ngmoco, the makers of hit games like Rolando, Mazefinger and Topple bring WordFu to the App Store. WordFu is a boggle-like game wrapped up in a Kung fu theme.

Paper Pilot: Polished Graphics Still Stuck in Choppy Winds

Paper Pilot - Paper airplanes have a special place in my heart. In grade school with some of my best buddies, making a variety of paper planes decked out using crayons was something we did for fun.

Buy Radio Flare (Classic) on the App Store

Radio Flare Game is Like Defender With Super-Cool Music

Radio Flare is a fast-paced iPhone game from studio radiolaris that is reminiscent of Defender. You guide your spaceship to target and destroy enemy spaceships, with an added bonus: the ships explode rhythmically, adding personalized percussion to the groovy soundtrack.

Beast Brings Retro Monster Crushing to iPhone

Beast Brings Retro Monster Crushing to iPhone

Beast, a remake of a 1984 DOS game, seeks to capture some of the retro game love flowing from the App Store. Games like Candy Wars have shown that it isn’t just the console ports that are grabbing all the attention. Unfortunately, Beast is a bit too buggy to live up to the hype. A few freeze-ups while playing the game keep it from living up to the promised potential.

Buy Wild West Guns on the App Store

Wild West Guns Earns a Perfect Mark

Ladies and gentlemen, Gameloft has delivered another extraordinary iPhone game yet again. Wild West Guns is a rail shooter similar to what you may have seen in the arcade scene back in the early nineties.

Buy Brain Thaw on the App Store

Brain Thaw: Got A Cool Head for Math?

Brain Thaw - I feel comfortable saying that there's nothing in the world that can't be improved at least a little bit by adding penguins. They're cute! They waddle! They... eat numbers? In Brain Thaw, they do.

Buy Moo Shake! on the App Store

Moo Shake shakes a tail feather — and a cow belly and a cat head

Moo Shake - A martial arts zebra, a bandanna-wearing feline ballerina and a hula hooping cow? It's a curious combination, but sure, why not. These are just a few of the colorfully and imaginatively illustrated cast of characters that come together in Moo Shake, a children's mix and match game designed by MoGeneration for the iPhone and iPod touch.

HydroTilt Demands, Yet Rewards, Tenacity

An unparalleled, heart-racing challenge of coordination, codeglue's HydroTilt is a strategy game in which the player manipulates their iPhone/iPod touch to control the flow of a droplet of water through obstacles over floating platforms.

Buy TV Show King on the App Store

What Could Be Better Than A Slumdog Millionaire? How About a TV Show King?

TV Show King - Trivia games are so enticing because it just feels stunningly sweet to be right, to win, to have shown one's intellectual superiority over all other participants. Belittling the brains of a geek at a bar: brilliant.

Buy Octo's Tales on the App Store

Octo's Tales: Pirates! Cannons! And...UFOs?

If you're an octopus pirate, you can't just sit back when you're attacked by UFOs — you have to fight them off! (There's a sentence I never thought I'd type.) And in Octo's Tales by Granet Entertainment, that's exactly what you do.

Buy Ro® on the App Store

Rotation is the Aim of this Puzzle Game

Ro is a classy-looking, yet simple, puzzler but I just can't get the hang of it. That's not the app's fault. It's just how my brain doesn't work.
Ro, from Roamular, is one of the most innovative apps I've come across in the App Store.

SkyCoaster 3D Not Quite a Joyride

SkyCoaster 3D Not Quite a Joyride

Perhaps you are a huge roller coaster fan and can't wait for that next trip on Space Mountain. Or maybe you are so afraid of heights that ladders make your palms sweat. Either way, SkyCoaster 3D might be what you need. It offers a virtual roller coaster ride through a variety of backgrounds that you get to choose.

HenHouse: Count Attack Will Exercise Your Bird Brain

HenHouse: Count Attack Will Exercise Your Bird Brain

The goal of Paprika Lab’s HenHouse: Count Attack is to tap the eggs in numerical order, from one to one hundred, freeing the chicks from their shells.

Buy Tower Bloxx Deluxe 3D on the App Store

Tower Bloxx Deluxe 3D Stacks Up Repetitious Fun...Kind of

I had never seen the acclaimed PC version of Tower Bloxx by Digital Chocolate so I wasn’t sure what to expect with their iPhone version of the game. With apps like Crazy Penguin Catapult and Chocolate Shop Frenzy under their belt, I was hopeful.

Buy Ancient Frog on the App Store

Ancient Frog Game: Meditative or Irritative? This iPhone Game is Definitely NOT Competitive

There is no denying that Ancient Frog is a beautiful puzzle game. One could go so far as to say that playing Ancient Frog is a Zen experience. The question is: do you want Zen in a puzzle game?