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.

Match Three Birds in Tweezzle to Enjoy the Scenery

Match Three Birds in Tweezzle to Enjoy the Scenery

Tweezzle, from developer Arjen van Rhijn, is nice-looking, even a bit slick, but in the end, Tweezle's just another match-three game. In this version, line up three birdies to get rid of them.

Buy Black Box Touch on the App Store

Uncover the Hidden Mysteries of Black Box Touch

Black Box Touch, from 2 Tots Entertainment, is based on Black Box, a computer game so old that whenever bugs were found in it they were often moths and cockroaches. Black Box Touch is what most people call a "hide-and-seek" game, where the object is to uncover hidden objects, most often through process of  elimination.

Buy METAL GEAR SOLID TOUCH (US) on the App Store

Metal Gear Solid Touch Worthy of Hype

Metal Gear Solid Touch is the latest in a series of games from high-profile developers to hit the App Store. It stays faithful to the franchise storyline while creating a gaming experience that feels at-home on the iPhone/iPod Touch screen.

Buy Monster Trucks Nitro on the App Store

Monster Trucks Never Quite Gets into Gear

Every day is Sunday with Monster Trucks Nitro from RedLynx. I'm assuming everyone must have seen the "Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!" TV commercials used to promote Monster Truck events. The virtual game Monster Trucks Nitro requires you to run over wrecked buses, leap chasms, time your jumps to hit ramps at the right angle — even do five loopdeloops perfectly to beat one of the highest levels.

Buy Flight Control on the App Store

Flight Control is a Complete Joy to Play

Flight Control - There is no greater joy than playing a simple game that knows and relishes the fact that it’s a simple game. Firemint has done just that with the release of their new title, Flight Control, a game that delivers an air traffic controller experience that is tailor made for the iPhone.

Buy H.E.X. PRO on the App Store

H.E.X. is in the Mix If You Like Match-Up Games

p13development's H.E.X. is 60 percent off at the moment (which makes it $0.99) and that's a smart move on the part of the developer. H.E.X. is a match-up game and the shelves in the App Store are packed with the genre.

Who Has The Biggest Brain? Sizes Up Facebook Friends

You can insist that size doesn't matter, but Playfish's Who Has The Biggest Brain is only helping to perpetuate such stereotypes. For shame. Who Has The Biggest Brain is a competition, linked with social networking giant Facebook, that prompts the user to solve as many simple seeming puzzles as possible in the one minute is allotted in each of four categories: analytical ability, calculation, memory and visual processing. Each category has its own mini-games,12 in total, puzzles dealing with arrangements, order, repetition, spacial evaluation and similar concepts. A brain size is then derived from performance through those four categories and compared with that of Facebook friends who also play. Be forewarned, it can be humiliating!

Bookworm is the Defining Word Game App for the iOS Platform

Bookworm is the Defining Word Game App for the iOS Platform

If you’re a word game fan and have never played Pop Cap Games’ Bookworm online, then check out Bookworm in the App Store. From the same developers that brought us Bejeweled, Bookworm is by far one of the best search and create word games around and having it available for iPhone and iPod touch is pretty exciting if you’re a word game fanatic.

Buy iYacht on the App Store

iYacht Yahtzee Dice Game

I already know how to play Yahtzee, so I didn't think I would need any time to figure out how to play Scott Voyek's iYacht, a Yahtzee dice game. I should have started by reading the FAQ, as Scott suggests when I first launch the iYacht.

MP Solitaire is Contradictory Card Fun

Get this — the MP in MP Solitaire stands for "multi-player," which come on, is a bit paradoxical. After all, you can’t play a game that was designed to be played alone with other people, right?

10 Balls 7 Cups and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Very similar to Arcade Bowling, 10 Balls 7 Cups is an arcade-style skeeball game for your iPhone or iPod touch. Displaying on the screen as a wooden alley with the traditional seven target cups or rings of varying point values, 10 Balls 7 Cups replicates the arcade classic very well and frankly, is a buck cheaper than the aforementioned similar app and has an added bonus — tickets!

Buy TextTwist Turbo on the App Store

TextTwist Turbo is Disappointing

If you play TextTwist on your computer, do not expect a similar experience playing TextTwist Turbo on the iPhone. The two word games are surprisingly dissimilar. Both games are based on the same objective: form as many words as you can from a bunch of jumbled letters.

Mafia Games Round Up: Who is the iPhone Don?

Mafia Games Round Up: Who is the iPhone Don?

Due to popular demand, we’re devoting a feature here that gives you the skinny on many of the Mafia games that have infiltrated the App Store. The jump in popularity for this emerging style of game can largely be traced to its MySpace/Facebook beginnings with Mob Wars leading the way.

Buy Dapple - Color Mixing, Puzzle Game Fun! on the App Store

Dapple Mixes Up the Match-Three Genre

If you've played Aurora Feint, Bejeweled or other games where you line up three or four similar objects to eliminate them, then you already have a good idea of what Streaming Colour Studios' Dapple is about.

Buy Parking Lot! on the App Store

Parking Lot! Steps Up the Puzzle Game with a Jam-Packed Challenge

Sometimes there’s an app that goes the extra mile and does a little bit better than the competition. Parking Lot is a puzzle game where you must safely navigate a yellow Beetle out of a maze of jammed packed cars. Parking Lot may remind you of other object puzzle games like Square Master, and Blocked but that’s where the similarities stop.