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 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?

Buy iDracula - Undead Awakening on the App Store

Blast Evil Creatures with Addicting iDracula-Undead Awakening

New game iDracula - Undead Awakening is an addicting foray into the world of action gaming for the iPhone/iPod touch. You will likely lose hours to blasting werewolves and Dracula himself with a combination of weapons that will barely keep you from falling to your predators.

Buy FindIT Carnival on the App Store

FindIT Carnival: A Party in Your Pocket?

If you were ever into things like Where's Waldo? and I Spy, it seems like FindIT Carnival by Granet Entertainment should be right up your alley. It's a great way to work on your powers of observation.

Buy Time Crisis Strike on the App Store

Lock, Load and Rampage With Namco's Time Crisis Strike

I'm not known to be even tempered, which explains why I own only a few guns. Maybe that's why I find games such as Namco's Time Crisis Strike therapeutic.
Time Crisis Strike has been around for more than 10 years and it's a classic, 3D "duck and shooter," which sprang to life in the arcades and has been ported to a good number of home consoles and handhelds.

Buy Hellfire - Exciting Helicopter Combat on the App Store

Hellfire: Cold War Helicopter Gunship is Action on Your iPhone

Hellfire brings back the days of the Cold War as you guide a helicopter gunship through enemy territory on a clandestine mission.
Hellfire begins with your choice of either an American or Soviet helicopter to take into battle.

Block Knights: 4 Play Modes add Variety to this Puzzle

Adding the innovation of iPhone's range of motion capabilities to a Tetris-like puzzle format, BitCaper's Block Knights spins, or more appropriately, tilts and dips, into four fun different variations of the classic challenge of  arranging predetermined block combinations to form and clear rows of blocks.

Buy reMovem on the App Store

reMovem: Takeaway Equals Fun

The reMovem iPhone app by Mundue.net is a puzzle type game that requires you to match up balls of like colors and then tap the screen to remove them. The more you can match up and move at one time the more valuable the score.

Buy Krypton Egg on the App Store

Krypton Egg Tries Hard but It's a Weak Implementation of Breakout

It's hard to find anything new to do with the classic breakout game, although Chillingo works hard to advance the genre with Krypton Egg - The Ultimate Breakout. Unfortunately, it falls short in some areas.

Hell's Kitchen Turns Up The Heat For Tons Of Fun

Hell's Kitchen - Ask anyone that knows me and they will tell you there is no denying I’m an admitted Gordon Ramsey fan. I just can’t get enough of watching him get in peoples faces all for the greater good of the perfect dining experience.

Buy Big Deuce on the App Store

Big Deuce is a Unique, but Unfinished, Card Game

Big Deuce - For all of you Vegas aficionados that love playing offbeat and obscure card games, MotionObj has developed an iPhone application that speaks directly to you. Big Deuce is a game that replicates the card game of the same name originated in Eastern Asia.

Mr. Papi Eat More Burgers to Win

PapiJump Land is a cute app that involves a little red ball man (Mr. Papi as he is called). The goal of PapiJump Land is to jump around the level and eat all the hamburgers.
There are obstacles in the way of you getting those hamburgers so you have to watch out.

Buy MusicNeon on the App Store

MusicNeon: A Melodic, Quirky Puzzle That Intrigues

With its enchanting rewards of music and gifts for negotiating a path, but an infuriating lack of guidance, MusicNeon serves up a delectable digital bite of quirk that may make an Apple user feel like Alice in Wonderland.

Buy Ultimate Thumb Fighter on the App Store

Ultimate Thumb Fighter is a Bloody Battle for Domination

Ultimate Thumb Fighter iPhone app by SWN Software falls short of the ultimate thumbs up. I really wanted to love this game. I play thumb wars with my favorite 12 year old quite often. When this app popped up on my radar, I was ready for action.

Orion's Belt Delivers Space Drama In Spades

Orion's Belt - Most games on the iPhone put a premium on delivering quick-hitting 5- to 10-minute engagements rather than the longevity of a traditional, console-style game. Considering that most iPhone gaming is typically done in short bursts, that approach it is completely understandable.