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.


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?

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.