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.


Who Wants to be a Millionaire App Plays Like the Real Thing

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is now officially an application for the iPhone. Train Rides, field trips and Friday nights will never be the same now that you've got host Meredith Vieira and more than 900 questions along for the ride.

Buy Pop on the App Store

Pop: Hate To Burst Your Bubble

Pop - Remember when playing with bubbles was maybe the most awesome thing ever? No? Just me? Well, at any rate, you probably liked it a little, at least. And the good news is that Pop by Nnooo allows you to relive that excitement in a stylish, action-packed new way.

Buy Aqua Moto Racing on the App Store

Aqua Moto Racing Makes a Huge Splash

Aqua Moto Racing - It’s starting to get a little bit crazy how the bar continually keeps getting raised with iPhone games. Right when a stellar game is starting to enjoy the limelight as the new hotness, in comes another new app that raises the stakes.

Wheel of Fortune: Take It For a Spin

Fellow word nerds, rejoice! The Wheel of Fortune app for iPhone by Sony Pictures Television is a near-perfect replication of the popular TV game show. You spin the wheel, buy vowels and attempt to guess the word or phrase hidden behind the blank squares.

Buy Rasta Monkey! on the App Store

Hail Mon, Rasta Monkey Rolls into Action!

Similar to, yet uniquely different from Rolando, Rasta Monkey is a 2-D, side-scrolling platformer brought to us by Nitako that utilizes responsive touch control to maneuver a super-cool little monkey from tree to tree as he collects fruit to satisfy his Da’s fruit smoothie craving.

Buy Eliss on the App Store

Eliss is Spectacular and Addictive But Requires Practice

What makes Eliss so addictive? Since I cannot put this game down, I have spent countless hours trying to figure this question out, and I plan to spend many more. My obsession with playing Eliss is for research purposes only. 

Buy Sentinel: Mars Defense on the App Store

Sentinel Ups the Ante for Tower Defense Games

Sentinel - Tower defense (TD) games have proven to be a genre that can be done extremely well on the iPhone. The cream of the crop in this genre currently includes titles such as Fieldrunners, 7 Cities, The Creeps, and they all have their own quirks that make them unique.

Buy Blue Attack! on the App Store

Blue Attack! Takes the Battle for Space to the Enemy

Blue Attack, from dev John Kooistra, is a retro space shooter that draws on the 2-D graphics and traditions of some of the great arcade games of the past. Blue Attack is the sequel to Blue Defense ($1.99), a much simpler game, in which you defend your turf.

Lockpick is Easy to Learn and Easy to Put Down

I'm not sure what to make of CLO Software's LockPick game. At first glance, it seemed like a very appealing game. At second glance, it was, even at its modest $0.99 price tag. The big idea behind Lockpick is to use what look like bobby pins to pick locks, with each lock more difficult than the next.

Buy Virtual Villagers 2: The Lost Children on the App Store

Virtual Villagers 2: The Lost Children

Virtual Villagers 2: The Lost Children is the type of game you open just to mess with for a few minutes...and look up an hour later wondering what happened. At least, that's how it's been for me.

iShout Pro: Popular Phrases Game For Portable Fun

For those who enjoy around-the-table word guessing games like Password, Taboo, and Catchphrase, iShout Pro is an app that will turn your iPhone into a mechanism that facilitates the same type of game.

Buy Textropolis on the App Store

Build Cities as You Build Words with Textropolis

Textropolis is a text twisting game for the iPhone that lets you vicariously travel the world, if cartoon buildings and faceless people represent the world. Like Chicktionary and Word Warp, the object of this app is to form new words from the letters of one big word.

"Draw" Your Own Conclusion With Crayon Physics Deluxe

A 2008 Independent Games Festival Grand Prize winner, Crayon Physics Deluxe is now available in the App Store, brought to us by Hudson Games. Crayon Physics Deluxe is a combination puzzle and drawing game, in which players “draw” solutions to various stages.

Theseus is a Puzzle Challenge of Epic Proportion

Do you love a good puzzle that truly challenges your logic skills in a new way? Then be sure to check out Theseus in the App Store. Theseus is an app based on life-long puzzle master Robert Abbott's logic maze, Theseus and the Minotaur.

Buy Photo Spot on the App Store

Photo Spot: Photo Matching Game Finds the Top

If you’ve ever played an old photo hunt game in a bar, pool hall or bowling alley you know they can be terribly addictive. With Photo Spot, Nexx Studio puts that fun right in the palm of your hands. Photo Spot is a puzzle game that challenges your ability to spot the differences in 2 photos. It’s a race against time to figure out what’s different so you can move on to the next level.