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 Space Storm on the App Store

Battle in Space with Cosmo Hero

The latest version of Cosmo Hero offers up some excellent game play and is vastly improved over the original. This version is the newest game from DAVA Consulting, the same group behind iDicto and the underwhelming Zoom Zoom.

Buy Archibald's Adventures on the App Store

Archibald's Adventures: Excellent Platformer-style Action

As a child of the eighties (I was born in '81), I spent countless hours of my childhood playing the Super Mario Brothers games. I know them, I love them, and I won't lie, sometimes I miss them.

Buy Mahjong◄ on the App Store

Mahjong Epic Stacks Up Against Similar Tile Games

Add Kristanix Games' Mahjong Epic to the the stack of 20-plus Mahjong games in the App Store.
Mahjong is so popular, not just on the iPhone/iPod touch, if you were to throw a stone in any direction, there's a good chance you'd conk a Mahjong player in the head.

Buy Payback on the App Store

Sometimes Payback Can Be a Great Thing

Sandbox gaming has officially come to the iPhone. Payback, developed by Apex Designs, is a shameless clone of the experience found in the GTA (Grand Theft Auto) franchise. The GTA franchise is known for pushing the envelope with crazy dialog, violent missions and delving into all kinds of taboo subject matter.

Buy Frozen Bubble 1 on the App Store

Bubbles in this Shoot & Pop Game are Frozen in Time

Frozen Bubble, from EGB, is a port of the free version of the popular Frozen Bubble game for the Mac and Linux platforms. It's the classic shoot and pop game, along the same lines as Snood, Puzzle Bobble and Bubble Town, which I reviewed recently.

ESPN Cameraman Scores with Puzzle Photo Game

ESPN Cameraman is an EpicTilt developed game that is simple and satisfying to play. The core objective behind ESPN Cameraman is to spot the differences between two identical pictures with some subtle differences.

Buy Spazzle Classic on the App Store

Whack ‘em All in Spazzle Classic, Slammin' Critter-Crushing Fun

Whack ‘em All iPhone app by Fairlady Media takes a page from those arcade games you’ve played using a mallet to whack the little creatures as they pop up out of their holes. Whack 'em All nails it right on the little critters heads.

Buy Touch Physics on the App Store

Touch Physics Impresses with Accurate Physics and Entertaining Gameplay

Touch Physics is ingenious, addictive, and a load of fun.
The mechanics of Touch Physics are quite simple yet it is one of those things which, when you experience it, make you realize just how powerful the iPhone platform is.

Buy Bubble Town on the App Store

Bubble Town: Shoot and Pop Puzzle Game Lacks Action

I generally like bubble puzzle shooting games like Snood, so I was looking forward to playing I-play's Bubble Town. What I came away with was the thought that the developer tried to shove a game into a platform that it is ill suited for.

Buy Chop Sushi! on the App Store

Chop Sushi: Cooking Up Some Raw Fun in Match-Three Genre

Good news for the less-adventurous eaters out there: you don't have to like actual sushi to enjoy Chop Sushi, the puzzle game by THQ.
Chop Sushi has a few different modes, but the heart of the application is a simple switch-and-match game, similar to Bejeweled.

Retro - Cave Flyer is an Old Concept With Modern Execution

Retro - Cave Flyer, from Big Head Games, is indeed a retro concept and a game for cave dwellers, as the name clearly says. Successfully steer your space ship through a cave, rescue your comrades and avoid a variety of dangers capable of blowing you to kingdom come.

Falling Balls: Simple Tilt-Game May be too Simple for Some

Falling Balls - When it comes to simple flash animation games, there are a couple of schools of thought, not all of them favorable. Some games are extremely addictive by nature and others are just ridiculous.

WordJong is a Word Puzzle and Mahjong in One Game

Every time I begin to think I've seen every imaginable variation on a word game, along comes something like Gameblend Studios' WordJong. Evidently the game has been around for the PC, DS and Wii platforms for quite a while, so I'm surprised I haven't run across it before.

MotionX Poker Dice is the Game to Beat

I could play MotionX Poker, from MotionX, all day long, every day for the next year, and I'd still be shaking my head and iPhone in awe.
MotionX Poker is poker (five-draw card) dice.They're dice with a playing card on each of their six sides: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10 and 9 (there are no suits, so there are no flushes).

Buy Just Fillin' on the App Store

Physics-bases Bubble Game is Good iPhone App for Just Fillin' Time

Just Fillin' - Some of my favorite apps for killing time are games that are quick and easy to play. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good puzzler or a more complex game for down time, but sometimes I just want an entertaining way to pass a few minutes while sitting and waiting somewhere.