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 Gemmed! Lite on the App Store

Gemmed! Lite Sparkles in the Match-Three Genre

Gemmed! Lite by Wasted Pixel is an iPhone app that caught me by surprise. When I first got this app, I wasn’t expecting much. I previously played similar match-three games on other phones. I played those games to death and frankly became burned out with these types of puzzle games. As soon as I started Gemmed! Lite I immediately perked up.

Blocked is a Hard, but not Impossible, Puzzle

Blocked is a Hard, but not Impossible, Puzzle

Blocked is currently the number 1 puzzle game in the App Store. If you’re curious to see how it made its way to the top you’ll be happy to know it’s everything it claims to be. Blocked is an easy to use puzzle game that has you dragging and sliding blocks in every direction across the screen. While this sounds easy enough to do, you’ll hit a few road blocks before you master this game.

Buy FingerMingle on the App Store

FingerMingle Shows Promise, but Not Cool Enough to Break the Ice Yet

I remember when dating used to be simple. Considering that I’m a guy, it was my job to deliver a good time while being a perfect gentleman. That part was easy enough as several articles and books have been written for guys that are clueless in matters of love and relationships.

Give Your Brain a Workout with iTrio Puzzle Matching

From time to time the App Store churns out a game that relies more on brainpower and less on quick and mindless tapping and swiping. One of those games is iTrio.
A spinoff of the various versions of Trio card games, iTrio requires you to find a matching group of three cards hidden amongst a set of 18.  

Kitty Kannon: Ready, Aim, Meow!

Before I write this review, I just need to let you know: I'm not sure whether Kitty Kannon by Stix&Stones is intended for cat lovers or cat haters. And this is, obviously, very important information!

Gambling Cheats? Some iPhone Owners Say 'Count Me In' to Blackjack Card Counters

Gambling Cheats? Some iPhone Owners Say 'Count Me In' to Blackjack Card Counters

Nevada casinos are on the alert for iPhone and iPod touch users looking to push the odds in their favor at the blackjack tables. The casinos are worried that gamblers will use one of the new card-counting apps that have made their way into the App Store in the past month or so.

The Entertainment Value in Yard Sale Hidden Treasures: Sunnyville is Easy to Find

Method Solutions has partnered with Slapdash Games to release Yard Sale Hidden Treasures: Sunnyville for the iPhone/iPod Touch. Already a PC game, Sunnyville is a hidden object find based on two old adages — one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and your home is your castle.

Buy Jabeh on the App Store

Jabeh: Find the Hidden Stones in This Logic Puzzle

Jabeh, an interesting logic puzzle app, is a mixture of Sudoku and Minesweeper. Your goal in Jabeh is to find the 12 hidden stones on each puzzle board.
The arrows on the board are to help point you in the right direction of the hidden stones.

i Sniper: First Person Shooter Misses The Mark

While I Sniper can be fun at times it is way too rough and unpolished to be recommended. The controls are a bit awkward, the graphics are not great, and the storyline narrative needs a grammar check.

The premise of I Sniper is that you are, of course, a sniper who must take out some terrorist enemies.

The Creeps! is Scarily Addictive Tower Defense Game

The Creeps - Let it be known that I love a good sale. Who doesn’t? My own affection for sales transcends to the iTunes Store as well as anywhere else and right now you can get The Creeps! on sale for just $0.99.

Buy LightBike Online on the App Store

LightBike Makes TRON Fans Proud

It’s hard to believe that it has been almost 30 years since the release of the movie TRON, a creative and technical marvel in its time. In LightBike, Pankaku has created a game that sets out to recreates the classic bike race from the movie.

SpaceX is a Great Start With More Features to Come

SpaceX has the shell of what could be a great game. It excels where some other action games fall short. While in its current form it is not as stron as the excellent Sentry Alpha, it has some great features and promises to get better.

Buy Big Fun Racing on the App Store

Big Fun Racing is Missing the Fun

Big Fun Racing is an interesting title for a game. Not in the sense that the title itself is particularly unique, but rather, the guys at Decane are essentially declaring that this game is a great racer.

3 Card Pro Poker Hits The Jackpot

The 3 Card Pro Poker iPhone app is based on the Three Card Poker games played in many casinos. Find me a poker game and I’m all in. I’m partial to Texas Hold ‘Em but I have played Three Card Poker at a couple of casinos in Las Vegas.

Meltdown Pipe-building Game has Gorgeous Graphics

Meltdown Pipe-building Game has Gorgeous Graphics

There seems to be an infinite amount of puzzle games that float through the App Store. And the bar is constantly rising as more of them flow into our hot little hands. Meltdown is an action puzzle game where the goal is to build a network of pipes to get the “nuclear waste” out of the city. Guide the toxic waste through all of the detox stations to complete a level. Cross shaped detox stations must be completely filled.