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 Shooter on the App Store

This Shooter Has Suspect Aim

Shooter - The iPhone has proven to be a great platform for realizing fun shooting games. Top tier games like Heavy Mach, iShoot and Wild West Guns are a few of the gems that are currently sitting comfortably on the top of the shooter genre.

Buy Solitaire by MobilityWare on the App Store

Solitaire by Mobility Ware — Hours of Solitary Fun

Solitaire - Have you ever wondered what makes a game popular and stand the test of time? I don’t know. What I do know is that before Sudoku and the Rubicks Cube, there was a game played with a deck of cards called Solitaire also known as Patience.

Buy Tap Tap Revenge 3 on the App Store

Tap Tap Revenge 2 Dominates Casual Gaming Like a Rock Star

Tap Tap Revenge 2 stuns with starry graphics and incredible music selections From its inception, Tapulous and their Tap Tap family of games have become App Store legends. Like fellow juggernauts Tap Tap Revenge and Tap Tap NIN before it, the new Tap Tap Revenge 2 involves the seemingly simple task of shaking the iPhone or iPod touch and tapping bases at the bottom of the screen as orbs guide your choices, in time to music.

Carambole Pool Puzzles Runs the Table with a Solid Concept

There's a great concept on the table with Carambole Pool Puzzles by ADS Software Group Inc.. Specially priced at .99 for a limited time, Carambole Pool Puzzles is very much a combination of executing trick shots, similar to the way you would in a game of pool, while using a puzzle-solving mindset to clear the table.

Buy Antivirus on the App Store

Antivirus Has Rough Edges, but Potential

Antivirus - Computer viruses are the nightmare of any computer user. Clearly worse than aliens or enemy combatants. So why are there so many games where you battle the latter instead of the real enemy you face on a daily basis?

Buy Tap of War on the App Store

Tap of War Tugs at My Competitive Heart Strings

Tap of War by Spokko is one of those ridiculously simple apps that no matter how pointless, endears those of us who pretend our iPhone is not a toy (but secretly are giddy about all the cool, fun stuff it does).

Buy Arcade Bowling™ on the App Store

Old School Arcade Bowling is Skeeball for the iPhone

Remember that gorgeous, graceful teenage girl, gliding around on roller skates at the old fashioned rink and arcade. That wasn't me. I was clinging to stationary objects, seconds from peril with every move.

Buy Sway on the App Store

Sway's Finger Controls Make For Swinging Good Time

Illusion Labs, the same group behind the excellent Labyrinth and the debatable Touchgrind, is at it again. Their newest game to hit the App Store is Sway, which succeeds in creating a gaming experience that is uniquely tailored to the iPhone/iPod touch.

Buy Baseball Superstars® Pro on the App Store

Baseball Superstars Pro is in a League of its Own

I am not the world’s biggest sports game fan. I have my favorites, like Mario Super Sluggers, but I don’t visit them very often. One of the reasons I don’t care to play them is the complex button pushing, but it wouldn’t really be fair to compare an iPhone app to a console game.

Buy PileUp! Candymania on the App Store

PileUp! Candymania: More Fun, Less Filling

PileUp! Candymania (from RealNetworks), a cross between a normal "match three" type of game like Bejeweled and classic Tetris, is certainly the sweetest thing I've seen for the iPhone. There are 60 levels of increasing difficulty in which players manipulate bright, shiny pieces of candy to pile matching pieces together and clear the level.

First Contact: Missile Defense iPhone Style

First Contact is like a three-dimensional version of Missile Command. It requires blasting enemy invaders that are seeking to destroy your colonies. A quick game of swiping and tapping to destroy the aliens awaits. It provides a good experience and great game play for anyone looking for another game to add to their iPhone/iPod Touch.

Million Dollar Password Goes for Broke

Million Dollar Password Goes for Broke

I'm a big fan of word games, but I just couldn't get into Million Dollar Password 2009 Edition from RealArcade. I've never been able to understand the popularity of Regis Philbin but that's not what put me off about this game.

Cooking Mama Comes to iPhone

First available for and made popular by the Nintendo DS, Cooking Mama is now available for the iPhone/iPod touch. For those who are unfamiliar with Cooking Mama published by TAITO Corporation, it is an animated cooking simulation game played out through a series of mini games where recipes are followed to create various dishes like Pork Curry and Rice and Green Soybean Soup.

Buy Zen Bound® on the App Store

Zen Bound is Difficult to Describe, Easy to Experience

Categorized as a puzzle game, Zen Bound is unlike any puzzle game I’ve played on the iPhone, or any other platform for that matter. Developed by Secret Exit and published by Chillingo Ltd., Zen Bound unveils one of the most unique apps I have run across.

Buy Classic Scramble With Friends on the App Store

Scramble Live Stacks You Against Word Puzzlers Everywhere

Scramble Live (now called Scramble With Friends), a word game from Zynga, is loads of fun and addictive to play. It's also humiliating. The object of Scramble Live is to find words hidden in a 4 x 4 or 5 x 5 grid of letters.