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.


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.

Hell's Kitchen Turns Up The Heat For Tons Of Fun

Hell's Kitchen - Ask anyone that knows me and they will tell you there is no denying I’m an admitted Gordon Ramsey fan. I just can’t get enough of watching him get in peoples faces all for the greater good of the perfect dining experience.

Buy Big Deuce on the App Store

Big Deuce is a Unique, but Unfinished, Card Game

Big Deuce - For all of you Vegas aficionados that love playing offbeat and obscure card games, MotionObj has developed an iPhone application that speaks directly to you. Big Deuce is a game that replicates the card game of the same name originated in Eastern Asia.

Mr. Papi Eat More Burgers to Win

PapiJump Land is a cute app that involves a little red ball man (Mr. Papi as he is called). The goal of PapiJump Land is to jump around the level and eat all the hamburgers. There are obstacles in the way of you getting those hamburgers so you have to watch out.

Buy MusicNeon on the App Store

MusicNeon: A Melodic, Quirky Puzzle That Intrigues

With its enchanting rewards of music and gifts for negotiating a path, but an infuriating lack of guidance, MusicNeon serves up a delectable digital bite of quirk that may make an Apple user feel like Alice in Wonderland.

Buy Ultimate Thumb Fighter on the App Store

Ultimate Thumb Fighter is a Bloody Battle for Domination

Ultimate Thumb Fighter iPhone app by SWN Software falls short of the ultimate thumbs up. I really wanted to love this game. I play thumb wars with my favorite 12 year old quite often. When this app popped up on my radar, I was ready for action.

Orion's Belt Delivers Space Drama In Spades

Orion's Belt - Most games on the iPhone put a premium on delivering quick-hitting 5- to 10-minute engagements rather than the longevity of a traditional, console-style game. Considering that most iPhone gaming is typically done in short bursts, that approach it is completely understandable.

Buy Maxi Dice Yatzy on the App Store

Yatzy Twist a Not-So-Twisted Version of a Classic Dice Game

Yatzy Twist is a Kristanix Games version of the Milton Bradley original Yahtzee! dice game. There isn’t really anything new that can be said about the classic dice-throwing game, but for anyone who doesn’t know it, it’s a game of chance won by accumulating the most points based on specific scoring sequences of five dice.

Pocket God: What Kind of Ruler Are You?

Pocket God: What Kind of Ruler Are You?

Is the man getting you down? Ever wished you could call the shots? Pocket God is here to fulfill your dreams. This new game from Bolt Creative allows you to be the god of a small island nation. And by "small" I mean small — only six pygmies to an island, folks.

Buy Low Grav Racer on the App Store

The Future is Now in Low Grav Racer

Low Grav Racer - If you've been jonesing for a futuristic low-gravity racer like the classic Wipeout and F-Zero 3D racers for your iPhone or iPod touch, then slide into the cockpit of Cobra Mobile's Low Grav Racer.

Upsi Runner is Arcade Action at a Snail's Pace

As a fan of classic style arcade games, I appreciate any modern developer’s attempt to design a retro-style game to appeal to the masses. Upsi Runner by Shen Mansell demonstrates an interpretation of a classic arcade-style game featuring a snail that alternately side scrolls across levels amidst vertically moving enemies.

Buy Air Traffic Controller 4.0 on the App Store

The Only Thing Missing from ATC 4.0 is the Hudson River

Within a few minutes of playing Lunagames' ATC 4.0, I began to marvel at just how competent real air traffic controllers must be. Here I was, juggling only five planes in the air and still couldn't manage to keep them from colliding, missing runways and causing all sorts of mayhem.

Buy Brainy Puzzles: CryptArithm on the App Store

Brainy Puzzles: CryptArithm Will Strain Your Brain

Aspiring cryptographers and codebreakers, have I got an app for you! Brainy Puzzles: CryptArithm (the first in a series of "solid, serious and challenging" puzzle games created by Gamecentric) offers over 500 math-based logic puzzles that are sure to get the wheels turning and the brain cells bubbling.