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.

Chess Club Plays To A Draw

Chess Club iPhone app by Visionary Bits is an online chess game that allows you to play chess from your iPhone against anyone around the world. The company states that they have more than 13,000 members.

Snail Mail is an Adventure Game that Really Delivers

Admittedly, the idea of an animated snail delivering intergalactic packages sounds like a goofy premise for a racing game, but Snail Mail, by Sandlot Games, deserves some attention. Snail Mail is a racing adventure game that features Turbo the Snail, who you must guide through an interplanetary obstacle course to make package deliveries.

Buy DuckDuckDuck on the App Store

DuckDuckDuck is Child's Play, Like Koi Pond With Rubber Ducks

Rubber duckies are so fun, according to Sesame Street's Ernie. Sadly, DuckDuckDuck, from Majic Jungle Software, is not the one for me. It's either because I'm too old or too easily bored (probably both).

Buy CubicMan Deluxe on the App Store

CubicMan Deluxe Building App Shines in All Areas but One

After playing TeemSoft's CubicMan Deluxe for a while, I have a new appreciation for those guys who built Stonehenge.
The aim of CubicMan Deluxe is to roll a rectangular-shaped, six-sided, block around a platform of tiles until you're able to stand it upright on its destination.

Buy iDodge: Space Ninja on the App Store

iDodge: Space Ninja is a Cool Flying Shooter with a Bad Name

iDodge: Space Ninja - If you’re confused about what the heck a Space Ninja is, don’t worry; you’re not alone. Typically ninjas tend to do what they do over in the Eastern Hemisphere, not north of the Ionosphere.

Totomi Tough to Grasp, But Stacks up Well Enough

Award-winning mobile game developer, Rovio, entered into the iPhone/iPod Touch arena with the release of Totomi, a puzzle-stacking game with charm.
Totomi is a more in-depth gaming app than many, complete with a story mode and arcade mode, and stands on the same solid premise most good puzzle games have.

Stitch'em Sews Words and Pictures Together

Syed M. Ali's Stitch'em Words is a toe-tapping, entertaining word puzzler.
It's part text twister and part rebus puzzle. The aim is to solve word puzzles using a combination of letters and pictographs (that's what a rebus is, if you're not familiar with the word).

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.