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 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.

Solitaire City Deluxe Adds Razzle-Dazzle Extras, Like Playing Over Wi-Fi

Solitaire City Deluxe, from Digital Smoke, is one of the best-looking Solitaire apps I've come across in the App Store, although let's face it: Solitaire is Solitaire.
Everyone is a bit of an expert at playing at least one of the long-time card games invented by and for bored and lonely people.

Buy newtonica2 – Return of the Baby Bird on the App Store

Newtonica2: Plucky Puzzle Game Requires Strategy

Of all the games that I've downloaded for my iPhone, Newtonica2 by Fieldsystem Inc is quite possibly the nicest. Or the most aesthetically pleasing, at any rate. The graphics are fairly simple, but they look terrific.

Platypus: Retro Arcade Side-Scroll Shooter Modeled in Clay

Platypus, from Handmark, ranks among the best-looking side-scrolling shooting games to debut in the App Store. Heck, make that one of the best-looking games in the entire App Store.
It's got great claymation-style, colorful graphics.

Buy Bobby Carrot Forever on the App Store

Bobby Carrot Forever: A Game Suitable For Kids

Strange and wonderful things happen in dreamland when rabbits go to sleep; this is the premise of Bobby Carrot Forever. An award-winning iPhone app from FDG Entertainment, Bobby Carrot Forever is an animated adventure that requires the gamer to solve puzzles and find carrots before moving to the next level.

Rick Rocketson Brings Old-School Platformer into Modern Times

Rick Rocketson Pro, our hero in the similarly named game from Liquid Air Lab, was trekking home one day or night (in space it's hard to tell) at warp speed when a band of marauding space  pirates shot him down.

Buy Up There on the App Store

Up There Demonstrates How "Uplifting" an App Can Be

This intriguing app really is “Up There” on the list of well designed games for iPhone/iPod Touch. Up There is a simple game with seamless design that takes advantage of the accelerometer. The game is merely a maze of sorts, but combines many outstanding features to turn a simple concept into a fun application.

Kronos' Action Bowling Rolls a Perfect Game

There are several bowling games in the App Store but in my opinion, none is in the same league as Action Bowling, from Kronos Games.
It's about as close to real bowling as you're going to get on the iPhone and iPod touch.

Buy Mancala: FS5 (FREE) on the App Store

Mancala: FS5 (Free) — Marble Game Gets Everything Right

Mancala: FS5 (Free). For those of us that didn’t already know, "The word mancala comes from the Arabic word naqala meaning literally ‘to move.' There is no one game with the name mancala; instead mancala is a type, or designation, of game.” (Wikipedia)
This is a wonderful game that I remember from my childhood and it brought a smile to my face to see it in the app store.