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.

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.

Munster Matcher is a Matching Game That Requires Monster Memory

If you're afraid of ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump in the night, you had better leave a light on,, not really. Munster Matcher, despite being chock-full of, well, monsters, isn't scary at all.

Boa Constrictor Squeezes Out a New Attempt at an Old Idea

Adding yet another app to the classic snake game category, the release of Boa Constrictor by Excelltech Mobile has at least proven there is always a way to put a spin on a tried and true game.

Buy Newton's Cradle Classic Megamind Edition on the App Store

Newton's Cradle: Business-Savvy Bodies in Motion

The original Newton's Cradle is a series of metal balls, usually five, hung within a frame by wires or rods that demonstrates the Laws of Conservation of Momentum and Energy. Working the devise is simple, just pull one of the end balls away from the rest and then let it go.

Buy R.I.P. on the App Store

R.I.P. — This Maze Will Kill Your Time

It may not be close to Halloween, but R.I.P will put you in the spirit. While this new game is light on depth, it does a nice job at killing a few minutes of time. The premise is pretty simple. You are a ghost trying to make your way back to your happy little home amongst the dead.

Buy CatDoku - Cat Sudoku on the App Store

CatDoku: Cat Sudoku has Nine Cats But Not Nine Lives

CatDoku - Cat Sudoku, created by James Thomson and presented by ELogicPuzzles, is exactly what you think it is: a version of the popular logic game Sudoku, using cats instead of numbers. In case you've somehow missed out on Sudoku, the concept is fairly simple.

Rocky Artue is a Side-scrolling Misadventure with Misgivings

Rocky Artue - There is much mystery surrounding this side-scrolling platform adventure game for iPhone/iPod touch released earlier this month by Imaginuity New Media Inc. starting with the title.

Vase Craze Will Make You Crazy — But Some People Like That

The objective of Vase Craze, created by Mehware, is to move a basket around a warehouse floor and catch vases before they fall off the end of conveyor belts. It's a concept, which reminds me a lot about Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times or an episode from I Love Lucy, both which played off the crushing tediousness of factory work.

Buy Chicktionary on the App Store

Chicktionary is an Eggcellent Word-Making Text Game

I have a thing for chickens. I admit it. Word games make me a little crazy, but chickens? I love them. Chicktionary is an excellent text-twisting game with darn cute cartoon chickens who cluck, flap their wings, toss feathers and make encouraging chicken noises as you play.

Bang! Challenging Gameplay Needs More User Feedback

Bang! Challenging Gameplay Needs More User Feedback

Bang! Is an old school arcade game that has a lot of explosions and some pretty funky graphics. Bombs fall from the sky at an unstoppable pace and your job is to make sure you blow them right out of the sky.

Get Addicted to Candy Wars

Get Addicted to Candy Wars

Prohibition 3: Candy Wars is the latest in the banned-substance series from Catamount Software. Apple rejected Prohibition 2: The Dope Wars due to its seemingly objectionable content, so the developers decided to go with a far more mundane, but perhaps just as addictive, topic for reworking the game — candy.

iMafia: Criminal Enterprise Gameplay Needs More Polish

Social gaming has become all the rage, especially with the popularity of games like Mob Wars on Facebook. iMafia, by PlayMesh seeks to join in the fray by allowing you to grow a criminal network and share it with your friends.