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.
Can You Crack Open The Safe? Virtual Lockbox Offers Few Clues
Bored people are dangerous. From apps about flatulence, light sabers, and doing the drunk walk now comes the The Safe, or as it is officially titled The Safe — Can you Crack The Safe?. The Safe is a simple app that keeps you posted in your chair for hours trying to crack open a virtual safe.
Remelody: A Well Linked, Well Designed Musical Memory Game
Remelody is a music-based memory game created by Timothy Roseborough and released by MyNuMo.
Played on a grid of colorful squares, Remelody is simple and easy to master. Basically, a square is highlighted for you to tap.
iFluff Pets is an Adorable, if Pointless, Virtual Pet App
The iFluff Pets app, created by SGN, is destined to be (OK, fine, already is) the sort of application that I absolutely don't need but inexplicably love. The mobile version of the popular Facebook application (fluff)Friends, iFluff is a virtual pet-owning application that doesn't actually do much other than look adorable. If that's all you want it for, though, you're in good shape, because it is awfully cute.
Foosball World Cup Wows Players
Foosball World Cup has blasted its way into the App Store. If you're a fan of arcade games and bar games then you'll love Foosball World Cup. Now you'll have the opportunity compete as one of the world's 12 most elite soccer teams in a bid to win the virtual world championship.
Duck Killer Lacks Killer Instinct of Other Hunting Apps
Hunting has a long tradition in video games. There was Duck Hunt, a classic that many still own or have downloaded to their Nintendo Wii. Or there is the Big Game Hunter series. Hunting games have developed their own niche among video game fans.
Slotz Racer Goes From Play Room to iPhone and iPod touch
The only thing missing from Freeverse's SlotZ Racer is the smell of burning rubber. Slotz Racer has all the elements of most car racing games on the iPhone and elsewhere, except in this instance, the cars are slot cars.
Solve 16 Mini Puzzles in Lego Batman: Gotham City Games
Lego Batman: Gotham City Games is an excellent and engaging game that pieces together the Lego video game series into a puzzle-based game. However, it is very different from the traditional Lego video games available on the consoles.
Lamp Off a Turn On for Puzzle Fans Only
Lamp Off is a simple app that provides a true challenge for those who like to solve puzzles. This $2.99 puzzle app is on sales for $0.99 for a limited time and consists of a 5x5 grid of “bulbs,” which are either on (yellow) or off (black).
Living Life on the Edge May be Cliche but it's a Compelling Puzzle Game
It's been a while since I've had an "Aha!" moment with an iPhone or iPod touch app. Mobigame's Edge reminded me of what I've been missing. It's by far one of the most compelling games that I've seen in the App Store.
KamiCrazy Touches the Best of Puzzles and Platforms
KamiCrazy is a great puzzle game that capitalizes on the finger-swiping ability of the iPhone/iPod touch. Sure, it doesn't look like a puzzle. Especially since the main character is a bearded wannabe Rambo-type soldier with a few missing teeth.
iShoot Uses Tanks in a Variation of a Classic Artillery Game
The tank in Ethan Nicholas's iShoot is dissing me: "I was out saving the galaxy when your grandfather was still in diapers!"
"Oh, yeah? How'd you like some of this," I reply. I lean on the fire button until it reaches 79 percent and lob one of my dreaded excavator bombs.
Flight of the Hamsters is an Absolute Blast
Inspired by Cartoon Network’s animated series Codename: Kids Next Door, Flight of the Hamsters for the iPhone/iPod touch is a unique game app that utilizes touch screen controls to launch hamsters from a spring board on as continuous a flight as possible to achieve the greatest distance.
Pudge is a Challenge to Master
Combine an adorable animated puffer fish with a snappy soundtrack and the premise of a simple arcade game and you have Pudge. Similar to iCopter, but with far better graphics, Pudge utilizes one-touch controls to move a puffer fish through an underwater cave, avoiding obstacles along the way.
Aeterius: Contact Wars - Fight For Your Home Planet
Aeterius: Contact Wars is a unique idea that works well for the iPhone. The object of the game is to hold the iPhone parallel to the ground and tilt the device in the direction that you want your ship to go.
Airfight Puts You In The Cockpit of a Flight Simulator
Airfight is a good attempt at delivering a dogfight sim for the iPhone/iPod Touch. Developing an app with the complexities involved is no minor feat, and most of the game play turns out quite well. But there is some room to grow and other features that would make this even more compelling.