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 Aqua Punt on the App Store

Aqua Punt — Going Retro To Score Goals

Playtoniq’s Aqua Punt is a throw back to those old plastic water-filled games that use streams of air to propel balls up, over and into a hoop or basket.  This app for your iPhone has replicated the feel of those games so well — right down to the feeling that I have no desire to waste my time with such cheap nonsense.

Buy Chuck the Ball on the App Store

Chuck The Ball: Soccer-themed Puzzle Game Hits A Wall

MakeShift Games presents Chuck the Ball. It’s a puzzle game where the main character is a soccer ball. His mission is to collect all of the stars in the level. Chuck must make it through all kinds of perilous mazes and traps. Be careful to avoid hazards like holes and walls. Chuck the Ball is a game that lets your finger do all the work.

Shift Your Thinking about Puzzle Games

Shift - You know that "paradigm shift" thing your boss always goes on about in meetings? I don't recall ever seeing a "paradigm" and I've always doubted it would "shift" if I did. After reviewing MunkyFun's Shift, I think I finally get what the boss has been talking about.

Buy Crazy Tanks on the App Store

Crazy Tanks Adventure Game

Crazy Tanks is a battle game. Drive your tank all over the screen and destroy the enemy. The goal of the game is to destroy as many enemy tanks as possible and get the bonuses and power ups throughout game play.

Buy Scoops - Ice Cream Fun For Everyone on the App Store

Scoops: Stacking Game Takes Cool to New Heights

From what I hear, Ian Marsh, the developer of Hanoi, Threads, and Scoops, is gaining some recognition as an app developer. Being curious by nature, I wondered what it was about the Scoops app that was so great.

Bomber Online Shows That After 25 Years Bomberman is Still Going Strong

Eurocenter's Bomber Online, is a community-oriented version of the Bomberman classic, which turned 25 years old in 2008, if you can believe it. Bomber Online is the same as it ever was: Strategically place bombs where they'll blow up obstacles and enemies and then run like hell before they explode.

Buy Flik on the App Store

Flik is Fast-Paced Missile Flicking Fun

Flik markets itself as a puzzle game, which in many ways it is, but it also reminds me of some older arcade style games, especially Breakout. So as a game that spans a couple of genres, let’s take a look at what Flik offers.

Buy The Safe - Can you crack the safe?  Are you up to the challenge? on the App Store

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.

Buy Remelody on the App Store

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

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.

Buy Foosball World Tour on the App Store

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.

Buy Duck Killer on the App Store

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).