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.
As an Intro App, Eye of Ra Lite May Leave you Wanting More
Eye of Ra Lite by Olaf Schneider is basically another tile matching game, one of the many Bejewled knockoffs that have come out over the years. The twist here is that the tiles are not jewels but different colored hieroglyphs and there are also some helpful Extras that you can pick up along the way.
Spinblox Pieces Together Puzzles Like Tetris and Bejeweled
Once again, you see the mighty Tetris shine its way through in this game. Spinblox turns out to be a play on Tetris as well as Bejeweled. Similar to Tetris, the blox fall from the top and land on the top layer.
Stompem is a Brain Twizzler
Stompem is a game that will test your mental skills as you maneuver a one-toothed, balding character to squash vegetables and beach accessories. Think again if you believe the purpose of this game is to mindlessly squash away. Instead you have to figure out what order you should stomp the items in order to avoid Fumu-San (yes, that's his name) breaking into tears - which is what ends the round.
Tap Tap Revenge - Guitar Hero at Your Finger Tips
If you've played any of the Guitar Hero games, then you will be no stranger to the gameplay of Tap Tap Revenge by Tapulous. Even though it’s not as interactive as Guitar Hero it's very entertaining and the weekly downloadable songs keep the app fresh.
Labyrinth, from Codify AB, is an A-Mazing Game
Labyrinth, developed by Carl Loodberg of Codify AB, is a piece of work. It's hard to imagine so simple a concept could be rendered so realistically on the iPhone and iPod touch.
Labyrinth is a classic.
t Chess Would Put Bobby Fischer at Your Side, If He Were Alive
Chess terrifies me. I learned to play when I was only 7-years old and in the too-many years since, I can count the number of games I've won on my right hand (that's the one I almost lost fixing a combine harvester on my granddaddy's farm).
Darts Game for iPhone Almost a Bulls-eye
Darts by Brian Hammond doesn’t quite hit the bulls-eye, but is still an entertaining free game for the iPhone or iPod touch. There are a lot of very nice aspects in Darts gameplay. It's just a few missing features that keep it from perfection.
Rudolph's Revenge is a Fun Christmas Game for Kids
Rudolph's Revenge by developer Egerter Software (maker of such apps as Blue Skies, i Fishing, and Coconut Horse) is a simple and fun Christmas-themed memory testing game that kids will enjoy.
Super Monkey Ball Tops Them All
Sega's Super Monkey Ball sits fifth on Apple's newly released of Top 10 iPhone apps of 2008 in the over-all, best-seller category. It ranks as 2008's fourth best seller in the games category.
Armado is an Adventure Game for all Ages
Armado by Tricky Software, developers of Spore Origins, is a fully animated adventure game where you play as Armado, a cute but tough armadillo.
For the most part Armado is not as big on back story as some adventure games tend to be and what you gather from the brief clips in the opening is just about all you are going to get to begin your journey.
Block Breaker Deluxe 2 Is Mindless, Just as It Should Be
Games like "Breakout" appeal to me because they're mindless, which describes me quite often.
Gameloft's Block Breaker Deluxe 2 is a spiffed up version of the classic Breakout game. You have various levels of block formations to bust up and there are power ups like rockets, multiple balls, magnets, shields and other and bonus items.
Will Tatomic be the New Tetris for iPhone?
Tetris has been the background to a lot of games that are coming out recently on the iPhone. I have written about a few so far, but nothing like this one.
Tatomic is a game that involves color-coded "atoms" that have to be paired up by color.
Check-4 is a Fun New Take on Tic-Tac-Toe
Check-4 is a great new take on the old tic-tac-toe game. With more versatility and far more challenging gameplay, this multi-player puzzle game offers fun for young and old and allows single-player and multi-player games with both human and AI players.
Jumble! Xmas holiday fun
The holiday season is upon us. Game developers are already to woo gamers with special versions of their traditional games. Cavemaker is one of the many developers to take a stab at the holiday segment.
BlackBeard's Assault Delivers the Goods
Warhorse Games brings Blackbeard’s Assault to the App Store with a bold and aggressive adventure soundtrack that will make you feel like you’re BlackBeard himself. The goal of the game is pretty simple. Remove all the balls as they move along the path. To do this you must shoot cannonballs using your cannon to create matches of three or more to make them disappear.