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 SimCity™ Deluxe on the App Store

There's a Little Trouble in SimCity

Electronics Arts' recreation of the long-time, popular SimCity series for the iPhone is somewhat astonishing given the parameters the developers had to work with. That's not necessarily a good thing, however, as I'll explain later.

Booty Blocks a Tetris Lover's Dream

Booty Blocks is like Tetris on steroids. And it is just as addicting; possibly more. While the concept is simple, Booby Blocks makes for some great fun. The goal is to group together blocks with matching colors.

Buy Amateur Surgeon on the App Store

Amateur Surgeon: Medical Mastermind or Moron With a Stapler?

Developed by Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, Amateur Surgeon is a new game that begs the question, do you need a medical degree to preform surgery? Of course not. All you need, in this case anyway, is everything that you might find in say, a pizza delivery van.

Buy UNO ™ on the App Store

I Know, UNO, We Know

UNO, from Gameloft, is an old-time card game that's especially ideal for families with children. The rules are simple, at least for the standard game. I know many adults who play UNO as well, although I don't think any of them are brain surgeons or rocket scientists.

Buy De Blob on the App Store

Bounce and Splatter Your Way to Fun With de Blob

An innovative and fun platformer makes its way to the App Store in the form of de Blob. If you are a Nintendo Wii owner it may sound familiar as it also exists in a well-regarded Wii version. The developers made good use of transforming it from one motion-sensing gaming platform to another.

T'is the Season to Do a Little Brain Teasing

Your kids can enjoy the holiday season and give their brains some teasing with Christmas Puzzles from xCube. The app comprises 20 crossword puzzles. The Christmas themed puzzles are relatively simple with an average of clues for 10 words across and 10 words down.

Buy Warfare Incorporated on the App Store

Warfare Incorporated: An Epic Adventure

Most of the games that have made their appearance on the iPhone have been of the speedy, arcade-style variety. Not so with Warfare Incorporated. The port of the popular game for the PC and other platforms is an excellent option for those who want a longer, in-depth experience for their iPhone or iPod Touch.

Buy SPACE DEADBEEF on the App Store

SPACE DEADBEEF Beats Out Paid Apps to Take Top Prize

Remember the days of Space Invaders at your local arcade when you were younger. SPACE DEADBEEF brings back those days on your iPhone with a game very similar to that of space invaders. The game has you turn the iPhone on it's side and fire away at the enemies as you move from left to right.

Buy Rolando on the App Store

Roll Like a Rolando in Innovative iPhone Game

Rolando, one of the most anticipated games for iPhone and iPod touch, is ready for download and iPhone gaming will never be the same. Rolando is an awesome example of what developers can accomplish using Apple's multi-touch technology and accelerometer — and a whole lot of imagination.

JingleJumble Makes Old Game New

Happy Holidays everyone. Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa are just around the corner and no doubt the kids in your family are buzzed to the extreme. Although it has a decidedly Christmas theme, LaunchKidz's JingleJumble will likely appeal to every kid under the age of 10 or thereabouts.

Buy Edgewise on the App Store

Live Life on the Edge and Nothing Will Ever Be the Same

"Hello, everyone. My name is Michael and I'm an addict." It first started when a friend suggested I try Edgewise from Greggy Bits Software. It's a simple little solitaire game. Put a few cards here and there and when all the cards are in their neat little boxes you've won the game.

Buy Cookie Catch on the App Store

Cookie Catch - Christmas Provides a Sweet Treat--in Moderation

The great thing about holiday games is that just as your kids are about tired of one, you can ditch it. That's particularly good for the sake of Cookie Catch - Christmas, a quaint little number by Lima Sky, because any longer and this little cookie would definitely be stale.

Buy Toy Bot Diaries 3 on the App Store

Toy Bot 3 is Trilogy's "Final Frontier"

Toy Bot Diaries Entry 3 is now available. The third installment of the popular game series, our courageous courier heads above the clouds and into Outer Space on his journey to deliver a message to King Bot.

Iron Man Takes Flying Shooter Games to a New Level

Iron Man, the movie, generated close to $600,00 at the box office and on DVD and like the super hero himself, the franchise continues to soar. Robert Downey, Jr. is set to reprise the role in Iron Man 2 in 2010 and in The Avengers in 2011.

Buy Cube on the App Store

Cube Delivers on First-Person Shooter Gameplay

Cube is a solid effort at a first-person shooter for the iPhone. There is a high learning-curve in gaining mastery of the controls, which are a bit awkward. Maneuvering the game's menus, maps, and other features also is counter-intuitive. But underneath some of the quirkiness lies a great game that, with patience, you may learn to enjoy.