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 BiiPlane - Flying Game on the App Store

Biiplane Offers Good Flight; Little Else

Biiplane is a flying app that will test your ability to maneuver your iPhone or iPod Touch through a simplistic obstacle course. It works well as a flight simulator through its use of the accelerometer.

Buy SCRABBLE on the App Store

Scrabble, Just Right for Tough Times

Scrabble was invented by Alfred Mosher Butts, an out-of-work architect, during the Great Depression. Hmm, I wonder whether it's coincidence that Electronic Arts has just released its version of the popular word game for the iPhone, or a sign the economy is set to go further down the drain?

Buy Ferrari GT: Evolution on the App Store

A Test Drive with Ferrari GT: Evolution

The last thing you or I need is to spend even more time playing driving games than working, but you must take Gameloft's Ferrari GT: Evolution for a test drive. I can't put the darn thing down.

Buy Fire Art Garden on the App Store

Fire Art Garden Not That Explosive

Fire Art Garden is a puzzle offering that puts you in a race against time to launch fireworks. To do so, you must rearrange a rope maze to let a spark makes its way to the launchers. While Fire Art Garden is novel in concept, some unresponsiveness from the touch screen keeps it from being a truly great app.

Buy Tiki Towers on the App Store

Tiki Towers: Start Monkeying Around

Tiki Towers is a building game where you use various island objects to create bridges, wheels or towers for your monkeys to climb. Tiki Towers is quickly addictive and perfect for short bursts of play.

Buy Imangi on the App Store

Imangi Invites Players to Join in a Multi-Player Word Challenge

Imangi may seem like just another word game a first glance, but Imangi has a twist that makes the game different and challenging. Each row and column is actually a dial that lets you rotate the letters.

Buy Slingshot on the App Store

Slingshot a Mind-Bending Space Battle

The typical spaceship game has you racing through space and blasting your enemies. Instead, Slingshot relies on one very important weapon: your mind. The purpose of Slingshot is to launch missiles at the enemy and obliterate them before they get you.

Buy WordsWorth Pro on the App Store

WordsWorth is a New Wrapper for a Familiar Game

WordsWorth is another one of those word games that everyone seems so fond of these days. Similar to other word finding games, Wordsworth involves using letters from the hexagons on the screen and connecting them in a chain-like manner to create a word.

Buy Done Drinking Deluxe on the App Store

Done Drinking Wobbles onto the iPhone

We knew it wouldn’t take long before the drinking games made their way to our sacred (*insert laugh or bad joke here) iPhone. After all, the burping and flatulence games are already so popular.

Buy Hero of Sparta on the App Store

Hero of Sparta is an Epic Hack and Slash

Gameloft's new Hero of Sparta is positively stunning in every way: The graphics are beyond belief, the game play is nearly flawless and the sound tracks and effects are exquisite. There's been a recent influx of games in and around the $9.99 price point and I'm starting to get a feel for which ones are worth paying for.

Buy HolyWars on the App Store

Holy Wars is a Battle of the Opinions

If a chat about politics, love, the meaning of life is what you’re in the mood for, then Holy Wars just might be the app for you. Download the app and you’re instantly plugged into a virtual world filled with questions on everything from human cloning to euthanasia.

Raindrop Will Have You Tipping and Tilting

Raindrop offers some simple fun that will have you tilting your iPhone or iPod Touch back and forth in an effort to keep yourself safe in the clouds. The "you" is a tiny raindrop, which must maneuver around an increasing flow of clouds to keep falling through the sky.

Buy Number 14 on the App Store

The Number 14 Adds up to Good Times

I have been writing a bit about word games, that seems to be a popular thing for the iPhone at the moment, however Number 14 brings a number game to the iPhone. This number game is a very simple game that requires you to take the 4 numbers that are given and add, minus, multiply, or divide them in any sequence in order to end on the number 14.

Buy TargetTap on the App Store

Target Tap Takes Talent

iPhone games aren’t always puzzles, shrouded in mystery or suspense. Sometimes they’re unbelievably simple games like TargetTap. TargetTap is a game where the aim is to quickly hit the red targets. The more of them you hit the more points you earn.

Buy Poker Stacks on the App Store

Poker Stacks is a New Twist on a Classic Card Game

Poker Stacks brings together a stacked block format with a very popular card game known as poker. The object of Poker Stacks is to clear all of the blocks on the board to a level below that of the line given.