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.


Konstroo This! Lacks for Challenging Words

KonstrooThis! from All of Zero is a simple word game in two parts. In the first part, you decipher three jumbled words in one of three categories: Easy (three and four letter words), Standard (three, four and five letter words) Difficult (five letter words) and More Difficult (six letter words).

Guitar Rock Tour is a new contender for the rhythm-action title.

Few mobile game developers have garnered as much respect and notoriety as Gameloft. By being the principal game provider for Motorola and others, it has become the EA of the mobile gaming industry. And just like EA, when Gameloft is set to release a new game, people listen.

Aqua Forest Fires up App Game

Part puzzle game and part digital play dough, OctiveEngine’s Aqua Forest may be stepping up the app game stakes. Aqua Forest is a 2D physics based game that allows you to let elements interact with the world to the limits of your imagination.

Buy Braineous: Challenge Your Brain on the App Store

Play Mind Games with Braineous: Challenge Your Brain

Experts say your brain is like a muscle: The more you exercise it, the stronger it gets. If that's true, Braineous: Challenge Your Brain, will have your gray matter as muscular as a weightlifter on 'roids before too long.

Buy Shotgun Santa on the App Store

Gun Down Elves with Shotgun Santa

There is nothing to get you into the Christmas spirit quite like a shotgun-wielding Santa gunning down some zombie elves. That is what you get in Shotgun Santa, a clever game that has promise but ultimately lacks depth.

Buy Arcade Hoops Basketball™ on the App Store

Arcade Hoops a Blast for Basketball Lovers

Aracade Hoops is a fast-paced and exciting offering for those looking to work on their jump shot with an iPhone or iPod touch. Skywords Interactive, which is behind the popular and productivity-killing ESPN Arcade, brings a slick app patterned after the basketball shooting games found in arcade rooms everywhere.

Buy MONOPOLY Here & Now: The World Edition on the App Store

The Only Thing Missing from Monopoly is Bailout Money

Monopoly: Here and Now: The World Edition - Who doesn't know how to play Monopoly? You buy low, sell high. You buy properties you really can't afford in hopes you can flip them to someone who can.

Gab To Go: More Talk Makes for a More Festive Occasion

Right Brain Factory believes its new Gab to Go will help your family savor the holidays, which can be quite a feat for some. You know how it is: Everyone in the family can't wait for the holidays.

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.