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 Dropship on the App Store

Dropship: ngmoco's Takes its Games to Deep Space

Mission: Navigate your Dropship spacecraft through the most treacherous canyons anywhere in deep  space, while dodging sustained enemy fire from turrets, tanks and interceptors. When you've reached the chasm's deepest bowels, retrieve glowing, life-sustaining cargo pods and evacuate your marooned friends.

Buy React Reaction Game on the App Store

React Will Get Your Fingers Moving, if You're Reflexes are up to the Challenge

React Reaction Game by DoApps is a lot like the the game "Bop It" but for an iPhone or iPod touch. You know, the game where different commands are yelled out of a little box with all kinds of knobs and things on it and then you have to either twist, spin, squeeze, or bop something with ever increasing speed.

Fight the Undead with Zombie Mansion

First person shooters are starting to make their way to the App Store. One excellent option is Zombie Mansion. The game has its flaws, but it is a good effort at bringing some of the time-honored tradition of blasting zombies to your iPhone or iPod Touch. The game begins by placing you trapped inside, go figure, a mansion. Fortunately you are armed with some sort of magic stick that fires energy balls at the undead.

Buy BurnBall on the App Store

Save the Planet from Dullness with BurnBall

BurnBall is an addicting game with a fairly simple concept that is executed well while making use of the accelerometer. The premise is that the evil Dr. Grey aims to turn the entire planet, you guessed it, gray (perhaps an understudy of the grey-loving Jasper John). You are Roy, whose mission is to stop him.

Buy Punch-O-Meter on the App Store

Punch-O-Meter is a Knock-out App — just hold on tight

If you have always wondered whether you have the punching power to test your skills in Mixed Martial Arts; or perhaps take out that guy who bullied you in fifth grade, then Punch-O-Meter is the app for you. It acts as a power meter for your right or left jab. Provided you don't mind having your iPhone in hand as you punch away.

Buy Dr. Awesome on the App Store

Dr. Awesome is an Awesome Comic Game

Yes, it’s true, Dr. Awesome by ngmoco is in fact awesome. Playing as Dr. Awesome, Microsurgeon M.D, you get to awesomely save your friends from killer viruses and deadly bacterium with just a few flips of the wrist.

Buy MazeFinger Plus on the App Store

MazeFinger Gives Your Hand a Workout

MazeFinger is a lightning fast maze game that puts your kinesthetic skills to the test and is a great app for some speedy, mindless fun. Gameplay involves racing through a maze with your finger against a clock.

Buy Galactic Invasion on the App Store

Galactic Invaders Take Over the World

The aliens have arrived! Break out the semi-automatic infrared laser beam shots and fire. Galactic Invasion is an arcade style game where aliens pour out of gigantic spacecraft trying to invade the world. The goal of Galactic Invasion is to keep their numbers small and don’t let them get past you. If they overtake you, game over.

Buy Tap Tap Dance on the App Store

Tap Tap Dance Adds to the Tap Tap Collection

Tap Tap Dance is a new release from Tapulous and is packed with new songs and gameplay features. If your interested in finding out about Tap Tap Dance’s basic gameplay check out my review on Tap Tap Revenge, as many of the basics have remained the same in this release.

The Dark Knight Nowhere Near Success of Movie

The Dark Knight: Batmobile Game is the latest marketing tool to get you excited about the hit movie. It is not as cool as the flick, but it should give you a few rounds of fun before it becomes a bit repetitive. In the game you control the Batmobile in a race through the streets of Gotham. The graphics are pretty sweet, especially the detail on the Batmobile.

Buy Dots Free on the App Store

No Way, It's Dots! for the iPhone - and It's Free

I remember being a little boy back in grammar school wasting tons of time on a game that we drew out on a piece of paper and played. That game was called Dots, and no paper game was better than that one. 

Buy Bejeweled on the App Store

Bejeweled 2 is a Gem

Puzzle Games seem to be all the rage in the App Store these days. Many of them fondly remind players of 80’s arcade games that had players stuck in bowling alleys, laundromats and car washes for hours. Classic gmaes like Tetris carved their mark into history and now a new legion of puzzle games of have entered the arena. Many of them on their second versions.

Buy TapDefense on the App Store

Defend the Pearly Gates in TapDefense

Get ready to spend some time playing TapDefense by TapJoy because it’s extremely addicting. Your goal is simple, don’t allow the demons, firecats, locust and other evils into heaven.

Ben Stein: It's Trivial — Pursue the Answers to Steal Ben Stein's Stuff

Ben Stein: It's Trivial — Pursue the Answers to Steal Ben Stein's Stuff

"If I were a reality show, I'd turn myself off." Ouch! That's Ben Stein slinging one of his jibes at me in his familiar monotone because I missed yet another one of his trivia questions. Ben Stein: It's Trivial is a new iPhone game that's reminiscent of Stein’s hit show, Win Ben Stein's Money.

Disney Fairies Fly Soars to Graphic Heights on the iPhone

Disney Fairies Fly Soars to Graphic Heights on the iPhone

Forget about a theater near you, Disney's Tinker Bell movie takes to new heights with the new iPhone and iPod touch game Fairies Fly. While not for everyone, I can think of quite a few folks who will enjoy this simple-to-play, gorgeous-to-view app.