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 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.

Buy Trism on the App Store

Trism Offers a Triagular Twist on Bejeweled

Similar to Bejeweled and other color matching games, Trism brings a whole new concept to the game. The object of Trism is to get three matching triangles, or trisms, together. But the trick is that it has to be the triangles sides that are touching and not corner to corner.

Test Racing Skills with Powerboat Challenge 3D

If you are looking for a racing game that escapes the mold of similar ones found at the App Store, then give Powerboat Challenge 3D a try. Instead of racing through streets, take a powerboat through rivers in a challenging course against other opponents.

Buy SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER: DANCE! on the App Store

Saturday Night Fever: Dance Wants You to Shake Your Groove Thing

"I'm just a love machine and I won't work for anybody you. Ahrugggaaa!" It's The Miracles. It's disco. It's Saturday Night Fever: Dance from Paramount Digital Entertainment. Tap and slide your finger across the screen in sync with the music and get your dancer to shake his groove thing.

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.