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 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.

Buy Atari's Greatest Hits on the App Store

Atari Revives Classic Centipede for the iPhone

Centipede is no longer available as a standalone game. To relive this classic, download Atari's Greatest Hits for free to get Centipede via in-app purchase. Atari has been releasing games for home consoles and arcade machines for more than 30 years and along the way, it has continued to refine and port its games to a wide variety of platforms.

Buy GoSanta! on the App Store

GoSanta! Brings the Holiday Spirit But it Doesn't Last

The GoSanta! app by developer Great Apps is a Christmas-themed arcade game with a fun holiday soundtrack. GoSanta is simple and easy to pick up for the young and old. The evil Grinch has stolen all of Santa's Christmas presents and all of the kids will be sad if Santa does not get them back.

Buy YAHTZEE™ Adventures on the App Store

Yahtzee! Adventures: Roll the Dice for Family Fun

Yahtzee Adventures brings the great family game of Yahtzee to the iPhone. I have to be honest, I have never played Yahtzee before and I had no idea what I was doing on the application until I read the great help section that comes along with it.

Buy Space Out on the App Store

Space Out Combines Two Classic Games for Modern Fun

Wow! Space Out by dedicated iPhone, iPod touch game dvelopers Binary Square is harder than it looks. It could be the deceivingly simple 8-bit stylized graphics, or the fact that the game seems so familiar (it's a mash-up of Space Invaders and Breakout), but regardless of why...set a timer when you sit down to play or you're bound to lose hours trying to master Space Out.

Buy Word Flow on the App Store

Word Flow is Challenging and Addictive

The new app Word Flow by first-time iPhone app developer 3VGames plays like a new version of Scrabble designed for the iPhone platform. Word Flow is easy to pick up, and challenging once you get into it.