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 Pathways - EDITORS' CHOICE on the App Store

Pathways - Brain Stimulating Puzzle Fun

Released last week by San Diego-based developer Conniption Entertainment, Pathways is an addictive puzzle game that, unlike many other game apps of a similar nature, offers a cute storyline as well as fun graphics.

Buy FIGHTER PILOT on the App Store

Fighter Pilot a Confused Flight

The iPhone's accelerometer is perfectly suited for games where you hold it horizontally and "steer" it back and forth to control a vehicle. It has worked well in Crash Bandicoot and other popular games.

Unfortunately, not so in Fighter Pilot - Dogfight Battle - Jet Aircraft, (yes, that is what they list it as in the App Store. We'll call it Fighter Pilot for short) a new game from the unfortunately-named dumbgames.net.

THTouch Texas Hold'em Poker Application

Texas Hold'em poker has been an extremely popular version of poker.  Recently it became the most played game of poker and often involves professionals and amateurs playing for large amounts of cash.

Myths Busted! - Fun Trivia Inspired by TV Show

Myths Busted! - Fun Trivia Inspired by TV Show

Inspired by the Discovery Channel show Mythbusters, Myths Busted! is a fun trivia game, which lets you test your knowledge on the accuracy of many well-known urban myths. Mike Shilinski, developer of apps like Birthdays!, ContactGrouper, or Dark Box, has applied the idea behind the fun TV show to the iPhone and has created a good addition to the trivia games available on the platform.

Buy Motion Pool on the App Store

Motion Pool Can't Stand up to the Test of Tilt

Motion Pool from start-up developer dumbgames.net is an interesting attempt at putting a new twist on the classic pool game formula.
Until now, billiards games for the iPhone and iPod Touch were controlled by either pulling back the pool cue or a dedicated power meter and letting go to shoot, controls that have been used ubiquitously throughout online Flash-based pool games and their slightly more refined older brother, good old-fashioned PC games.

Buy Sudoku (Free) on the App Store

Sudoku (Free) Adds up to Good Times

Sudoku has been a favored pastime for newpaper-gamers for a long time.  Usually right next to the crossword, it offers a game of numbers that is easier to conquer. For those of you who don't know what sudoku is, it involves 9 large boxes which has another 9 boxes inside each large box.

Buy Strategic Assault on the App Store

Strategic Assault: It's a Battlefield Out There

Strategic Assault is the first RTS or real time strategy game to hit the App Store. The purpose of Strategic Assault is to destroy the enemy bases in each level. The war game begins with the player as a trainee and each time the player beats a level their rank increases.

Brick Escape is Fine for Lite Entertainment

Brick Escape is Fine for Lite Entertainment

Independent developer, Siavash Ghamaty, brings Brick Escape to the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Brick Escape resembles classic arcade games like “Labyrinth” or “Pac Man." It has very simple graphics.

Buy Mardo's Music Trivia on the App Store

Mardo's Music Trivia is Fun but Not Comprehensive Enough

Mardo's Music Trivia by developer Intersphere Communications is a great idea for all the music lovers out there. If you find yourself in a situation with time to kill and you like music and popular culture, a trivia game spanning numerous music genres seems like a perfect time-killer.

Buy Tap 'n' Slide! on the App Store

Tap 'n' Slide Your Way to Finger-Happy Fun

Tap 'n' Slide - If you long for a game that challenges your reflexes, such as Simon Says or the popular iPhone app Tap Tap Revenge, a fun but simplistic challenge awaits you in Tap 'n' Slide.
The game takes advantage of the iPhone's touch screen by quickly throwing up a series of taps and finger motions for you to follow.

Sleek makes the Serpent Move Smoothly

Sleek makes the Serpent Move Smoothly

Zagreb-based developer Ivan Galic's first iPhone app Sleek is a great addition to the snake games on the iOS platform. With fitting music, good sound effects and easy-to-use, responsive controls, Sleek will glue any Snake lover to their iPhone.

Buy iJuggles Nanimals on the App Store

Day Go by Entertainment Tosses iJuggles Nanimals to Gamers

The sky isn’t falling but the animals are. iJuggles Nanimals is a playfully addictive game that involves plenty of hand and eye coordination.
iJuggles Nanimals is actually two games rolled into one, Juggle and Balloon Bounce.

Square Master

Dan Bourque brings the full version of his Square Master to the App Store to rack the brains of iPhone and iPod touch users. Square Master is a simple game of skill and brain power that will mystify even the most puzzle savvy.

Buy Chimps Ahoy! Spooked! on the App Store

Chimps Ahoy! Spooked! Last Chance for Halloween Fun

Halloween is here so you'd better hurry if you want to play any holiday-inspired games before it's too late. One of my favorites? Chimps Ahoy! Spooked! If you've followed AppCraver, then you know we love Chimps Ahoy!

rRootage is Easy Entertainment for Experienced Gamers

rRootage is truly visually spectacular. It is often hard to keep your eyes where they need to be in order to beat the game because of all the beautiful imagery going on toward the top of the screen. This makes the game twice as enjoyable.