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 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.

Buy Bonsai Blast on the App Store

Bonsai Blast Puts the Zen Into Shooting Marbles

Bonsai Blast is a zen-themed color matching puzzle game by California-based global mobile game publisher Glu, the company behind the app Space Monkey. Like other color matching marble games, Bonsai Blast is highly addictive and a great game if you have some time to kill.

Buy wurdle on the App Store

Playing Wurdle? Better React Fast!

Similar to games like Boggle, the goal of Wurdle is to find connected blocks that can form words within a certain amount of time — usually two minutes. During this time, you want to get the most amount of words as well as the longest words possible to get the highest score.

MyM Link Up: Sliding Tile Puzzle Game Offers Choice for Scenery

MyM Link Up by Me YuMe is pretty fun little puzzle game that is simple yet challenging at the same time. The concept is straightforward: move tiles around to form matching vertical, horizontal, or diagonal lines of four or more and once in place the lines will disappear. While you try to arrange the tiles into lines, more tiles will appear with each move. The goal to is to try and stay in the game as long as possible, getting as many lines as you can before the screen becomes so full of tiles that you can no longer move them.

Buy Bounce Trap Tilt on the App Store

Bounce Trap Tilt Mixes Different Games Into One Addictive App

Bounce Trap Tilt by game developer PlayScreen, is a fun puzzle game that combines different aspects of familiar games like Tetris, Solitaire, or Pinball. With a mixture of action, strategy, and chance Bounce Trap can get fairly addicting and will provide entertainment for young and old.

As an Intro App, Eye of Ra Lite May Leave you Wanting More

Eye of Ra Lite by Olaf Schneider is basically another tile matching game, one of the many Bejewled knockoffs that have come out over the years. The twist here is that the tiles are not jewels but different colored hieroglyphs and there are also some helpful Extras that you can pick up along the way.

Spinblox Pieces Together Puzzles Like Tetris and Bejeweled

Spinblox Pieces Together Puzzles Like Tetris and Bejeweled

Once again, you see the mighty Tetris shine its way through in this game.  Spinblox turns out to be a play on Tetris as well as Bejeweled. Similar to Tetris, the blox fall from the top and land on the top layer.

Buy Stompem on the App Store

Stompem is a Brain Twizzler

Stompem is a game that will test your mental skills as you maneuver a one-toothed, balding character to squash vegetables and beach accessories. Think again if you believe the purpose of this game is to mindlessly squash away. Instead you have to figure out what order you should stomp the items in order to avoid Fumu-San (yes, that's his name) breaking into tears - which is what ends the round.

Buy Tap Tap Revenge 3 on the App Store

Tap Tap Revenge - Guitar Hero at Your Finger Tips

If you've played any of the Guitar Hero games, then you will be no stranger to the gameplay of Tap Tap Revenge by Tapulous. Even though it’s not as interactive as Guitar Hero it's very entertaining and the weekly downloadable songs keep the app fresh.

Buy Labyrinth on the App Store

Labyrinth, from Codify AB, is an A-Mazing Game

Labyrinth, developed by Carl Loodberg of Codify AB, is a piece of work. It's hard to imagine so simple a concept could be rendered so realistically on the iPhone and iPod touch. Labyrinth is a classic.

Buy t Chess Pro on the App Store

t Chess Would Put Bobby Fischer at Your Side, If He Were Alive

Chess terrifies me. I learned to play when I was only 7-years old and in the too-many years since, I can count the number of games I've won on my right hand (that's the one I almost lost fixing a combine harvester on my granddaddy's farm).

Buy Darts on the App Store

Darts Game for iPhone Almost a Bulls-eye

Darts by Brian Hammond doesn’t quite hit the bulls-eye, but is still an entertaining free game for the iPhone or iPod touch. There are a lot of very nice aspects in Darts gameplay. It's just a few missing features that keep it from perfection.

Rudolph's Revenge is a Fun Christmas Game for Kids

Rudolph's Revenge by developer Egerter Software (maker of such apps as Blue Skies, i Fishing, and Coconut Horse) is a simple and fun Christmas-themed memory testing game that kids will enjoy.

Buy Super Monkey Ball on the App Store

Super Monkey Ball Tops Them All

Sega's Super Monkey Ball sits fifth on Apple's newly released of Top 10 iPhone apps of 2008 in the over-all, best-seller category. It ranks as 2008's fourth best seller in the games category.

Buy Armado HD on the App Store

Armado is an Adventure Game for all Ages

Armado by Tricky Software, developers of Spore Origins, is a fully animated adventure game where you play as Armado, a cute but tough armadillo. For the most part Armado is not as big on back story as some adventure games tend to be and what you gather from the brief clips in the opening is just about all you are going to get to begin your journey.