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 Alien Attack on the App Store

Alien Attack: Arcade Classic with an iPhone Twist

Defend Earth from attack by bitmapp Martians. Are you up to the task? If you remember Taito Corporation's classic Space Invaders then you're on your way.
Alien Attack is another piece of 80's nostalgia ported to the new millennium.

Buy Dizzy Bee on the App Store

Dizzy Bee Tilts and Twirls its Way to the Top

DizzyBeeFree is everything that a lite version should be — a teaser with all the quality of the of a paid app and gameplay that leaves you wanting more.
Start out with the free app, but know this: by the time you've made it through the first 4 levels you'll be a Dizzy Bee convert eager to pay $2.99 for 40 more levels of fun.

Buy Bugdom 2 on the App Store

Bugdom 2 - A Grasshopper's Awesome Adventure

Bugdom 2 fits right into the incredible line of apps by developer Pangea Software, makers of such games as Cro Mag Rally, Billy Frontier or Enigmo. This iPhone release of the company's original game offers great family fun with the right price tag of $1.99.

Buy Cosmic One on the App Store

Cosmic One - Fast Addictive Puzzle Fun

Cosmic One is a simple shape-matching puzzle game with instinctive controls and addictive qualities. Developer oeFun, Inc, the company behind other iPhone games like iVoodoo and Stress Toy, brings the puzzle game in its most basic form but with increasing and controllable pace, Cosmic One can be played by a four-year old as well as a grown-up.

Buy Knots on the App Store

Knots: Tie Yourself Up with Free iPhone Game

Knots is like Twister for your fingers. Colored dots pop up on the screen and you hold a finger until told to release and stop on another dot. And, just like the original Twister, the longer knots goes on the more twisted you become and the more fun you have.

Buy Neverputt ME on the App Store

Neverputt ME Isn't a Hole in One, But Still a Fun 3D Putting Game

Neverputt Mobile Edition is a 3-D putting game with smooth gameplay and over 100 holes on seven courses. Developer Lazrhog Games uses the same physics as Neverball, the popular jailbroken game the company released as a competitor to Monkey Ball.

Buy Otto Matic on the App Store

Otto Matic - Pangea Continues to Bring Great Games to iPhone

According to a post on the Touch Arcade Forum, renowned game developer Pangea Software is working on the iPhone release of their 3-D adventure game Otto Matic.  Based on their PC game, Otto Matic is set in the 1950s with a robot on a mission to save the earth from evil outer-space attacks from Planet X.

Kroll takes iPhone Graphics to Another Level

Kroll, created by Spanish game developer Digital Legends Entertainment brings a game full of myth and magic to the iPhone. Kroll is an action-packed arcade game set in an ancient world in which the player has to accumulate magic by killing enemies.

Baccarat Pro - The Personal Casino Trainer

With Baccarat Pro Avalinx Llc., developer of the awesome 21 Pro game, delivers another great card game to the iPhone. Using the same user-friendly interface as 21 Pro, Baccarat Pro provides everything you need to understand and learn the game of baccarat and thereby offers great fun for beginners and advanced players alike.

Buy Rock'n'Roll on the App Store

Rock 'n' Roll will get you Spinning

This fun arcade game by UK game developer Tag Games Limited might get you dizzy but it is a lot of fun. The premise is fairly simple - two friends, Rock and Roll, are on an island where the Evil Sky Spirit got angry and kidnaps Rock, because an electrical shortage caused all of his musical notes to disappear from his guitar.

Buy iShooting Gallery on the App Store

iShooting Gallery offers Arcade Action

iShooting Gallery by Norwegian game developer EMV Software is a fun and straight-forward game that delivers what it promises and turns the iPhone into target practice at a carnival.
With three levels of difficulty and a time trial mode, the game offers challenges for beginners and more advanced players alike.

Buy iBowl on the App Store

Strike Up the Fun with iBowl

Upon opening iBowl a warning on the instructions page reads: "Before playing, make sure objects and people are out of the way." This message is a first hint at how much fun this game is.
Brought to the iPhone by large game developer Social Gaming Network (SGN), makers of iGolf, iBowl delivers.

Reign of Swords - Tactics and Strategy

Reign of Swords by US/Asian game developer Punch Entertainment is a complex turn-based strategy battle game with multiplayer functionality. Reign of Swords is similar to a tabletop war game with its extensive rules and figures.

Attention Chess Fanatics: Free Chess Puzzles!

Chess Puzzles, a free game by independent developer IggyGames, contains 50 chess puzzles of varying difficulty, starting with (relatively simple) mate in 2 problems, ranging to mate in 5.

Scrabble from EA Sets the Bar and It's Free

When I saw "Scrabble" hit the App Store my first thought was that the game play was going to be painful on a device with a 4.5 by 2 inch display and no keyboard. But somehow, the team at EA, the largest game publisher in the world, has created an app that is not only incredibly fun to play, but makes you forget the limitations of the iPhone.