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 Diner Dash Classic Deluxe on the App Store

Diner Dash Makes Waiting Tables Addictive

Diner Dash is somewhat hard to place in terms of genre. It is part action-arcade game, part puzzle and part task management. Developed by game developer PlayFirst, Inc., Diner Dash made its way from the PC to DS and to the iPhone's mobile platform.

Put a Sonic Boom in Your Palm

The Sonic Boom iPhone App really does put the power in your hands. Just one swift swipe of the finger and you’ve struck a match destined for only one thing: the stick of dynamite waiting in the center of your screen. You can tease it by whirling a finger of fire around the entire stick of dynamite but once you touch the fuse of the bomb, you just sit back and watch the show.

iFish - Fishing On Your iPhone

Fishing has a way for humans to get food for thousands of years. It wasn't developed into sport until more recently and now there are professional competitions of fishing. iFish is a very simple game and easy to get the hang of, but unfortunately because of that it gets boring fairly quickly. 

Buy Midnight Pool on the App Store

Pool Sharks Will Enjoy Midnight Pool

Midnight Pool is a solid game that both pool players and game enthusiasts will enjoy. It contains excellent graphics and makes solid use of the iPhone's touch screen for a great gaming experience. Since it's a pool hall, the characters include the obligatory scantily-clad woman and a sheriff deputy who apparently lives in a town where you can hustle at pool on duty.

Raging Thunder, Crazy Driving

Raging Thunder, Crazy Driving

Raging Thunder-The developers over at Polarbit are no newcomers to the iPhone scene, even if you may not have heard of them yet. They're the minds behind such acclaimed games as Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D and SSX3.

Sudoku Guru Leads the Way Toward Number Nirvana

The modern game of sudoku was developed in the end of the 1970's and garnered a large following in Japan during the 80's where it got it's name Sudoku, meaning single number.  Sudoku became popular world wide somewhere in 2005. 

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.