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.
Nanosaur 2 - Pangea Continues to Raise the Bar
Pangea Software brings yet another one of their great games to the iPhone. Nanosaur 2 fits right into the high-quality game apps, like Billy Frontier or Cro Mag Rally, that the Austin-based developer has released on the platform so far. With outstanding graphics and great action this third person shooter game is definitely worth the $3.99 price tag.
iCopter - Simple Fun With Room For Improvements
iCopter by developer Matthew Hertz is simple, fun, and yes, addicting, but it does not live up to the standard some other game apps have established.
At first the controls of iCopter are hard to get used to but once the player can navigate the little helicopter through the obstacles, the game's addictive qualities kick in and three speed options provide different challenges.
iAqua Gets You Hooked
Japanese developer GClue, the company behind the lovely Japanese harp simulator iKoto, has released their new puzzle game iAqua in the app store. Most users will be familiar with similar line-drop-match puzzle games but iAqua's well designed graphics and the fact that this is a free app make it very worthwhile.
Brian Eno's Bloom is an Unrivaled Music App
Bloom is a truly unique music app by English musician and father of ambient music Brian Eno. Eno and his collaborator, musician/programmer Peter Chilvers, created a one-of-a-kind app, that allows the user to both create and enjoy unique pieces of music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.