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.
Finger Race with Touch Racing Nitro
Touch Racing Nitro is a great racing game, though it takes some getting used to thanks to the unique controls. Instead of the virtual directional pad popular in most iPhone games you lead a race car on a virtual leash controlled by your finger.
Race to Make Words with WordMonger HD
WordMonger HD is another in the line of word games that that are quite popular on iDevices. Words with Friends and Scrabble are among those that dominate this category. While WordMonger does not have the social features of those other games it is a good challenge for those who want another app to tackle in this genre.
Color Puzzle 3D - It's Not Your Average Cube Puzzle
Color Puzzle 3D is a three dimensional, multifacited puzzle block solved by switching and rotating the faces of cubes until all the colors are matched up together. Loosely likened to the famous Rubik's Cube, Color Puzzle 3D instead features tiles with four triangular color segments per cube face, which can be switched out with another tile anywhere on the object or rotated in position 90 degrees at a time.
Mr. Giggle Offers Tetris-Like Play for Puzzle Lovers on iPhone and iPad
Mr. Giggle (editor's note: now replaced by Mr. Giggle 2) is a very fun and addictive game that plays well on the iPhone but is even better with the extra screen real estate on the iPad.
Unlike its predecessor, Mr.
The Impossible Game - It So Is
Finally, a game that completely lives up to its name. The Impossible Game is exactly what it sounds like.
Well, OK, while "impossible" may seem like a strong word, "improbable" or "really, really hard" doesn’t have the same ring to it.
Feng Shui Game: Keep the Balance!
Happy Blue Fish’s Feng Shui Game: Keep the Balance! is a charmingly animated app that tests your memory and balance skills in a Zen themed, interactive game. The Feng Shui Game offers four modes of gameplay including a two-player Duo version.
Avatar Delivers Another Solid Performance
Even if you were not a fan of the movie, James Cameron's Avatar is an outstanding game that takes advantage of the strengths of the iPhone/iPod touch platform or the iPad platform in a separate app.
Word Droppings - Funny Name, Fun Game
Don't worry, it's not in your eye, it's with an I and an E, O, U and sometimes Y. Word Droppings is a word building game played by tapping letters to form words, which as expected, scores you points.
Simon Graham and the Extraordinary Timepiece
While the title is a mouthful, Simon Graham and the Extraordinary Timepiece, Book I proves to be anything but ordinary. An intriguing story about 10 year-old Simon Graham and his grandmother’s mysterious past coupled with riddles and puzzles that tie the story line together keep players entertained for a couple of hours.
Fruit Ninja: Slice, Dice, Play
So you say you always wanted to star in a Ginsu Knife commercial? Or your dream job at Benihana's was short-circuited by your aversion to meat? Never fear! Now there's Fruit Ninja, your iPhone virtual fruit-slashing wonder app!
Try Your Luck at Viaden Magic Slots
Part of Viaden’s series of slots games that brings the casino to your mobile device, Viaden Magic Slots may be the best value of them all. Four slot games are included with a free bonus game available for registering.
Space Miner: Space Ore Bust Spins a Creative Story Around an Old Game
Space Miner: Space Ore Bust is a dual-stick, Asteroids-style shooter with a brain and a funny bone. It shows off what a little creative storytelling can do for a game that is a fairly well-worn—and decades-old—idea.
Skee-Ball has Redeeming Qualities
Flick your finger to send a duckpin-sized bowling ball up the ramp and into the holes. Tilt the phone to add spin after the flick. That’s it, but be prepared to do it a few thousand times a day.
Guerrilla Bob Blows Stuff Up
Guerrilla Bob is a dual stick shooter with throwaway lines that aren’t that funny — “Say hello to my bullets!” — a 3D landscape that looks like Legoland gone bad, and a story line that won’t replace the Odyssey as the standard of heroic epics any time soon.
Zombie Smash: Visceral Evisceration
Visually and thematically, Zombie Smash may remind you of its somewhat more lush castle-defense cousin Plants vs. Zombies. Sound effects are similar too, as are the as-you-go instructions that appear over your screen.