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.


Super Slobber Dog - Play it for Fun, Play for a Cause

The first iPhone app out of the gate for small, independent gaming company Sheep Haus Productions, Super Slobber Dog is described as “a Saturday morning cartoon mixed with pong and brick breaker.” And that’s a fairly apt description.

Buy Tiny Wings on the App Store

Soar Over a Colorful Landscape in Tiny Wings

Tiny Wings is one of those one-button mobile games meant for casual gamers. Like NinJump Deluxe and others, the key to getting a high score in Tiny Wings lies in perfectly timing when you tap the screen.

Can Rocket Home Find a Home on Your iPhone? Probably Not.

Can Rocket Home Find a Home on Your iPhone? Probably Not.

Maybe because we like aliens; or maybe because it’s always fun to uncover hidden App Store treasures from independent developers; whatever the reason, we’re taking a look at Rocket Home by Tomatillo.

Buy Battle of Words on the App Store

iTabo is a Party (Game) That Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

iTabo is a great idea, well executed. The app markets itself as a word game, but it can more accurately be called a “party game,” one of those quasi-board games you’re meant to play with a group, with or without a few alcoholic beverages to help the hilarity along.

Buy AbbleDabble on the App Store

Abble Dabble is a Letter Tile Game with a Twist

Logophiles, Scrabble fans, and anyone who enjoys a good word game should definitely check out Coresoft’s Abble Dabble. Raising the word game bar, Abble Dabble presents an array of settings and features that breathes new life into the characteristic letter tile game, while still retaining the familiarity of a classic.

Buy My Virtual Girlfriend on the App Store

Romance Your iPhone with My Virtual Girlfriend

My Virtual Girlfriend, though it calls itself a “dating simulation” game, bears less of a resemblance to real dating than an iPhone flight simulator bears to controlling aircraft. In flight simulators, the player might get a faint glimpse of understanding of the challenges and dangers of aviation.

Don't Drink and Drive! Simulates Driving in a Drunken Stupor

Don’t Drink and Drive! is a new educational game for the iPhone, intended to discourage drinking and driving. Straightforward and well-intentioned as this sounds, it is not what you’re expecting.

Solve Puzzles and Ogle Ladies with Shanghai Party Girls

To the credit of Shanghai Party Girls, a new app for the iPhone, it’s not just a hastily-thrown-together collection of pictures that were obviously culled from a Google image search. No, Shanghai Party Girls is actually a kind of game.

Entertain and Embarrass Your Friends with Super Friends!

Entertain and Embarrass Your Friends with Super Friends!

Super Friends! the app is not to be confused with the campy animated show from the 1970s. Instead, it’s an irreverent social media Q & A game, similar to countless to Facebook applications.

Buy Boom Boat on the App Store

Boom Boat is a Blast of a Physics Puzzler

Boom Boat belongs to a game genre that seems to be in some sort of renaissance: the handheld physics-based cartoon puzzler. After the success of Angry Birds, it’s no surprise that developers are doing everything they can to get their slice of that App Store pie.

Buy DoodleBoy - Park Adventure on the App Store

DoodleBoy - The Violence Park: Battle Legions of Clowns and Zombies

The name this game—DoodleBoy - The Violence Park—really tells you everything you need to know. This game is really, really violent. The name also tells you that this game belongs in the ever-growing list of doodle-themed games for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Scene It? Romance is an App for the Soft-Hearted Movie Lover

Scene It? Romance is an App for the Soft-Hearted Movie Lover

If you’re a fan of the Scene It? franchise of DVD board and mobile movie trivia games, then break out your knowledge of sappy, happily ever after romance movies. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Scene It?

Buy Mad Skills Motocross on the App Store

Mad Skills Motocross is One Serious Motocross Game

There are tons of motocross games on the iPhone, and they all have the same basic controls. Steering is ignored entirely. What the player controls is the tilt of the bike, the acceleration, and the brake.

Challenge Yourself with Mini Cannon, a Fun Physics-Based Puzzle Game

Challenge Yourself with Mini Cannon, a Fun Physics-Based Puzzle Game

Mini Cannon has earned a fair amount of buzz for being the first game published under the GameSalad Accelerator program. This means that the developer, Gendai Games, created Mini Cannon using GameSalad Creator, a free program that allows for the programming of original games, using an innovative visual interface.

Buy Flying Hamster on the App Store

Flying Hamster is a Frenzied Cartoon Shoot 'Em Up

Flying Hamster manages to have it both ways: it’s a handheld game that’s light and silly, but it’s also a fast-paced action game that’s challenging and tough to put down.
Flying Hamster can be classified as a “horizontal shooter.” This means the player controls a flying object, which shoots projectiles at enemies as it movies from left to right, through linear, two-dimensional levels.