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.
Word Absurd is an Uncommonly Good Word Search
Word searches are all the more fun when you're searching for the bizarre words rather than the mundane. Word Absurd by developer new-comer Trephination Proved Worthless LLC is a collection of word searches where the hidden words are slightly more unique than the standard fare.
Structk Stands up to Hurricanes and Earthquakes, but Not the Average User
If a 2-dimensial iPhone game were based on building toys like k’nex or even tinker toys, then Structk would be the closest outcome. Essentially, Structk is a physics application that is played out as a game.
GameRoom Almost Ready for Play Time
GameRoom is a great way to play checkers on the iPad. The game is very responsive and has some nice customization features. Unfortunately, GameRoom teases you with what could be but feels like it falls a big short.
Amass Wealth and High Scores with Fortune Panda
A simple little arcade style game, Fortune Panda features a hep little panda bear wandering a beach where it's raining money. Living vicariously through Fortune Panda, you collect money in your tiny bucket while avoiding the bad stuff.
Online Artillery Slightly Off Mark
Online Artillery (subtitled Medieval Multi-player Fortress Siege) takes an aggressive approach to iPhone online gaming by only pitting the player against online opponents. The online battles are generally fun and challenging, however, Online Artillery needs a bit more polish before it can be truly recommended.
Kart Toons Racing a Wreck
Kart Toons Racing is is akin to Crash Bandikoot Nitro Kart or Mario Kart, but unfortunately suffers from bad controls, poor graphics and overall mediocre gameplay.
To play you choose one of four cartoon characters; Bomber Cat, Lola, Igor, or Spike to participate in a series of races.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Preschool Storybook Piano
The average iPhone user doesn’t typically get too excited over apps specifically designed for small children. Unless you’re a parent, grandparent, or preschool teacher, apps like Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Preschool Storybook Piano are probably not on your radar.
iPUBQUIZ-Trivia Quiz: Pub-Style Trivia Anywhere
Anyone who loves a good trivia game, especially the multiple choice restaurant and pub style trivia games that pit players against the clock as well as other players, will surely appreciate iPUBQUIZ-Triva Quiz.
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.