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.
Gather Some Friends and get Knowsy
Knowsy - Plenty of board games have made the leap to the iPad. Scrabble, Monopoly and other long-time favorites have converted their popular gameplay to the iPad's multi-touch screen.
Along comes Knowsy.
Slice It! This Precision Puzzle Could Become Your Next Obsession
Was there a guy in your sixth-grade class who spent day after day drawing geometric shapes on graph paper, fascinated by the perfect symmetry that medium afforded him? Well, he's made an app.
Lawn Mower Kids is an Allergy-Free Good Time
Lawn Mower Kids is a game where you control kids as they mow lawns around their neighborhood. Trust me: it's a lot more fun than it sounds.
Law Mower Kids is actually a twist on the classic "real-time strategy" gaming genre.
Protector: The Planes is TD Goodness
An original flash game series, Protector: The Planes is a tower defense style game for iPhone that shouldn’t be overlooked, especially if you’re a fan of strategy/TD games. Protector: The Planes has all the good elements of a great tower defense battle including ever-changing, evolving waves of enemies, each with their own weaknesses and immunities.
Cut the Rope is a Casual Gaming Treat
Chillingo’s newest release, Cut the Rope, is a casual puzzle game that bears the mark of the developer with cute animation, innovative style and of course, great gameplay. A combination of physics, logic, and in some cases, quick reflexes, Cut the Rope has entertainment and a high replay value with 75 levels to master.
Brick-Breaking Competition Awaits with Splash Duel HD
Splash Duel HD is like a hybrid of Breakout and air hockey. In many ways it combines the best of both games and creates a very addicting experience.
Just like Breakout you must bounce balls off of bricks with a paddle.
Keep in Play - The Thirty Second Challenge
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire! Keep in Play by Garuda Force Corporation is an interesting game that pits the addictive nature of a simple repeat task against challenging parameters.
Ant Smasher Finds Greatness in Being Gross
Given the interactive, high-resolution touch screen of the iPhone and our primal instinct to smash things that can be smashed, it seems only natural that developers build games to capitalize on this repressed aggression.
Pigeon Squadron - The Fun Game with a "Crappy" Theme
Don't look up, but if you’ve been eyeing Pigeon Squadron in the App Store by all means give it a try. It’s a high-flying pigeon adventure with a military theme that pits pooping pigeons against townspeople in various cities.
Play and Learn With Old MacDonald Piano
Fun apps designed for kids that also impart some form of education, especially music, can be valuable to tech-savvy parents.
Kiboomu Publishing’s Old MacDonald Piano is their second interactive piano app for young children.
Moto Mania: Ride, Crash and Relax for the Casual Gamer
Moto Mania is a ragdoll physics-based dirtbike game for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and it follows in the footsteps of some of the classic side-scrolling dirtbike stunt games of the past, like Excite Bike for the original Nintendo Entertainment System.
Go Soccer for Goal Practice on the Go
If you enjoy simple flick-style sports-themed arcade games and soccer is your main goal, then check out Go Soccer for iPhone and iPod Touch. A quick, pick-up-and-play style game that takes advantage of flick-style controls and pits players against a moving target in the soccer goal.
Fragger: Launch Your Attack
Problem: You like launching explosives in physics-based puzzle-worlds to kill enemies.
Solution: Angry Birds.
Residual problem: You really want to kill people, not pigs.
Better Solution: Fragger.
Monkey Island 2: Special Edition: Le Chuck's Revenge
The emergence of the App Store has undeniably created a renaissance of exciting and inventive new games. This much is not news to anyone. What gamers may not realize is that the iPhone has become the stage for older PC games to get a second life, and even the chance to come back into fashion.
Assault Commando: If It Isn't You, Destroy It!
Overall, I really like Assault Commando, but I do have one nit to pick.
3D Magic says Assault Commando is set in a South American jungle, but its look seems Asian; Perhaps we're in Peru during the rule of Alberto Fujimori.