Don't-Miss Game Stories
ESPN's X Games may have wrapped up for another year, but you can always make like a daredevil from the relative safety of your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with these extreme games.
This casual airline sim offers plenty of charm, but you need a lot of patience -- or some hefty in-app purchases -- to build up your fleet of planes.
If you’re a Civ fan then Gods And Kings will be an essential purchase. It enhances the main game with new nations and units, while the additional elements of religion and diplomacy make for a richer game that will keep you happily absorbed for months to come.
Life is full of ups and downs. These iOS roller-coaster simulators can help you enjoy every twist and turn.
This simulation game -- in which you build out an underground kingdom -- suffers from sluggish pacing and slow-in-coming rewards.
If you can cope with the sensory overload then Violet Storm is pretty good fun. There’s not an awful lot to it, but it’s good, mindless fun for your lunch hour or after a few drinks down at the pub.
If you've played Temple Run, you'll be very familiar with this Brave-themed version of the endless action game.
This standout flight simulator is a charming and original ride.
Like Words With Friends, Draw Something, and dozens of other asynchronous gameplay apps, Quizboard lets you challenge friends to a game of trivia. The app introduces some nice strategic elements, but its questions could use a little work.
Summer blockbusters don't end when the credits roll. Some of your favorite films also have an iOS component.
Robber Rabbits is a fun game for iPad and iPhone, but can start to feel like a bit of a chore if you don't pony up for in-app purchases.
The third installment of Gameloft's first-person shooter feels overly familiar, and technical issues and a lack of inspiration don't help matters any.
Great gameplay with lots of engaging mini-challenges built in will keep you coming back to this side-scrolling casual game.
Playing Botanicula is a bit like being thrown into a Czechoslovakian children’s cartoon where you’re left to figure out what’s going on.
This side-scrolling platform game will be familiar to anyone who's ever caught a glimpse of Super Mario Bros. But that doesn't make Mega Run any less fun to play.