Don't-Miss Game Stories

Tomb Raider: Underworld for Mac is challenging yet dated

A brand-new Tomb Raider game won’t be available until next year, but in the meantime, Mac users can while away the summer with Tomb Raider: Underworld.

App Guide: iOS poker games

Pocket aces are great, but having these poker games in your pocket may be the next best thing.

Toca Boca sets a standard for iOS apps for kids

Spend some time with the recently released Toca Trains -- or any one of the iPhone and iPad offerings from developer Toca Boca -- and you'll quickly see why the app maker has made a name for itself in the App Store.

App Guide: Extreme sports games for iOS

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.

Pocket Planes for iPhone and iPad

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.

New expansion pack essential for Civilization V fans

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.

App Guide: iOS rollercoaster simulators

Life is full of ups and downs. These iOS roller-coaster simulators can help you enjoy every twist and turn.

Mole Kingdom for iPhone and iPad

This simulation game -- in which you build out an underground kingdom -- suffers from sluggish pacing and slow-in-coming rewards.

Violet Storm a psychedelic Asteroids-like game

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.

Temple Run: Brave for iPhone and iPad

If you've played Temple Run, you'll be very familiar with this Brave-themed version of the endless action game.

Air Mail for iPhone and iPad

This standout flight simulator is a charming and original ride.

Quizboard for iPhone

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.

App Guide: iOS games for summer movies

Summer blockbusters don't end when the credits roll. Some of your favorite films also have an iOS component.