At Papa John’s Atlanta, we love two things almost equally: fresh, quality ingredients on pizza and the fun of playing a great video game. When you’re on the go, you can’t exactly take your PC or console with you, but you can take your iPhone. We’ve done some research and found a few apps we think serious gamers will love.


While Strategery may look basic, it is actually a very challenging strategy game. You can play offense or defense at any of four levels for minutes or for several hours at a time. The lite version of Strategery is free and offers a sample version of the full game, which costs $1.99 to download.

Zen Bound and Zen Bound 2

Wrapping a rope around a wooden figure sounds boring at best, but somehow the Zen Bound series of apps makes it fun and challenging. Zen Bound has won several awards for its graphics and game play, so you know it’s the real deal. Each version of Zen Bound costs $2.99 to download.

iDracula — Undead Awakening

If you love the idea of slaying undead monsters, you will love iDracula — Undead Awakening. This is a survival game that focuses on how long you can stay alive, and your rewards are improved weapons for each round you make it. iDracula has been commended for its gameplay by Macworld and MacApper. It costs $2.99 to download.

Rolando 2: Quest for the Golden Orchid

If you loved the original Rolando, you will be delighted by Rolando 2. This game has you use your phone’s multitouch capabilities and accelerator to control the action, which spans 45 levels. You can get Rolando 2 and the original Rolando for $0.99 each.

Wolfenstein 3D Classic

For all the old-school gamers out there, the perennial classic Wolfenstein has been translated onto the iPhone in Wolfenstein 3D Classic. The game gives you access to all six original episodes, including 60 classic levels. You can download Wolfenstein 3D Classic as a lite version for free; the full version is $1.99.

Need for Speed Most Wanted

One of the app store’s most beloved series, Need for Speed, has a great selection of iPhone racing games available for download. The most recent offering is “Most Wanted,” which continues the series’ groundbreaking graphics, offers more cars than ever and will provide you with thrill-a-minute gameplay. Need for Speed Most Wanted is $6.99 to download.