TETRIS® for iPad Games App Review (iOS, $2.99)


Languages: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Seller: Electronic Arts Inc.

Update now and put your Tetris skills to the test with the newly redesigned Galaxy Mode. We’ve added a new 3-star rating system and made puzzles more challenging so you can hone your Tetrimino-dropping skills. We’ve also made some behind the scenes changes for an even better Tetris experience.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
88 Ratings
All Versions:
2930 Ratings


This app offers in-app purchases. You may disable in-app purchasing using your device settings. See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4213 for more info

DISCOVER THE ALL-NEW TETRIS® GAME! Don’t miss one of the bestselling mobile games of all time – now with more features than ever before. Play the world famous Tetris® game you know and love with improved controls and all-new social features.


“…a fresh take on a favourite... [fuses] old with new for what proves to be a welcome update.” (Pocket Gamer)

“[OneTouch] is quite fantastic, and a perfect fit for touch screens.” (Gamezebo)


• MARATHON MODE – We’ve added all-new controls so you can stack like a pro. Choose between lightning fast One-Touch, original Swipe controls, or the innovative new Drag-and-Place option to keep clearing those lines.

• TETRIS® GALAXY – Try this new multi-level mode! Clear to the core as you drop each Tetrimino with split-second intensity and use power-ups to transform the blockade below!

• TETRIS® RANK – Keep a tally of every line you’ve ever cleared.

Are you a hardcore Tetris® fan? The T-Club is an optional membership for elite players to gain extra benefits when they play! Earn 15% more T-Coins and lines with every game. Spend extra coins on Power-ups and elevate your rank with awesome 5-star scores! You’ll even get discounts on new galaxies and Tetris® music!

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Customer Reviews

  • Great update.

    by Richnjan

    Great update on a real classic. Graphics, gameplay terrific. Thanks

  • Having a blast!

    by Joe&Lin

    I like this game a lot! Keep up the great work.

  • Like

    by Mycirenae


  • Yes

    by b1ondie47

    Fun game!

  • Like it but...

    by MamaLoon

    I like the premise of the game but the controls sometimes fail --- can be frustrating and disappointing when you are on a roll...

  • Tetris Blitz

    by Peaceandlove1964

    This game does not work properly shots down all the time. When it shuts down you lose a different options that you have purchased. It is an interesting game too bad it does not work properly.

  • Love it

    by Jag718

    Loved the old Tetris and love this one, too.

  • My favorite

    by Bullyrc

    I love this game!

  • Awesome

    by GMatias

    As good as I remember!

  • Mildly amusing.

    by Keithdewey3

    Not nearly as much fun as the original and definitely not addictive. I also hate it when I pay for an app and they are constantly trying to get me to buy something or upgrade.

  • Love this game!

    by BillieButtlicker

    I find this to be more enjoyable than Tetris Blitz. Very fun and addictive.

  • Works for me

    by Samiamking

    I've had no issues with this app and play it almost everyday during my commute. Thumbs up for me

  • Good

    by Klamper (Brasil)

    Good app

  • Agree w/Susan #5

    by Bobatsabatn

    Works fine, very relaxing harmless entertainment.

  • Tetris for iPad

    by LongbowMike

    Nice implementation of the game. Consider changing the background themes when you change levels like the original.

  • Addicting!!

    by Redsoxnumba1

    Can't stop playing

  • I like

    by 7 number7

    It is fun

  • Memories

    by StarKissJusa

    I grew up watching my Mommie playing this so now I am and I still Love It 8D

  • Mr

    by Bigim49

    Great game! Best version Of Tetris I have seen yet!

  • Great!!

    by anon1909

    I love it!

  • Greedy losers

    by IPU314

    This game was great, but recent updates force me to "buy more moves"!!! I PAID for this app already, why am I now forced to pay to enjoy my game?! Wish I could give 0 stars!!!

  • Hate it

    by Beulah4952

    Without a doubt, the worse. Sorry I paid for it. The pieces will not go where I want them. I understand you have to turn the shadow around before the actual piece gets there which takes some getting used to but I don't even want the shadow. Wish I could get rid of it. Perhaps I am missing something. At any rate I hate this game and I always liked Tetris.

  • Awful

    by Mrs. HRH

    Worst game! The controls are horrible. You can't login using FB. The sound is awful. How do I get my money back that I spent on this game? Save ur money my friends and DO NOT BUY THIS GAME! I wish I would've listened to the reviews.

  • Not Tetris

    by thenameisandrew

    Was looking for Classic Tetris not a trumped up version. Want refund for this terrible game.

  • Bleh

    by T3h1337

    The controls are awful. They could have at least included the option for arrow keys, couldn't they? 0/10, bad app, wouldn't buy again.

  • Horrible

    by Not a cat

    It takes the intensity out of normal Tetris. I would rate this -500,000,000 stars if I could. DO NOT BUY THIS!!!

  • Terrible

    by Idahobell

    Horrible controls. One touch takes the fun away. Regular mode is slow and hard to control. I loved "Tetris" back "in the day" but not this version at any price.

  • no glow effect in the blocks please

    by boris 01

    no glow effect in the blocks please

  • yuck

    by susansavestheworld

    The new "time limits" seems to be more about selling us "stuff" than it is about improving the game. I bought the game and have enjoyed playing but I find myself playing less and less because it keeps asking me to buy. Also, the game keeps asking me to "log on with Facebook" but won't let me log on with Facebook. Love Tetris -- hate the $$ push.

  • Crackle in iPad Air Speakers

    by CivitateDei

    Noticed this on previous update too. At normal sound level, a loud crackle can be heard when clearing a row, multiple rows at once, or especially a level in marathon mode. Really annoying and takes away from quality of gameplay. If sound is at 2-3 bars and up, crackle is very audible. Please fix. Otherwise, great game.

  • Mind Sharpener

    by Regal Living

    I love this game. It's challenging and really keeps the mind sharp.

  • I don't usually play games

    by sendsomethingbig

    I was feeling nostalgic for Tetris on the original Macintosh. This modern version with touch screen tap to rotate and swipe to move and drop is pretty cool. Even when you are in sticky situations, you can get the pieces where you want them to go. Has the Russian music vibe but what I miss from the original is the themed levels with different backgrounds and music. It gets faster and faster but you don't feel like you are making progress. I laugh when people call apps pricey at a few dollars. Haha. It's not like buying photoshop or something.

  • Please polish

    by R04R

    This app looks like a cheap app. I expect a higher standard from EA Games. Tetris is a CLASSIC. At least make it look good. Linked games over wifi would be a nice addition as well. Cheers

  • App keeps crashing!!!!

    by jrw2b6

    I really like this game but since the iOS 7 update, I haven't even been able to open the app. I wish thy would get this one fixed.

  • Doesn't connect

    by Arutech

    Game is fun but does not connect to facebook.

  • Great Game

    by DragonStorm7

    The best of all I've played.

  • Awful

    by SCTT

    This app constantly harasses you to either spend money buying stupid power ups or irritate your friends on Facebook with it. It literally makes you watch a commercial before gameplay will continue.

  • Phenomenal!!!!!

    by Nocturnal_KiiD

    Great game with excellent graphics. It will keep you highly entertained. [Beware] It may cause you to miss your stop if riding the subway system. Other than that, it's highly charged with good music, sound effects, and multiple levels to choose from.

  • What's not to love?!

    by Nakryedhgj

    What's not to love about this classic game!? Well done

  • It is fun!

    by Twolitllebrainmonstersinpa

    Fun game for almost any age! There are different options of play and various difficulty levels so there is a game for everyone. I don't think that a 4 year old would grasp the idea so I tHink maybe age 6 and up would enjoy it most.

  • Love it, except ...

    by Kim7232

    After installing update, no longer have x1 or x2 screen size. Only x2 :( please fix!!!!!!!!!

  • Crash prone

    by Toshinext

    Keeps crashing or refuses to start.

  • Great App!!!!

    by Good lov'n

    This a 5 star app

  • Tetris

    by Burgmanlady

    If you purchase this, you should be able to open the blitz without advertisements popping up.

  • I liked the original better.

    by Wmcj54

    Very good game, EA Knows what it is doing. Still, I wish the controls were more like the original. Pricey.

  • Addicting

    by xXVenomXx90

    I love tetris

  • As some

    by Yoyoyo4444444

    Blast from the past, makes a come back

  • Excellent

    by SV2001

    One of the best aspects is that the game is responsive to your touch not like other Tetris games that "cheat" you by no reacting to your touch/commands and thereby not allowing you to truly play the game. This is the real deal.

  • Gap

    by Calmedisapointed

    Previews coming pieces. Ghosts potential positions. Both crutches to reaction and visualization by the gamer. The mindless shiny objects add to the monkey see like quality. The perfect non-game for the generation raised by helicopter parents. Hey, it's always there to help you - that's how life is. Good luck with that underemployment problem kids.

  • Fun new Tetris !

    by Pwr20005

    Almost like the classic but with a much faster response to your thoughts

  • Love it!

    by Fueob

    Great game. Great look! Is there a 40-lines version of this game? I played 40-lines on my cell phone (not an iPhone) and liked the fact that the game was shorter. Any possibility of having 40-lines added as a game option in a future update?

  • Insane!

    by kalzjohn

    Really fun set of Games. Wish the music was more varied.

  • Tetris

    by Studly.now

    Pretty addictive game. I just got it and have spent quite a bit of time playing.

  • Just So So

    by Highrizer

    As a long time fan of Tetris, I really wasn't that impressed with this app. At least give us a chance to have unlimited special moves. That would definite be something I would be interested in purchasing, as opposed to the useless other things they want us to purchase.

  • Tetris

    by JDimon

    A good old classic.

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