Android Gaming

Posted Apr 02, 2012 at 8:05 pm in Threads > Apps & Games

Gaming on the mobile platform seems to really have taken off. We now have the tegra 3 and some pretty decent other processors. Devs are starting to take advantage of it now. So what’s your favorite android game? What device and processor do you have in your device? How do you feel about the state of android gaming? Please feel free to post a link to your favorite game in the Play store.

My personal favorite is the well known Shadowgun. I’m a huge fan of 3rd person shooters and this is pretty great!

For anyone looking for some console games on a tablet, I suggest you look at onlive or this: http://www.razerzone.com/projectfiona. That link is to a tablet made by razer. PC gamers will be familiar with them.

So what do you guys like to play on your phone/tablet?

UPDATE: I thought I would update this thread for the new gaming hub Google has launched. what are your thoughts on it?

  • http://www.ndroidgamers.com B2L

    I’m going to have to agree with you, Shadowgun is definitely my favorite. Although, Gameloft always has a way to draw me in. Lately, i’ve been playing Modern Combat 3 quite a bit. It looks absolutely amazing on my Galaxy Note. (most newer games do) The Exynos seems to handle anything I throw at it, without any form of lag or slow downs.

    A few other honorable mentions would be GTA III, Temple Run, Asphalt 6, and Riptide GP. Most newer Gameloft games have left me unimpressed, it’s sad to see they’re releasing all of their new games with the freemium model.

    • CJ LaFleur

      I’m still upset with the fact that modern combat 3 (or any of the others in the series) STILL don’t work on my transformer prime! Same for things like NOVA(2). i don’t know why but i really wish i could play those. Is anyone else having the same problem?

      • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

        +1! I wish it would run on the Prime because my Droid3 definitely can’t handle it. It stutters too much and it’s annoying to play. Good thing I got it on sale and not full price.

  • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

    Wait till Shadowgun Deadzone comes out. Up to 8 players online and it’s free.

    • CJ LaFleur

      Oh they’re making a sequel! That’s great news! And the multiplayer is even better!

  • GRAW

    Well, I’ve only got a Gnex so I only play smaller, simpler games. I only play a few games, which include: Draw Something, Osmos HD, TrialX2, Dead Space, Labyrinth, Modern Combat 3, and a little Tretris. Good games that, for the most part, don’t requre a lot of skill on the controls. More geared toward skill, but nothing I need to spend a ton of time on. I only play games that I can play on the go, when I’m bored, I don’t make time for games, I play when I have the time.

    I don’t try to spend moeny on apps unless I have to or there’s a sale. I got all those paid games on sale luckily.Seen some amazingly graphical games but it’s not really my game type.

    Anyone else got some favorite games?

    • CJ LaFleur

      Just sideload the apps. Search whatever the app’s name is but include apk in the search. Download it and look up how to sideload apps and do it. But you have to enable unknown sources or something to do so.

  • Dilawer

    My favorite games include some casual titles like, Angry Birds, Temple Run, Sprinkles etc not a fan of hardcore gaming on a mobile, there’s a reason we have Gaming rigs/Consoles for. :D

  • Steve Nutt

    Disclaimer: I play quite a lot of games on my phone & tablet, as I have a 1 hour commute by train to work (and 1 hour back). I prefer Strategy and RPG games.

    Current favourite is Avadon from the last http://www.humblebundle.com/ playing it on my Samsung Tab 8.9.
    Previous ones on my tablet have been:
    Anomaly: Warzone Earth – from the previous humble bundle.
    MC3
    Battleheart
    GLWG
    with Majesty, Shadowgun and Wesnoth getting an occasional look in.

    On my phone, an SGS1, recently it has been Angry Birds space (quick to pick up and play):
    Previously:
    Other Angry Birds
    Defender
    Gurk 1 & 2
    MC2
    NOVA 2
    Kighturn (- and Swords & Earrings – previous release)
    Stupid Zombies
    Avatar
    Assasin’s Creed (the one from Gameloft’s web site)

    1 thing I wish is that gameloft would update “Starfront: Collision” to work on tablets, as although I played it on my SGS1, it would be brilliant on my tablet (as long as they don’t make it a freemium)

    • CJ LaFleur

      Have you heard of soulcraft. Its an rpg and its pretty good. I tried the THD version out and liked it a lot. You might like it.

  • Applaudable

    I cna’t get used to playing 3d games on a touch screen it just doesn’t have the same sort of feedback as a controller. I feel really disconnected.

    I can’t wait for a universal bluetooth pad that works on ALL android devices.

  • HardNoks

    BattleLoot is pretty awesome.

    if you haven’t tried it out yet i highly recommend it. some people were having issues downloading the necessary assets on the first day but it was only because the servers were backed up. it should be resolved now. i really like it because it has an old-school feel with a slight twist to the turn-based combat system and a great art style. the only real downside for me is that it has practically no story line at all, but i think most of us would be able to look past it.

  • Slith

    Osmos…still!

  • CJ LaFleur

    I forgot to mention i’m a huge fan of blood and glory. I don’t play too many slasher games but i like this a lot. Decapitating people is surprisingly fun….

    • http://www.ndroidgamers.com B2L

      Blood and Glory is awesome, but I can’t stand the notifications.

      • CJ LaFleur

        It gets to be a pain. But its one of the good freemiums. Glu makes some really good games.

  • CJ LaFleur

    What’s your guys’ preferred device and processor to use for gaming?

    I am partial to the asus transformer prime with its tegra 3.

  • Maximus

    Im all About the Retro Gaming

    I still have one of the last Versions of SESNOID and Emulator Rom before they were removed from the Android Market errrr… Play Store

  • CJ LaFleur

    oh. they took emulators off the play store. That’s a real shame. although I think that there are some older sonic the hedgehog games for tegra zone and maybe play.

  • CJ LaFleur

    What do you guys think of the new Android gaming hub?