The Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 are two of the most popular tablets of the holiday season, and it's for a good reason. We concluded long ago that the Nexus 7 is the best tablet on the market when it comes to value, and similarly, we believe that the Nexus 10 offers a great value. Both offer excellent processing power, a high-resolution display and a humongous app market.
As great as the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 are in terms of hardware, the devices can't truly live up to their potential without the proper software. Although there are literally hundred of thousands of apps on the Google Play market, most tablet owners are interested in the best games available. With that in mind, we decided to create a list of the best games for Android.
Here are the best games for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10:
1) Dead Trigger (Free): This game was pirated at such a high rate that the game's developer inevitably revoked the price. It's now free in the Google Play store, and it's instantly become a hallmark of mobile gaming. This classic zombie shooter has beautiful graphics and intuitive controls. If you want a blood-stained, high-intensity shooter, Dead Trigger is must-have.
2) ShadowGun ($4.99): This third-person shooter was called one of the best-looking mobile games ever created by IGN, and we can't argue with that. This fast-paced shooter was optimized for the Tegra 3 processor, which means it looks especially gorgeous on the Nexus 7. If you're searching for a console gaming experience on the Nexus 7, you'll probably want to purchase this game.
3) Triple Town (FREE): This puzzle game is beautifully designed and has incredibly unique and addictive gameplay. The purpose of this game is to build the largest city possible, and you do that by plotting out items. By connecting more than three of kind of any item, you'll slowly grow your town. Triple Town is completely original, and it's adorable villains and strategic-style gameplay will easily lure you in for hours.
4) Death Dome (FREE): There aren't many fighting games available on Android, but Death Dome more than makes up for the lack of the genre. Build your character up with awesome weapons, shields and armor by killing enemies. Fight head-to-head against dozens of mutants and freaks using weapons never seen before in any game (such as jaguar latching onto a bee hive at the end of a stick). Death Dome gets straight to the point. If you're a fan of bloodshed, you'll want to have this game.
5) 100 Floors (FREE): This is one of the most simple and also one of the most innovative mobile games on the market. Players try to reach to top floor of a 100 story building by solving riddles to open each elevator door. The riddles presented to players are of an incredible vareity and include mathematical, auditory and mechanical puzzles. If you've ever been a fan of puzzle solving, this is a game you must play.
6) Strikefleet Omega (FREE): This strategy game asks users to command a fleet of armored ships to kill waves of incoming enemies. The campaign is well-developed and very easy to follow. The graphics look fantastic and all of the menus are extremely easy to navigate. Build your fleet by killing enemies over time. If you've ever been a fan of wave-based defensive strategy games, this is one that you must download. We think it's the best strategy game on Android, period.
7) Monster Pet Shop (FREE): This is one of the best kid's games for Android, but it's just as fun to play if you're an adult. Monster Pet Shop is essentially a virtual pet game that allows users to breed and sell monsters as pets. The game requires users to breed unique (and adorable) monsters and sell them to store visitors. This game is simple, fun and great for tablets shared by family members.
8) Grabatron (FREE): This game requires users to control a UFO in order to wreak havoc on an entire town. The UFO is equipped with a very powerful retractable claw that allows users to abduct innocent civilians and also pick up items that can later be thrown or smashed into tall buildings. The basic premise of Grabatron is to destroy everything, so if you're a fan of destruction and demolition, there's a great chance that you'll love this game.
9) Global Outbreak (FREE): This game mixes elements of real-time strategies with elements of turn-based strategies. The premise of the game is built around a zombie outbreak. As one of the last humans alive, you're responsible for strategically battling outbreaks across the world. We think the graphics could be a little sharper, but aside from that, we had very few gripes with this game. Get it if you're a fan of real-time strategies or old RPGs.
10) Bad Piggies (FREE): We hate to choose something so obvious, but we have to give credit where credit is due. Bad Piggies is extremely addictive, has great graphics and excellent physics considering the number of variables involved in the gameplay. Players are required to build contraptions out of a slew of parts in order to get a pig past a certain checkpoint. The options for building a contraption are almost limitless. If you like building things, you'll like Bad Piggies.