Which would you rather do, play Candy Crush on your iPad or Mario Kart 8 on your 3DS? If you said Candy Crush, you aren’t alone. Gaming apps on iOS and Android are increasing in popularity as sales for handheld gaming systems have been suffering a steady decline. In the 4th Quarter of 2014 handhelds may have seen a deathblow. This could mean that tablets are the new handheld game systems, at least in the minds of mobile device owners.
You would expect that more people would be interested in buying handheld gaming systems September through December. That is when holiday sales often boost numbers and help gaming companies beat sales records. When it comes to gaming [...]
Here are the Winners, as selected by an independent judging panel, and the Users’ Choice, as voted by app users, in iPad and Android tablet game categories in the Tabby Awards 2014 competition:Marvel Puzzle Quest
Tabby Awards Winner in Android Game: Puzzle, Cards & Family. The Tabby Awards judges said: “An addictive game. Looks good, sounds good and runs well. The single-player mode does a good job on getting users through the basic play mechanics without any difficulty until the later levels. A great game for those that enjoy comic books and puzzle games.”Download iPad/iOS [Free, in app purchases] Download Android [Free, in app purchases] Frontline [...]
Q1 has ended. The snow is melting, conferences are in full swing, and there are already way too many new tablet games to catch up on.
It doesn’t help that 2013 was full of instant classics like The Room Two and Device 6 that are already clogging up our system with their funness. The audacity.
To help you focus on the essential picks that have emerged so far this year, we’ve narrowed down 2014’s notable releases to just 11 must-play titles. We’re featuring currently tablet-only titles: this doesn’t mean Final Fantasy VI or FTL: Faster Than Light don’t deserve a spot. They do. But so do about a hundred other games, and this [...]
First-person shooters have ruled the roost on PCs and consoles for decades, but making the genre compatible with touch-screen tablets has proven difficult. Thankfully, a few developers have gotten the hang of it, with impressive results. Click through the slideshow below for the list.Deus Ex: The Fall
Eidos recently brought Deus Ex: The Fall to PC via Steam, but the dystopian, cyberpunk action-stealth game first appeared on Android and iOS last year. Set before the events of 2011’s Human Revolution, The Fall includes all of Deus Ex’ trademark elements: corporate conspiracies, high-security hacking, an amber-yellow color palette, and a smooth mix of action and stealth [...]
With its recent mobile plan presenting more of an eShop app than actual games, Nintendo has given us little hope for its first-party franchises ever showing up on tablets in the near future.
That means no Mario, no Zelda, and definitely no Pokémon.
Luckily, mobile developers have taken this task upon themselves and created some alternatives to the classic monster-catching formula. Some are only one feature removed from Nintendo’s series, while others embrace their mobile home with simplified, streamlined, and affordable gameplay. Click through the slideshow below for all the best Pokémon alternatives on iPad and Android tablets.Zenforms: [...]
If the best you can do is imitate, you might as well imitate the best.
It’s a good thing that Minecraft creator Notch doesn’t care about knock-offs and clones of his game. If he did, he’d need to hire an army of lawyers just to get rid of them all. They infest the Google Play and iOS app stores like cockroaches, always there and impossible to kill.
So why not try a few out? The actual Minecraft: Pocket Edition is going to be updated soon, but for now it’s missing a lot of the features that the proper Minecraft (and even some of these clones) have.
Click through the slideshow below to check out some Minecraft-like games on iOS and [...]
These RPGs will keep you glued to your iPad screen for literally hundreds of hours.
They’re all great—though unless you’ve got more free time than Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski you should probably only download one of these at a time. RPGs like Baldur’s Gate 2, Final Fantasy VI and others are notoriously epic and long, and while it’s amazing that they can run on tablets these days, it’s also nice to have a job.
Click through the list for the 7 best RPGs on iPad.Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Knights of the Old Republic has been a must-play game for even non-Star Wars fans for over ten years. [...]
Two-player games aren’t dead!
There’s no shortage of standard, “classic” date ideas for couples: dinner, dancing, drinks, a movie, horse-drawn carriage ride, engagement ring shopping, chocolate fountain diving, etc. But these all have multiple annoyances in common, including forcing you to get dressed up, trudge about in the snow-slush, and spend your hard-earned cash on mere minutes of entertainment.
Instead, try one of these synchronous and pass-and-play games. They can be enjoyed while snuggled up in the comfort of your own home or the back of a smelly carriage, and they’ll still be there when you wake up the next morning—even if [...]
It’s rare that’s we’re impressed by PC and console graphics these days, but tablets are still full of surprises.
If you want to see how hot your tablet can get and show off just how far mobile graphics have come, check out out these five games.Infinity Blade 3
You can’t have a conversation about mobile graphics without talking about Infinity Blade, so let’s get it out of the way right away. Even the first Infinity Blade still looks good, but the newest iteration is pushing the limits of tablet graphics further than ever. Then we see things like the newest demo of Unreal 4 running on nVidia’s Tegra K1 chip [...]