Holiday Gift Guide

By Joe McCloud - Wed, Dec 21, 2011

Whether you already have a NVIDIA® Tegra® -powered Android device or suspect you’re getting one as a gift, it’s never too early to think about which games you’re going to play on it. Here are a few of our favorite games that have been optimized to take specifically take advantage of your new hardware. Best of all, the total cost for all of these games still comes well under what you’d pay for one single current-generation console title!


The year is 2350, and corrupt intergalactic corporations are the rule of law, hiring bounty hunters and mercs to do their bidding. The best of the best are known as SHADOWGUNS. It ain’t just pretty—it’s gorgeous! Advanced lighting effects, beautifully rendered environments, and pro voices make this one of the most advanced games for your Tegra-powered device!

Grand Theft Auto III ($4.99)

Rockstar Games celebrates the 10th anniversary of one of the most influential games of all time. The critically acclaimed blockbuster Grand Theft Auto III comes to mobile devices, bringing to life the dark and seedy underworld of Liberty City. With a massive and diverse open world, a wild cast of characters from every walk of life and the freedom to explore at will.

Riptide GP ($2.99)

Designed from the ground up to take full advantage of your NVIDIA® Tegra® powered phone or tablet, Riptide GP features super-realistic water physics, real-time reflections, and gorgeous high-detail vehicles and environments. You can take the console experience even further by playing the game with your Bluetooth or USB gamepad. (USB gamepads only supported on Android 3.1 or higher.)

Sprinkle ($1.49)

Ready, Aim, Squirt! Using the power of the NVIDIA® Tegra® processor to simulate some of the most realistic water physics seen on a handheld device yet, Sprinkle is a brain-teasing game that will have players straining to figure out each puzzle and obstacle.

Big Top THD (FREE)

Ever wanted to run away and join the circus? Well now you can! You get beautiful animation, vibrant characters and smooth frame rates on Tegra 2 powered devices, whilst owners of the powerful new Tegra 3 powered tablets and phones will see additional effects, such as real-time shadow generation and advanced per pixel lighting.

Zen Pinball THD (FREE)

Available for the first time on any mobile platform, Zen Pinball THD harnesses the power of Tegra’s GeForce® GPU and dual-core CPU to produce a hyper-realistic, graphically-rich pinball gaming experience. The game sets a new standard for realistic ball physics and graphical detail in pinball video games employing cutting-edge visuals, challenging tables, true-to-life ball and table physics and combines them with innovative features not found in any other pinball game.