For Christmas, the best games to enjoy on your new Android tablet

For Christmas, the best games to enjoy on your new Android tablet

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  • Whether you got the latest and greatest Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus or the Google Pixel Slate, as long as it’s not an iPad Air, iPad mini, or iPad Pro you’re in the right place to find the very best games going. We’ve tried to look far and wide, not just relying on the AAA titles you’ll be familiar with, while striking a balance to find the cream of the crop no matter who the developer is. On top of this, we’ve also tried to offer a diverse selection – or as diverse as it can be with only ten games. We’re kicking things off with a beauty: Alto’s Odyssey from veteran developers Noodlecake Studios, which has received pretty much universal acclaim (including from Apple and Bafta).

  • Once again, it’s that time of year! Christmas has here, and with it comes a plethora of gifts, both given and received, as we all get warm and cosy by the fire. For many, this will include unboxing one of the greatest Android tablets currently available. That’s great, because having a brand new Android tablet under the tree offers up a world of apps, games, media material, and possibilities. To help you get the most out of your new gadget, we’ve produced a list of the top 10 Android tablet games, some well-known and others not so much. They’re all fantastic games for players of various skill levels that should operate smoothly.

The game is an endless “sandboarder”, with the character scrolling past endless beautiful desert landscapes. The switch to the hotter climate is fitting, as Alto’s first game, Alto’s Adventure, was a snowboarder. The gameplay is incredibly smooth, while becoming quite challenging at later levels, and the visuals are just stunning. We can’t fault a thing. The hit game, now owned by Microsoft, has exploded all over the world, capturing the imagination of creative teens and adults alike. The possibilities are pretty much endless and that’s what makes Minecraft the game that it is. Sticking with the AAA titles for a moment, T3’s next recommendation into the best Android games hall of fame is a doozy: Final Fantasy VII, a well-done port of the now-legendary game series.

Another release from Noodlecake Studios (the first being Alto’s Odyssey), Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery – henceforth known as S&S – has earned equally as amazing reviews and we think the extremely nice visuals will pop on your new tablet. Clues as to what the S&S gameplay provides are in the name: you transverse new worlds accompanied by your faithful sword (for fighting) and sworcery (to solve mysteries). The combination of the two makes gameplay dynamic and interesting and we definitely didn’t get bored during this game. We haven’t featured that many 2D platformers on the list but that changes with Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition, an excellent high-intensity game that will suck you in with frustratingly different levels.

In VII, you are up against the Shinra Electric Power Company and, well, the rest is up to you. There’s fighting, excellent dialogue, and plenty of action to go around. It’s basically the same as the PC and console versions, except on your tablet. One thing to note: Final Fantasy VII takes up a lot of space and needs a lot of oomph, so make sure your tablet is capable. According to Square Enix, you’ll need 4GB free storage just to start with.

The design of the world, called Salt, is pleasingly old school, full of mystical creatures and infinite spaces to explore. You can jump from the walls, floor, ceiling, and pretty much anywhere to complete the mission. And the Trails of Fear edition adds three areas to explore, plus new bosses, powers, mechanics, music, and even a secret ending. A steal! Dandara is also available as part of Google’s Play Pass subscription.

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