5 Best Android Tablet Games of 2011

Worth mentioning are the gaming apps offered by many Android developers, which make tablets your handy gaming consoles. The Android App Market has an extensive collection of games you can choose from but the top five best games of 2011 are as follows:

1. Angry Birds

The most popular and downloadable game in the history of Android is the Angry Birds. In this game, the birds are angry because green pigs have stolen their eggs. Thus, they seek revenge by destroying the hiding pigs through sling shots. Imagination-wise, Angry Birds is the most educational tablet game because it has turned the world of boring physics into a very much addictive and amazing game. The bonus point is that you can get this game for free in the Android marketplace.

2. Honeycomb Ping Pong

Loved table tennis during high school? You would not need a physical platform to play this game now, because Ping Pong has already reached the screens of Android tablets. The Honeycomb Ping Pong is actually an improved version of the classic game played with two rackets and a ball bouncing in between. This game is available in four different modes, namely, single play, two players, Wi-Fi Play and lastly, Online Play.

In the Single Play mode, you play against your tablet. It comes with four difficulty levels, from easy to medium to hard and up to expert. The Two Players mode, on the other hand, allows you to play with a second human player on the same tablet. The third mode, the Wi-Fi Play, uses a Wi-Fi function to play against another tablet in your wireless zone. The last mode, the Online Play, allows you to play against other players around the world if you can’t find someone to play within your wireless zone. This game is downloadable in the App Market for only $0.99.

3. Backbreaker THD

Want to join the football team but just can’t pass the try-outs? Well, worry no more because no one can stop you from playing this game right in your own tablet. The Backbreaker THD is a game developed by NaturalMotion, allowing you to enjoy a virtual nerve-wrecking and bone-crunching football game. Credit is given to the game’s incredible animation, tantalizing HD visuals, and eye-catching simulation technology. This tablet game costs a little blow in your pockets though. You need to shed off $4.99 to download it but definitely, it’s worth the price.

4. Need for Speed: Shift

Your favorite Android racing game is finally available in your tablet. Check out your gears well because the game’s enhanced screen space makes your turning and swerving a definite joy. This game, developed by Electronic Arts, is also available in other gaming platforms.

5. X Construction Lite

Ever dreamt of becoming a construction engineer someday? You can now construct whatever you wish in your Android tablet. The X Construction Lite is a simple yet fun and addictive game moving up in the gaming ladder today. In its first week of release, it garnered 250,000 downloads. No wonder this game is considered as one of the best.

There are still more tablet games available in the Android App Market and it’s just a click or tap away to discover if they can measure up to the prowess of the games above. What is best for others may not be best for you,but the list above is tried and tested by the majority. You don’t have to conform but before having second thoughts, try the games first. You might just be surprised.

Top Ten PC Games In The World

What elements push a game beyond mere goodness and into greatness? To this author, PC games are best when they deliver a transcendent gaming experience that is possible only with the aid of a personal computer: They don’t simulate board or card games, reproduce real-world sports, or try to approximate movies. They are an art form unto themselves. To be considered, a game must have achieved most of its prominence on a PC platform. (This explains why Tetris, for example, didn’t make the cut: It was clearly the Nintendo Game Boy’s killer app). I defined a “PC” as any consumer computer that has a keyboard the user can program with arbitrary code–not just a PC of the IBM variety. If you’re into PC games, check out “15 Reasons PC Gaming Beats All,” too. And if you want to stay current with the latest games, tune into PC World’s ace gaming blog, Game On! Without further ado, here is the Top Tens List for the Greatest PC Games in the world…

#10: Homefront

The 10th ranking game in our top tens list, Homefront, is a first-person shooter video game developed by now defunct “Kaos Studios” and published by THQ, in which players play as members of a resistance movement fighting against a near-future Korean military occupation of the United States.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PS 3 Genre: First-person shooter Mode(s): Single-player, Multi-player Ratings: BBFC = 15, ESRB = M

#9: Fable III

At number 9 in our top tens list is, Fable III, the Third video game in Fable series of ‘action role-playing games (RPG) developed by Liohead Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360. It focuses on the player’s struggle to overthrow the King of Alboin by forming alliances and building support for revolution.

Series: Fable Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 Genre: Action RPG, sandbox, file simulation Mode(s): Single-player, Cooperative Ratings: ACB = MA15+, BBFC = 12+, ESRB = M, PEGI = 16+

#8: F.E.A.R. 3

The 8th ranking game in our top tens list is F.E.A.R. 3, a first person-shooter developed by Dan 1 Studios for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the OnLive cloud gaming service as a sequel to the game F.E.A.R: Project Origin and the third installment of the F.E.A.R series. It includes features such as “co-op, an evolved cover system, and more scares”. In the game, the players control either Point Man or Paxton Fettel, the protagonist and antagonist, from the first game, F.E.A.R. and the control system is the same as the previous two games.

Series: F.E.A.R Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PS 3 Genre: First-person shooter, horror Mode(s): Single-player, Multi-player Ratings: ACB = MA15+, BBFC = 18, ESRB = M, PEGI = 18

#7: Dragon Age II

Ranking at number 7 in our top tens list is Dragon Age II, a role playing video game developed by Bioware’s Edmonton Studios, and published by Electronic Arts. It is the second major game in BioWare’s “Dragon Age” franchise. It is set in the same mythical world introduced in Dragon Age: Origins, the player assumes the role of Hawke, a human mage, warrior, or rogue who arrives in the city of Kirkwall as a lowly refugee but becomes its legendary champion over a turbulent decade of political and social conflict.

Series: Dragon Age Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PS 3, Mac OS X Genre: Role-playing Mode(s): Single-player Ratings: ESRB = M, PEGI = 18

#6: Dead Space 2

The 6th ranking game in our top tens list is Dead Space 2, a survival horror third-person shooter video game developed by Visceral Games and published by Electronic Arts. It is the sequel to “Dead Space”. Unlike its predecessor, Dead Space 2 has a multi-player mode.

Series: Dead Space Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PS 3 Genre: Third-person shooter, Survival horror Mode(s): Single-player, Multi-player Ratings: ACB = MA15+, BBFC = 18, ESRB = M, PEGI = 18

#5: Terraria

Ranking 5th in our top tens list is Terraria, an action-adventure/RPG indie game released by independent game studio “Re-Logic”. The game features exploration, crafting, building structures and combat with a variety of creatures. The game’s slogan is “Shut Up and Dig Gaiden”.

Platforms: Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 Genre: Indie side scroller action adventure/RPG Mode(s): Single-player, Multi-player Ratings: ESRB = E10+, PEGI = 12

#4: Portal 2

The 4th ranking game in our top tens list is Portal 2, a first-person puzzle-platform video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. It is the sequel to the 2007 video game ‘Portal’. Like Portal, Portal 2 primarily comprises a series of puzzle that must be solved by teleporting the player’s character and simple objects using the “portal gun”, a device that can create inter-spatial portals between two flat panes. The game’s unique physics allow momentum to be retained through these portals and requires the creative use of portals to maneuver through the game’s challenges.

Series: Portal Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PS 3, Mac OS X Genre: Puzzle-platform game Mode(s): Single-player, Co-operative Ratings: ESRB = E10+, PEGI = 12

#3: The Sims 3

The 3rd ranking game in our top tens list is The Sims 3, a strategic life simulation computer game developed by The Sims Studio and published by Electronic Arts. It is the sequel to the best-selling computer game, ‘The Sims 2’.

Series: The Sims Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, webOS, Android, Symbian^3, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, N-Gage, Xbox 360, PS 3 Genre: Life Simulation, Social simulation Mode(s): Single-player Ratings: ACB = M, ESRB = T, PEGI = 12

#2: Counter Strike Source

Counter Strike Source ranks 2nd in our top tens list. It is a first-person shooting video game developed by Valve Corporation. It is a complete remake of “Counter-Strike” using the “Source” game engine. As in the original, Counter Strike: Source pits a team of counter-terrorists against a team of terrorists in a series of rounds. Each round is won either by completing an objective (such as detonating a bomb or rescuing hostages) or by eliminating all members of the opposing team.

Series: Counter Strike Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X Genre: First-person shooter Mode(s): Multi-player Ratings: ESRB = M, PEGI = 16+

#1: Assassin’s Creed: Brother Hood

Finally…the best of our top tens list of video games is Assassin’s Creed: Brother Hood; a historical third-person, stealth action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft. It is the third major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series and the second chapter in the ‘Ezio Trilogy’. The game is a direct sequel to Assassin’s Creed II, with Ezio Auditore da Firenze and Desmond Miles returning as the main protagonists.

Series: Assassin’s Creed Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PS 3, Mac OS X Genre: Third-person action-adventure, Sandbox Mode(s): Single-player, Multi-player Ratings: ACB = MA15+, BBFC = 15, ESRB = M, PEGI = 18

Android Application Development – Advantages

The open source nature of Android makes it easy for application development firms to conveniently move with their process. Whatever they need with the operating system can be done by the Android Application Development firms if they possess the right software development tools. However, this is not common to other smart phone platforms. Android platform is known to offer better freedom as compared to iphone platform and this is due to the fact that Google is highly confident that offering such a sort of freedom to the developers will lead to introduction of several innovative apps. Most of the developers are making use of classic open source Linux OS.

When software or an operating system is open source, it means all its source code is transparent in such a way that any developer can modify it and can see its working. For instance, developers installing Linux on their system can change any of its files that have some form of control in the way of working of the OS. Even the feel and look of these OSs can be changed by anyone and they can also modify the files for using the system resources for developing a new application. Google has provided all the developers with an open source software development kit for mobiles with Android Operating System. With this kit, the development firms can develop any application for Android and can test the same with simulator before actually loading them onto a droid phone. These developers are highly impressed by the fact that they can take benefit of every system resource on Android phone with highest possible level of efficiency.

With the popularity gained by Android phones, many new Android Application Development firms are popping up and many people are purchasing droid phones because of its capacity for game changing apps and intuitive design. The development firms are introducing a wide range of applications to meet different needs of the Android users. They are introducing applications under different categories like finance, health & fitness, utility, travel & local apps, lifestyle, etc.

For smart phone users, who are looking for a distinctive presence in the world of open source, an application that is both scalable and robust is needed and there are good firms specialized in offering good applications for android platform. Get the help of reliable development firm and make your Android as a device with a wide range of applications loaded.