One of the reasons I love my Android tablet is because I can play games on it. Yes, iOS devices have more high-quality titles; and yes, they also usually get games before Android. But still, that’s not to take anything away from Android’s gaming prowess.
Eventually, I believe Android will surpass iOS in terms of gaming – both quantitatively and qualitatively. While we wait for that to happen, here are 4 games that you should look forward to playing on your Android device in the (very) near future.
ETA: May 2012
This one is pretty big. From the trailers we’ve been fed with and also reviews from our iDevices toting brethren, this is one monster of a game from Gameloft. For those who loved N.O.V.A. 2, this should naturally be on your gaming list, while for casual gamers, the game ought to be checked out at least for its graphical prowess if anything else.
ETA: June 2012
Bladeslinger was supposed to be released before the end of last year. But the developers decided to add more depth and length to the gameplay, so it’s release date has been pushed back by quite a bit. Bladeslinger is another game worth checking out for its amazing graphics once it’s released, and will initially be available for Tegra 3 devices only.
Mass Effect: Infiltrator
ETA: Within 3 months
This game is going to be a favourite for fans of the Mass Effect series since it naturally expands from there, and also for those who played Dead Space as it’s developed by the same studio. Like N.O.V.A 3, it released on iOS first. The iOS version reviews suggest the gameplay is short, but the graphics are nothing less than brilliant.
Max Payne Mobile
ETA: June 2012
The mobile version of the game was supposed to be released before Max Payne 3 was out for PC, but one delay after another has pushed back its release date. The iOS equivalent was out in April, so this is another case where Android has been getting second-class treatment from developers.