Best Android Games for Tablets | SHIELD Blog

By William O’Neal – Wed, Jan 6, 2016

So you finally got that SHIELD tablet and now you’re jonesing big time to pack it full of the best games available. Sure, you could head over to the Google Play store but who wants to wade through all that chaff just to get to the wheat? Not us, and we’re pretty sure, not you. So we’ve put together an ever-growing list of the best Android games for the SHIELD tablet. And if there’s a game that you think we’re missing, head over to Twitter or Facebook and let us know.

Tales from the Borderlands (Free)

is a five-part episodic game series set in Gearbox Software’s award-winning Borderlands universe. Full of Borderlands’ trademark humor, this story takes place on the unforgiving world of Pandora after the events seen in Borderlands 2. You’ll play as two different characters, thrown together as unwilling partners in an adventure to recover cash they both think is theirs: Rhys, a Hyperion ‘suit’ with dreams of being the next Handsome Jack, and Fiona, a Pandoran con artist looking to score her biggest ever swindle. Thrown together as unwilling partners in an adventure to recover cash they both think is theirs, their journey will take you on a wild ride where gangsters, bandit lords, and Vault Hunters are just some of the obstacles you’ll encounter, in this new take on the award-winning universe created by Gearbox Software.

Limbo ($4.99)

Uncertain of his sister’s fate, a boy enters . A 2D sidescroller, the player guides an unnamed boy through dangerous environments and traps as he searches for his sister.

Need for Speed No Limits (Free)

Race for dominance in the first white-knuckle edition of made just for mobile – from the developer that brought you Real Racing 3. Build your dream ride with an unbelievable range of cars and customizations. Launch yourself between chaos and control as you hit the loud pedal and roll into underground car culture. Win races, up your rep, then kick into more races, more customizations, and more cars. Make your choices and never look back.

Minecraft: Story Mode ($0.10)

is like a playable television show based on your favorite game, where YOU are the star, and your choices and actions decide how the story is told. You are Jesse, and you and your friends are thrown into an awe-inspiring adventure to save the world. While visiting EnderCon, your gang stumbles on something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and your only hope is to track down the “Order of the Stone”, a fabled group of adventurers who slew the legendary Ender Dragon. But where are they? In a race against time, you will travel across the over-world, through the Nether, to The End, and beyond.

This War of Mine ($14.49)

In you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle. The pace of This War of Mine is imposed by the day and night cycle. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout: crafting, trading and taking care of your survivors. At night, take one of your civilians on a mission to scavenge through a set of unique locations for items that will help you stay alive. Make life-and-death decisions driven by your conscience. Try to protect everybody from your shelter or sacrifice some of them for longer-term survival. During war, there are no good or bad decisions; there is only survival. The sooner you realize that, the better.

Star Wars: Uprising (Free)

is the first Star Wars RPG set between Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Join millions of players worldwide in a brand new fight against the Empire! Engage in massive Sector Battles to dictate the expansion of in-game content, create your own powerful character and crew, and play real-time co-op with friends.

Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft (Free)

Pick up your cards and throw down the gauntlet! In , you play the hero in a fast-paced, whimsical card game of cunning strategy. In minutes, you’ll be unleashing powerful cards to sling spells, summon minions, and seize control of an ever-shifting battlefield. Whether it’s your first card game or you’re an experienced pro, the depth and charm of Hearthstone will draw you in.

The Wolf Among Us (Free)

is a five-episode adventure noir series (Episodes 2-5 can be purchased in-app) based on the award-winning FABLES comic books (DC Comics/Vertigo) by Bill Willingham. This series is a violent, hard-boiled thriller where the characters and creatures of myth, lore and legend are real, and exist in our world. As Bigby Wolf – THE Big Bad Wolf – you will discover that a brutal, bloody murder is just a taste of things to come in a game where your every decision can have enormous consequences.

Machinarium ($4.99)

is award-winning independent adventure game developed by the makers of Samorost and Botanicula. A little robot who’s been thrown out to the scrap yard behind the city must return and confront the Black Cap Brotherhood and save his robot-girlfriend. The world of Machinarium is populated only by robots of various forms and functions. One of the most interesting places in this world is the old, rusty and legendary city of Machinarium where the game takes place. You will have to get rid of wicked robots from the Black Cap Brotherhood and save the head of the city and also your robot-girl friend.

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath ($2.99)

Prepare to immerse yourself in 20+ hours of action-adventure in . In the dusty, undeveloped wastelands of Western Mudos, cantankerous townsfolk find their settlements besieged by belligerent outlaws. Along comes Stranger, a drifter turned bounty hunter, with a unique double-barreled critter-firing crossbow.x

Fallout Shelter (Free)

Build the perfect vault and create a brighter future…underground! Select from a variety of modern-day rooms to turn an excavation beneath 2,000 feet of bedrock into the very picture of Vault Life. In you’ll oversee a thriving community, get to know your Dwellers and lead them to happiness. As their leader you’ll find them jobs and watch them flourish, provide them with outfits, weapons, and training to improve their abilities. A well-run Vault requires a variety of Dwellers with a mix of skills so you’ll want to build a Radio Room to attract new Dwellers. You can even send Dwellers above ground to explore the blasted surface left behind and seek adventure, handy survival loot, or an untimely death. What are you waiting for? Get started building your Vault today for free. There’s even a promo right now for owners of the SHIELD tablet K1!