So you've got your Nexus 7 in hand. Perhaps you convinced your significant other (or yourself) that this portable tech powerhouse would be great for your productivity, keep you organized and even read and check emails when you're on that cruise. But we know you have a dark little secret...you got it for the games! Yes, the Nexus 7 Tablet is one AWESOME gaming device. Packed with its Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad core plus one processor and 12 core GeForce GPU your little 7 inch pal is capable of some amazingly fluid graphics, realistic sound effects and music and eye popping action.
Now there are a lot of great games out there and we'll be regularly reviewing and spotlighting many of the best each week here at Nexus7Forum.com but we thought we'd start things off today with some terrific games that are specifically optimized for the Tegra 3 processor and some for the Nexus 7 itself. Starting off with the brand new movie franchise officially sanctioned 'The Amazing Spider-Man' that you can see below, we've collected 5 of the best Nexus 7 Optimized games and included gameplay video of each. We know you can come up with some excuse to get some alone time with these over the weekend. You can thank us on Monday.The Amazing Spider-Man
In this brand new 3rd person web slinging game you play our favorite spidey as you swing your web and explore New York City. With gorgeous graphics of the entire Manhattan skyline that have been specifically optimized by Gameloft to run beautifully smooth on your Nexus 7 Tablet. Dead Trigger
We've mentioned Dead Trigger before and this is the newest and latest game to be optimized for the Tegra 3. You're one of the sole survivors of a zombie apocalypse and it's up to you to fight the hordes of undead and save mankind. Dead Trigger features enhanced effects for Tegra 3 devices like the Nexus 7 like awesome water effects and increased blood and gore. The company has just announced they are adding a bunch of new weapons to the game and souping up the graphics to make it even prettier...and nastier.Riptide GP
Riptide GP is one of my all-time favorite games. First off it's a blast to play...with you racing your jet ski against others in solo or team competition. The graphics and action were already good before but now they've added extra detail and special effects for Tegra 3 tablets that make the game simply amazing to look at as well as play. If you're a fan of water sports or racing games you get the best of both worlds in Riptide GP.Dark Meadow
Dark Meadow is the game of the bunch that will appeal to those craving a bit of horror and mystery. It's an action game as well but most of the fun is you exploring the abandoned and haunted mental institution and uncovering the mysteries of what went on there. The atmospheric graphics in this game are terrific with beautiful and haunting lighting effects throughout and movie-caliber music that pushes you through the story. It's so advanced it actually only runs on Tegra 3 devices like your Nexus 7.ShadowGun
Last but certainly not least no Tegra 3 Nexus 7 game roundup would be complete without the one that started them all...ShadowGun. ShadowGun was the first game that I know of released with a special edition exclusively for Tegra 3 devices. Featuring added textures, more detail, added effects and gorgeous lighting...this action packed shooter is still the benchmark that all other Android shooters are measured against. The game is a blast...but it's worth the download just to see what your Nexus 7 is capable of to impress your friends.
These are just the tip of the iceberg folks. There's TONS more great Nexus 7 games out there. We'll be spotlighting them pretty frequently here on the forum but let us know which are your favorites in the comments so we can put them on the top of the Queue!