What are the best tablet games?

Tablets are great for gaming and the added screen real estate means you have more space to enjoy your games. If you haven't tried them yet, here are some of the best games for tablets that you can check out today.

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    #1Limbo

    Limbo

    Limbo is an adventure game developed and published by Playdead. It's available on various platforms including Android, iOS smartphones and tablets. It centers around the adventures of a boy who entered limbo to find out what happened to his sister.

    Games

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Linux

    $4.99

    Juan Antonio Ortega
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "Seems like a decent response to what people are looking for. Just there though since they don't mention how good this game is for the table or why it should be gotten."
  2. 15

    #2Hearthstone

    Hearthstone

    Hearthstone is a card battle game based on the popular Warcraft series and is available for different platforms like Android and iOS smartphones and tablets as well as Mac and Windows. It is available to download and play for free.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Kindle Fire

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Arjun Jayaraman
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "If you are looking for a new and different tablet game then you need to check this out. Although this is a 'warcraft' card name, no special skills are needed. You can play and even chat with your friends too. A variety of card sets means you're never doing the same thing."
  3. 11

    #3Shadowrun Returns

    Shadowrun Returns

    Shadowrun Returns is a turn-based tactical role-playing game set in a cyberpunk-fantasy world, where the player takes on the role of a shadowrunner that has to survive day-by-day alone. It's available for smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

    Games

    Mac, Windows, Android

    Free

    Gerald Nelson
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "Oh how far you have come Shadowrun. I dig me some rpg's and cyberpunk is a fun setting. It has Dwarves and some tech based magic. Crazy idea but they pull it off. I havent played many top down tactical games. This one has a bit of a learning curve but once you got it down you can enjoy it. Well rendered environments, that has a great atmosphere. Plenty of classes and races to pick from. Its a hard game but its a fun game. It can pull you in for hours."

DID YOU KNOW?

The first capacitive touch screen came during the mid-1960s? Initial designs on the touch sensor was not a transparent surface. In 1974, the first transparent surface came, developed by Sam Hurst and Elographics. Since then various advancements came with touch screen technology. HP introduced the HP-150, a home computer with a touch screen using infrared detection in 1983. Palm helped push touch screen technology forward with its Pilot series of PDAs in 1996. In 2002, Microsoft debuted the Windows XP Tablet edition to the market. Apple helped legitimize touch screen technology for consumer use with its iPhone. The first-ever iPhone released back in June 2007. It began a technological shift to touch input devices from then on.

Touch screen technology on smartphones today is quite sophisticated. They feature near-zero latency touch and pressure sensitivity and response. Another thing that Apple helped push was the popularity of tablets. When it released the iPad in March 2012, it was unlike anything that anyone has experienced before. The lines between smartphones and tablets these days are getting blurred. Smartphone screen sizes are getting ever so bigger with almost no bezels. If you wanted something to enjoy media, tablets still offer great value. There are plenty of tablet games and app available to check out. The best tablet apps take advantage of the added screen size to let users do more. As cost goes lower, the same thing is happening to laptops. The best touchscreen laptops offer new inputs options for improved productivity. We can only hope that PC monitors and TVs follow soon.

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    #4Badland

    Badland

    Badland is an award-winning adventure platforming game offered by Frogmind. It is available for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Explore its world all while solving and surviving puzzles, obstacles, and traps along the way.

    Games

    iOS, PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac, Android

    Free

    Brenda Williams
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "While this is a good game that they offer for free or for purchase ad free for 5 dollars, the free version shows to many ads. They graphics are really good and it is a fun game to play. I understand the need for the ads but maybe they should limit the number you are forced to watch."
  2. 7

    #5The Room

    The Room

    The Room is a puzzle game where you're tasked with escaping from "the room". It features realistic graphics and supports one-handed gameplay. It is offered by Fireproof Games and is available on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    $0.99

    Jenny Gao
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "I'm pretty sick of shooting games and the room has been exactly the game I needed. It's a puzzle game where you have to escape and it's hard and full of cool details and I actually spent an embarrassing amount of time on it. Do not start it in the grocery check out line or you'll be me spending way too long sitting in the parking lot with your mouth hanging open."
  3. 6

    #6Minecraft

    Minecraft

    Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4

    $26.95

    Diana Wheeler
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "I've never understood this game, and it's attraction. But now that there's a tablet version, I can get my kid off my computer and let him play on the tablet! It's nice to have my computer back and not have to be constantly arguing over who gets to use it next. So great solution for a one computer family that has other gadgets around."
  4. 3

    #7Oceanhorn

    Oceanhorn

    Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is an action adventure RPG where players explore dungeons, fight monsters and find new equipment that makes them stronger and allows them to advance further in their adventures.

    Games

    Windows, iOS, Android

    Free

    Samantha Little
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "This game is specifically for PC, so this would not be a game you could run on your tablet. However, if you have a touchscreen PC, you may be able to play it easier. In general, this game is pretty interesting and is definitely worth checking out!"
  5. 1

    #8Vainglory

    Vainglory

    VainGlory is a mobile MOBA developed by Super Evil Megacorp and is currently available for both Apple and Android. This PvP game has fast-paced, 20-min matches with intuitive precision controls.

    Games

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Betty Pearson
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "My boyfriend recommended this game to me and I quite enjoy it. The graphics are quite good and the best part of the game is working together with real other people and strategizing on how to win the battles. There are other thirty characters to choose from and many different games to try. It's fun!"

Summary

Best What are the best tablet games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1LimboGames 19 Paid
2HearthstoneGames 15 Free
3Shadowrun ReturnsGames 11 Free
4BadlandGames 11 Free
5The RoomGames 7 Paid
6MinecraftGames 6 Paid
7OceanhornGames 3 Free
8VaingloryGames 1 Free
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