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We've talked a lot about games designed specifically for Tegra2 tablets lately - but none quite like HISTORY Great Battles Medieval by Slitherine. In this strategy-action-RPG sponsored by the History Channel, you are the General of the English or French forces during the Hundred Years War, controlling up to 20 squads under your command. You can completely customize your army, selecting their armor, fighting styles, weapons - the whole shebang. The more you fight, the more you level up, and the better your skillset becomes. Have a look at this teaser video to get a taste of what this game is all about:

The English campaign is set up for novice users to get a better understanding of gameplay, while the French campaign is much, much more difficult. As the English General, you will fight under several historic figures, such as the Black Prince and Henry V. As the French General, you will fight for Joan of Arc and the King.

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Great Battles Medieval offers single player mode, multiplayer mode, and "skirmish" mode, which is setup as a practice mode to help you prep for multiplayer battle. If you really want to get an idea how deep this game really goes, have a look at this page over at the Slitherine website - it's incredibly detailed.

It will set you back $6.99, but for a game this in-depth, something tells me that you will get more than your money's worth out of it. Hit the widget below for download.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • blah

    Everything seems to be working fine on the Atrix. It would be a lot more fun on a tablet, but plays good on the Atrix none the less.

  • Mark

    This is sad...how games are no longer just exclusive to one mobile platform but to a processor. What's next? Games exclusive to batteries??

    I hope this game can work on regular 1Ghz phones as well.

    • http://androidized.com Lucian Armasu

      If you watched the Honeycomb event,you woul've seen that the developers of this game said the game fully utilizes the 2 cores, and even so it's not possible to use more than a few hundred troops.

      This game is very advanced, and there aren't any other dual core chips on the market right now, so yeah it works only on Tegra 2 for now, but I'm sure they'll make it available for other dual core chips, too once the OMAP 4, dual core Snapdragons and Exynos are on the market.

      • SunT

        How about games only for Xperia Play... There are also tooo powerfull for galaxy s?

        Nvidia start it... They are paying developers for making exlusive games... Thay are sh... in my eyes.

        Who care NV, when AMD are so amazing, everywhere... I hope they will made new amazing platform for Android.... They made mistake selling Adreno to Qualcomm.

  • Gogol

    Indeed this is sad ... more fragmentation :(

    I don't own Tegra 2 device, but I don't think my Nexus S is not capable of playing this game.

    • Eric

      The nexus S is probably too weak for this game. However, devices like the upcoming Sensation and SGS2 (and other devices running the same hardware) are not going to be too weak for it, and still won't be able to play. Thats what sucks.

  • AndroidLuvR3R1

    Just got it and already in love. G2X

  • DRod

    So are tablets like the HTC Flyer out of luck, despite running 1.5ghz? This is an honest question as I was looking forward to enjoying that device and doing some casual gaming on the side (running onlive)

  • Jacky

    I think it's stupidity on the game developer. Judging from the lack of updates, I don't think this game is doing so good on the android market.

    It's simple marketing really. People don't care too much if the game aren't running as smooth as it is supposed to be as long as it works (examples: Dungeon Defenders lags like crap in iPhone 3GS, but it plays, and makes people happy). What portion of the population in the world is using an android phone anyway? Let alone Tegra 2 supported. Oh, and guess what, Nvdia is not the only company trying to flex their arms, look at Sony and the Xperia series. Do these game companies get a share when people buy Tegra 2 phones? Not unless they buy the game. Nvdia has this evil scheme of trying to monopolize android graphics market, but it's even more sad game companies fall for it.

    It's just so sad as a gamer to see great games like this to not work on very decent devices such as SGS, SGSII, etc. If Dungeon Defender can work on device as crappy as Optimus T, I don't see why this game can't be made to work on non-Tegra 2 supported devices. And will people buy Tegra 2 devices because it has very limited amount of great games like this is very questionable. I definitely won't be one of those people.

    • Luís Alves

      What portion of the population is using an android?...lol