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Last Updated: June 6th, 2012

Can you believe that it's already been a year since NVIDIA launched the Tegra Zone - the go-to place to find Tegra-optimized games? Neither can I. Since its release, we've seen numerous new devices hit the market with Tegra Zone support, including a handful of devices with the monstrous Tegra 3 superchip. Not only that, but we've seen even more Tegra Zone games show up, and watched them get more and more console-like along the way.

For example, let's take a look at one of my favorite Tegra Zone games: The Dark Meadow. This surreal horror-fest really shows what the Tegra 3 superchip is capable of with its ultra-detailed environments, fluid gameplay, and realistic-looking hellish creatures from the abyss. Don't take my word for it, though, have a looksee for yourself:

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If you have a Tegra 3 device and haven't played The Dark Meadow, you're missing out. Conveniently, there's a widget just below this text so you can install it now. Helpful, I know.

Player's Choice Awards

QRCodeforVotingTo celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Tegra Zone, NVIDIA is holding the first "Player's Choice Awards" where, until May 31,  you can vote for your favorite TZ games in three categories: Best Graphics, Best Gameplay, and Best Overall. The top-voted games for each category will be announced at this year's E3 conference on June 6th, at which point the developer's will be recognized for all their hard work. You can vote from your computer, but if you're in the mood to do the voting from your mobile, scan the QR to the left and it'll take you there.

The devs aren't the only ones who can score big here, either; in fact, you're entered to win a Tegra Zone Gamepack just for voting (There will be seven winners, also announced at E3). What's a Tegra Zone Gamepack, you ask? This:

  • ASUS Transformer Pad 300 series with keyboard dock
  • Logitech gamepad
  • Jawbone Jambox

Need a remind as to what the Transformer Pad 300 has to offer? No problem.


  • 10.1" 1280x800 350-nit IPS display
  • 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 4-plus-1 processor
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • 32GB Storage, miroSD card slot
  • microHDMI
  • 7.1" x 10.4" x 0.39" (HxWxD), 1.39 lbs
  • Android 4.0.3

Running latest Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the ASUS Transformer Pad is a value packed tablet that with multi-color style, and productivity with expandability when connected to the mobile dock. With a 1.2MP front and 8MP rear auto-focus camera with large F/2.2 aperture and exclusive office software, staying connected and productive has never been easier.

Pretty enticing, no? You let 'em know what your favorite games are and get a chance to win a TZ Gamepack? Can't really beat that.

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The contest is now over. Here is our winner, selected at random:
  • Anthony Gutierrez (Dapbmonkey)

Congratulations - you will be contacted for your information in the near future!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

Update: Here's Anthony's photo of the goodies:


Oh, so one chance to win a Tegra Zone Gamepack isn't enough for you, huh? Don't worry, we get it. Thus, we're also giving away a Tegra Zone Gamepack.

How to Enter

Sorry guys, this giveaway is available for US residents only.

To enter, all you need to do is drop a comment down below telling us what your favorite Tegra Zone game is. No need to explain why (unless you just want to), only which one you love. Needless to say, you won't win if the game you mention isn't actually in the Tegra Zone, so make your selection carefully.

The giveaway begins now and will run until next Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 11:59 PM PT. After that, we'll randomly choose our winner and notify them.

Good luck!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. 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-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Chenjeru

     The Dark Meadow

  • Justin Leo

    My favorite is the shooting action..... ShadowGun! It is bad ass!

  • Gary in San Jose

    My favorite so far is Shadowgun.  If only I had a new tablet to try more of these games...

  • Andy Jones

    Riptide GP would be my favorite! Best graphic game!

  • PudgyPanda


  • Jose Hadathy

    Samurai 2: Vengeance is awesome!!! my favorite, the manga graphics are unique and the game is really fun

  • z1blackie

    Earlier this year I was diagnosed with both "Fruit Finger" and "Ninja Nerves".

    My doctor recommended Hardwood Spades.  It's much more relaxing.  It could be little better though....you know...if you could...


    Sorry.  Relapse.

  • Cory Burke

    Samurai II: Vengeance is without a doubt my favorite Tegra Zone game so far. Loved the sound effects, the music, and the epic slicing and dicing of enemies with my katana blade. Cheers!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=723310190 Sam Soto

    RipTide GP is one o the one I want to play. I wish Santa came earlier this year :(

  • http://twitter.com/kithanas Kithanas

    Riptide GP

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=735388874 Angie Montes

    The Dark Meadow is definitely one of the best games out for Android right now.

  • Shad Tamber

    Shadowgun is the best game ever! Love it, Live it, leave it!

  • Kevin Ready

    slicing stuff with fruit ninja

  • Kevin Ready

    slicing stuff with fruit ninja

  • Mike Shelton

    Riptide GP! I love the visual effects of this game

  • Dima Aryeh

    Dark Meadow, really. It's console quality gaming, on a tablet! For sure love the perks that come with Tegra, even if the Tegra 2 wasn't a great SoC. Tegra 3 would be amazing though!

  • LittleBiscuit

    Sprinkle is my fav

  • Alex

    SHADOW GUN because it is awesome :D 

  • Elpuchungo

    Sprinkle is fun

  • http://twitter.com/jfarmer73 Jason Farmer

    Riptide GP.

  • Dylan Wiese

    shadowgun thd. everyone that has seen me play this game is awestruck.

  • http://twitter.com/jdnorthwest JD Northwest

    Dark Meadow for the amazing graphics and game play.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=723310190 Sam Soto

    RipTide GP, no contest about it!

  • Nina Janke

    Zen Pinball

  • William Straton

    New Sonic Episode 2! Love it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=45607646 Wade Arenberg

    Awesome giveaway and I really appreciate the opportunity to win one of these and please the wife since she would have a tablet to play her games with :) (me too of course). My favorite Tegra Zone game is Arma II: Firing Range THD of course I only get to play it on other peoples tablets :)
    I would love to play Dark Meadow: The Pact if I had my own tablet.

  • http://twitter.com/scabbard1 Dennis Moore

    I actually like Demolition incorporated.

  • Chris Smith

    Riptide GP! O the graphics!

  • sirkingmagneto

    I'm gonna say Dark Meadow. I know it was already highlighted in the article but it's ambitious and effective. More games like this please.

  • Mayajigua

    One of my favorites es Arma II so thanks for the chance guys hope I win this table than I love it and I need it so bad for school

  • http://twitter.com/keithketover Keith Ketover

    Fruit Ninja is a fav for me!

  • scott braunworth

    AWESOME!!!    Riptide GP is cool, But ShadowGun has sick Graphics which gets my vote!! Thanks Android police for the giveaway, as well as Asus & Nvidia. one of us will be very happy!

  • eric clover

    da,mn, too late...

  • Howie 3535

    Riptide GP for me

  • http://www.downbeattech.com Jon Bauerle

    RipTide GP!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=80202342 Chris Hall

    Definately Dark Meadow. I've only been able to play it on a friend's tablet, but damn it's nice.

  • Nsk1621

    Fruit Ninja THD

  • mastermind26

    Ok. I want to win. Had a chance to play on the transformer prime yesterday. Dark Meadow was a beautiful game. Stunning colors and super smooth game play.



  • Bswanndroid

    Fruit Ninja THD is my favorite .

  • Derik Taylor

    I would say one of my favorites would simply be Shadowgun, without a doubt!

  • st3chn0

    Fruit ninja thd.... Just awesome