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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.

  • james dye

    I like shadowgun... cause its awesome!

  • http://twitter.com/feisty_noodle VladimirV

    Shadowgun ...

  • miso_sori

    Riptide GP!

  • Cherrynoble

    The Dark Meadow of course!

  • Toddharr

    Shadowngun, sorry about that Dark Meadow!

  • Some Guy


  • Jordan Coleman

    Dark Meadow

  • MyNameIsLOS


  • silencer

    Dark Meadow looks pretty good, but I'm a fan of GTA3. An amazing game for its time, now mobile.

  • David

    Dark meadow is legit!!

  • MtnDroid

    Soulcraft... Sweet graphics. 

  • j cal

    Fruit Ninja HD. Simple, beautiful, fun.

  • Shane F

    Dark Meadow: The Pact

  • Sam X

    Shadowgun for sure.

  • GuidZilla

    Oddly enough, I really like Big Top because its something fun I can play with my son as well. 

  • Mauricio Nasser

    Shadowgun with a sixaxis :D best experience on android!!

  • rm_blogger


  • celestre


  • http://twitter.com/mexedavian Mexed Avian


  • smachalek

    Dark Meadow:  The Pact

  • Lindsey

    Def. Shadowgun

  • morrm1

    Shadowgun!! Best game ive played so far

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Do/614128545 Andrew Do

    shadowgun is overrated. I'm not saying its a bad game, its awesome, but I like Sprinkle! 

  • Brad Huddleston

    Dark Meadow: The Pact

  • Todd_fagan

    Shadowgun THD at this time.... Riptide is sweet but not my real cup of tea

  • Michael Suriel

    Shadowgun :D

  • http://twitter.com/homncruse Aaron Burke

    Dark Meadow!

  • pie36

    Galaxy on Fire 2

  • bowtiedueceJd

    Shadow gun:)

  • Matt Holmgren

    Pinball HD

  • fishingFreak

    hamiltons  great adventure

  • Richard

    Dungeon Defenders, 2nd wave!

  • Jjwhite1420


  • Fabricio Morato

    GTA III for me :D

  • Parker


  • Johnny

    I can't believe no one likes Princesspunt THD. I'll pick this over angry birds anytime!

  • leo s

    Shadow gun

  • ddominator

    Zen Pinball THD!

  • Jays2Kings

    I love Shadowgun, but I'm going with GTA III.

  • Drootz

    Zen pinball!!

  • Seth M

    Grand Theft Auto III fo sho

  • Joey Heck

    OMG, Shadowgun THD for sure!

  • Sean Juroviesky

    Demolition in is the best

  • Carl Hayter

    Riptide GP

  • http://twitter.com/noother84 Mike Toczek

    Dark Meadow

  • Psychlone

    The Dark Meadow!

  • http://twitter.com/Keithtsy Keith Tan

    Shadow Gun THD!

  • Daniel Wiggins

    shadowgun. :)

  • J McLaughlin


  • http://twitter.com/etavera35 Eloy Tavera

    Shadowgun THD

  • TomahawkFTL

    Samurai 2: Vengeance is probably the best game I've played on an android device. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stacy-Shaw/100000255574834 Stacy Shaw

    Dark Meadow

  • http://thekonietzkystrain.tumblr.com/ NeuroMan42

    The Dark Meadow... love me some horror.

  • Alexander Rojas

    I've never owned a tegra device sadly so I cant answer, I hope I win so I will in the future :)

  • Spencerbuchanan

    Def shadowgun

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexander-Drizzy-Rojas/100000186636833 Alexander Drizzy Rojas

    GTA3 easily wins, I mean it has everything. Graphics, gameplay, and best overall! Good luck to all!

  • Griffin Tran

    GTA III 

  • Josh

    Shine Runner, I love that game

  • Deven G

    Samurai II: Vengeance  such an awesome game.

  • David Lee

    Shadowgun THD

  • Davisam42

    Gonna have to go with...

  • Jim Nosrati

    dark meadow

  • IVILyric

    Zen Pinball THD

  • Deepu Mukundan

    Dark Meadow is my favorite!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1548184318 Chris D Mathews

    Dark meadow...first game I d/led to my tablet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1134552847 Josh Flinner


  • Robert Lamb


  • andrew__des_moines

    Dark Meadow: The Pact

  • cabbott9

    Dark Meadow for sure

  • Lars

    Shine Runner

  • Kurt

    The Dark Meadow is my favorite!

  • MJ

    The Dark Meadow rocks!

  • Brian c

    Dark Meadow oh yeah....

  • Mountainjoe1968

    The dark meadow

  • Kylepaddock

    I love shadowgun

  • Brandon Knapp

    Dark Meadow - it's a great example of the graphics power the Tegra has.

  • Wigsajumper


  • http://profiles.google.com/bumpysig Matthew Johnston


  • inthepit


  • JosephCabrera

    Dark Meadow

  • http://twitter.com/bkatsma bill


  • Jesus Guajardo

     Dark Meadow

  • Richard

    I actually love Guerilla Bob THD for the gameplay and graphics. Just never gets old.

  • Rob

    Definitely has to be Dark Meadow. It IS creepy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffreygclark Jeff Clark

    The Dark Meadow :)

  • Sean

    Just got my tablet, so no favourite yet.  Shadowgun sounds interesting though

  • ltredbeard

    Demolition Inc THD

  • Joel Hoornbeek

    Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave is the only one I have installed, so I'll have to go with that.

  • Bryson

    Zen Pinball THD

  • http://twitter.com/Gehim Rehan Ahmed

    I simply love ShadowGun with it's awesome graphics, Oh Yeah!

  • http://twitter.com/twitfordid Did


  • TwilitSky

    I want to play Dark Meadow. :O

  • Nikodemus21

    This is an awesome giveaway. My favorite is Siegecraft 

    • projayjay kim

      me 2, but i like Dark Medow better

  • Doan

    Dark Meadow

  • Llamarre09


  • Ronniegmunoz

    Dark Meadow: The Pact

  • David Johnson


  • osiris21a

    Dark Meadow.

  • Jeffrey Ju


  • zurcaled11

    Zen Pinball THD!! find myself playing it all the time!

  • http://twitter.com/BAGKAUS Kausick Bag


  • Carlton Brown

    Grand Theft Auto 3 FTW final answer 

  • projayjay kim

    Defininetly Dark medow

  • http://twitter.com/JasonSerrano2 Jason Serrano

    shadowgun since its the only one ive had a chance to play

  • Daniel Fuller


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002139192898 Solus Kane

    between shadowgun and seigecraft

  • John O’Connor

    GTA all the way!! but hell they have a lot of good games!  keep em coming!



  • Danny

    Hands down dark meadows

  • Cristina O

    ShadowGun! Hope I win=)

  • TenCashMan

    Shadowgun. It's the only one Ive played too.

  • zain43

    Siegecraft THD...the resolution texture and high polygon models have just consumed me completely :) However would love to play dark meadow on the asus beast :)

  • Dustin Arnold

    The Dark Meadow for me but deff gotta give props to ShadowGun.  There really needs to be more games like the both of them.  If that happened i'd prob stop playing on pc/xbox/ps3.

  • CaibreGreyblade

    Dark Meadow.

  • gathome

    Zen Pinball is fantastic!!!!!

  • Scariestgnome

    Dark Meadow: The Pact. Most awesome game ever!

  • AJ Sorenson


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=628187306 Chris Todd LeBel

    Grand theft auto iii port, hope for vice city

  • http://gplus.to/questioncom victor sanchez

    Shadow gun ftw

  • Delroy Dennie

    hello world!

  • Bailey Sandlin

    GTA 3...though shadow gun is close runner up 

  • http://twitter.com/mitoman5 Bryan

    I love Dark meadow!

  • bunnybash

    After just checking out Darkmeadow. It's now Darkmeadow!!

  • Adam Schay


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001272551741 Ogami Itto

    Samurai II: Vengeance

  • gallery69

    I love Shadowgun!

  • ckaria

     GTA III  hands down.

  • Gregory Becker

    Shadow Gun for me is my favorite.

  • ryan_mcfadden

    Shadowgun is my favorite!

  • Ben Page

    Dark Meadow: The Pact

  • Robert Walters

    Shadowgun by far

  • Juergen Mentor

    Riptide ... hands down

  • Elliotthj91


  • Benjybell

    Siegecraft THD

  • SamMonty

    MADFINGER's "SHADOWGUN" .. Just love to play this thing.

  • darus77

    no question. GTA III

  • Derek

    Shadow gun!

  • topaboss

    Grand Theft Auto III. It's well written, epic, fun.


    Grand Theft Auto III

  • Portartur2

    Guerilla Bob THD. Perfect for tablet or phone. Not too serious for finger play.

  • Michael Smith

    Shadow Gun is by far my favorite. It's graphics and hours of game play is what did it for me.

  • andddlay

    Another vote for Grand Theft Auto III. Spent many hours on it. Close second is dark meadow, but favorite so far is definitely GTA3.

  • http://jonathan.blackhallfamily.com/ Jonathan Blackhall

    GTA III definitely

  • Justin

    Shadow gun ...yes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208686933 Andrew Peat

    Grand Theft Auto III for sure.

  • Books44

    Dark Meadow is my game

  • King Mickey08

    Dark Meadow: The Pact

  • Rommy0515

    Shadowgun for sure!

  • Adam Hunny Bear

    It's tough to choose...but in the end, I still love Samurai II: Vengeance above all!

  • Jim R.