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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.

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  • Chefboyarbear

    Zen pinball!

  • Scottyb112

    SHADOWGUN is pretty Badasssss!   ;)

  • http://wyldtek.com/ wyldtek

    Fruit Ninja THD

  • abdi

    Samurai II: Vengeance THD

  • Dark69Slayer

    Shadow Gun is my fav :)

  • LewisSD

    Shadow Gun!

  • jdomann

    Fruit Ninja THD.  It's simple and addicting :>

  • Jaysteezy74

    What a great package to giveaway....you guys rock! My personal favorite game is Riptide GP! The graphics are stunning.....I recently switched to a phone with an OMAP chip....big mistake....your processors are light years ahead of the competition. I need a Tegra 3 device so badly! Please pick me!

  • Dan Dippel

    Really hoping I can win this, I'm a huge fan of dark meadow, Have been since it was announced.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tony-Reyes/100000625176263 Tony Reyes

    I saw a trailer for Dark Meadows and have been dying to play since. Need a tegra to play!

  • Kyle

    Shadowgun THD!!

  • masterxchief

    Shadowgun THD!!!

  • Zcolton


  • Kyle

    Shadow Gun has amazing graphics! Would love to be able to play it on my own tablet.

  • VinMessina


  • jcorf


  • http://www.facebook.com/hien34 Hien Nguyen


  • David Willden

    I don't have a Tegra Zone compatible device, but I played ShadowGun on my friend's Tablet and OMG that game is so awesome.  I could not put it down, he had to rip the tablet out of my hands.  Such an addicting a sweet game.

  • Richardtomaguilar

    Dark medow!!! Too legit

  • Randy Rowles

    My favorite game is the Dark Meadow.

  • scott braunworth

    And the survey says.... RipTide GP!   Cool game. I really hope I'm lucky for once ;)

  • http://twitter.com/RamMarpaka Ram Marpaka

    ShawdowGun is a great one!It has amazing graphics

  • David Hagy

    I like almost all there games but my favorite is Shadowgun. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • ninjaskillage


  • Ryan de Rozario

     Dark Meadow: The Pact. It's so creepy

  • Cenarl


  • iSlackerz

    Samurai II: Vengeance THD

  • ApocalypseX99

    Pinball HD

  • ApocalypseX99

    Pinball HD

  • twinkies25

    Although it is a bit difficult my favorite game is Shadowgun THD =] 

  • twinkies25

    Although it is a bit difficult my favorite game is Shadowgun THD =] 

  • tikkitakkitorri

    Shadowgun... also the game Demolition Inc. has been pretty fun to play on the tab

  • Maff Mace

    how annoying that you put the following right at the bottom of the article!!
    "Sorry guys, this giveaway is available for US residents only."

  • KRS_Won


  • Nanarockie

    Angelica Shelton

    Dark Meadow

  • Lewis Boucher

    ShadowGun THD by far is my favorite TZone game, RipTide next

  • Kurt Novack

    the dark meadow. just because.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrik-Carlsson/1181990918 Patrik Carlsson

    Samurai II: Vengeance THD! Nothing like a little slashing with close up bloodspatter on the screen!

  • Chris W

    Pinball well cause thats all a student can justify spending money on but its great. Now come on I will be crossing my fingers hoping that I win this.

  • Cristo Maso

    RipTide GP

  • Rigo Ortiz


  • Ryan Bledsoe

     The Dark Meadow! Awesome game.

  • Al Phillips


  • Joe Pelar

    Samurai II: Vengeance all the way!!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001511187529 Satoru Mastershima

    I want to win :) because the Tegra 3 is awesome and I think their core architecture is awesome a 4 + 1 core layout seems just too awesome. pick me!

  • spydie

    my favorite tegra zone game is Shadow Gun HD

  • http://www.facebook.com/DaemonAmbrosine David Bomar


  • madfos

    Fruit Ninja THD

  • Kaleb Segal

    The Dark Meadow, because it has a feel to it that is reminiscent to Amnesia, which was a brilliant game. Then there's the fact that it has stunning visuals, and all of that is possible on a portable device. Damn brilliant.

  • ncobs

    Shadowgun THD

  • SlipperieSlope

    If I attempt to choose or explain my favorite Tegra Zone game my head would explode! But I have to pick ShadowGun HD. Amazing graphics for a mobile device..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1078891019 Carl Case

    I like pinball hd

  • Zsolt Karda

    Dark Meadow: The Pact

  • Slighter

    Zen Pinball thd

  • http://nicolejeanette.me/ Nicole Jeanette

    I don't have a Tegra Zone compatible device, but I've played Fruit Ninja THD on a friend's tablet and it looks awesome and runs great! I'm also interested in playing Pinball HD.

  • Aaron Nieves


  • epicmike

    Shadowgun is awesome! !!

  • Mewbourn ronnie


  • M2410

    Shadowgun THD is my current fav

  • Justin Quang

    I would say Fruit Ninja THD.
    Even though FN THD may be considered as a "kiddie" game by some, while there are a lot of "real" games like Shadowgun, Dark Meadow, etc. with really good graphics and all, I still find it entertaining, and possibly addictive. I just keep playing and playing because of the obsession to beat my own high score, or the one my cousin got, that I can do better, cut no bombs and more combos.
    Also, FN THD is one of the few games/apps that have a tablet-optimized version instead of the blow-out-phone-version on a tablet. For instance, there's the multiplayer mode that I really like because playing games with someone else is more fun than playing alone. I think that's the point of gaming: fun and entertaining.

    And, by the way, my birthday is on next week.
    Hopefully and luckily, I'll win because this is the kind of birthday gift that I've always wished for instead of clothes/shoes, gift cards, remote control helicopters/cars, a bottle of alcohol, etc., basically all the stuff that I either can get on my own or I don't want to own.

  • Jeff


  • Jason K.

    shadowgun is the way to go

  • Jeffrey Matthews

    I'd have to say SHADOWGUN. Awesome graphics, and awesome gameplay.

  • Mr R


  • http://profiles.google.com/gustavo.mourao Gustavo Mourão

    RipTide GP... the funny thing is that I never liked this kind of game before, but in the tablet is a lot of fun

  • James D’Angelo

    The Dark Meadow!

  • BikerBob1789

    Dark Meadow.

  • Jaymoon

    Shadowgun.  Just because it's the only Tegra game I've played! (Hopefully that changes by the end of this contest...)

  • thewafflehouse


  • rgomesf

    Shadowgun is good!

  • Champlification

    The Dark Medows

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1662240792 Brett Haney

    Shine Runner! Something just so fun about a little down home smugglin'.

  • Patrick

    The Dark Meadow FTW!

  • Holderofcadius

    What a great package to giveaway....you guys rock! My personal favorite game is 
    Dark Meadow: The Pact...   The graphics are stunning... 

  • ScottB

    Shadowgun is an awesome game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/casey.a.kline Casey Kline

    Fruit Ninja THD

  • Carlos Paixao

    Shadowngun, of course!

  • Spencerar

    Shadowgun THD...but I really want to try Dark Meadow.  :-)

  • user311

    Demolition, because blowing stuff up rocks.

  • v_coriander

    Shadowgun THD !!!

  • McLean Riley

    Demolition Inc. THD!! FTW!

  • Stefany Baez

    Hands down Shadowgun! 

  • Paul Hopkins

    I think I've gotta go with Shadowgun.

  • Jajones82

    The Dark Meadow rules!

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

    RipTide GP 
    RipTide GP Goooooo!

  • Jeff718

    Riptide gp!

  • Aussiep1e

    Riptide gp

  • Rubejb

    Love Shadowgun THD!

  • Ardiac

    Shadowgun is pretty cool

  • Dan

    Dark Meadow!!

  • Brian Getchel

    My favorite is Galaxy on Fire 2

  • Chad Cesaro

    Dark Meadow

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003130508619 Benn Weber

    Riptide FTW

  • will

    riptide gp

  • Haus

    The Dark Meadow!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ktkintner Kevin Kintner


  • Matt

    Shadowgun all the way

  • Matthew Snyder

    I love Shadowgun!  Awesome game!!  Thanks AP for making this possible!

  • zires


  • Blaise Clarke

    I really love Shadowgun right now!

  • http://www.facebook.com/isaac.mann83 Isaac Mann

    Definitely Riptide!

  • Eldorath

    Lotta good games on Tegrazone, but I still have to say Galaxy on Fire 2 is my fav :)

  • whirl2012

    Eh. ShadowGun THD is my fav.

  • http://twitter.com/Aaron_Sobczak Aaron

    Fruit Ninja! :D

  • Kevin Ready

    has to be shadowgun

  • montgoss

    I'm going with Sprinkle THD

  • Steven Dzikowski

    Dark Meadow!

  • http://twitter.com/Vertigo1 Matt Stiger

    I am currently addicted to Sprinkle THD,  but Fruit Ninja is up there as well.

  • Terry Poulin

    If it counts: Hamilitons Great Adventure: THD, because I'm hoping it'll be a Tegra game with a story.
    Otherwise: Glowball because that is some slick graphics for a mobile device!

  • Tom Dwenger

    Shadowgun by far

  • casillas94

    It would definitely have to be Dungeon Defenders! Woop woop!

  • Brian Galambos

    Zen Pinball is pretty slick

  • Ojas Padekar

    Has to be Riptide GP!

  • Nic

    Dark Meadow for sure!

  • epps720

    Definitely Shadowgun!!

  • Jon Helsel

    I do find myself liking that shadowgun game

  • http://profiles.google.com/datedinator Teddy McCormick

    Dungeon Defenders. It's fantastic. Especially now that my girlfriend has a tablet too and we can play together.

  • Luke Miller

    RipTide GP!

  • Mark Owens

    Dark Meadow!

  • wildkarrde21

    Loving Shadowgun, very impressed with controls for a mobile game.

  • http://twitter.com/strifejester Justin Ellenbecker

    Dark Meadow: The Pact

  • Keyz Karanza

    Dark Meadow

  • Bill Georgen

    SoulCraft THD so far for me is my favorite, can't wait to see how it grows.

  • The Josh Winkler

    Big Top THD, because I'm basically just a big kid anyway :)

  • Matthew Robertson

    I really like Shadowgun!

  • Ankhwatcher

    I'm really liking Demolition Inc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/saramon123 Jeremy Lowry

    I like Demolition Inc, fantastic game play... Hope to win, it would mean a lot :)

  • Eric

    Riptide GP, reminds me of Wave Race 64

  • nul7


  • Jin


  • Lucas Rafferty

    Haven't played the higher end tablet games yet, but the Dark Medow makes me want to! Of course, winning this tf300 will make that actually viable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andries.menko Andries Menko

    I'm down with Shadowgun. I'm always bringing it up to show off to my friends and colleagues :)

  • Brian Cowan

    Fruit Ninja! Why? Why Not?

  • Nicholas Vettese

    I don't want to seem so cliche, but Shadowgun is the game for me.  Can't wait to get a Tegra3, so I can check out more games and see what the processor can do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tom.Calisti Tom Calisti

    sprinkle! I want it ! :)

  • ChumbleSpuzz

    Shadowgun. Unoriginal, but true

  • Travis Taskey

    soulcraft THD....Tegra 3 would be nice to play some better games!!!!

  • Dennis

    fruit ninja thd. my kids like it toode

  • Big_dawg311

    ShadowGun. Love the giveaways.

  • http://twitter.com/YariCavi Ricardo Carrillo

    ShadowGun THD

  • Charles

    My favorite is still riptide gp

  • http://twitter.com/Teck64 Martin Vasquez

    ShadowGun !

  • Jade Williams

    My favorite TegraZone game is 
    Zen Pinball THD

  • mblood524

    Riptide! Also..my birthday is the week after the drawing. I'm just saying..this would be an amazing early present!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kokoross Kory C. Ross

    Fruit Ninja, All day, Every Day!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1357187118 Christian Faral

    Ripdtide GP would be amazing

  • BlackT5

    GTA 3

  • some dude 123

    Fruit Ninja is definitely my favorite Tegra Zone game, the Tegra version is so much smoother.

  • Lance

    Shadowgun! But I would love a Tegra 3 device to try Dark Meadow