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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.

  • PS

    Shadowgun is by far my favorite

  • delesh

    Dark Meadow. For sure.

  • Ruben

    Favorite game: Riptide GP. Reminds me so much of Waverace for N64. Ahh good times..

  • digitalknk

    I would have to say SHADOWGUN THD!

  • Rwlahnum


  • annonymous


  • j3246a

    riptide gp

  • Michael

    SHADOWGUN ftw.

  • Agam720

    Grand Theft Auto 3

  • Jasonsyn

    Shadowgun is amazazing!

  • Rawr4dj

    My favorite game is Riptide GP

  • Mr D

    Seige Craft THD is pretty sick!

  • http://twitter.com/LuigiFranco Lewis Franck


  • http://twitter.com/LuigiFranco Lewis Franck

    Shadow Gun

  • jonathan mccoy

    Riptide GP FTW

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

    Dark Meadow: The Pact and those amazing graphics. I only play on my brother's gear so I'd love to own my own.

  • Ashish Raj

    My favorite Tegra Zone game has to be the SHADOWGUN... 1 reason: Graphics!!

  • Deltaechoe

    Shadow gun THD for sure, I get to shoot things and it actually looks good

  • Adrianr514

    Bang Bang Racing THD its addictive and caused me a couple of grey hairs

  • Bobby Schmidt

    Shadowgun THD

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aric-Braun/633639889 Aric Braun

    Dark Meadow: The Pact

  • Tib02

    The Dark Meadow looks awesome, I just hope I dont drop my tablet in fear!

  • http://twitter.com/douglaslin douglaslin


  • http://www.facebook.com/untcodegeek Phil Fernandez

    I like Shadowgun a lot!

  • http://www.WonhoPhoto.com/ Frank Lee


  • patrickmaher


  • TotallyGeeky

    Dark Meadow looks pretty sweet

  • Annduhroo

    My favorite game is Dark Meadow, coincidentally...

  • Tom Dinh

    I'm loving Shadowgun right now! :)

  • Tom Dinh

    I'm loving Shadowgun right now! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000271332629 Vikram Bhasin

    Gotta Love the classics Grand Theft Auto III is my favorite 

  • mattavellaweb

    Shadowgun is my favorite Tegra game.

  • TH

    Shawodgun is my favorite!

  • James Lee

    My favorite game from Tegra Zone would be definitely SHADOWGUN!!!!

  • Ryan O’Malley

    Riptide is the bombbbbbb!

  • Magestic12

    Don't have a Tegra so I've never played a game from the zone! :(

    Hope that doesn't disqualify me.

  • Matt Mckee

    dark meadow ftw

  • Zane Burton

    The Dark Meadow

  • Jason

    Riptide all the way guys!

  • Sean Livingston


  • http://profiles.google.com/zmstewart Zach Stewart

    Dark Meadow!

  • http://twitter.com/daynightman adam

    Fruit Ninja thd

  • Bruce Kim

    Dark Meadow is the bomb!!! Love that game~

  • NassT

    dark meadow.  or riptide.  i cant decide

  • http://www.facebook.com/sd4david David Haug

    pinball hd

  • BrungerM

    Dark Meadow for me!

  • Jeff B

    Shadowgun THD

  • Coty Ternes

    Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave

  • ajhall62

    I would want to play The Dark Meadow

  • Bruno

    Grand Theft Auto III

  • kminer1

    fruit ninja  Thank you for this great giveaway.

  • Dave Moore

    Sprinkle is my favorite Tegra game.

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

    I dont know what everyone is saying, but this guy wants Riptide GP!

  • jazzyjff

    shadowgun is great

  • Jarrett Kobs

    Elderscolls V: Skyrim

  • Ivan Fossa-Ferrari

    It's all about Shadowgun THD!

  • Cedric

    I love RipTide

  • http://twitter.com/LeaderoftheNew Jeff

    ShadowGun, most definitely.

  • Dustin Combs

    Riptide GP!

  • sgo00usa

    The Dark Meadow definitely is my favorite right now!

  • Brandon Gier

    Dark Meadow.

  • Ryan B

    The Dark Meadow

  • CPLegend

    Well that's easy...Dungeon Defenders 

  • https://twitter.com/Dryden13 Alan T.


  • Timad


  • Timad


  • Donhurickerby

    Riptide go!

  • http://twitter.com/M_Abramson Matthew Abramson

    Favorite Tegrazone game is Shadowgun!

  • Sean Collins

    Have to go with the ever-classic Shadowgun!

  • JCCP

    Bang Bang Racing THD

  • Tuck Ngun

    Princess Punt THD!

  • Molly

    The Dark Meadow

  • H.E. Sumpter

    Hands down, Shadowgun.

  • http://www.heydouchebagradio.com/ azbryan

    Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave #JudgeAtWill

  • Chris

    Great package of games. My favorite one is riptide. Hope I win!

  • Dwayne Acrey

    I love Shadowgun. Its very addictive. 

  • DaniJaan


  • imbakhle

    Shadowgun is probably my favorite

  • Cosmic Rick

    Gotta be Shadowgun.

  • Cosmic Rick

    Gotta be Shadowgun.

  • http://patmahoneyjr.com Patrick Mahoney

    Dark Meadow.  Because.

  • Mahowned

    Shadowgun is a really fun game

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kevin-L-Ready/100000097716605 Kevin L. Ready

    Riptide for sure. Hope i win this one 

  • Fairdreamer

    Fruit Ninja! 

  • Carlos

    Betraying my actual age, I still go gaga over games for kids, so mine would definitely be Jett Tailfin Racers THD! Count me in! :)

  • Probers1

    The dark meadow.

  • Bruce Shin

    Shadowgun!!! Rock n roll!

  • http://profiles.google.com/pquirk777 Paul Quirk

    Love these ASUS tablets and Dark Meadow is sweet too.

  • A Griffith

    Just like the article said, my favorite game is The Dark Meadow also. I'm a big fan of the Tegra Zone and would love to replace my Galaxy Tab 10 with a new Transformer 300 & Dock!

  • http://twitter.com/mechapathy shawn brandel

    Shadowgun. Rock.

  • Brent Hunter


  • Mike54321


  • Frechettes

    gta 3

  • Min Tak

    Mass Effect 3. The name explains it all.

  • Jephribeque

    It has got to be ShadowGun! Best FPS on Android.

  • John Chart

    Riptide would be my favorite one. It is so addictive!

  • John Swiker

    shadowgun for sure!

  • Felix


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Greg-Robinson/1190534338 Greg Robinson

    Shadowgun is my choice.

  • doubleksquared

    My favorite is Shadowgun.

  • Farmer1919

    The dark meadow

  • Kelvin Yeung

    My favorite Tegra zone game is DEFINITELY GTA III. No need for explanation, it's just awesome :).

  • sParkSnare

    favorite game definitely is SHADOWGUN

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Duncan/1611211991 Ryan Duncan

    Dark Meadow is beautiful and really showcases the power of the Tegra 3 chip. I played the game on a friend's tablet and that sealed the deal for me. I want one!

  • Matthew

    I would have to go with Shadowgun

  • Mwiz123

    MEMEME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My mom just bought one and i want to take it back so she can spend it on something else so she gets 2 presents instead on one

  • B Gale8780

    Dark Meadow for sure!

  • http://twitter.com/no_funeral Sensory Overload

    It's all about Shadowgun. 

  • aatifsumar

    Hope I win something!

  • Andrew Do

    Shadow guns because of the controls 

  • slyder0244

    Gotta be Shadowgun, great giveaway

  • http://twitter.com/nickd53 Nick D

    My favorite is Dungeon Defenders.  I really like the blend of action/RPG/tower defense.

  • Another581

    Mass Effect 3. Gives me a constant orgasm even when I just think of its name.


  • Colyne11

    Pinball THD it is. Because I like to bounce those hard balls and juggle them around for my personal pleasure. No homo intended

  • Kevinelee22

    No one's mentioning Galaxy on Fire 2? Am I the only one with a worthy jedi mind? really?

  • aj34

    ShadownGun is my fav

  • Saranghyun

     Hardwood Spades; I play that game every morning when I wake up...hardwood...huh...not a penis metaphor

  • Daniellelove3333

    Trainz Simulator THD- I like trains.

  • Christinec3c3

    Glowball THD really captured my eyes showing what Tegra 3 can do

  • Peterkenne

    The upcoming game Renaissance Blood will surely get me addicted again. But damn, how do I hide that giant tablet from my boss at work? that is the real question

  • Sohyunpark20

    Auralux. Makes me feel high

  • Mstofle

    Fruit Ninja. Slicing those juicy watermelons in halves...fruitgasm

  • West-art

    Dark Meadow no doubt

  • Scott

    Demolition!  Nothing like blowing up stuff - But there are so many good games in the Zone...

  • The Jeff

    Riptide GP is definitely my favorite THD game out there right now. The water effects are fantastic for a mobile game, and it reminds me of Wave Race 64 from the N64 days.

  • Jbullock12

    SoulCraft. Even though it states a June 2012 release, Renaissance Blood seems pretty nifty.

  • Johnmayfield44

    Princess Punt THD. Despite its name, it really looks like a fun side scrolling RPG.

  • Peterbbbbb

    ARMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you.

  • Ffkelsdmq

    Sprinkle Junior. I had a wet dream with it

  • Thetinguy

    the dark meadow for sure. 

  • Tymberlin

     I hate to admit it, but Bang Bang Racing appeals me the most even with that name

  • http://twitter.com/havens1515 Randroid

    I don't have a favorite Tegra Zone game yet, because I don't have a device with a Tegra yet! I would love to find out what my favorite Tegra Zone game is though ;-)

  • Kevin Ready

    Fruit ninja 

  • Dis McCarthy

    GTA3 is my favorite.

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

    Rip Tide GP, Rip Tide GP FTW!

  • http://www.facebook.com/italyguy Michael Oberhausen

    The Dark Meadow is my favorite!!!

  • Scott Morris

    Riptide, of course!

  • ewilliams1009

    ShadownGun is my fav

  • DCLansing

    Fruit ninja!

  • Daniel Smith

    Sprinkle always got the most mileage for me. 

  • Shawn

    Riptide GP hands down great graphics and when I start playing next thing I know 1 hour has passed which is a testament to the fun quotient of the game

  • John Powell

    The Dark Meadow blew me away, instant favorite.

  • http://reddit.com/r/swordsandsorcery christian damian

    all the tegra powered games look great but for me galaxy on fire 2 stands out the most.

    due to the game being set in space you get to see many vibrant colors that you normally don't see in other games with earthly environments. galaxy on fire 2 looks better than some of the console games i play on my 360. gof 2 is a prime example of what console games can be like on a mobile device.

  • shmuelp

    Fruit Ninja THD

  • Tech Guy

    The Dark Meadow. It is beautiful and freaky. It will mess with you.

  • buckingm

    Fruit Ninja THD

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamesk1516 James Kim

    My pick would be Dark Meadow...Excellent, excellent game.

  • CageU

    Definitely gotta be ShadowGun!!!

  • dannyc

    Dark meadows all the away

  • Thomasvanderhoof