NVIDIA has been serving up Android-based hardware for years now, but the SHIELD Android TV Box lets you play games and access the broader Android TV ecosystem from one device. And just as you would expect from NVIDIA, the SHIELD is no slouch when it comes to gaming performance and selection. What you might not know is how great the selection of games you can play on SHIELD is. Here are some of the best.
One of the titles you won’t want to miss is Portal, the instant classic in which you must deal with GLaDOS to teleport your way out of each level. NVIDIA, along with Valve, brought it to the Android platform just for SHIELD owners. You get a faithful and impressive experience of Portal’s unique physics, all on the affordable SHIELD.
If you like spot-on physics and true-to-life visuals, you’ll want to get your hands on War Thunder, an air combat game set in World War II. Not just another entry in the genre, War Thunder is a massively multiplayer online take that will really keep you hooked. Only SHIELD devices can handle the highly-demanding graphics on Android.
Of course, can you really talk about classic games without mentioning DOOM? On SHIELD, you can play DOOM 3: BFG Edition, which gives you the experience you know and love but with the graphical polish you would expect in a modern game. Of course, if you really want the nostalgia factor, DOOM 3 comes with DOOM and DOOM II in all their original glory as well.
For those of you with a more modern taste, there’s still a lot to love on SHIELD. How about Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the third entry in the beloved series? You get all of the elements of the Borderlands experience, but with even more playable characters (even Claptrap!), environments, and all the witty humor you can handle.
If you prefer your first-person shooters to be a bit more serious but no less fantastical, then you’ll want to check out Half-Life 2: Episode Two. This SHIELD Android TV exclusive extends the dystopian alt-history that you may already know and love from the original Half-Life 2. You will really appreciate the game’s detailed world on your TV screen, thanks to SHIELD’s Tegra X1 processor.
Sick of shooting people? Then slice them up! At least, that’s one of the things you’ll find yourself doing in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. A truly unique and graphically intense part of the Metal Gear series, this game is a highly-polished “hack and slash” experience. Of course, only on SHIELD can you pull off this kind of gameplay without a hitch.