Tablet computers have opened up the market for more graphically intense apps, many of which are video games. From the new iPad to BlackBerry’s Playbook or the Motorola Xoom, there are a lot of pixels simply waiting to display brilliant colors that will amaze your eye. If you’re ready to be wowed, consider these apps that take full advantage of your tablet’s capabilities.
Comixology is available on its website and for smartphones, but it really shines as a tablet app, especially when those tablets use the same aspect ratio as an actual comic book. The full-screen makes it a pleasure to read about your favorite superheroes, and while we’re sure that the die-hard fans will still buy hard copies, you no longer have to. There are no pages to bend here. Comixology is one of the default apps on the Kindle Fire, but users on the new iPad can upgrade to HD comics on the retina display.
Mass Effect Infiltrator
The mobile game for Mass Effect is loosely related to the ongoing plot of the console games and is only available for iOS. Owners if the new iPad play this high-resolution game as Cerberus agent Randall Ezno, who has decided he has enough of his employer experimenting on aliens. As a rogue agent, he vows to take the company down and you use the tap controls of the iPad to navigate through the fight and participate in fast-paced fights. As a bonus, points you earn in Infiltrator can be added to your Mass Effect 3 score!
Infinity Blade II
Another game that has been designed for the retina display on the iPad 3 is Infinity Blade II, which has received high marks from many video game websites. In this game, your character must discover the secret of the Infinity Blade. The design features a 3D world that includes many themed locations, which change as you move throughout it. As your discover mystical objects on your journey, you can forge them into objects and weapons, which you can then use in the three styles of combat. With almost five stars, it’s safe to say that users love Infinity Blade II.
Youtube is not just the de facto desktop video website, it’s also one of the must-have apps for tablets and smartphones alike. In fact, many devices already include this app by default. Of course, there’s plenty of SD videos, and even those of lower qualities; however, those shot in stunning HD will look great on the high-resolution tablets of 2012. It’s one of hundreds of BlackBerry apps that you can use on WiFi even during a BlackBerry outage, and it’s also available for Apple and Android devices, so you can watch your favorite videos or discover new ones no matter where you are or what you’re using. Cat videos? Yes, please!