Quad-core optimized games that you can play right now

Quad-core optimized games that you can play right now
So, you finally got your hands on that elusive Asus Transformer Prime with its lovely quad-core Tegra 3 SoC, and now you want to take advantage of all of its computing and graphical prowess. If you've already tried doing so, we guess you have found out how difficult it is to discover those apps that are actually capable of using the immense power of NVIDIA's new chip. Of course, that is to be expected, having in mind that the Transformer Prime is still the only quad-core/Tegra 3 device on the market. When more phones/tablets with four cores start to come out, developers will also follow and look into producing such content, but until then the harsh reality is that we're left with only a handful of titles to enjoy.

Most of the games that you'll see in the gallery below are also available for other devices, however, as you'll notice, the graphics of their Tegra 3-optimized versions are much prettier than what you'll observe with a standard dual-core phone/tablet. So, while we're all waiting for the new quad-core-powered games to come out, why don't you take that future-proof Transformer Prime of yours and enjoy the titles below right now!



Note: In case you know of some other Tegra 3-optimized game, please let us know in the comments below and we'll add it to the post!

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9 Comments

1. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

so, it means buying galaxy s3 for only 4 games. I will stick with my s2 which can play everything.

5. davidvvassallo

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

the s3 will still be able to play all the other games,by using only 2 cores, but these particular games can support up to 4 cores at the same time.

7. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

actually what's wrong with s2 it can do anything. why you want another version if you can do anything with a cheaper phone.

8. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

but will your S2 be able to play these games? not.. you can be stupid, but don't be this stupid..

9. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I know this may sound like a shocker: people don't just want the SIII because it's going to have a quad-core processor (although it is still not fully confirmed that it will have a quad-core processor and not a dual-core A15 one). There are other reasons to want the SIII such as the 4.7-4.8 inch HD screen, 12 MP camera, etc. And also these games were for the Tegra 3 processor, just like last year when the Tegra 2 came out and nVidia released games for that. Once other quad-core devices are released, you will start to see more games coming out that will say "quad-core optimized".

2. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

HTC One X, here I come!

3. bobbyd

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

"we guess you have found out how difficult it is to discover those apps that are actually capable of using the immense power of NVIDIA's new chip." Not really =) just go to tegrazone.com

4. deacz

Posts: 162; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Splashtop THD? hello?

6. JDCohen722

Posts: 39; Member since: May 18, 2011

Their are plenty more apps officially optimized for Tegra 3 available! ALSO PLEASE MENTION SHINE RUNNER ISNT FULLY OPTIMIZED FOR Tegra 3, it just has a few nice special effects but nothing like Riptide GP's enhancements for Tegra 3.... Also Add the following: (Please find out the actual improvement for Tegra 3 on Tegra Zone) Big Top THD (Tegra 3 version) If you look on Tegra Zone the Tegra 3 version has better lighting effects, shadowing... SiegeCraft THD (Tegra 3 Version) More avatars on screen at once, better shadowing and water effects etc. Sprinkle (Tegra 3 version) Slightly better improvements, not too noteworthy SoulCraft (Tegra 3 Version) Project Renaissance THD (June 2012) AMAZING PC LOOKING GAME! Bladeslinger (Tegra 3 Version) ALSO AMAZING LOOKING but no release date Dark Meadow (Tegra 3 Version) (Q1 2012) And the rest such as: Golden Arrow THD Sonic 4 Epsiode 2 Tegra 3 Dark Kingdoms THD Hamiltons Great Adventure Tegra 3 Eve to Greeen Don't have official release dates

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