The very best games for tablets

Triple Town

Triple Town

82%

Triple Town is a cute puzzle game that you’ll find deceptively challenging and hugely enjoyable. The concept is simple: place bushes and trees on a grid of squares and for every three matching items your world will evolve. Three grass patches makes a bush; three bushes mates a tree; and three trees makes a house. But watch out because you’ll also...

Plague Inc. – You are the plague

Plague Inc. – You are the plague

78%

Presumably at some point you’ve wanted to kill everyone in the world? Luckily for you Plague Inc. gives you exactly that power without all the inevitable awkward issues that would otherwise arise. You control a number of pathogens from bacteria and fungus to bio-diseases and nano-weapons and through genetic manipulation infect the world before sparking...

Radiant Defense

Radiant Defense

88%

Radiant Defense is a free tower defense game that you can make even better with a handful of premium upgrades. For free you get an addictive tower defense game with cool graphics, fun gameplay, and a surprisingly awesome soundtrack, particularly with earphones. For less than one currency unit (£/$) you can buy a handful of extra towers ‘n’ powers...

PAC CHOMP

PAC CHOMP

72%

Well, its definitely good to see Namco releasing anything let alone a new title. Think of this as a cross between Bejewelled and Pac-man. The controls are nicely optimised for tablet – the objective is to slide Pac-man style ghosts to make a row of the same colour. I was anticipating getting bored within the first few minutes, but inevitably ended up...

World of Goo

World of Goo

90%

Precisely what you would hope for from a ported game. I don’t know if you ever played World of Goo on the PC – but it was great fun. Think of Lemmings except with goo. Pretty picture huh? Well, you’ll definitely be pleasantly surprised. For a long time I expected this to be released as a flash game for PC, or at least for someone to try...

2 Player Reactor

2 Player Reactor

70%

Not the most sophisticated of games, but it is very rare to find any 2 player games where a screen is shared. On a phone this might be a bit of a squeeze, yet the extra surface area available on a tablet accommodates this. This game tests your reaction speed by pitting two players against each other in a serious of ‘brain-training’ like...