There are plenty of sports games available on the Google Play Store, whether your preference is for realism, or hyper violent futuristic versions of Rugby that are more about maiming your opponents than scoring points. Here are five of the best for your Xperia Tablet S, with some reasons why you should buy them as soon as you’ve got your hands on the tablet.
Violent in all the right ways, Speedball 2 is a classic of the Amiga era reinvented for touch screen devices. A mix of Ice Hockey, American Football, and a street brawl, Speedball 2 tasks you with leading a team of thugs and hooligans to the Speedball Championship. Fast paced, full of crunching tackles, extra point bumpers, explosive power ups, and tactical cripplings, Speedball 2 is a grim glimpse into our sporting future, and a brilliant video gaming experience.
A rip-roaring, adrenaline pumping slide down a mountain with little more than an inch of plywood strapped to your feet, Crazy Snowboarder Pro is as close to the real thing as you can get without actually getting frostbite. With outfits and boards to unlock, and rewards for playing often, this is one game where going off piste just isn’t an option. Insane grabs, flips, and spins are all par for the course, and you won’t be able to help but smile as you leap off another ramp into snowy oblivion.
Virtual Table Tennis 3D
A faithful recreation of the age old sport of ping pong, Virtual Table Tennis 3D is simple in its execution, with floating paddles and a green table with crisp white lines. You control the action with flicks of a finger, controlling your paddle by sliding a digit around. This is a surprisingly addictive, tactical sports sim, with plenty of opponents to try and conquer, and three difficulty settings to master as you work your way up to become the greatest virtual table tennis player of all time.
A cartoon representation of the noble art of boxing, Super KO Boxing 2 owes more to the likes of Super Punchout than it does the real sport, but that doesn’t stop it from being an entertaining, engaging way to smack people repeatedly in the face. Full of spectacular characters and quick paced pugilistic action, with touch and tilt gameplay, or on-screen buttons if you prefer that sort of thing, you’ll be crowned the king of the ring in no time at all.
There’s a surprisingly deep golf game hidden away in the 3D cartoon graphics of this sporting gem, and plenty for fans of the green and the fairway to get their teeth into. There are clubs to select, winds to consider, and slopes to rectify for, as well as different golfers, club sets, and balls to unlock. Don’t let the twee anime exterior baffle you, this is one of the best mobile golf games going.