While many are content to play 8-bit games like Flappy Bird, others prefer to take full advantage of their HD-display Android smartphones and tablets with some blindingly awesome graphics. We've picked five of the best games with graphics that are so realistic they’ll knock your socks off.
Real Racing 3
Real Racing 3 has been criticized for the significant number of in-app purchases required to progress through it, but the fact remains that the game is one of the most graphically impressive on Android. Unfortunately, this is reflected by the app’s hefty size, weighing in at over 1 GB from the outset. But it wins our hearts right back again with its awesome offline mode.
The second version of the hugely popular HD zombie-slaying game for Android requires high-performance hardware, but when you play it on a HD display, it offers a graphics experience like no other. Even if you aren’t a fan of point and shoot games (or guns in general), it’s worth trying it out just to admire the visuals. When installing, take heed of the game's 465 megabytes, and be aware of the fact that you can only play when connected to the internet.
This HD fantasy game, which is also a paid Android app, has graphics that will take your breath away. Wild Blood mixes elements from the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table with an action game. Don't place too much hope in the narrative, however; what matters most here is the dazzling imagery. This game, developed using the Unreal Engine, is really one of the best games for showcasing what Android is capable of in terms of visuals.
Despite its stupid name, Walking War Robots provides the best blend of graphics and gameplay in the mech genre on Android. It lets you leap into the online arena within the confines of a digital war robot and get to blowing up adversarial machinery with glee.
Functioning as a 6 vs 6 team game, the goal is to eradicate the other mechs or hold more flags at the close of play. The only real downside to the game at the minute is the lack of maps; after a few hours of play, three maps simply doesn't provide enough variety.
FPSs on tablets might never compare to those on a PC or console, but Modern Combat 5 has a fair crack at coming close. The controls are highly customizable, so you can get it playing the way you prefer, and there are loads of options and modes elsewhere to explore, too, including an extensive online multiplayer mode.
The story mode is far from inspiring, especially when compared to some of its immersive console counterparts, but looking at the graphics, there's no way we could miss this one off our list.