We’ve covered the productivity apps you can use to slam work tasks on your iPad or Android tablet. Now it’s time to kick back, relax…and slam some opponents. These 9 apps may cost between $0.99 and $6.99 but they’re still less than the $9.99 price of downloaded PlayStation Vita games. And while you’re losing physical buttons, these titles — think: Infinity Blade and Dead Space – move gameplay along just as snappily with their innovative touch interfaces. Get playing.
Careen through the city streets of the Bahamas, L.A. and Tokyo with the best car-racing app available on any tablet. You can choose from more than 40 true-to-life car makers, including Ducati, Ferrari or Lamborghini. Don’t forget to pick up those nitro boosters. “Asphalt 6” is as slick, intuitive and addicting as any virtual racing game. After you’ve mastered the controls, you can invite up to five other players to join in.
Platform: Android, iPad, Kindle Fire