First wave of Xbox games for Windows 8 unveiled

First wave of Xbox games for Windows 8 unveiled

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Today, Xbox is unveiling the first wave of games that will be available starting on October 26th on Windows 8. 29 of these games are from Microsoft Studios - some of which are exclusive to Windows 8. Xbox is also announcing support from Rovio, Miniclip, Gameloft, ZeptoLab, Glu Mobile, Halfbrick Studios who are also bringing Xbox games to Windows 8 in this first wave. Ongoing new releases will of course be available through the holiday and beyond.


Xbox games will be super easy to discover through the Games app that comes with Windows 8 and available through the Windows Store. Xbox games for Windows 8 will have Xbox Achievements as well as the ability to take advantage of certain Xbox features such as leaderboards, multiplayer modes, and connecting with friends.

So here’s the list of games!

  1. 4 Elements II Special Edition
  2. A World of Keflings
  3. Adera: Episode 1
  4. Adera: Episode 2
  5. Adera: Episode 3
  6. Angry Birds
  7. Angry Birds Space
  8. Big Buck Hunter Pro
  9. BlazBlue Calamity Trigger
  10. Collateral Damage
  11. Crash Course GO
  12. Cut the Rope
  13. Disney Fairies
  14. Dragon's Lair
  15. Field & Stream Fishing
  16. Fruit Ninja
  17. Gravity Guy
  18. Gunstringer: Dead Man Running
  19. Hydro Thunder Hurricane
  20. IloMilo
  21. iStunt 2
  22. Jetpack Joyride
  23. Kinectimals Unleashed
  24. Microsoft Mahjong
  25. Microsoft Minesweeper
  26. Microsoft Solitaire Collection
  27. Monster Island
  28. PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX
  29. Pinball FX 2
  30. Reckless Racing Ultimate
  31. Rocket Riot 3D
  32. Shark Dash
  33. Shuffle Party
  34. Skulls of the Shogun
  35. Taptiles
  36. Team Crossword
  37. The Harvest HD
  38. Toy Soldiers Cold War
  39. Wordament
  40. Zombies!!!

For more information on Xbox games for Windows 8, click here.

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  • Oniros
    0 Posts

    Hopefully? The purchases made on the current GFWL store better carry on to Windows 8, having to buy BlazBlue again for $35 would be a complete rip-off.

  • Games out of the list I have bought and HOPEFULLY you give it to us for free or a discount for HD/3D versions just by having marketplace analyze our bought apps history:

    Angry Birds

    Fruit Ninja

    Hydro Thunder Hurricane


    Kinectimals Unleashed

    Microsoft Mahjong

    Microsoft Minesweeper

    Microsoft Solitaire Collection

    PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX

    Rocket Riot 3D

    Shuffle Party

    The Harvest HD

    Toy Soldiers Cold War



  • 1) I hope us Windows Phone 7 phone owners/supporters, get access to the same games we bought on WP7 also on Windows 8 and WP8! And for "HD" versions, I hope we get a 50% discount or something close to it! It would be unfair if we have to buy the same game we bought on WP7, again for WP8 and Windows 8.

    2) PCs can take the beating produced by Xbox360/Ps3 3D Graphics, so I hope to see big non mobile games like other users have commented. How about Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST, Halo Wars, Halo Anniversary Edition and Halo Reach?

  • Is there a reason that I cannot download a single game from the Xbox Games hub in the Release Preview, not even Solitaire. I live in Serbia, does that make any difference? If not, then can someone tell me possible reasons for my troubles?

  • cris178
    5 Posts

    I was expecting more hardcore PC games. At the very least Halo Wars. sigh. Seems like Windows Phone all over again.

  • Dranka
    0 Posts

    Wordament! Win!

  • decoy
    4 Posts

    I'm guessing "Windows 8" also means 'Windows RT' too.

    MS should contact Infinite Blade creators and have this game at launch also.

  • Rocket Riot 3D?  Tell me more...