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April 14, 2014

The 10 best-rated Windows Phone 8 games right now

The Windows Phone Store is packed with fun and entertainment. Grab your Lumia, navigate to the store, explore and enjoy.

Some of the content within the Windows Phone store are enjoyed so much that they’ve received tens of thousands of reviews. Here are the ten best-rated Windows Phone games of the moment.


Texas Holdem Poker

Card games have been enjoyed for generations, so it’s unsurprising they’ve made their way onto our smartphone and tablet screens.

In particular, Texas Holdem Poker is still the best-rated game in the Windows Phone store, with an average score of five-out-of-five stars.

Much like real-world poker, this game pits you against other real players from around the world and also includes a live chat feature.

Play your best hand to win money, the game and to top the leaderboard.

Texas Holdem Poker is as real as it gets, as an unknown reviewer shares in his or her five-star review:

“I might as well be in Vegas”



Asphalt 8: Airborne

The description of the app says it all, really:

“The best arcade racing game series reaches a new turning point! Perform dynamic, high-speed aerial stunts in an intense driving experience powered by a brand-new physics engine!”

And if you want the word of somebody who’s actually played the game, here’s Alex’s five-star review:

“Best Game ever its so addicting…thanks!! By so far the best game on windows phone!!”



Piano Tiles – Don’t Tap The White Tile

As the title of the game hints to, at no point should you tap on any white tiles.

Pick a genre of music, then the song, and you play the tune using only the black tiles that appear on the screen.

It’s harder than it sounds, because every time you hit a right note all the tiles shift down the screen a position.

It’s simple and rather addictive, and happy customer Patricks says:

“It’s a fun way to entertain yourself”. That it is.



Major Mayhem WP

As a modern-day action hero, Major Mayhem’s armed with an assortment of high-powered weaponry.

Use everything at your disposal to battler your way through 3D environments to rescue your kidnapped girlfriend from the clutches of evil.

Colby gave it a five-star review and had this to say:

“Great game!! So addicted to it. Can’t stop won’t stop”



Score! World Goals

Recreate over 1,000 goals from all over the world, including domestic leagues, European cups and International tournaments.

The gameplay and graphics are so realistic you can almost smell the pitch.

Aaron is one of many happy customers:

“One of the best football games in mobile. It’s a must download for every fan. The graphics are good and smooth. The game is challenging also and requires our attention.”



Phoenix Force

Visual in appearance like a classic arcade game, Phoenix Force sets you on a mission to resurrect the now scorched Earth.

From the ashes rises the Phoenix (that’s you), which must slay all the enemies in its path and defeat the end-of-level bosses.

Obviously a retro gamer, Steven leaves this five-star review:

“Same style as the old school game space invaders but better.”



Naruto Coming

Naruto, from the popular Japanese manga series, is here on Windows Phone in this ninja-vs-ninja battleground game.

Train your Ninja to be the best, complete tasks, and challenge bosses.

Winning = rewards.

Here’s what Hannah thinks of Naruto Coming:

“So cute I love this!!! Bad@$$!!!”



Logo Quiz Ninja

Think you know you’re brands?

Showing you a grid of incomplete logos, it’s your job to correctly guess the brand behind the logo.

This is definitely a family-friendly game, as Michelle points out:

“Awesome. My kids and I play it together.”



Mafia City

City-building games are always good clean fun. However, this city’s built on crime.

Become a tycoon or a crime lord, and own everything – and everyone.

“This game is off the hook”, says one gamer.



Đuổi hình đáp troll

This game is only written in the Vietnamese language.

Guess the word from the four photos presented. Get it right and you move onto the next level.

There we have it, the 10 most-rated games on the Windows Phone store right now.

What do you make of them? Have you played them? Tell us your favourites, below.