Microsoft lifts cover off first wave of Xbox games for Windows 8

Microsoft lifts cover off first wave of Xbox games for Windows 8
There are still nearly two months ahead of the big Windows 8 launch, but today we get to see an early peek of some of the best games that will be available on Xbox for Windows 8 devices come October 26th.

If the names of developers like Rovio, Gameloft, Miniclip, ZeptoLab, Glu Mobile and Halfbrick Studios don’t necessarily associate to you with particular titles, let’s just mention that those are the star developers of mobile platforms right now. The Angry Birds franchise is made by Rovio and Gameloft for example is releasing a ton of graphically intensive games.

Below, you’d see a list of the 40 big titles that are coming as the first wave of huge releases for Windows 8. It seems that Microsoft has managed to secure the support of some top notch developers. Check all upcoming releases below:

  • 4 Elements II Special Edition 
  • A World of Keflings 
  • Adera: Episode 1 
  • Adera: Episode 2 
  • Adera: Episode 3 
  • Angry Birds 
  • Angry Birds Space 
  • Big Buck Hunter Pro 
  • BlazBlue Calamity Trigger 
  • Collateral Damage 
  • Crash Course GO 
  • Cut the Rope 
  • Disney Fairies 
  • Dragon's Lair 
  • Field & Stream Fishing 
  • Fruit Ninja 
  • Gravity Guy 
  • Gunstringer: Dead Man Running 
  • Hydro Thunder Hurricane 
  • IloMilo 
  • iStunt 2 
  • Jetpack Joyride 
  • Kinectimals Unleashed 
  • Microsoft Mahjong 
  • Microsoft Minesweeper 
  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection 
  • Monster Island 
  • PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX 
  • Pinball FX 2 
  • Reckless Racing Ultimate 
  • Rocket Riot 3D 
  • Shark Dash 
  • Shuffle Party 
  • Skulls of the Shogun 
  • Taptiles 
  • Team Crossword 
  • The Harvest HD 
  • Toy Soldiers Cold War 
  • Wordament 
  • Zombies!!! 

How do you like what you see? Are you missing something in that list?



43. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

I an android guy but, I really like Windows. I hope the do good. I'm sure these games wil help. I'm glad Windows is beginning to put more focus on games for their devices. I hope they do the same for their phones.

35. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

some jellous-bean are thumbing every comment down

34. jopancy

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

You know, some fools have nothing to contribute other than to thumb down others' comments. For example, some fool will thumb down this comment. Come on, fool, do your thing...

33. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i hope the games like temple run will be available too... so microsoft will make xbox, WP8 and win8 apps compatible to each other? sorry i dint really get this... WP8 has a marketplace but it also has xbox store right? please explain to me things like this... whats the difference between windows marketplace to xbox games/store? zune and xbox music/offerings?

39. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

temple run is old school still dont mid having it xbox games are much more awsome dont know rest either

40. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

old school yes, but it is still not available to WP and even on BB!!! even that game is old school it is still one of the best... angry birds is boring!

29. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

all I got to say is: there are atleast 2 trolls that really hate xbox live and express themselves in a cascade of thumbsdown. Dont worry they dont seem to be interested in making it past page 1 of the comments. ATM page 2 and up are safe.

23. tunisien14

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

will sure be a great deal for gamer !

22. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Take this with a grain of salt. MS released a similar list for WP7, and less than half the list materialized. Sonic CD still hasn't reached WP7 either.

21. 1701nino unregistered

Who is thumbin you all down???Oh well another android troll who can't handle when something pozitive is happening to another platform.I'm an iphone and ipad user and for one i'm happy to see a third platform starting so good.The more competition we have the better for us consumers;)

24. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

It is not me but I am thumbing YOU down for "Android Troll" comment. How do you know it is android fan and not iFan ? I am Android fan but considering to switch to WP8 when I see how great it is going to be. And I believe some other android fans as well, because we use brain. Not like iFans who stays always with Apple no matter what.

25. Penny

Posts: 1879; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I don't want to generalize here, but in my experience, Android fans tend to be much more volatile than Apple fans, which lends credence to the theory that it is an Android fan that is responsible for the thumbs down. Also, as Android has a higher market share, it is statistically more likely that it is an Android fan.

26. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I get your point Penny but still, you can't accuse someone like that if you have no clue who it really was.

30. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

who here is more volatile than Taco, Gallito, or Ardent? lol There are definitely more active android members, which is normal considering how much more popular Android is, but on a general level the iNutters keep the crazy notch set a few degrees higher than everyone elses. I'm keeping an eye on W8. More for a tablet than a phone right now, but I always got my eyes on new tech. :)

32. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Gotta agree with remixfa. The iFans are usually the unstable ones. On comments I dont really have an opinion about....or if I agree and disagree at the same time...I dont give a red or green thumb. Even if I respond to it. Put it like this...a red thumb from was

37. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

yes most android guys want to impose their android to all others

41. 1701nino unregistered

Well Einstein,because android trolls are deeply jelaous of other platforms and in most cases they can't handle some good news about another platform(seen it many times).every news about apple is full of android trolls who trash apple and apple users and now its happening with win phone.

42. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

So not true. Android fans are the only ones I hear that would not mind to change the platform. All I hear from iFans is: I will be dissapointed, but I will buy iPhone 5 anyway.

17. li0nh3art

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 05, 2012

Who dafaq is voting down every single comment? :@

19. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

some a@@ hole with an icrap

36. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

or jelleous bean 4.1

38. jopancy

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

retards who see and click only reds

15. fwinst

Posts: 64; Member since: May 08, 2010

Cost per game??

14. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Where's my Barbie game???? Lol

13. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

Gears of War ?

9. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Where is HALO seriers long awaited on windows platfomr only had 2 episodes

7. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

wow first wave of 40 Xbox live games :O... that's more than enough for a start.

6. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

I want those too :)

5. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

SOLITAIRE and MINESWEEPER! pinball! hahaha. good times. ok, let's get serious: i want left for dead, counter strike, dead island, halo, resident evil, crysis, portal, sims, gta 5, final fantasy 1-13, batman arkham city, slender, minecraft! don't forget snake.

10. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

you me and million others :(

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