Microsoft Announces First Wave of Windows 8 Titles

By Lexley Ford, 4 years ago
Microsoft has today announced the first wave of Xbox LIVE games that will be coming to Windows 8 later this year and features numerous titles from Microsoft Studios, 29 to be exact, as well as many others from the likes of Rovio, Miniclip, Gameloft, ZeptoLab, Glu Mobile and Halfbrick Studios which hope to deliver an “innovative mix of fun-to-play titles that will be playable on any Windows 8 PC, laptop, or tablet”.

All Xbox games for Windows 8 will support Xbox Achievements, and many of the titles will also take advantage of some of the other Xbox features you’ve come to know and love, such as leaderboards, multiplayer modes, and connecting with friends. So without further ado, here’s the list of games featured in wave one of Xbox games for Windows 8:

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!!!
Many of the games will be available from October 26th with new releases coming through the holiday season and into the new year.

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Lexley Ford
Written by Lexley Ford
Lex has been gaming for nearly three decades and has been a Newshound for TrueAchievements since 2011. When he’s not writing news he can normally be found immersing himself in a good story, both written and in-game, or just blowing stuff up (only in games).