List Of Windows 8 Launch Games: Solitaire Isn’t The Only Game Coming To Your PC

A reason we’re excited for Windows 8 is because it is bringing Xbox Live integration, so for users like me invested into the platform it means the potential for buying Microsoft’s devices increases. Microsoft announced over 40 games to launch with Windows 8, including favorites Solitaire and Minesweeper. Though this time we won’t have just two games to play with, unless you’re counting Pinball FX 2.

Solitaire Launch Games

If you’re looking to Windows 8 to satisfy your gaming needs then Microsoft may have you covered

The games include Angry Birds, Angry Birds Space, BlazBlue Calamity Trigger, Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, Jetpack Joyride, Kinectimals Unleashed, Pinball FX 2, PAC-Man Championship Edition DX, and Zombies!!! It seems we’re getting games already releases and design to be quick and temporary experiences. The full list is below.

Xbox Live Arcade Games On Windows 8 – Future Potential

Obviously these won’t be the games, for people owning a smartphone and/or tablet, to keep them occupied over the long term. Hopefully we’ll get new releases from Xbox Live Arcade shortly after the October launch. That aside, the Xbox Live integration could rival iOS the amount of games from launch continues to grow.

It’ll be interesting to see what Microsoft shows off Wednesday, September 5 and if content covers Xbox Live and its integration. I see it as the killer app for Microsoft and the key differentiator compared to Apple and Google. We already know about the ability to play Xbox Live Arcade games on a Windows 8-based device.

  •  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!!!

Windows 8 launches October 26.

Published: Monday, September 3rd, 2012 Last Modified: September 3, 2012

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