40 Titles Revealed in First Wave of Xbox Games for Windows 8


Microsoft's Major Nelson released a list of Xbox titles that will be heading to Windows 8 later this year. Developers include Microsoft Studios, Rovio, Miniclip, Gameloft, ZeptoLab, Glu Mobile, Halfbrick Studios, and others. Many games slated for release are current hits like Angry Birds, Cut The Rope, Fruit Ninja and Hydro Thunder Hurricane, but there will also be a number of exclusives. Twenty-nine titles will be from Microsoft Studios.

"Many games will be available starting October 26th with ongoing new releases coming through holiday and beyond," the developer said on Friday. "This growing portfolio spans genres and delivers an innovative mix of fun-to-play titles that will be playable on any Windows 8 PC, laptop, or tablet. Xbox games will be easy to find in the preinstalled Windows 8 Xbox Games app."

Microsoft Studios confirmed that all Xbox games for Windows 8 will have Xbox Achievements, and many will also take advantage of other Xbox features like leaderboards, multiplayer modes, connecting with friends and more. Here's the entire list of Wave One titles:

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!!!

This week Microsoft Studios has highlighted several upcoming titles including Elements II Special Edition, Adera: Episode 1, 2 and 3, Gunstringer: Dead Man Running, Hydro Thunder Hurricane, Microsoft Mahjong, Microsoft Minesweeper, Microsoft Solitaire Collection, Pinball FX 2, Reckless Racing Ultimate, Rocket Riot 3D, Taptiles, Toy Soldiers Cold War and Wordament.

The company will reveal fourteen more titles at a later date.

 

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  • belardo
    WOW! Gears of War 2 and 3! Halo 3 and Halo 4 for Windows!! Yippie!!

    Oh... my bad. Just the usual $1~5 games... no AAA titles for Windows.

    So again, why bother with Windows8 or any MS OS device?
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  • devotiecon
    Start button.
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  • CaedenV
    And Steam was afraid of this? lol
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  • devotiecon
    Start button.
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  • belardo
    WOW! Gears of War 2 and 3! Halo 3 and Halo 4 for Windows!! Yippie!!

    Oh... my bad. Just the usual $1~5 games... no AAA titles for Windows.

    So again, why bother with Windows8 or any MS OS device?
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  • mcd023
    People are still making AAA titles, silly
    5