40 Games Coming to Xbox Games on Windows 8 - The UpStream

40 Games Coming to Xbox Games on Windows 8

posted Sunday Sep 2, 2012 by Scott Ertz

40 Games Coming to Xbox Games on Windows 8

As much as I enjoy playing the Solitaire Collection, Minesweeper and Mahjong, I long for some more substantial games on Windows 8. I know that the OS is technically not out except to manufacturers and developers, which is why I'm using it, so I am not worried about the lack of titles right now. The question that I have had, as have many online, is will there be titles available at or around launch?

Microsoft answered this question this week, announcing a lineup of 40 titles coming to the platform. Among the titles are several Microsoft exclusives; in addition to the titles already available, we will also get titles like Hydro Thunder Hurricane, Wordament and Adera. While everyone knows what the first titles are, Adera is a new puzzle title that will integrate multi-touch, accelerometers and the power of Xbox Live. The title comes from HitPoint Studios, makers of 130 mobile and social gaming titles. This one seems like it could have a very Myst feel to it, which I am excited about.

Those aren't the only titles. Hit the break to check out the whole list.

Here is the full list of titles announced. Let's hope that we don't have a media partner issue and some of these titles don't come out until the next round of announcements.

  • 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!!!
I am looking forward to this list of titles coming to Windows 8. How about you - any titles on the list you just can't wait to see? Let us know in the comments.

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