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Xbox LIVE Games on Windows 8 Wave One — Half Way There

Greetings again! Today, let’s take a quick look at the state of the wave one of Xbox LIVE games on Windows 8. Microsoft has promised about 40 Xbox LIVE games to become available on Windows 8 in what they are calling the “first Wave”. Recall that Xbox LIVE games on Windows 8 are games that connect to the Xbox LIVE service and integrates with gamertags, gamerscore, achievements, leaderboards, and, optionally, multiplayer. Unlike games for the Xbox 360, multiplayer feature on Xbox games on Windows 8 does not require you to have a paid “Gold” account.

Microsoft didn’t promise that all of the 40 games would be available on the day of Windows 8 launch on October 26th, but they did tell us to expect them to be released slowly throughout and beyond the holiday season. We had few Xbox LIVE games for Windows 8 before the OS launched to the public, and even more arrived to make it to the October launch date. More have been coming in post launch. Let’s take a look at where we are today.

We are just over half way there, folks! At the time of this writing, we have 21 Xbox LIVE games available for Windows 8. Below is a list of all the Xbox LIVE games that have been announced. I have linked to the ones that where actually released. Those that are not hyper-linked are not yet released to the public. When they are released, though, we will blog about them in future posts. I will not go in detail of each of the games because that would be way too long for one post. Rather, clicking on the hyperlink should take you to the app listing page where you can read the descriptions, features, and view screenshots. We will try to cover some of the games individually in future blog posts, so stay tuned for those. For now, here is the list!

Xbox LIVE Games Available for Download

  1. 4 Elements II Special Edition
  2. Adera: Episode 1 
  3. Angry Birds (Star Wars)
  4. Angry Birds Space 
  5. Cut the Rope 
  6. Fruit Ninja 
  7. Gravity Guy
  8. Hydro Thunder Hurricane 
  9. IloMilo (Plus)
  10. iStunt 2
  11. Jetpack Joyride 
  12. Microsoft Mahjong 
  13. Microsoft Minesweeper 
  14. Microsoft Solitaire Collection 
  15. Monster Island 
  16. Pinball FX 2 
  17. Reckless Racing Ultimate 
  18. Rocket Riot 3D 
  19. Shark Dash 
  20. Taptiles 
  21. Wordament 

Xbox LIVE Games Not Yet Released

  1. A World of Keflings
  2. Adera: Episode 2
  3. Adera: Episode 3
  4. Big Buck Hunter Pro
  5. BlazBlue Calamity Trigger
  6. Collateral Damage
  7. Crash Course GO
  8. Disney Fairies
  9. Dragon’s Lair
  10. Field & Stream Fishing
  11. Gunstringer: Dead Man Running
  12. Kinectimals Unleashed
  13. PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX
  14. Shuffle Party
  15. Skulls of the Shogun
  16. Team Crossword
  17. The Harvest HD
  18. Toy Soldiers Cold War
  19. Zombies!!!

Well, there you have it. We hope to see the rest of the games to come along soon, but at the rate it is going, it will be a while. But nevertheless, let’s enjoy what we have now!

Source: Major Nelson and Windows Store

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