First wave of Xbox games for Windows 8 revealed

Microsoft today announced which Xbox games will be making their way over to Windows 8 when it launches in October. So far, there are around 40 titles from Rovio, Miniclip, Gameloft, ZeptoLab, Glu Mobile and Halfbrick Studios, with 29 being published by Microsoft Studios themselves.

These games, ranging from A World of Keflings to Zombies!!!, will have most of the features currently found in the XBLA and Xbox 360 titles including Xbox Achievements, leaderboards, online play, etc. Some games will be exclusive to Windows 8 also. There is no word on if these games will need to be repurchased if you already own the Xbox 360 versions.

Check out the listing of games that will be available from the Windows 8 Xbox Games app or the Windows 8 Store. They should all be playable on any Windows 8 PC, laptop, or tablet.

Windows 8 Xbox Games

  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!!!