As a smartphone gamers everyone needs to have all popular and best games on their mobile devices. When it comes to gaming on Windows Phone, year 2013 was a winning year for WP users. Microsoft released many popular games on its own mobile OS last year. Windows Phone 8 is getting some much needed love from app developers. If you’ve been wondering what are the best games to acquire for your latest Windows Phone Device, here is the definitive list of best games for Windows Phone. Here are our top 20 recommendations.
Modern Combat 4
MC4 is the best shooter available on WP8. Modern Combat 4 is a single – or multi-player action thriller shoot-em-up game. You will feel a very realistic and real-time gaming experience. This is one of the best game for hardcore gamers. Modern Combat 4 offers kick-ass graphics and Hollywood-style voice acting, so you will feel the big-screen experience on the smaller screen of a Windows smartphone. Feel the chaos of war with console-like graphics, lifelike animations and dynamic objects. You can play as both the hero and the villain.
Cost: $2.99 / INR 160
Halo: Spartan Assault
Halo: Spartan Assault brings the excitement of Halo combat to touch-based devices. Microsoft has extended the love from the console to the cellphone, allowing gamers to enjoy the Halo experience across WP8 devices. Battle your way through 30 action-packed missions.
Cost: $6.99 / INR 360
A classic game of 90’s on Windows Phone 8. Tetris Blitz is published by EA for the Windows Phone store. It is a highly addictive cascade game where you stack different shaped blocks to earn points. Unlike the earlier Tetris, the Blitz variant is a two-minute race against the clock to accumulate points. You can build up reward coins and buy power-ups; and buy more of these with in-app purchases. Tetris Blitz is great for mobile gaming, and definitely a must have for anyone using a Windows Phone device.
Toy Story: Smash It!
Your favorite Toy Story on Windows Phone 8 devices. Toy Story: Smash It! is a puzzle game based on the Toy Story film franchise. Join Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the Disney Pixar “Toy Story” gang on their latest adventure. Toy Story: Smash it! is an all-new, 3D physics-based puzzle game through hilarious encounters in outer space, alien chases in the Wild West, and more with 90 levels of nonstop puzzle play.
Cost: $1.99 / INR 110
Asphalt 8: Airborne
Asphalt 8: Airborne is the best arcade racing game series with ultimate speedy experience. Race in 9 different settings like Venice, Guiana & the Nevada Desert and discover plenty of hidden shortcuts. You will follow 8 seasons & 180 events in Career mode. The game also offers simultaneous multi-player action for up to 8 real opponents. It’s not just the visuals and the cars, but even the soundtrack of this game that’s just simply amazing. The Airborne in the title refers to the stunt moves you can do once you lift off the track ramps.
Cost: $0.99 / INR 55
Temple Run 2
Launched recently on Windows Phone 8, Temple Run 2 is the very popular endless running experience. Temple Run redefined mobile gaming. Now get more of the exhilarating running, jumping, turning and sliding you love in Temple Run 2.
Angry Birds: Star Wars II
Angry Birds Star Wars II is one of the most popular games in the Angry Birds franchise. A crazy number of levels, lots of amazing birds, but most importantly, the ability to choose the Dark Side. That’s right; for the first time ever you can “Join the Pork Side” and play as the fearsome Darth Maul, Emperor Palpatine and many other favorites. The game combines the experience of Angry Birds series with the Star Wars movie prequels.
Cost: $0.99 / INR 55
Angry Birds Go!
Latest addition to the Angry Birds franchise and launched last month on WP8 platform with other mobile OS. With the Angry Birds Go! game series, the Angry Birds world comes alive in rich, colorful 3D for the first-time ever. Angry Birds Go! is a completely new style of gameplay, featuring high-octane downhill racing, upgradable karts, tons of characters with unique special powers. In Angry Birds Go! gamers can feel the rush with the freewheeling birds and piggies down the track at breakneck speed in a thrilling race to the finish line.
Hill Climb Racing
Hill Climb Racing is one of the most addictive and entertaining physics based driving game. Its not a raacing game, it tests ur driving skills with a brake and an accelerator at your disposal, you have to get your car from A to B without flipping over. Face the challenges of unique hill climbing environments with many different cars. The physics of the hills you encounter that makes it challenging: balancing gas and momentum is harder than it looks. The cartoony graphics are cute.
Despicable Me: Minion Rush
A game game from the movie Despicable Me. In this game you play as a Minion and compete with others in hilarious, fast-paced challenges to impress your boss, super-villain. Jump, fly, dodge obstacles, collect bananas, be mischievous, and defeat villains to earn the title of Minion of the Year. The game is super-cute one; it’s funny, the characters are customizable.
Another Popular mobile game Subway Surfer recently landed on Windows Phone devices. Subway Surfers is the endless running game: sprint down the tracks, dodging subway cars and collecting coins, for as long as possible. The game’s environments change according to the season, festivities, and even geographical locations.
Star Wars: Tiny Death Star
Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is a world-building game. From Disney Mobile, in partnership with LucasArts and Nimblebit, the makers of Tiny Tower, comes an all-new mobile game about everyone’s favorite space station. The evil Emperor is struggling to build the Death Star, and you’ve got to help him. This is a building/business simulation game at base, but it’s got adventure elements too.
A football game for Windows Phone 8 users. FIFA 2013 is the only officially licensed FIFA game for Windows 8 phones. FIFA 2013 offers groundbreaking graphics, proper tunes and the most responsive controls ever delivered on Windows Phone 8. There’s no multi-player mode, but single-player rocks. This is a Nokia Lumia exclusive and will only run on WP8 models with 1GB of RAM.
Rayman Jungle Run
Rayman Jungle Run is a classic from the good old days. The legendary platforming hero is back in a brand new adventure. Rayman Jungle Run is actually a brilliant running game that throws up some serious challenges as you go along in 70 gorgeous levels. You will find new powers to unlock as you progress: jump, punch, fly, run on wall and 7 worlds to discover each with their own atmosphere and gameplay.
Cost: $0.99 / INR 55
Uno & Friends
A game for card lovers. Uno & Friends is Xbox LIVE version of the popular mutliplayer cardgame. The game introduces a brand-new free social experience. Create games and invite your friends to play and also challenge millions of UNO fans worldwide. You play against real-life opponents, so you’ll need an internet connection.
NFS: Hot Pursuit
Feel the rush with your very own NFS racing experience. Outrun the law as a Racer in NFS: Hot Pursuit or stop racers cold as a Cop in high-speed police interceptors like the Lamborghini Reventon. It brings the usual excitement and craziness that has become the signature of all Need for Speed games.
Cost: $4.99 / INR 260
Drawtopia is a puzzle game for physics students and gamers. You’ve got a ball and you have to guide it towards a target. Draw a line (or lines) onscreen with your fingertip to create platforms for the ball to roll along. The ball will start to move, and you’ll see if your planning and engineering skills are up to scratch to get it to its destination. The game comes with over 60 unique Levels and variety of traps & puzzle mechanics. Your journey follows through 6 colored rooms and the rainbow.
The action-adventure game puts you in the shoes of Faith Connors – an underground “Runner” who must bolt into action to stop a deadly threat in a “perfect society” full of sinister surveillance and relentless pursuers. Run up walls, slide down ramps, ride zip lines, and hurdle between rooftops as you burn through 14 levels of increasing intensity. Absorb the breathtaking graphics as you pound through a stunning cityscape flooded with realistic sounds, a pulsating soundtrack, and dynamic camera angles. You’ve never seen or felt a game quite like this.
Cost: $2.99 / INR 160
Tawkable Chinese is a educational and language game with lots of fun. Chinese is a unique story-driven game that uses voice recognition to help you master the essential Mandarin Chinese words and phrases for getting around modern-day China. You gave to speak certain phrases to progress to the next stage of the game – by the end you’ll be rocking the lingo. Travellers, tourists, business people on the move, and students will love this game.
An RPG game for Windows phone users. Enter the world ripe with magic and monsters! Become the Black Swordsman and slay thousands of enemies in an epic action RPG. The game is beautiful and cute. The game is free up to character level 10, you’ll need an in-app purchase to carry on further.
Here are our top 20 selections of games for Windows phone. If you have any other favorite game on your WP8 device and not mentioned here, let us know via comments.