Xbox Games for Windows 8The giant Penny Arcade Expo video game convention, better known as PAX, kicks off this morning in Seattle, and Microsoft will be using the venue to preview some of the Xbox Live games that will be available for Windows 8 when the new operating system debuts this fall.

The company this morning released a list of the titles, ranging from established franchises such as Angry Birds and Cut the Rope to new titles such as Adera, an episodic hidden object game.

So how are these Xbox games if they’re on Windows? Microsoft says the games will have Xbox Achievements, plus Xbox leaderboards, multiplayer modes and the ability to connect with Xbox friends. Twenty-nine of the titles are from Microsoft Studios, according to the Major Nelson blog. The games will be available in the preinstalled Windows 8 Xbox Games app and in the Windows 8 app store.

I’m planning to stop by the Microsoft booth at the show later today, so check back for details, but in the meantime, here’s the full list of games as posted on the Microsoft Windows Experience Blog this morning. Some of these will be shown at PAX.

  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!!!
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  • guest

    Very underwhelming.

    • guest

      What were you expecting? It’s is MS after all.

  • trololol

    I hope you both weren’t expecting Xbox 360 games like Halo and Gears of War for the sad future of PCs… tablets and phones.

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