Best free games for Windows 8 (8.1)

Best free games for Windows 8 (8.1)

In this article, I am going to deviate from the issues related to work and computer settings. Let's talk about games for Windows 8. I'm not talking about games that work on XP, I'm talking about games that can be downloaded for free from the Windows 8 app store.

Probably not everyone will agree that this or that game is the best, but I think that some readers, especially those who do not look at the Metro app store at all, might find some of what is available there interesting. Many of the games are quite old, but that's all I could remember of the good ones.

Note: to download any of these games, just type its name in the store's search engine Windows 8.

Asphalt 8 Airborne

The Asphalt series of arcade racing for mobile platforms is perhaps as famous as Need For Speed. And if until recently the games in this series cost around a dollar (which is a shame), now Asphalt 8 is available for free. Like the entire series, the game features quality graphics, many game modes and if racing is your thing, then don't overlook this game.

Guns 4 Hire

Free and colorful action with aerial view, tower defense elements and addictive gameplay. As the leader of a squad, you perform various combat tasks, gradually unlocking new weapons, armor, pistols, and other gadgets that will help you win.

Medieval apocalypse

A great action RPG with great graphics. Fight against zombies.


A game for those who like to kill time playing games like mahjong, only in 3D. It supports several game modes, from the simplest to the most complex, with which you will have to fight.

Radiant Defense

One of the best Tower Defense games available on Android is also available on Windows 8. From personal experience, it is not the easiest TD, but it is one of the most visually interesting and with a good musical accompaniment.

Royal revolt

A kind of Tower Defense "in reverse", where you have to attack and break through enemy obstacles. It allows you to dedicate a few more hours of your life to tactics and battles.

Pinball FX2

The best pinball game for Windows 8 with colorful graphics and visual effects. Unfortunately only one table is available for free, the rest can be downloaded for a fee.


I do not know in what genre this game can be classified, that it is tactical strategy. At first the game may seem a bit silly, but if you get into it, it turns out that not everything is simple and that many things really depend on the actions of the player. In general, if you have not tried it, I recommend that you take a look, I have spent a lot of time on it.