The Windows App Store may not be on par with the iOS and Android App stores as yet, but that doesn’t mean there are no quality apps and games available for you to download and enjoy. In fact, we recently covered twenty of the best Windows Phone apps that are a must have on any Windows device. And if you are someone who loves to play games on your phone, here are the best Windows Phone games that you simply mustn’t do without.
Why did the chicken cross the road? The answer to that question probably lies in this endless jumping game. You play a chicken who must try to reach his home without dying. Dangerous hazards and obstacles are lined up along the way that can cause immediate death. And if you stay too long in one place, an eagle might swoop down on you and carry you away. Life’s tough in this endless arcade game, but then there’s so much fun attempting to beat the odds as well.
Monument Valley is an isometric puzzle game that will have you leading a princess through mazes and optical illusions by moving platforms and creating bridges with the hope of reaching the final destination. The game’s hand-crafted artwork is breathtaking and is a feast for the senses. The sound effects are another high point in the game and is best experienced with headphones. If you love puzzle games, you’ll enjoy exploring the fascinating worlds in Monument Valley. Price: $3.99
If you love rhythm-based running games, Geometry dash is one for the collection. There are plenty of levels with unique soundtracks for each one and the game gets progressively difficult as you hit the higher levels. Thankfully there are checkpoints for respawning, should you die before completing a level. Other highlights of the game include practice levels, user created levels, customizations and a wide variety of game modes and icons. Achievements and rewards will make you coming back for more. Price: $1.99
Asphalt 8: Airborne
This top arcade racer game for Windows Phone is powered by an all new physics engine making it possible to perform high-speed aerial stunts, barrel rolls and wild 360 degree jumps in the coolest cars on the planet. 13 unique locations, 95 high performance cars, 9 seasons and more than 300 events in the Career mode means you’ll be spending many hours enjoying the thrills and spills of the game. Asphalt 8 also offers multiplayer support, so you can enjoy racing against up to 12 opponents. Do you have what it takes to top the leaderboards. Only one way to find out!
The Earth has been burned to ashes and monsters and evil creatures roam the lands. The Phoenix has risen from the ashes but must now work towards restoring the planet by bringing essential gems to the Tree of Life. This highly challenging strategy game with over a hundred boss battles will keep you on your toes and smash all your boredom away.
Major Mayhem WP
Enjoy 48 levels of non stop run and gun as you attempt to rescue your girlfriend from the Forces of Evil. The game has picturesque 3D environments filled with plenty of bad guys and the only way to stop them is to use guns, grenades and other deadly weapons at your disposal. Major Mayhem has over 150 mission objectives and 100 achievements to earn and collect. It is a game that can quickly turn addictive. You have been warned!
Pako is a simple, straightforward game that’s completely fun to play. You are stuck in an enclosed area and the cops are chasing you. Your car has no breaks so you’ll be dodging incoming vehicles while attempting to overrun the cops. The game’s primary challenge is how long you can hold out. Do you have what it takes to be in the Top 10. Download Pako and find out!
Rail Rush is a fun endless runner where you hit the rail cart and head into the mines to collect gold nuggets, gems and other precious stones. The game has 10 worlds including the Amazon jungle, the terrific Undersea World, Horror Land, and the wonderful Snow Land, apart from many other secret levels. You can switch between 18 different characters, pick up cool powerups and collect in-game achievements while tilting and swiping your way around and there’s never a dull moment in this addictive runner.
As the title suggests, this one’s a brain teaser set in a minimalistic environment. The game is designed to be played with friends and family as you work together to solve the visual clues. For instance, you’ll need to look at a bunch of images and decipher what it is trying to tell you. The game’s hint system involves communicating with an AI and this interaction in itself offers a whole new level of manipulation. Think has over 360 puzzles spread across 30 chapters and it’s a fun game to play with a group of friends.
In Royal Revolt, you play a prince who has been sent to Bogsmarts to study magic. When you return home, you find that your greedy relatives have usurped your father’s throne. Its time to pull together a few trusted knights and heroes and employ magic and spells to kick your wicked relatives out of the castle. Royal Revolt proves that magic and combat action can never go stale!
Age of Sorcery
Age of Sorcery is a fantastic massively multiplayer online (MMO) that has you building an empire and developing its cities while undertaking several dangerous adventures. You must hunt down legendary monsters, conquer palaces abandoned by the Gods, form alliances and fight many wars. The game looks gorgeous with awesome animations and the extensive world map offers plenty of game time. You can invite your friends, form alliances, and conquer and raid other players in real time, if you have a good stable network connection, that is.
Imperia Online: The Great People
Another must-play for MMO fans is Imperia Online: The Great People. The game has you recruiting soldiers, commandeering armies into epic battles and conquering neighboring lands in order to become Lord of the Medieval Realm. The game is highly addictive with a good level of depth and you are sure to have fun inviting friends, forming alliances, battling foes, and earning in-game achievements to prove your awesomeness.
Despicable Me: Minion Rush
Enjoy the company of the cutest creatures on the planet – the Minions (from the movie Despicable Me of course!) as they jump, roll, dodge and chatter their way through exotic worlds to complete fun missions. The game has plenty of unpredictable moments and hilarity, and you will encounter secret areas, pick up unbelievable power ups and take on the boss boss Gru himself apart from many new villains. Custom animations, cute voiceovers, 3D graphics and dynamic camera angles make this a must-play game on your Windows phone.
Dragon’s Blade II FX
This is a classic turn-based RPG that you can play online at your own pace. You build a team from 11 unique classes and begin your adventures across various continents by battling hundreds of monsters and big bosses. Your rewards are treasures that will help you strengthen your team. Online play allows you to chat with other players, join guilds, play mini games and fight PvP battles and guild wars. There are over 40 hours of story based gameplay, so if you have plenty of time on your hands, make sure you pick up Dragon’s Blade II FX.
If you loved Guitar hero, you will love SongArc even more. This highly addictive game has some groundbreaking music and innovative game play that lets you decide which part of the song you want to emphasize – the guitar, the vocals, or the drums. Tap shapes to the beat of the music to reach the arc and in the process add your own unique touch to the music. That’s what thousands of SongArc players around the world are doing, having created over 40K custom music sheets in the process. Love music? Love mobile games? Hit the link below.
Doors is another example of how you can make a simple straightforward game so challenging and addictive. Here, you solve hidden mysteries to open the door and escape the room. You need to collect items by finding them hidden in places of special interest and open the door using them. The game has plenty of variation and the puzzles are not so easy to crack. If you still haven’t tried the game, better late than never.
Century City is a tapping game that requires tapping a gold mine to pile up the money needed to build your city. Beautiful artwork, plenty of mini games and a social aspect (you can invite friends, compete with them, visit their city and collect rare rewards) make this a fun game to download and enjoy.
Nightmares From The Deep: The Cursed Heart
One of my favorite games in this list comes from Artifex Mundi, developers of the best hidden object adventure games on the planet. In this adventure, you play a museum owner who must trace an undead pirate who has kidnapped your daughter to sacrifice her in order to resurrect his dead mistress. The game takes you through haunted territories and chilling locations where you must confront the past and solve mysteries before its too late.
Township is a fun city building game that also involves a bit of farming. You run your farm, harvest crops, run processing facilities, sell goods and build your city with the revenue generated. There are plenty of activities to indulge in – from exploring mines to sailing off to far off lands and if you had a dream to create your own perfect city, you can bring it to life on your Windows Phone with Township.
War Inc – Modern World Combat
We finish off this mega list with yet another awesome MMO/ RTS game set in a futuristic world – War Inc – Modern World Combat. The year is 2085 and the world as we know it is gone, ruled as it is, by the ruthless War Corp. Your job is to build powerful towers, form armies, and conquer your foes in intensive battles. This is a comprehensive battle game with an amazing battle play, in depth strategies and a deep upgrade system. You can join and fight with and against millions of players online for glory and worldwide domination. Enjoy!