A roll call of 40 Live games coming to 8 has been unveiled, including some new, some classics and the now-obligatory Angry Birds.

This is the first wave of games heading to the new OS and as such they’ll be available on all Windows 8 PCs, laptops and tablets from October 26; more games will be announced in due course.

Of the list of 40, some 29 come by way of Studios; the rest come from outside studios including Rovio, Gameloft and Glu Mobile.


Some of the games (although it’s not yet clear which) will be exclusive to Windows 8, while others are already big hitters in the mobile arena ( Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope …).

The list in full:

  • 4 Elements II Special Edition
  • A World of Keflings
  • Adera: Episode 1
  • Adera: Episode 2
  • Adera: Episode 3
  • Angry Birds
  • Angry Birds Space
  • Big Buck Hunter Pro
  • BlazBlue Calamity Trigger
  • Collateral Damage
  • Crash Course GO
  • Dragon’s Lair
  • Field & Stream Fishing
  • Fruit Ninja
  • Gravity Guy
  • Gunstringer: Dead Man Running
  • Hydro Thunder Hurricane
  • IloMilo
  • iStunt 2
  • Jetpack Joyride
  • Kinectimals Unleashed
  • Microsoft Mahjong
  • Microsoft Minesweeper
  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection
  • Monster Island
  • PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX
  • Pinball FX 2
  • Reckless Racing Ultimate
  • Rocket Riot 3D
  • Shark Dash
  • Shuffle Party
  • Skulls of the Shogun
  • Taptiles
  • Team Crossword
  • The Harvest HD
  • Toy Soldiers Cold War
  • Wordament
  • Zombies!!!

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