Microsoft has worked hard on making Windows 10 an excellent operating system for gamers. So much so, that the Microsoft Store is now full of amazing free games that will play just as well on your PC as they will on your Xbox One. Gone are the days of only having Solitaire or Minesweeper to play on your Windows PC. Now, PC games can bring intense gameplay action, massive FPS multiplayer battles, and many different game modes for you to sink your teeth into. Don’t worry about Steam, this list is the 20 best games you can find on the Windows Store.
The 20 best free games on Windows 10
It would be a massive understatement to call Roblox a big game. This is because Roblox is about building. You build your character, then you build your world, and then finally, if you’re up to it, you build your own game. You can make as many games as you like, and you can also play as many other people’s games as you like. There is a lot of gameplay action here.
Minecraft: Story Mode takes the blocky aesthetic made famous by the open-ended player led Minecraft and adds a story. The game plays a bit like a “choose your own adventure” book with the main characters having lots of adventures and you deciding how they’ll act in certain situations. The game is funny and definitely worth a try. Kids will love it too. It’s also available on iOS and Android.
In Jetpack Joyride, you use your jetpack to fly nonstop through a never-ending landscape. It plays a lot like other endless runner games, with the only difference being the obstacles and gold coins you find along the way. Great graphics and a catchy soundtrack make for a light-hearted game that’s not too difficult.
In Judge Dredd vs. Zombies, you must defend Mega-City One from a zombie attack. Using different weapons, you will clean out zombies from different areas as you move through the various levels of the game.
A bit like in Age of Empires, in Roman Empire, you take on the role of power-hungry Caesar. Your goal? To conquer Europe. You’ll have to vanquish neighboring villages, create alliances, and make spur of the moment decisions. Time to rule the world.
Microsoft Treasure Hunt is a new take on a classic puzzle game. It builds new elements on to the Minesweeper game as you search through underground tombs in search of long-lost treasure. A great game for anybody who loves to think.
Fans of Angry Birds will enjoy Monkey Flight. The aim of the game is to throw your monkeys at flying fruit that passes you by, taking advantage of all the special items you can find to help your mission.
In this copy of SimCity, your mission is to build a bustling metropolis. You’ll have to build and place various buildings, roads, and other utilities to create all the necessary infrastructure. If the people are happy, revenues will increase and your building plans will be safe, but if you don’t organize yourself well enough, you’ll find that you’ll soon lose control of your city planning.
3D Boat Race lets you take part in adrenaline-fuelled, high-octane boat races through some fantastic aquatic locations. Make sure you stay in the arches as you fly around the course though, you don’t want to be disqualified.
For more rip-roaring racing action, you can’t go wrong with Asphalt 8: Airborne. Start your engines and hit the streets for this high-energy multiplayer beast. Free games shouldn’t be this good.
This game is a remake of the classic, Paperboy. The main character is a paperboy and you need to steer him around the obstacles that he’ll find on his paper route. Simple, but fun.
The noble art of parking is recreated in Parking Mania. The aim is to park your car in a particular space. Just as in real life, however, this isn’t always easy – there’s little room to maneuver and the best spots are already occupied by other cars. Unlike with real parking, however, you’ll also need to keep an eye out for coins and other bonuses.
This is a colorful tower defense game. In your role as commander of a space station, you must defend the station against external attacks. Slow down and ultimately defeat your opponents by positioning defensive towers and walls.
3D Marble Tracks is an interesting mix of mini-golf, bobsled racing, and billiards. You’re going to need a lot of patience and a steady hand to get to the end!
This time we have an action-packed role-playing game full of sinister characters. In Soulcraft, you fight your way through a colorful fantasy world as an angel, demon, or human being. You need to build up your character by gaining experience in combat, weapons, and objects.
Trick Shot Bowling is a classic bowling game where you can choose to play against the computer or real opponents. You’ll need to decide for yourself where to aim and how hard to bowl the ball depending on the pins that are left standing in front of you.
This fun adventure stars Perry the Platypus, a character from the animated series Phineas and Ferb. The game is a basic platformer that sees you jump between platforms and defend yourself against a series of animals that Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz has released to wreak havoc.
Drift Mania Championship 2 is a fun racing game with good graphics and a catchy soundtrack. This isn’t just about being the best driver or winning the race, it is about looking good as you take the corners.
In this fast-paced action shooting game, characters are armed to the teeth. The control system is similar to that of Command & Conquer.
Sniper Fury is an excellent First-Person Shooter for Windows 10. As the name suggests, however, the action concentrates on sniping enemies from far away. With amazing graphics, this is one you should definitely give a go.