The possibility of having the largest app store in the mobile world installed on our PC is real. It has only taken about 15 years, 13 versions of Android and about three versions of Windows. But happiness is good.
Google Play Games has arrived on PC in a lot of countries. Specifically to all of Europe. You no longer have to live in one of the few countries to try out the official Android games option on Windows.
The Google Play Games beta has been expanded to more than 40 European countries (including the United Kingdom) and New Zealand. With these additions, the platform is now available in a total of 56 countries, up from 13 in November 2022.
Advantages and features of Google Play Games on PC
Google Play Games currently offers over 100 titles for Android. You may not recognize them all, but more well-known releases such as Asphalt 9, Homescapes and Last Fortress are included. Google often adds new games to the service, and promises access in more countries “soon.”
The best thing about having this service on your computer is the possibility of playing all those smartphone titles with mouse and keyboard, on a big screen and from your office.
Not all players like to play from the small screen of their mobile, especially if you already have gray hair like me. For those who are attracted by mobile games, but not by the mobile itself, this is your chance.
Requirements for Google Play Games on PC
To test the app, Google says you’ll need at least a computer running Windows 10 or later, a solid-state drive with 10 GB of free space, at least an Intel UHD Graphics 630 or comparable GPU, a CPU with four physical cores, and 8 GB of RAM.
But Google recommends a dedicated “gaming” GPU such as NVIDIA’s GeForce MX450 and a CPU with eight logical cores (e.g., via hyperthreading). If your computer is less than 4 years old, you can probably give it a try.
Your progress will be synchronized between Android and PC, so you can continue playing on another device. The service is now available for download across Europe, but is still in beta.
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