Xbox LIVE Games Coming to Windows 8

Microsoft is trying to ramp up its own store with titles that were previously exclusive to Xbox LIVE. Unfortunately, the list does not contain any AAA titles like Halo or Gears of War. Instead Windows 8 users will be treated to games like Angry Birds and PAC-MAN.

1. 4 Elements II Special Edition
2. A World of Keflings
3. Adera: Episode 1
4. Adera: Episode 2
5. Adera: Episode 3
6. Angry Birds
7. Angry Birds Space
8. Big Buck Hunter Pro
9. BlazBlue Calamity Trigger
10. Collateral Damage
11. Crash Course GO
12. Cut the Rope
13. Disney Fairies
14. Dragon’s Lair
15. Field & Stream Fishing
16. Fruit Ninja
17. Gravity Guy
18. Gunstringer: Dead Man Running
19. Hydro Thunder Hurricane
20. IloMilo
21. iStunt 2
22. Jetpack Joyride
23. Kinectimals Unleashed
24. Microsoft Mahjong
25. Microsoft Minesweeper
26. Microsoft Solitaire Collection
27. Monster Island
28. PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX
29. Pinball FX 2
30. Reckless Racing Ultimate
31. Rocket Riot 3D
32. Shark Dash
33. Shuffle Party
34. Skulls of the Shogun
35. Taptiles
36. Team Crossword
37. The Harvest HD
38. Toy Soldiers Cold War
39. Wordament
40. Zombies!!!

While this is quite an interesting list it just doesn’t seem like enough to separate themselves from other platforms such as Origin or Steam. Basically, the current lack of major exclusive titles such as Halo or Gears of Wars may cause the store to struggle compared to Microsoft’s competitors on the PC platform. Fortunately, this is still wave one of their “portfolio”, but there is no question that they still need to show some major exclusives instead of arcade games like Solitaire and Pinball FX 2.