Windows 10 games are fantastic ways to lose track of time with and Gameloft offers a wide assortment of great titles that fit the bill rather nicely. The Gameloft collection includes intense combat games, high-speed racing games, endless runners and more.
All share quality graphics, easy controls and challenging gameplay. There have been a few setbacks such as ending support for Spider-man Unlimited, but for the most part, there is not a bad game in the bunch. So let's take a look at the best Windows 10 games that Gameloft has to offer!
Asphalt 8: Airborne
Asphalt 8: Airborne may very well be the best free Xbox game in the Windows Store. Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, the racing game puts you behind the wheel of a huge assortment of cars (over 140) and take to the street to prove you are the king of the hill.
Graphics are nothing shy of stunning, full of detail and the slow-motion sequences brings a smile to your face. Tilt controls are responsive and do not be shocked if you find yourself leaning into the turns as you race in over 400 career events and dominate over 40 racetracks.
Asphalt 8: Airborne includes a single player career mode, mastery challenges and a real-time multiplayer race for up to 12 opponents. Gameloft regularly updates this Windows 10 game with new cars and tracks to add a little more zip to the game.
If you are looking for a fast-paced, intense Windows 10 game, Asphalt 8: Airborne easily fits that bill. Gameplay is solid from a Windows 10 Mobile phone and utterly fantastic from a Windows 10 tablet.
Modern Combat 5: Blackout
Gameloft offers a handful of combat oriented games in the Windows Store and Modern Combat 5: Blackout is one of two such titles that made our list. Modern Combat 5 is a first-person shooter that includes a single player campaign and a multiplayer mode where you can create a squad to take on rivals online.
Key features of Modern Combat 5: Blackout include:
- Seven customizable classes of players that include Assault, Heavy, Recon, Sniper, Support, Bounty Hunter and Sapper
- A vast armory full of assault rifles, sniper rifles, handguns, explosive and other weapons that can be customized and upgraded
- Fast-paced story missions that take you from Tokyo to Venice
- Spectator Mode to let you sit back and watch the battle
Modern Combat 5: Blackout has easy to use, on-screen controls for movement, point of view and weapons fire. The Windows 10 game has three control layouts that can be customized from sensitivity to various auto controls (auto-crouch, auto-shoot, etc.). While the game is available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, it does require a touchscreen device.
Graphics are solid, full of detail and give the game a Call of Duty type feel. Modern Combat 5: Blackout plays out nicely from the small screen of a Windows 10 Mobile phone, but a larger tablet screen pulls out the detail of the action a lot better.
Modern Combat 5: Blackout is a free Windows 10 game and is a blast to play.
Dragon Mania Legends
Dragon Mania Legends is a wonderful time waster of a game where you breed, raise and battle dragons. You are tasked with rebuilding Dragolandia, raising your dragons to battle enemy Vikings and their dragons.
Along with the storyline that includes hundreds of battles, Dragon Mania Legends includes daily challenges, tournaments and special events to tackle. There is also a resource management element to the game where you build farms to feed and upgrade your dragons and a wide range of habitats to house them.
Dragons are elemental based with combat being turned based. With over 200 species of dragons to breed, you can create a formidable army to match dominant dragons against weaker dragons. For example, a dragon with water skills is stronger against fire elements but weaker against plant elements.
Dragon Mania Legends includes a social element with Clans to create or join with your Facebook friends and a messaging system where you can chat it up as you battle dragons.
Dragon Mania Legends is a free game with several in-app purchase opportunities. The game is available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile and by logging into the game with your Facebook or Microsoft account, game progress can be synchronized between devices. It is a fun game and a great way to lose track of time with.
Despicable Me: Minion Rush
While Gameloft has plenty of Windows 10 titles that are fast-paced and intense, they also have a few light-hearted games to choose from. And game featuring Minions makes for a near perfect light-hearted escape from the stresses of the day.
Despicable Me: Minion Rush is an endless runner game where you race through iconic locations from the Despicable Me movie series. Collect bananas as you jump, roll, dodge and scramble to avoid a variety of dangers. The bananas in turn can unlock costumes, power-ups and other items to give the Windows 10 game your personal touch.
The free Windows 10 game includes mini-games to give you a short break from the endless running. You can also battle villains from the movie such as Vector and El Macho. Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, Despicable Me: Minion Rush sports colorful graphics, amusing animations and challenging gameplay.
It is a great time waster of a game, sure to bring a smile to your face.
While Modern Combat 5: Blackout places you in the middle of the battle, Sniper Fury has you taking out the enemy from a distance. The free Windows 10 game has diplomacy no longer being an option in dealing with terrorism and you have been recruited to help with a more dangerous and impactful approach.
Sniper Fury has over 130 missions to tackle and an armory full of rifles to unlock and upgrade. To add to the challenge of the shot, you face a range of environmental conditions such as sandstorms, blizzards and rainstorms that can make it difficult to find your targets.
Graphics are outstanding with plenty of detail and eye-catching slow-motion sequences that follow your round down range as it impacts your target. Gameplay does have a bit of a zippy pace that adds to the pressure of eliminating all your targets.
Along with the single-player career, Sniper Fury also has a Player vs. Player challenge where you compete against other gamers to steal resources that can be used to upgrade rifles.
If you prefer sniper rifles to assault rifles, Sniper Fury is a must have Windows 10 game. Sniper Fury plays out nicely from a Windows 10 Mobile phone and if you move to a Windows 10 PC device, gameplay only improves with the larger screen pulling out more detail.
There are more quality titles in the Gameloft portfolio and if we have missed your favorite game, feel free to toss out your recommendation in the comments below. If you have tried out any of these titles, let us know what you think of things as well.