First wave of Xbox enabled games for Windows Phone 8

One of the key differentiators for Windows Phone the past few years has been on the go access to the Xbox service and Xbox enabled games. We’ve had some popular ports like iStunt 2 (Dan's favorite) and Plants vs. Zombies. Windows Phone has also had its fair share of original and exclusive titles, fun games like Chicken Can’t Fly and Mush. Over on the Xbox website, we can see the first set of upcoming titles to be Xbox Live enabled.

The website already lists two games currently in the Marketplace, Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars. Here are the rest though:

Asphalt 7: Heat
Take on the world in six different game modes in tracks across the globe, driving the most amazing cars by prestigious makers like Audi, Lamborghini and Aston Martin.

Fairway Solitaire
Unique gameplay combines solitaire with golf to create an experience unlike any other. Play sequential cards to create long runs. Long runs make long drives, and long drives make better scores!

Gravity Guy 2
You are the master of gravity! Reverse the polarity of the world to manipulate your surroundings and reach the end.

Ice Age Village
Scrat's hunt for his favorite acorn has opened a crack in the earth's crust, sending the animals scurrying for safety. Help them in this heroic challenge and get ready for fun and surprises along the way!

Jetpack Joyride
Join Barry Steakfries as he breaks in to a secret laboratory to commandeer the experimental jetpacks from the clutches of science evildoers.

N.O.V.A 3
The Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance receives a desperate plea from Yelena to come to Earth. Once again, the hero must rise to save mankind!

Shark Dash
Shark Dash is a fun and engaging game that takes the physics puzzler to fun new heights with a unique cartoonish style starring funny little bath toys!

It’s always great to see the catalogue of Xbox enabled games grow and these are all welcomed additions. Before all of you running Windows Phone 7.5 get riled up, it's possible some of these may come out for you too. We saw Angry Birds Space come out for Windows Phone 8 first before making it's way to the older handsets. Fairway Solitaire should be fun game in the casual catergory. We actually interviewed the team behind the game a few months back and walked away impressed with what we saw. N.O.V.A.3 is a game I’m most excited about.

Which upcoming game for Windows Phone 8 are you most excited for?