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All Angry Birds Windows Phone games are now free

If you love Angry Birds, and you own a Windows Phone, then there's no reason to not try them out now as all of the Angry Birds games for the platform are now free to download and play.

It actually started earlier this year with Angry Birds Rio, and earlier this month both Angry Birds Seasons and the spin-off Bad Piggies turned into free games as well. Now it looks like publisher Rovio has made all of the current Angry Birds games free to download. This is apparently not a promotion but a permanent change.

Of course, we are still waiting for Rovio to release its latest game in the series, Angry Birds Transformers, for Windows Phone so there might still be a paid game in the near future.

Thanks to the many people who tipped us!

154 Comments
  • Damn it I bought all of them Θ_Θ
  • The same happened to me when Asphalt 8 became free
  • A true wp user: Respect to you my friend :)
  • Wake me up if they add Rovio account support. Until then, I've given up. Can't stand starting over on every device.
  • I hate that too.
  • In total agreement, I've been waiting this whole time. I've even had correspondence with Rovio over this issue, and received some bland corporate talk response. I'm done, matter fact, gonna delete all their games from my device right now. I hate half-assed support.
  • It's a shame, because I was very impressed with hopw they released nearly every AB game to WP8.  It just feel slike they need to give us the last 2% of effort... and they aren't for some reason.  the abilty to move from device to device is really important to me.  I really like Angry Brids, but this just wrecks it for me.
  • I cannot get angry birds go to install on 1520.
  • Same here cannot install Angry birds on 1520 either since last update..
  • Ditto. Since the last update, GO! is borked on my 930. Sits in the download queue "needing attention". Tried uninstalling it, but there's no option to uninstall. Been like that for over a week.
  • Couldnt get Go to reinstall on my 822 either, so gave up on it.
  • You may want to try again, just downloaded them all on my 1520. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Damn it me too smh why rovio
  • Angry Birds Ho is broken on my 1320. Tried everything. Uninstalled, reset phone, download to either phone or SD card, even tried a manual instal by downloading the file and saving to phone and installing local apps... Sigh, it was one of my favorite Angry Bird games. Hope they come out with a fix soon. Anyone know how to contact Rovio so we can let them know??? Doesn't seem to have a support link from their app.
  • There's a thread in the forums where everyone is having the same problem with AB Go! Rovio has been contacted by a few of us, and they are aware of the problem.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-phone-games/324169-angry-birds-...
  • Angry birds Ho sounds so cool
  • Whoops... LOL :-)
  • I've already paid for all of these as well...
  • hehe I was actually thinking this would happen in future and it will with more games as WP is growing there will be no need to pay for "basic" games anymore.
  • No reason to try them out?
  • They forgot a 'not'
  • Second time now, like they don't get the phrase lol.
  • No. WP store has a "try" feature. So no reason to "try" them out, as you can just "get" them :)
  • I think he's saying.NO! Reason #2. Try them! Out(side).
  • Is it free in Android and IOS too?
  • Yes, it is
  • Yes... Since the launch of the Rovio games
  • With ads..
  • ...and herpes.
  • I don't know now... but it was paid on iOS and free with ads on android... I remember when Rovio tried to put ads in the iOS version... the users didn't like too much...
  • iOS users expect a premium product. The majority of Windows phones are midrange to low end and those consumers are just happy to get the scraps whenever and whatever major app developers bother to make.
  • Thank you guys for the answers
  • Not on iOS as said: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/angry-birds/id343200656?mt=8
  • Yeaa,,, finally !!!
  • Yehey!!! Hahaha... A 30 yr old guy is now happy!!! Lol
  • Ha.. this 45 year old guy will be happy when they bring AB Transformers and Stella to WP. And I'll also be happy when they FIX AB GO!
  • That's super cool !! My wait worth's!!
  • I wonder why they would do this.
  • The hype is over, that's why.
  • Either that, or they just don't plan on supporting the Windows Phone versions any longer.  Easier to phase out support (no new levels, etc.) if they're now free.
  • ^ what he said. no one can complain they're not updated when they're free.
  • Thats jst plain pessimism mate..You dont just make stuff free if you are planning to give up support to a platform. They did it probably cause there are enough users for them to generate a sufficient amount of revenue through ads instead of making people buy the apps outright. Thats always been the case with many apps on WP in comparison to the other platforms. And now, that's proabably changing..user numbers may have hit a critical point.
  • These aren't ad-supported versions.  They're the paid (no ads) versions becoming free.
  • And a lot of them have IAP's. That's probably where Rovio is looking to gain his money
  • Rovio is moving to the in app purchase system.
  • Last year in November angry bird collections went free for a limited time. I think this time is the same.
  • The article clearly states that this is permanent
  • IAP
  • Why?
  • Because it makes more money to Rovio.
  • Wait, what!!!??? I don't really play angry birds much these days, but surely is good news
  • Awesome
  • How is that still a thing?
  • Because they're genuinely good games and not everyone plays games on the same schedule?
  • It's not. That's why they are free and addless because it's done.
  • Free Xbox games!
  • Free Tibet!
  • I'll take it!
  • Finally some love to windows phone users as well
  • Awesome!
  • Superb
  • Where is the Angry Birds transformers. Playing it on my wife's iPhone.
  • Is it any good?
  • I downloaded it on my iPhone 4.. It's pretty good, but a PITA playing on such a tiny screen! Really want it for WP so I can play it on my 1520!
  • The angry birds rpg is pretty addicting.
  •   This is what I sent to Rovio a few weeks back with their response.. Itscramtastic, Nov 05 21:48: Game & version number (if applicable): Angry Birds Transformers Platform: Windows Phone Message:
    Love the game (as I have with all of the Angry Birds games I have played), but I wish it was on my Lumia 1520!! Any release information for Windows Phone? Thanks!! Essi, Nov 06 04:32: Hello itscramtastic, Thanks for your message! We are happy to hear you are excited about Angry Birds Transformers - so are we! We are constantly looking into opportunities to bring the game to new platforms, but cannot give out release dates or future plans at this moment. Sorry for not being able to give out information about this for now! Best regards, Rovio Support Team      So nothing yet :(
  • I sent a similar message and got a similar response...
  • Don't know if anyone else had a problem with this but I am on a Nokia 1520 with Dev Preview installed and the latest update for Angry Birds Go fails on install. Update was made a couple of days ago, and install fails. Figure its because I am on Dev Preview.
  • I'm on 8.0 and the update failed for me, too. I uninstalled it and tried reinstalling, but it fails after the download every time.
  • Yes, same I said above.
  • Yup, same here
  • Same here. 1020 on dev preview.
  • Everyone is having the same problem with GO! Read the comments above^^^ There's a thread in the forums about it.. A few of us have contacted Rovio about and they have responded and are aware of the problem.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-phone-games/324169-angry-birds-...
  • People still play Angry Birds?
  • Yea, I guess they didn't get the memo that you stopped. Clearly, based on the comments its still a popular series.
  • I believe they DID get the memo: http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/10/after-rapidly-falling-profits-an...
  • Lol
  • Lol
  • rovio is going to die soon. every one knows such games are just matter played for one time in life. Subway surfer is dead. candy crush will die soon too.
  • You're right
  • The thing is that Rovio as a company haven't release anything major rather than 'AB Go' and is that that much of a deal either. If they want to stay relevant, they must develop something fresh or something else.
  • Didn't they do an AB role playing game too? I haven't tried it, but I think it's on WP.
  • I haven't heard of it before
  • Found it... Angry Birds Epic
  • Holy sh*t. All ANGRY BIRDS are FREE . It's a dream or real!!!! LOLLL
  • Lets not get to crazy, I just spent more on lunch than what purchasing them would have been.
  • Haha, so true. People seem to be willing to spend more money on Starbucks for a day than they are to spend on apps for a month. Hell, even a year in many cases... No wonder everyone is being forced to the IAP model: It's the only way to survive anymore. :P
  • I would love a "game" hub in my Windows Phone !
  • You have a games hub already -.-
  • He hates plurals
  • Good idea, it could also show your Xbox games avatar and link to your gamer tag!
  • See...this is why I LOVE WindowsCentral on my Windows (Phone)! I've received more free apps from this one app alone than any other app I've ever owned on any platform COMBINED! I just downloaded every single Angry Birds app on here, and they will be mine on Windows Phone forever! That $.99 I paid initially for this app back in my WP7 days has been an amazing return for my money in SOOO many ways!! I LOVE you guys, WindowsCentral! :)
  • Very true I paid 0.79p for WPC best money I've ever spent. Tremendous value.
  • Woww its the height of frustration here!! Its free now and people are asking "Why"... -_-||
  • Is Angry Birds Go! still freemium? Because, we all know that -mium means "not really."
  • Those games sucks therefore they are free now
  • Where's Angry Birds Transformers??? Lol
  • Please wait , it will on the Store in December next year. :))
  • That's Good news. Thanx Rovio. N they are also Xbox Live supporting.
  • Wonderful news
  • Did you save 15% by switching to Geico?
  • Is a miracle cut the rope learn from rovio and make it for free!!!
  • Forgot not in no reason to try them out
  • WOW.... finally we can have the games that everyone else has long forgotten... FOR FREE !!   But sure is welcome.
  • Ahhhh Great!!!! I just bought all of them recently!!!! I suppose I used my Microsoft Voucher so I didn't lose any money per say, but still, could have bought other games/apps!!!! Still I like the fact that sooner or later games/apps become free on Windows Phone eventually, so I don't mind waiting....free is free no matter when you get it!!!!
  • Yup. :)
  • Its not free for me?? Still 1 dollar
  • Chck it now , i think its free
  • Great
  • Lol will we ever get mad finger games?
  • There is also angry birds Stella which came out just before the latest game
  • Angry Birds?
  • Thanks NSA for the free games ! http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/27/nsa-gchq-smartphone-app-angry-birds-personal-data
  • Mostly kids play Angry birds.  I think the article in the guardian might be looking for mouse clicks.
  • Love that they added Xbox live integration to bad piggies. Hopefully the rest well follow suit.
  • JUST ABOUT TIME! NOW THAT PEOPLE DON'T PLAY THEIR GAMES, THEY SAID...LET'S HAVE MERCY ON THESE THIRD CLASS CITIZENS "SMART"PHONE USERS... :( ANYWAY.. ITS GOOD NEWS FOR US! yayy
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  • App should have a like button ;D
  • Rio was the only Angry Birds I ever finished. I'm going after Epic.
  • I lost all of my dlc when I switched phones, so Rovio isn't going to get another cent from me until I can actually sign into my account...jerks.
  • all we need now is to update Angry Birds Epic cant get golden pig bonus from friends because they have a newest version
  • And what about Angry Birds Transformers ? No release date for WP ?
  • If we all send them an email and let them know we are here.. And want the game... maybe we'll get it!
    I sent MY email!
  • That's good. Will do it :)
  • I forsaw this move..
  • My dream has finally came true
  • You must be really poor to not have 99 cents to spend on game that you dream of playing it.
  • The link on the app works only for one angry birds game
  • Not selling enough for them. If its free, ppl can complain about missing features and whatnot...
  • Did they fix the broken angry birds ho update yet? Been broken for about a week on wp8.1
  • Who you calling an Angry Birds ho? lol seriously though, no.. it's still broken. But you and I are the only ones with the issue.
  • Rovio, you can't tell me what to do!  I'm going to pay double the price for each of them now!
  • Yay! Love most of the Angry Birds games. I'm looking forward to Epic, which I've never played before.
  • I know everyone's opinions of Rovio are different in this comment thread, but you have to at least give them props for their constant support lately. I think for every week for at least a month they've been having some update live in the store for various games, and that's progress in my book. Think what you want, alive or dead, Angry Birds is still a household name right now. Last I talked to support, they said Stella would be reaching the store either late this year or early next. Just for anyone who was curious.
  • Contact Rovio here and tell them we want Angry Birds Transformers and Stella for Windows Phone! http://www.rovio.com/en/about-us/contact/en/about-us/contact ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
  • Bad piggie is awesome
  • IAP needs to die. I hate it. Just price it at $4.99 and support it forever. I know, a steady stream of income is needed.
  • Who cares??
  • 1. Go to Store, search for "Rovio". 2. Download each AB games, tap "check install", tap and hold the game, tap "cancel download". 3. Repeat for all AB games. Now I owned all AB games incase I want to install it again in future (on a different/newer windows phone).
  • Angry birds GO! Doesn't download! Nokia Lumia 920 with Preview for developers!
  • Unable to download, cannot connect to store..
  • It's too late....
  • Thanks a lot Rovio & WindowsCentral! This is not less than pre-Christmas gift for me.. ;)
  • A moment of silence for those who paid for it :P
  • Oh my god....this is it
  • Lets this be a start ...for all games and apps becoming free
  • Paid apps/games just don't work anymore. It's all freemium now. IAP allows you to keep making money from a game long after that initial download (even if only 10% of players will actually buy something, it's the same 10% who would pay for it, now they just have more chances to pay)
  • Ios is never free as apple hate free games as they want your money android is always free with ads but everyone knows to use an ad blocker or switch of the data while playing a game ,on the windows phone side i still cant download angry birds go , seems alot of people have the same problem ,
  • Yes, angry birds go will download but then won't install. "Attention required"
  • TOO LATE..  Anyway, it;s good for all. 
  • Nice, downloaded almost all of them Now my app list looks perfect!! /irony
    MS needs to fix this sh*t
  • should've been! meh, whatevr rovio. couldn't care less anymore, there are bettr games out there. thnks anyway. u'v lost ur spark long time ago.
  • grt... we want candy crush saga and clash of clans
  • I just bought an HTC surround windows7 base phone, not ever used a windows base phone before, can someone please tell me can I get angry birds friends on this phone, if so how ???