Games

Gameloft bringing Dark Knight Rises and Shark Dash to Xbox Windows Phone 8 this week

Gameloft bringing Dark Knight Rises and Shark Dash to Xbox Windows Phone 8 this week

Paul Acevedo 124

Xbox games for Windows Phone 8 were slim pickings until Gameloft’s highly anticipated Asphalt 7 rolled out a few weeks ago. That rad racer became the first of the publisher’s 12 announced games to actually see release, followed shortly thereafter by The Amazing Spider-Man and Real Soccer 2013. That still leaves 9 more games to go, including the hotly anticipated FPS titles N.O.V.A. 3...

Popular and addictive Puzzle Craft comes to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, beats Android again

Popular and addictive Puzzle Craft comes to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, beats Android again

Daniel Rubino 25

We may be picking a bit here on Android, but as many Windows Phone users know we are not familiar with getting games first or second. That’s why when we see Brotherhood of Violence and now Puzzle Craft go to Windows Phone 8 (and Windows 8) ahead of Android, we get a little excited. Puzzle Craft is made by popular game makers Chillingo (though ported by SYZYGY Deutschland GmbH for WP8/...

Zombies!!! escapes to Windows 8. Celebrate with this Xbox Live developer interview

Zombies!!! escapes to Windows 8. Celebrate with this Xbox Live developer interview

Paul Acevedo 7

Babaroga’s Zombies!!! was an early Xbox Windows Phone exclusive that  still commands a loyal following from board game fans. I fondly remember buying it about a month before joining the Windows Phone Central staff, and subsequently advocating for an update to make one of the Achievements more easily attainable. Jump ahead to the present, the Xbox Windows 8 and RT version of Zombies!!!...

Brotherhood of Violence for Windows Phone 8 joins iOS, beats Android and it's kind of awesome

Brotherhood of Violence for Windows Phone 8 joins iOS, beats Android and it's kind of awesome

Daniel Rubino 44

There’s a new fight game on the Store today and we’ve been playing it for the last few hours. Called ‘Brotherhood of Violence’ the game is developed by realtech VR and it’s quite impressive visually (and hilarious for the in-game dialogue). The game goes for $1.99 with a free trial and we strongly recommend you take out.  Brotherhood weighs in at just over 220MB, which isn’t too bad...

Galactic Reign blasts onto Xbox for Windows Phone, joining its Windows 8 counterpart

Galactic Reign blasts onto Xbox for Windows Phone, joining its Windows 8 counterpart

Daniel Rubino 60

In a one-two punch, Microsoft has published both Galactic Reign for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 with full Xbox integration. The game itself is a somewhat typical space-conquest game, whereby users take turns to advance a strategy. But it’s the details in the game, customization and sheer massive gameplay that is really intriguing. Throw in the fact that you can continue your game on...

Real Soccer 2013 Review: Less soccer, more reaching for your wallet

Real Soccer 2013 Review: Less soccer, more reaching for your wallet

Paul Acevedo 45

The first Real Soccer for Windows Phone was less than an exemplary game. Announced back in 2010 as a launch title, it didn’t show up until well into 2012. The Real Soccer we eventually got falsely advertised the inclusion of two modes (‘Enter the Legend’ and ‘Club Master’) that weren’t even in the game. And one of the Achievements (‘Man of the Match’) was tied to the absent Enter the...

Galactic Reign becomes the first 'universal' Xbox game for Windows Phone and Windows 8

Galactic Reign becomes the first 'universal' Xbox game for Windows Phone and Windows 8

Paul Acevedo 60

In a recent editorial, I complained that Microsoft has largely stopped announcing or publicizing Windows Phone games in advance. Well, this week we have a prime example of that. Galactic Reign from Slant Six and Microsoft Studios has just showed on Windows 8 and RT with Xbox features and will appear for Windows Phone 7 and 8 devices (also with Xbox features) later today. Microsoft...

Drift Mania Championship 2 for Windows Phone 8: First game featuring the Unity game engine

Drift Mania Championship 2 for Windows Phone 8: First game featuring the Unity game engine

Daniel Rubino 68

One of the big advantages for developers on Windows Phone 8 is the ability to use new gaming engines to drive the graphics. Unity is such an example, and it’s used by many gaming houses for development. The problem previously was that developers would have to rewrite their games specifically for Windows Phone with degradation in performance and appearance. Between the time and the final...