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Gameloft's Modern Combat 5 takes the shot on Windows and Windows Phone

Gameloft has released Modern Combat 5 today on numerous platforms, including both Windows and Windows Phone. We covered the smartphone launch earlier this morning, but now those with Windows-based tablets and other hardware can enjoy the action.

The title (both on Windows and Windows Phone) features 3D graphics and require ample amounts of memory in order to function, which shouldn't surprise anybody (sorry, 512MB RAM folk). None of the versions support Xbox Live either, but that is to be expected with how things have been progressing for some time.

Modern combat 5 will set purchasers back by $6.99 and no trial, but for that price you get the full game and no in-app purchases (for the time being). Be sure to give our Modern Combat 5 review a read through too.

For Windows Phone owners only:

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512MB Not Supported

Thanks, Abhinav N., for the tip!

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

112 Comments
  • 6.99 Is it really worth it....And where is my XBOX...No Xbox No Gameloft
  • I'm sorry to hear that you have decided to deny yourself of a great mobile game.
  • Agreed
  • No 512 No Buy No XBOX Live No Buy No 0.99 No Buy No Universal App No Buy No <Insert_Your_Complain> No Buy
  • Don't worry one day you realise that it Was XBOX which made our platform unique....Wait till that..
  • Xbox is overrated
  • Not anymore
  • Yeah, just wait until Microsoft makes XBOX certification process easier for devs.... :3
  • C'mon . I have wp device but my console is playstation so it doesn't matter to me it has Xbox support or not . What I care how good will it be . You just overreact about the green label on WP games icon . To me , if they have then ok but if they dont have it then it doesn't matter at all , they still good if they really good . What if from now on all the good game like this one are not have Xbox label on they icon and you still choose not to buy them huh ?
  • Even so I don't see MS making any Xbox live games for WP, I don't see a WP port for Forza motorsport or any other good title from MS Studio, so why everytime a game comes out ppl shouting NO Xbox no buy then they complain about not getting the apps and games they need.
  • The problem is not gameloft. The problem is the stupid Xbox certification process. This way, we get a better experience.
  • It's like in battlefield, no usas 12 no busting no weapons no knifes no breath no nothing
  • Not available in my country no buy.
    Not available to download no buy.
    The only two reasonable complaints - and price.
  • The game is worth the money :) ofc if its fun for you
  • We are not forcing you.Enjoy your Subway Surfer!!
  • Totally worth it. playing it on my Nexus 7. I love it so far, althrough it crashes at random times.. and yes I think this game needs about 3GB Ram and Snapdragon 801 to play it smooth on full resolution and detail :)
  • It hasn't crashed once on either of my Android devices, and I'm pretty far into the single player campaign.
  • Well good, but crashes on mine.. I think there was this problem already in Beta, I gave my feedback now. Report back after a day if you dont mind :) 
  • Worth it. By the way. This is universal app. Only need to buy one time and play on both phone, PC, tablets, laptop, etc...
  • Ok just got done with about half hour of gameplay. The games awesome,but, there is lag playing on my 1520? Thought the device would handle the graphics smoothly?
  • What's the FPS for this game
  • Restart your phone and play, it'll work better.
  • I think so.. did you try to change the video settings?
  • Not available in the US store at the moment. The link in the article is to the Windows Store in a different country and simply opens the Windows Store homepage in the US as of this writing.
  • Change country to Vietnam.
  • Vietnam? Why is it available in Vietnam (my country) before US?
  • :D 
  • Vietnam has high marketshare of WP
  • No universal app buy? That's a shame... Still worth it!
  • I'm still waiting for them to turn many of their franchises into Universal Apps.
  • It is a universal app!
  • I replaced the region in the article's link (from Vietnam to United States) and it says that it's not available yet. If you don't see it yet, just give it some time.
  • The link still redirects to Vietnam.
  • No, you see he went in and edited the source link in the article from the Vietnamese version to the US by changing the designating two-charact-- ahh, nvm...
  • Is it available for Windows RT?
  • Yes. Everything in the "Store" is for both W8 and W8RT.
  • Not true, unless you're saying the desktop apps in the store on W8 work on W8RT as well!!?!
  • Find me something in the windows store that is marked "desktop app" that doesn't just simply take you to the publisher's website to buy it. Those don't count. They aren't purchased through the store. Instead of a button to buy the app, it just gives the option: "get app from publisher". Click on this and it goes to the publisher's website.
  • Reread the comment sholokov wrote and you'll see the reason for my reply!!!!
  • I am just saying that technically the desktop apps aren't in the windows store itself. They are just links and nothing more. The only apps that can be installed from within the store itself are modern apps. Though as pointed out below, you will run into a modern app here and there that aren't available on both x86 and ARM like the VLC player for Windows 8.
  • Actuly thats not the case you will see lots of Desktop apps in the store if you are running a non RT system 
  • Not really, with VLC Media Player being a good example of something that's in the store as a Modern/Metro app, but not available for ARM devices yet.
  • This is what I want to know.. are the ARM processors supported? I guess I'll find out tonight as I didn't bring my Surface 2 to work with me today erghh
  • And I'm very happy to report that it does indeed run on ARM processors! Installing on my Surface 2 as we speak! Also very happy to pay once, and have it on multiple devices! I might actually uninstall it on my 1020 now that I have it on the Surface 2. I wont play it on the phone, and I really need that space for other stuff.
  • Does it support moga controllers?
  • According to a comment earlier, yes.
  • why is it not a universal app? maybe will buy the windows 8.1 version only as this type of game will only be a battery drainer for my phone(920).
  • It is universal.
  • Does the Windows 8.1 version support mouse and keyboard? Just asking..
  • Been playing for a few hours in Germany :-) The game is definitely worth the money!
  • I can't find it in the windows store.
  • I can't find it either
  • Does it support mouse + keyboard on PC Windows 8/8.1?
  • I guess it should coz mouse is must for shooter gaming
  • Will definitely try on my laptop coz its a shooter game not on my wp.
  • Coz
  • installing it on my surface pro 2 as soon as i get home!
  • Doesn't show on my windows 8.1 store, is it available globally?
  • here in the states, and not showing up. link there but broken.
  • Not an universal app! Are you kidding? Sorry not interested.
  • It most certainly is...
  • Moga support?
  • Oh, well, if it had Xbox support I would buy it right now but with out support, its a no buy #SaveXboxWP
  • Doesn't work on windows 8.1.....
  • Why not?
  • Please stop with the fucking 'windows' games on pc. 
  • What?
  • Try to make sense, Joe.
  • Not available in Italy apparently, does anyone knows if it works with mouse and keyboard?
  • Anyone else seeing random lag/stuttering on their 1520? I moved it from storage to internal, tried a reset, closed background apps but still seems present. It's not a fluid framerate like MC4 was. Perhaps it needs an update or a patch.
  • I had the same problem. After playing it for a while it became smooth...
  • Really? First stage was the worst. Stopped playing once I got to the second campaign mission. If that's true then that's good to know.
  • No Xbox.. Sorry
  • I'm getting it on my surface pro now!
  • What windows store did you use?  
  • where you able to get it? I can't get it on windows 8.1 and it is not listed on gamelofts website for windows 8.1. the link only takes me to the store homepadge, and I can't find it anywhere.
  • Well I'm looking for it on my surface pro. Lol
  • Not showing on Windows Store India
  • My 920 is getting really hot. I played only for 10 minutes and it became uncomfortably hot. Needs tweaks and fast.
  • Can anyone connect moga to wp 8.1?
  • I can.
  • I wonder if there is a downside to buying it from the Vietnam App Store?
  • universal app enabled! but needs a trick if you buy on WP just go to "my account" on windows 8.1pc and will appear as app not installed
  • X2
  •   here, in action   https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t35.0-12/105787...
  • Not available in my country to..so if I bought it on my phone so I need to pay again for the PC version??
  • no, go to store click "my account"
  • tried it, no luck it doesnt show up
  • edit, yep it deos appear to be universal, I only paid for it on my ATT 920, it now shows up in my 8.1 apps on my laptop
  • Paulo how did you played it with moga?
    My 1520 cant keep the bluetooth connection.
  • i have not MOGA here, but a config for him in the options, and windows version have support to xbox controller but latency not help to play (tested online multiplayer)
  • Search for our Moga controller review and follow the instructions within it.
  • Have you actually tried to play? In my case when I tap on Moga Pro 2 on the bluetooth list it says connected and then it seems to lose the connection. But it's actually ok and working. After you have done that go to the game and start it and you will notice that the Moga controller now stops blinking and connects properly and you play just like normal. It took me a while of trying to get the connection to stay to notice that it is actually not necessary. I played on purple cherry X with no problem and even Asphalt 8 and both of these on miracast on a screen (there's lag with miracast, miracast is best for movies or games like pokemon). I also played Modern combat 5 with no issues except that I had to change the sensitivity of the thumbstick.   (Nokia Lumia 1520, with cyan)
  • Available on my Lumia 925 but not the Surface 2 strange. In in the UK
  • Go to your account/my apps on your Surface. Should be there as an uninstalled app.
  • Is the Windows Version allow the use of an Xbox Controller?
  • No Moga Pro support No Buy.
    I hope to hear good news because this looks to be fun!
  • have support moga pro
  • Weird I dont see it in the Microsoft App Store. On my Surface US if that helps.
  • same here, toshiba and in US and nothing.
  • Go to Control Panel and change region to Vietnam
  • No .. Just go to your account and "my apps" and there it is.
  • I don't see it on the market
  • Sorry Paulo, couldnt understand the reference, since i updated to 8.1 moga cant keep the Connection on bluetooth.
  • sorry my english is not very good yet, but other users were able to use the controls out of the MOGA no problem personally have not tested it here and get a hard
  • Mine is moga pro.
  • now do not know what about, and the app has been updated in store with "universal app" logo
  • I can't get in on the windows store. that link takes you to the store home padge. please fix.
  • Guys i think theres some lag playing it with moga.
  • Internet connection required ?!?!?!?  The whole frikin point of games like this is be able to play them away from internet connections (e.g. on a plane).  Otherwise, play a real PC game.  I am ticked, as this would be nice to play on a Surface Pro on a plane, for example...
  • You damn right..
  • I installed this game on my Windows RT tablet and it is a fun game to play. As mentioned here and there: the short and quick tours enable you to do a quick tour while waiting for something or while in the train. The controls are a bit hard at times. Either you're looking around or you're walking. You cannot easily do both at the same time. If I reinstall the tablet, do I need to do everything again? Or can I store my accomplishments somewhere? Next to that I thought this was a universal app, but I cannot install it on my Lumia 930 at all! :(