Free Microsoft Sudoku game released for Windows 8.1

Microsoft has released a new and free Sudoku game for Windows 8.1 titled, without a lot of imagination, Microsoft Sudoku, offering gamers a chance to play a new version of the classic numbers-based puzzle game.

So what can people expect when they download this game? Well, Microsoft says that players can input their numbers in a number of different ways, including the old fashioned mouse and keyboard combination, or via touch. Players can even draw numbers on the grid using a stylus, which should make owners of the new Surface Pro 3 tablet happy.

There are five difficulty levels in Microsoft Sudoku, and like many of their free games like Solitaire, Mahjong and Minesweeper this new entry also has daily challenges to keep players occupied.

Any saved games are uploaded to Microsoft's cloud servers which means players can resume their games if they switch between different Windows 8 computers and tablets. There are also Xbox Live achievements to unlock, badges to earn and leaderboards to compare with other players.

You can download Microsoft Sudoku for free from the Windows Store right now.

Thanks to Robby for the tip!

John Callaham