Best new Windows tablet games: take flight in 'Cold Alley,' go medieval on the apocalypse, and more

by Mike Rougeau

February 14 2014

OK, so these are basically the only new games for the Surface, Lumia 2520, and other Windows tablets. That technically still makes them the best!

Notable are the exclusives that have come out since the last time we wrote about the best Windows games for tabletsMedieval Apocalypse, Cold Alley, Throne Together, and Microsoft Bingo. Click through the slideshow for more.

Do note, however, that Cold Alley had some problems at launch. And Throne Together is Canada-only for now, though it's easy enough to switch your region long enough to download it anyway.

Other new Windows 8 games for tablets include ports of Into the DeadI Am VegendDragon's Lair, and Dungeon Hunter 4. Oh, and I included Asphalt 8 because it's now free on Windows.

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  • 1 Medieval Apocalypse
    Slide 1
    Medieval Apocalypse

    "Medieval Apocalypse is an action-packed hack and slash role playing game that takes players to an apocalyptic medieval world. Playing as a knight, your goal is to complete quests and eliminate the attacking zombie hordes. You will receive coins and experience as reward that can be spent on improved equipment and skills. Use your skills wisely to defeat your enemies."

  • 2 Into the Dead
    Slide 2

    "In a world overrun with the Dead, you have survived… but for how long? Into the Dead throws you into the gruesome world of the zombie apocalypse where there are no second chances. Do what you have to in order to stay alive, keep moving as fast as you can, and protect yourself by any means necessary. When the Dead are rising, run!"

  • 3 Cold Alley
    Slide 3

    "THE NEXT GENERATION OF AIR COMBAT GAMING IS HERE! With an extensive single player campaign and a huge set of skirmish modes, the non-stop action will keep you on the edge of your seat! Travel back in time to experience the unwritten history of covert operations. Master over a dozen models of aircraft as you take part in the race for jet fighter domination."

  • 4 Asphalt 8: Airborne
    Slide 4

    "***ASPHALT 8 GOES FREE TO PLAY!*** Thought that was all we had? We’re just getting revved up!"

  • 5 Throne Together
    Slide 5
    Throne Together

    "Place blocks to build castles for your royal clients and please the Castle Inspector in this addicting block-based puzzle game. Build wisely or risk being 'overthrone' as the kingdom's premiere architect! With your dragon assistant Fidget, place doors, windows, gargoyles and more as per your royal client's specifications! But be careful – clumsy positioning and uneven weight will make your masterful castle crumble to the ground!"

  • 6 I Am Vegend: Zombiegeddon
    Slide 6

    "Captain the Vegendary Heroes, survive the Zombiegeddon and take revenge upon the birds, the pigs, and the zombies! Enemies have joined forces to destroy all plants by tramplilng down young innocent seedlings, besieging the allotment and stealing the seeds! Take charge of Vegendary Heroes’ special Fertilization Squad and hit your enemies where it hurts! To win, you will have to use anything that can shoot – and you'll find that nearly everything CAN! The final battle will require total involvement: baste the birds with tomatoes, take advantage of carrot ordnance, chop zombies and sprinkle on the salad to watch your green-as-grass recruits grow into seasoned sergeants."

  • 7 Dragon’s Lair
    Slide 7

    "Dragon's Lair, one of the most beloved arcade games of all time can now be enjoyed from the comfort of your home. This fully arcade authentic version includes all of the original scenes you've come to enjoy, and even an all-new global high scores list so you can show how well you wield Dirk's sword. Other bonuses include a full watch feature to sit back and enjoy Don Bluth's stunning animation."

  • 8 Dungeon Hunter 4
    Slide 8

    "The Demons, a race thought to have been extinguished eons ago, have returned. You awaken from what seemed like a nightmare to find your kingdom, Valenthia, decimated. Unharmed from the battle, you are mysteriously gifted with tremendous new power and skills. You could be your people’s only remaining hope…"

  • 9 Microsoft Bingo
    Slide 9
    Microsoft Bingo

    "Dust off your daubers. Microsoft Bingo is here! With a free-to-play, travel-themed take on a classic game, Bingo just got a whole lot better."


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