Windows 10 Gets Gaming-Focused: All the Windows 10 Compatible Games Listed

Shaikh Rafia
Posted 1 year ago

Microsoft is ready to officially launch Windows 10 to the public on July 29. This is the “last” Windows from a traditional sense that’s coming from Redmond as now it will work as WaaS or Windows as a Service. This essentially means that you won’t have to buy a new operating system every few years as all the changes and fixes would be released to your devices as downloadable updates. Windows 10, while bringing several changes, also attempts to integrate the upcoming OS experience into other platforms including Xbox One.

Redmond is trying its best to make sure that the new Windows is admired by the users unlike the response that the company received for the un-intuitive Windows 8. These efforts also include providing a unified experience throughout the Windows ecosystem regardless of the devices. Unification of experience also means that Xbox One and Windows 10 will see increased compatibility so that you can easily pick stream games from any Windows device to continue it. We have already discussed this seamless integration between platforms that Microsoft aims to provide with Windows 10.

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Windows 10 compatible games

However, the ultimate question that the end user, and several of our readers, ask is the compatibility of games with the new Windows iteration. Would the favorite games of users be compatible with Windows 10 and run as smoothly as ever or should we expect to see some bumps in the road ahead? Well, as the Windows 10 gets polished with every new Insider build, expect to see more improvements and bug fixes. For now, users have started keeping an updated list of all the games that are running smoothly with the new OS (insider builds) and those that are giving some errors.

Windows 10 compatible games:

While there is a long list of Windows 10 compatible games, your favorites might still not be in the list. If you are basing your decision to upgrade to Windows 10 solely on games compatibility then we would recommend you to wait for a few weeks after July 29 release until you see what bugs users are reporting. Once you get the green light, hop onboard.


Here is the list of Windows 10 compatible games reported by users as shared before. Don’t forget to share your own gaming experience with Windows 10 so far, so we can keep this list updated.

CompatibleNot Compatible
8BitBoy Avengers Alliance
A Valley Without Wind - Activation errors; DRM issues
Alan WakeCounter Strike Nexon Zombies
Alice : Madness ReturnsCry of Fear
Alien IsolationDefense Grid : The Awakening
ArcheAgeGrand Theft Auto 5 iFruit App (Windows Store)
Arma 3GTA (Original GTA Steam version that came with bundle) - Display Issues
Assassin's CreedHamachi
Assassin's Creed : BrotherhoodMetal of Honor : Airborne
Assassin's Creed : Freedom Cry Quake 3 Arena - Display issues
Assassin's Creed : LiberationRift
Assassin's Creed : Unity Rocksmith
Assassin's Creed IIShadowgrounds
Assassin's Creed IIIShadowgrounds : Survivor - Crashed after menu at game load
Assassin's Creed IV - Some PhysX issuesSkiddy the Slippery Puzzle
AudioSurf Star Wars Battlefront II - loads menu, fails to load mission.
Awesomenauts Star Wars Commander App
Batman : Arkham Asylum - verify game cache integrity firstStronghold HD
Batman : Arkham City GOTY - Win 8 compatiblity modeThe Ultimate Doom (steam ver that plays in DosBox) - freezes at title
Batman : Arkham Origins The Ultimate Doom (Steam version that plays in DosBox)
BattleBlock TheaterTomb Raider (VI) : The Angel Of Darkness
Battlefield 2Unity Of Command - "Loads into game but gets stuck at loading screen when choosing a game. Plays music, but nothing happens."
Battlefield 3 Crusader: No Remorse - crashes on exit
Battlefield 4
Battlefield 4 - with Nvidia's 3D Vision
Battlefield Hardline BETA
Bejeweled III
Ben There, Dan That!
BF 1942
Binary Domain - Win 7 compatibility mode
Bionic Commando
Bionic Commando Rearmed
Bioshock 2
Bioshock Infinite
Blade Kitten
Blake Stone : Aliens Of Gold (Original) - (Apogee Throwback Pack via Steam through DosBox)
Blake Stone : Planet Strike! (Original) - (Apogee Throwback Pack via Steam through DosBox)
Borderlands : The Pre-Sequel
Borderlands 2
Call of Duty : Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty : Black Ops II
Call of Duty : Black Ops II Multiplayer
Call of Duty : Modern Warfare II - Win7 compatibility mode
Call of Duty : Modern Warfare III
Call of Duty IV : Modern Warfare
Call of Juarez : Bound in Blood
Captain America : The Winter Soldier (Free game in Store)
Castle Crashers
Civil War II
Civilization 5 - Needed to install direct X from the game folder
Clicker Heroes
Command and Conquer : Red Alert 3
Command and Conquer 4 : Tiberian Twilight
Commandos 3 : Destination Berlin - Some display flickering issues but played fine
Company Of Heroes 2
Counter Strike (as well as Condition Zero and Source)
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Crusader Kings 2
Crysis 2 : Maximum Edition - Windows Defender excluded; in Win 8 compatbility mode
Crysis 3
Crysis Warhead
Cubeworld - crashes when exiting
D.C. Universe Online
Daikatana - 800x600 or lower screen res
Dark Messiah of Might & Magic
Darkreign 2
Darksiders 2
Dawn Of War  (Soul Storm)
Dawn Of War II : Chaos Rising
Dead Effect
Dead Island
Dead Rising 3 - Playable but several issues
Dead Space
Dead Space 2
Defense Grid 2
Deus EX : Game Of The Year Edition (Steam) - some changes to display settings might be required
Deus EX : Human Revolution
Deus EX : The Fall
Devil May Cry 4 - in DirectX10
Diablo III
Dishonored - Win 8 Compatbility Mode
Don't Starve Together
Doom 3
Dragon Age : Origins
Dragon Age II
Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition
E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy
Earth 2150 Trilogy
Elder Scrolls III : Morrowind
Elder Scrolls IV : Oblivion
Elder Scrolls V : Skyrim
Eldorado : Halo Online
Europa Universalis IV
Eve Online
Extreme Rise Of The Triad (Original) - Apogee Throwback Pack via Steam through DosBox
F.E.A.R. 2 - Verify game cache integrity
F.E.A.R. 3 - . Verify game cache integrity
Fallout : New Vegas
Fallout 3 : Game Of The Year Edition
Far Cry 2
Far Cry 3
Far Cry 4
Farming Simulator (2011, 2013, 2015)
Faster Than Light (FTL)
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII
Five Nights At Freddy's (I, II, & III)
Frogger (1997)
Frogger 2 : Swampy Revenge
Gabriel Knight
Game Dev Tycoon
Garry's Mod
Ghostbusters : Sanctum of Slime
Giana Sisters : Twisted Dreams
Goat Simulator
Grim Dawn
GTA : San Andreas
GTA : Vice City (with patch)
GTA V - Some screen tearing, vsync, and start up issues
Guild Wars 2
Guilty Gear Isuka
Guns of Icarus Online
Half-Life : Source
Half-Life 2 : Deathmatch
Halo 2 - Skip intro video using h2launcher
Heart's Of Iron 3
Hellgate London
Heroes Of Might and Magic III (GOG Ver)
Heroes Of Might and Magic III : HD Edition (Steam Ver)
Heroes Of Might and Magic IV (uPlay Ver)
Heroes Of Might and Magic V (uPlay Ver)
Heroes Of Might and Magic VI
Heroes Of Might and Magic X Legacy
Hitman : Absolution
Hitman : Blood Money
Hitman : Codename 47
Hitman : Contracts
Hitman : Sniper Challenge
Hitman 2 : Silent Assassin
How To Survive - Win 8 Compatibility Mode
Imperialism 2
Injustice : God's Among Us Ultimate Edition
Interstellar Marines
Judge Dredd : Dredd vs Death
Just Cause - Windows XP Compatibility Mode
Just Cause 2 - verify integrity of game cache
Just Cause 2 : Multiplayer Mod - verify integrity of game cache
Kane & Lynch : Dead Men
Kane & Lynch 2 : Dog Days
Killing Floor
Killing Floor 2 - Need to set KFGame.exe to run as admin
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2
Legacy of Kain : Defiance - Minor display issues due to lower resolution upon start. Fixed easily in game
Legacy of Kain : Soul Reaver - Minor display issues due to lower resolution upon start. Fixed easily in game.
Legacy of Kain : Soul Reaver 2 - Minor display issues due to lower resolution upon start. Fixed easily in game.
LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes
Mark Of The Ninja
Marvel Online
Mass Effect 1 - launcher throws a UAC warning, if you still have UAC turned on
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
Max Payne 3
Metal Gear Solid : Ground Zero
Metro 2033
Metro 2033 : Redux
Metro Last Light
Metro Last Light : Redux
Middle Earth : Shadow of Mordor
Might & Magic : Clash of Heroes
Mirror's Edge
Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
Mortal Kombat X
Moto Racer Collection
Narco Terror
NBA 2K 2015
Need For Speed : Carbon
Need For Speed : Hot Pursuit
Need For Speed : Most Wanted (Original DVD Ver - 2005)
NiGHTS into Dreams… - Steam Ver. Issues with full screen at 1080
Obi & The Blind Forest
Operation Flashpoint : Red River
Orbital Gear
Orcs Must Die
Orcs Must Die 2
Oregon Trail : Directors Cut
ORION: Prelude
Overlord II
Painkiller Hell & Damnation
Path of Exile
Planetside 2
Plants Vs Zombies : Garden Warfare
Platypus II
Portal 2
Primal Carnage
Quake (GL Quake)
Quake 2 - full screen issues with certain resolutions; Original CD ver has install issues.
Quake 3: Team Arena - Menu has some display issues, but played a multiplayer game with no issues.
Quake 4 : Special Edition
Quake World
Quake World (QL Quake World)
Rayman : Legends
Remember Me
Resident Evil 4 / Biohazard 4
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 6 / Biohazard 6
Resident Evil Revelations / Biohazard Revelations UE
Rise Of The Triad (Original) - Apogee Throwback Pack via Steam through DosBox
Rise Of The Triad (Redux. Steam Ver)
Saints Row IV - Verify game integrity first
Sanctum 2
Section 8
Serious Sam 3 : BFE
Shadow Warrior (2014)
Shadow Warrior : Classic Redux
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Sid Meier's Civilization V
Sim City 2000
Sleeping Dogs (Original)
Sleeping Dogs : The Definitive Edition
Slender The Arrival
Space Engineers
Space Hulk
Spec Ops II : The Line
Star Trek Online
Star Wars : The Old Republic
State of Decay
Station Launcher
Stronghold 2
Stronghold 3
Sugar Cube : Bittersweet Factory
System Shock 2
Team Fortress 2
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
The Cave - Needed to verify game integrity
The Cursed Crusade
The Darkness II
The Escapists
The Forest
The Joylancer : Legendary Motor Knight
The LEGO Movie
The Secret World
The Showdown Effect
The Witcher (Enhanced Edition)
The Witcher 2 : Assassin's Of Kings (Enhanced Edition)
The Witcher III
They Bleed Pixels
Thief (2014)
Time Gentlemen, Please!
Titan Quest
Titan Quest : Immortal Throne
Titanfall - works in latest build as of 6/20/2015
To End All Wars
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six : Vegas
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six : Vegas 2
Tomb Raider (2013)
Tomb Raider : Anniversary
Tomb Raider : Chronicles
Tomb Raider : Legend
Tomb Raider : The Last Revelation
Tomb Raider : Underworld
Tomb Raider I
Tomb Raider II
Tomb Raider II : Adventures of Lara Croft
Torchlight II
Trine : Enhanced Edition
Trine 2
Tropico 4
Ultima VII
Ultima VIII
Unreal Tournament III : Black Edition
Valiant Hearts : The Great War
Viscera Cleanup Detail : Shadow Warrior
Warhammer 40,000 : Kill Team
Warhammer 40,000 : Space Marine - verify integrity of game cache first
Watch Dogs
Watchmen : The End is Nigh
Wingcommander III
Wingcommander IV
Wolfenstein New Order
Woolfe : The Red Hood Diaries
World In Flames
World Of Warcraft
X-Com : Enemy Unknown
Ys VI 
Xbox App Receives Major Update on Windows 10 - Adds Dedicated Section for PC Games, GameDVR Features, and More

Dell, Lenovo, HP, and Acer PCs are expected to go on sale from July 29 pre-installed with Windows 10. These will also come pre-loaded with the Xbox app which will be the gaming hub for Windows users. This app will have deep integration with all the features of the Xbox One such as the game DVR, achievement tracking and of course all the other social aspects to keep you apprised of what your friends are doing. Xbox app will also bring the cross-platform messaging feature that will let you send text and voice messages to your friends, quite similar to the Windows 8 SmartGlass app for Xbox.

Windows 10 is certainly promising to offer some exciting gaming times ahead with cross-play offering you to play Xbox One games online with your friends playing the PC version of the game, DirectX 12, gameplay streaming, and more improvements and new offers. Microsoft is evidently using the opportunity of Windows 10 launch to also boost its Xbox One sales. Let’s see how Sony fights back with this onslaught of features and cross-platform multiplayer gaming.

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