The game developers are gradually concentrating on cross-platform video games. In contrast to platform-exclusive games, they reach a wider and more diverse audience. The Microsoft Store consists of a plethora of video games that you can download for free. They come from a variety of genres including open-world, racing, strategy-based, and puzzle. Here are the top 10 free games you must download and play.
1) Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series
Developers: Telltale Games, Mojang Studios
Publisher: Telltale Games
Minecraft is one of the most popular games on the Microsoft Store. Minecraft: Story Mode is a new edition to the original Minecraft game with a new storyline. This game consists of a total of eight episodes in total some of which you can get for free. The gameplay begins with the introduction of the story characters. The game primarily focuses on the younger audience. At the same time, the humour in the story is enough to mesmerise people of all age groups.
2) Asphalt 9: Legends
Developers: Gameloft, Gameloft Iberica S.A.U.
Asphalt game series has been one of the best racing games in the Microsoft Store. Asphalt 9: Legends, the latest edition offers you cars made by real manufacturers including Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini. You also get 70 unique racing tracks set in various geographical locations including America and Asia. There are two modes of gameplay. In the Career mode, you compete in over 800 races while the World Series Multiplayer mode allows you to compete against up to 7 players.
3) World of Tanks Blitz
World of Tanks Blitz is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online (MMO) game published by Wargaming. The gameplay looks similar to the World of Tanks offering over 300 tanks from different countries like the USA, Germany, Japan, and USSR. You can drive over 400 vehicles that have been built on the blueprints by engineers. The force of gravity will make your tank float above the ground. The game is free to download, but you can also use real money to upgrades your vehicles.
4) Fallout Shelter
Developers: Behaviour Interactive, Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Fallout Shelter is a free video game in which you play as the chief strategist of an underground Vault. Your task is to construct the best possible Vault. You have to take care of your people, give them jobs, clothes, and weapons to safeguard them against the Wasteland. The gameplay will test your decision-making skills and will keep you engaged. The game is free to download, but you can also make in-game purchases using real-world money.
5) World of Warships
Developers: Wargaming, Lesta Studio
The World of Warships game, published by Wargaming company, focuses on the naval military where your task is to manage battleships, cruisers, and carrier squadrons. You enter with your teammates into naval combats to conquer the enemy. The graphics of the game look amazing and can be customised to suit different kinds of systems. However, you need the latest hardware to run the game on the ultra-settings.
Developer: Roblox Corporation
Publisher: Roblox Corporation
Roblox video offers a virtual universe where you can play, create, and assume any imaginable character. The gameplay allows you to connect with other players and explore a variety of virtual worlds. The game is built with an evolving library of virtual worlds designed by the community. As a result, you never get bored of playing in the same environment. Roblox comes with complete cross-platform support where you can manipulate your avatar using different accessories like hats, shirts, faces, and gear.
7) Forza Motorsport 6: Apex
Developer: Turn 10 Studios
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is a free racing game consisting of beautiful environments and a variety of cars such as muscle cars, track toys, GT cars, and prototypes. The gameplay comes with six unique maps based on real-world tracks where you can race during different times of the day. The game demands a DirectX driver to run and features breathtaking 4K resolution. The free version of the game is awesome, but you can also buy the premium version.
8) Sniper Fury
Sniper Fury, as the name suggests, revolves around a sniper character played by you. The missions begin with the protagonist in a location. Your task is to aim and sharpshoot enemies for which you are equipped with all required arsenal as the gameplay begins. With progress, you grow your arsenal with customisable gear and weapons. The game features over 500 missions to shoot enemy soldiers, air units, and armored vehicles. There is also a multiplayer mode for you to build your squad.
9) Dead Rivals – Zombie MMO
Dead Rivals – Zombie MMO is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game that revolves around zombies. The gameplay allows you to customise your character as per your preference. You can craft your weapons, build a shelter, and upgrade your skills. You can play in teams with other players or even face them in player versus player mode. Although you can play this game for free, there are also in-purchases you can avail of.
10) Disney Magic Kingdoms: Build Your Own Magical Park
Publishers: Gameloft, Disney Interactive
Disney Magic Kingdoms is a video game that primarily focuses on children. The gameplay characters are inspired by Disney animations including the famous Mickey Mouse, Rapunzel, and Tinker Bell. The graphics of the game are colourful so that children find it attractive. Although the game is free to download, there are in-game purchases available ranging from $1.99 to $99.99.
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