Users who have been running the latest version of Windows must be knowing that Microsoft has removed a couple of cool features that were part of previous Windows versions. Start menu, desktop gadgets, and classic games are a few missing features of Windows 8.
Unlike its predecessors, Windows 8 RTM doesn’t include Chess Titans, FreeCell, Hearts, Internet Backgammon, Purble Place, Internet Checkers, Internet Spades, Mahjong Titans, Minesweeper, Solitaire, and Spider Solitaire games.
Users who are missing these classic games can now install Microsoft Mahjong, Microsoft Minesweeper, and Microsoft Solitaire Collection games from Windows 8 Store for free. Microsoft has updated all three games with beautiful game backgrounds, full touch screen support, and intuitive controls.
Mahjong game comes with three different themes, three difficulty settings, and dynamic undo system to rewind past moves. The game now includes improved graphics and sound as well.
Solitaire is one of the most played computer games of all time. The Solitaire Collection available at Windows 8 Store lets you play five popular versions of solitaire including the classic Klondike Solitaire, Spider, FreeCell, TriPeaks, and Pyramid. The download size of Solitaire Collection game is 196 MB.
Minesweeper, which has been a part of Windows for more than 20 years, has received an update as well and it now features updated graphics and sound. Just like other games, Minesweeper has also been optimized for touch screen. The classic mode in the game enables you play the logic game you know and love.
As of now, all these games are compatible with only x86 and x64 processors and don’t support Windows 8 RT. You might want to know how to search Windows 8 Store and also how to install apps from the Store.
A number similar third-party games are also available at the Store but none of them come close to these official games. So, make sure you download Microsoft Mahjong, Microsoft Minesweeper, and Microsoft Solitaire Collection games only. Visit the Windows 8 Store to install apps.