For the past few months i’ve watched a string of platform reviews all cite how there is a dearth of apps for Windows Phone 8. What you don’t ever really hear them say is that there is a dearth of quality games on the platform. Why is that?
Microsoft certainly has made great strides in getting developer support for gaming. A large part of it has to be credited with Nokia’s amazing developer evangelist team. For my money they are the best in the business. I view them in so high a regard that I believe with Microsoft’s resources this team will accelerate new branded apps and games coming to the platform more in line with iOS and Android.
Spectral Souls, Angry Birds Stars Wars II, Tetris Blitz, Reaper, Asphalt 7: Heat, Halo: Spartan Assault, Modern Combat 4, Where’s My Water 2, The Temple Run franchise, JetPack Joyride, Six-Guns, The Sims: Free Play, the list just keeps going and going. My kids are particularly fond of Chaos Rings and Order & Chaos.
I’ve recently started calling out tech reviewers who commit the travesty of dismissing a platform by repeating things that are obviously off of their review notes from 2011 or even late 2012. I’ll continue to fight the good fight. What other favorite new games have you discovered on Windows Phone 8? I’m not a fan of bandwagon or the convention that unless a game is on iOS and Android too its not worth it. A great game is a great game so be sure to speak up and clue me in on the best that Windows Phone has to offer as it continues to grow in awesomeness.