April 11th 2013 11:53 am PT

Earn Achievements with these Free Windows 8 Games

If you are on Windows 8, you can download these free games an earn Achievements.

Monster Island

Gravity Guy

iStunt 2



Gaming, Windows By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Getsuga_Tensho

    Nice, I’ll be downloading them right away.

  • http://twitter.com/vitaminamy Amy

    Thanks so much!

  • Sean

    iStunt 2 is really really fun. Nice to see that it’s free!

  • Sean

    iStunt 2 is really really fun, definitely pick it up!

  • http://twitter.com/HotDanceTrax Alex

    Got them both on WP and my Windows 8 PC. now i will probably never play them.

  • http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?u=324759 Tylerh1701

    Are these permanently free? Unfortunately I don’t have W8 at the moment so I can’t buy them.

    • MilkyTee

      Till April 17th. They’re all free on Windows Phone 8 too. iStunt2 is awesome.

      • http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?u=324759 Tylerh1701

        Oh, thanks.

  • Grzesiek

    Fragger is free, too.

    • http://twitter.com/MatLaf Mathieu Laforce

      No Fragger on Win8, only on Windows Phone…

  • http://twitter.com/VeryCathartic ɾosɥ ɥɐɐs

    It’s worth mentioning that these games (along with Fragger) are currently* free for Windows Phone as well.

    *At least they were when I got them yesterday…assume it’s still going.

  • ungeheier

    Available for OS X? ;)

  • jlh

    Thanks Major! I’m downloading them on my laptop right now.

  • Volitar Prime

    Why won’t these work with Windows 7?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

    why not give xbox users free games like these? is it that hard to port the games over?

    • http://www.facebook.com/pete.osborne.50 Pete Osborne

      You want them to translate touch controls/keyboard to controller, improve the graphics and resolution and change all relevant coding just to then give it away for free? I can’t possibly imagine why they wouldn’t do that…

    • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      These games are like miniclips games not a big deal really

  • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

    They’re also on Windows Phone 7/8 plus Fragger is free on those too.

  • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

    Own them on the surface RT can be quite challenging at times

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=621697893 Richard Tricky Hudspeth

    All 3 are free untill the 15/04/2013 on the WP and W8

  • ElektroDragon

    You should have tried hard to make Games for Windows Live work and be more accepted, Microsoft. This new program doesn’t cut the mustard. And please don’t sunset the program and leave me with achievements I can never earn.

  • http://twitter.com/korahn Eric Starr

    There is also the old Solitaire, Minesweeper and Mahjong. Along with one of my faves – Jetpack Joyride. All free and all give achievements.

    • xXgannicusXx

      you made a better pitch than Major did lol

  • http://twitter.com/Nitramuse Nitramuse

    What? Drivers aren’t MS’ responsibility, nor do they build firewirecards/controllers. Blame your firewirecard manufacterer… also, use a firewire to firewire cable. Skip usb in your case.

    • xXgannicusXx

      laptops stopped including fire-wire ports, that is why people have to use Firewire to USB cables. from what I have read on the internet, MS has chosen not to support firewire in Windows

  • http://twitter.com/chiko_GaBo Omar Morales

    If I download the games will be mine forever or until April 15?