Must Have Games for Windows Phone starts Feb 1st

Thursday, 26th January 2012 01:45 GMT By Mark Limburg

A new Xbox Live promotion for Windows Phone will provide a range of five self-titled Must Have Games, geared for a staggered release across February.

Mobile platforms are big news, demonstrated with an incredible surge of popularity across many devices. Seeking to continue their push into the market, Microsoft has announced five games to their “Must Have Games” range. Priced to please the casual gaming market, you will be able to pick these up for around $4.99 to $2.99 (in US dollars) a pop.

These portable paragons of gaming will include:

  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (Electronic Arts) on Feb 1st
  • BulletAsylum (Microsoft Studios) on Feb 8th
  • Chickens Can’t Fly (Microsoft Game Studios) on Feb 15th
  • Splinter Cell Conviction (Gameloft) on Feb 22nd
  • Toy Soldiers: Boot Camp (Microsoft Studios) on Feb 29th

As to be expected, these games will come with Xbox LIVE achievements, a leaderboard facility and other social features. You will need a device that can handle Windows Phone OS 7 or later, and some form of data plan will be required. So make sure you take your carrier fees into account.

Thanks, Major Nelson



  1. absolutezero

    I love my Windows Phone. Its lovely.

    The games are over priced and the majority are sub-standard and the marketplace is a horrible un-policed mess, only slightly better than Android.

    Most of the best games are actually just iPhone games with Cheesements added. Im not that fussed, never ever returning to i anything ever again.

    Forgot to add that Ill be buying Chickens Can’t Fly and possibly BulletAsylum.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. alterecho

    Yeah, the wp7 OS is very very slick but has to mature a little more in terms of some features to catch upto iOS. I’m satisfied with it though.
    I tried Fusion:sentient and it seems like a true high standard game. I’ll definitely buy it when I am able to. XBOX live integration is cool too.

    #2 3 years ago

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