Top 4 Windows Phone Games

Windows Phone 7 is not the most popular operating system for smartphones, but despite all the negative press, it’s actually a great OS overall. It’s got a nice, unique and intuitive interface, a lot of useful apps on the marketplace and it’s pretty stable, especially with the 7.5 update applied.

One area where Windows Phone 7 shines is gaming: the OS uses Microsoft’s own Xbox gaming engine and Direct X, which makes it possible to create some of the best looking games that can rival those found on the Xbox and other consoles. Here are some of the best examples of how great the games for Windows Phone can be:

Splinter Cell: Conviction

The Splinter Cell series of games is well known to PC and console players, and Conviction is one of the best in the series. The Windows Phone version is quite a bit simpler in its storyline, but overall the gameplay and graphics are pretty great, especially for a mobile device. The touch screen controls are great for playing the game, although it’s a bit of a drag when you have to do any stealth action. Overall, this is one of the best 3D games for Windows Phone 7.

Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles HD

Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles HD was one of the first games to showcase Windows Phone potential, and it’s still one of the best on the platform. It’s got an interesting campaign, a great gameplay and pretty nice graphics for a smartphone. The controls are much better optimized for the top down view of this game than the FPS mode of Splinter Cell, which makes it even better to play.

AE 3D Motor

AE 3D Motor is one of the most popular games on the Windows Phone store, and there’s a good reason for that: it combines great graphics and sound with a nice gameplay and interesting controls using the accelerometer. You race your bike in various sceneries and you’ll definitely like the physics engine, which makes the stunts much more realistic.

Fusion: Sentient

Fusion: Sentient is a companion game to the great Fusion: Genesis that was released for the Xbox console and it’s a pretty good RPG – as good as it gets on Windows Phone. The graphics are great, the controls are easy and the gameplay is fun – you’ll often find yourself playing the game on commutes or when you don’t have anything else to do.

The above games are just the beginning for Windows Phone – with Windows Phone 8, things will undoubtedly pick up and given Microsoft’s know-how in the area, I have no doubt that their mobile OS will become the best choice for serious mobile gamers. Until then, check out the games above for a taste of what’s possible.

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