Windows Phone is a platform in which we see a lot of scope of development and future. Infact, we believe that if Microsoft plays its cards well, Windows Phones may be up there with Android and the iPhone.
You have to admit, that the Windows Phone experiance is quite robust and fluid. But in today’s app savy world, this is not enough.
What governs a phones success today is the number of apps, or better stated, quality apps.
And this is where the Windows Phones seriously lack.
Yeah, we know how Microsoft is trying its best to add applications to the Marketplace, but they aren’t working in the way they should.
Almost all the top games in the Windows Phone Marketplace are games which were available on Android and iOS a long time ago. This just makes the Windows Marketplace look like a rehash market (actually, it is just a rehash market as of now).
Angry Birds and Doodle Jump may be fun to play, but users today want a broader variety than the range Microsoft is providing.
We know that it takes time for a mobile platform to establish, but if Microsoft took the initiative to release some killer games for their Windows Phones, making use of their original IPs on the Xbox 360, Microsoft can really shake up the competition.
Kinectimals is a great example of the direction in which Microsoft should go in order to boost the image of its lacklustre app market. The game is fun in its self, and has an excellent intergration with the Kinect verison of Kinectimals.
Imagine the possibilities if Microsoft pulled off portable versions of Fable, Forza or maybe… Halo? (a detailed post on this coming soon)
This is all in the hands of developers and what they want to do. As of now, the Marketplace is a Shameplace, but this can be fixed, if developers and Microsoft are willing to do so free project management tools.
But for those of you who have already adopted the Windows Phone, here is a list of what we think are the top 10 Windows Phone Games. We didn’t go into details, because the games are also available on many other platforms (most of them) and have been discussed before, in other posts.
So here is the Top 10 Games for Windows Phones
- Angry Birds
- Doodle Jump
- Civilization Revolution
- NFS Hot Pursuit
- Bejeweled Live
- The Sims 3
- Sid Meier’s Pirates!
- Chicken’s Can’t Fly
- iStunt 2
What do you think about the future of Windows Phone Games? Are you satisfied with what you have? Do you have your own list of top 10 Windows Phone games? Leave your comments below.