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What games can Windows 8 play?

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    What games can Windows 8 play?


    Can windows 8 play fallout 3, assissen creed 3, left 4 dead 2, Shogun 2: Totalwar, borderland 2 and skyrim?
    Can windows 8 play any games that windows 7 can play?


    If NO, should I Downgrade it to windows 7 ?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Out of the games you listed I can only speak for two of them and I can run Fallout 3 and Assassin's Creed III perfectly fine on Windows 8 Pro x64.

    Having said that most games that run on Windows 7 will run fine on Windows 8 even though they may not officially be supported.
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  3. #3


    Portland, Oregon, USA
    Posts : 182
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64


    Can windows 8 play fallout 3, assissen creed 3, left 4 dead 2, Shogun 2: Totalwar, borderland 2 and skyrim?
    Can windows 8 play any games that windows 7 can play?
    I own all the games you listed (Steam) except for AC3. They all play fine for me. I cant vouch as to the efficacy of 8 as a good gaming OS, but i would say that 7 still has the edge in that regard, at least for now anyways, since it has alot of time, support, etc behind it.

    On a side note, I have never, ever found ANY game that I could not get to work on Windows in some way or another, although sometimes there were minor bugs and annoyances that irratated me but didnt make the games unplayable. sometimes i had to use workarounds, unofficial patches, no-cd cracks etc, but eventually all games have worked for me on all versions of Windows that i have used throughout the yrs.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    Can windows 8 play fallout 3, assissen creed 3, left 4 dead 2, Shogun 2: Totalwar, borderland 2 and skyrim?
    Can windows 8 play any games that windows 7 can play?
    I own all the games you listed (Steam) except for AC3. They all play fine for me. I cant vouch as to the efficacy of 8 as a good gaming OS, but i would say that 7 still has the edge in that regard, at least for now anyways, since it has alot of time, support, etc behind it.

    On a side note, I have never, ever found ANY game that I could not get to work on Windows in some way or another, although sometimes there were minor bugs and annoyances that irratated me but didnt make the games unplayable. sometimes i had to use workarounds, unofficial patches, no-cd cracks etc, but eventually all games have worked for me on all versions of Windows that i have used throughout the yrs.
    Can you play fallout 3 with mods with windows 8?
    And did you test
    Battlefield 3, killing floor, planetside 2, dead island, crysis 2, darksider s 2, witches 2 , XCOM: enermy unknown, torchlight2, witches 2, crossfire, team fortress 2, prototype 2 and fallout NV?

    Thanks
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  5. #5


    Portland, Oregon, USA
    Posts : 182
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64


    Can you play fallout 3 with mods with windows 8?
    I havent tested Fallout 3 with mods, but generally speaking, if the base game works, then mods should too. I have tested FO3 without mods and it works fine.

    And did you test
    Battlefield 3, killing floor, planetside 2, dead island, crysis 2, darksider s 2, witches 2 , XCOM: enermy unknown, torchlight2, witches 2, crossfire, team fortress 2, prototype 2 and fallout NV?
    I tested all those games too, except Planetside 2, Crysis 2, Darksiders 2, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Torchlight 2 (dont own but plan to buy it), and Prototype 2 (am buying it as well before the Steam holiday sales end on 1-5), since i dont own them. The rest work perfectly. By Witches 2 i assume you mean The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings, it works too. And Crossfire, i think you mean the Xfire gaming app, didnt test it but i dont see a reason why it wouldnt work. I'm an Xfire member but havent logged in for awhile or installed it on 8 yet.

    I would say most if not all of the games in your list that i didnt test, will mostly likely work as well. you'll have to test them and see. or just search Google to see if anyone else has any issues with them on 8. EightForums isnt necessarily the best place to post gaming questions since this subforum doesnt appear to get alot of traffic. you'd want to post on a dedicated forums, or a place that is specifically for a certain game.

    Hope that helped!

    EDIT: forgot to say, but Borderlands 2 didnt work on 8 at first, i read about it on the Steam forums, it had an issue where the game wouldnt launch. But i think the publisher released a patchfix for it, it works now. I found out about it when i downloaded the pirate version (to try before buying).
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  6. #6


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Left 4 Dead 2, Skyrim and Assassin's Creed 3 all work fine, as well as any Shogun games, I've tested all of them
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  7. #7


    I play tons of games and have only ran into two games that I couldn't play on windows 8 which are bother old: Crystallize and Organ Trail.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 92
    Windows 8.1 Professional with Media Center (64 bit)


    Best place to check is the Publisher website or Windows Compatibility Center
    Windows Compatibility Center: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads for Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows 7

    All of my Steam Games work and Starcraft II but I think you should check that website out before asking what works or not.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Games that I have tested to work with no noticeable issues:
    • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (+ Missing Link)
    • Doom 3 (both original and BFG edition
    • Fallout: New Vegas
    • Rage
    • Hydrophobia: Prophecy
    • Magicka
    • Payday: The Heist
    • Portal 2
    • Team Fortress 2
    • Metro 2033
    • Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition
    • Bioshock
    • Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition



    Not working at all for me

    • Borderlands (Stack overflow crash)
    • Crysis (stack overflow crash)


    Rumor has it that EA has a patch in the works that will fix the Crysis issue.
    Last edited by kirbs2002; 18 Jan 2013 at 04:20.
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  10. #10


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesgz View Post
    Can windows 8 play fallout 3, assissen creed 3, left 4 dead 2, Shogun 2: Totalwar, borderland 2 and skyrim?
    Can windows 8 play any games that windows 7 can play?



    If NO, should I Downgrade it to windows 7 ?
    I'm having no trouble with Minecraft and Sim City 4.

    -Max
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