Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


[Info]Games which support for Windows 8

  1. #11


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    This is an old thread, but just to contribute, there has not been a game I could not play or make play on my win 8 except Return to mysterious island which I'm currently working on. Half life, TF2, COD, Skyrim, Fallout3/new vegas, GTA4/liberty city, Slender the arrival just to name a few. The only game that lags a tiny bit is skyrim. So, yeah update drivers and verify cache etc. Research launch and compatibility options and you should be able to play just about anything.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12


    Played Garry's Mod , Counter Strike 1.6 , Counter Strike Global Offensive , Call of Duty Series (MW1-3,Bo1-2,Ghost),Battlefield 4 all on high settings.. Ran without any problem.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13


    Posts : 25
    Windows98 to Windows7


    Quote Originally Posted by MsOptimistic View Post
    This is an old thread, but just to contribute, there has not been a game I could not play or make play on my win 8 except Return to mysterious island which I'm currently working on. Half life, TF2, COD, Skyrim, Fallout3/new vegas, GTA4/liberty city, Slender the arrival just to name a few. The only game that lags a tiny bit is skyrim. So, yeah update drivers and verify cache etc. Research launch and compatibility options and you should be able to play just about anything.

    Since you are having such a great success in having old games run correctly , can you test the game I uploaded to this forum?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #14


    Posts : 216
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Here's a video with 100 desktop games running on Windows 8.1. From 1988 (or so) through now. Of course it's not all inclusive, but you might find your favorite.

    100 Windows 8 Game Demos in 17 Minutes - YouTube
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #15


    Posts : 25
    Windows98 to Windows7


    great video.... Certainly helps people when picking and choosing. I see alot of OpenGl based games and dosbox games don't use directx.

    If you got the goods to help me with DDF8 I would be much appreciative.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #16


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I'm pretty much of the opinion that a high percentage of games running under Windows 7 will also run under Windows 8. Of course the older the game is or skittish it is, than yeah, there could be issues but...

    Anyway someone posted STALKER SOC doesn't run under Windows 8.1, but my (retail) copy runs just fine. I've also Googled it to see if there were any issues and most posts indicate what I found, the game runs fine.

    Also the list here says none of the Half-Life games play but I just tried both HL2 and EP1 & 2 and they run just fine.

    Again, more than likely, if the game ran on Win 7, it should run on Win 8. BTW you can check my system specs, but I'm running Win 8.1, 64-bit.

    My two cents.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #17


    Posts : 76
    Windows 8.1 Professional


    Quite a few 16 bit games run under windows 8.1 now, if they don't just throw the windows 7 compatibility at them!

    TA, C&C, Populous...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
[Info]Games which support for Windows 8
Related Threads
Hi, I'm in the market to buy a Microsoft Surface and I noticed it says its running on Windows 8.1 RT. I was wondering if this was just a fancy name for the tablet version of Windows 8.1 on desktops/laptops or is it really that different? I've searched around for info on the net but there seem...
When I installed Win8 on one computer I need a H.P. printer driver. So I went to H.P. support/download did not find the needed driver so I called their Tech. support. A friendly support guy looked at my system and told me my copy of Microsoft Win8 bought at Best Buy was not a legit copy, also my...
Hello! It seems that old games support is totally butchered on windows 8 and 8.1. They run but slowly. Desperados was unplayable for example. (I suffered through it with wineD3D and broken UI) No One Lives Forever is playable but has crappy framerates. Less than 30, which sometimes drops below...
how do i keep my OEM Info in the windows CD( So that OEM Info installs/changes automatically when i install the windows.. Like many software companies like HP,Dell who have their own OEM Info(manufacturer, logo,model etc.) on thier OEM Software CD
I was in Best Buy the other day (trying to get in on that mangled MasterCard coupon fiasco) and actually saw Surface devices set up (though not yet for sale). So if you want to check one out and you don't have a Microsoft Store near you, BB is an option. 15405 ...
I am completely new to Windows 8 since I installed it today, and when I went into the X-Box games app, I couldn´t see any of my purchased games from GFWL, what gives? It would only seem logical or doesn´t it?
So I wanted to buy an app but I dunno how they work like if I purchase it on my account will I be able to log into my girlfriends account and have the app on there without having to buy it again? the app im on about is "Youtube RT" as its perfect for me but my trial has ran out. if not could I not...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook