App Watch: Windows Classic Games

Well, there is not much to talk about an app titled Windows Classic Games, is it? As the name pretty much gives away, this app brings back some of the classic games that have been part of earlier versions of the operating system.

Microsoft has already launched refreshed and updated versions of many of its classic games for Windows 8 users, but those of you who miss the good old days will find this app of interest.

Basically, it packs several old gems that were offered in earlier versions of Windows — a few of which are completely different than what Microsoft has put up now.

Here is the one line of the official description:

“Windows Classic Games are classic windows games and it is a free game.”

A number of vintage titles are included in the bundle, including favorites like Spider Solitaire, FreeCell Solitaire, Pyramid Solitaire and Minesweeper. Who can say no to Minesweeper?

Interface is not the strongest suite of this app, though, and the same can be said of the feature set. But it is still a nice way to relive some old memories and try out some old games. The visuals are, shall we say, pretty okay, and all the games are completely optimized for touch.

This free app supports Windows 8 on all processors, including x86, x64 and ARM.

Click here to check out Windows Classic Games on the Windows Store.