Best 20 free games to download for Windows 10, from the Microsoft Store
We wanted to find the best PC games from the Microsoft Store that are free to download and play. In this article we rounded up a list of free games that you can get in their full versions for Windows 10. However, do keep in mind that some of these games also include paid features, that can enhance your gaming experience if you make in-app purchases. We tried to cover a wide range of genres, suited to different types of players and preferences, from racing games, to puzzles, games for children, and simulators. Let's get started:
1. Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series
It is almost impossible to not have heard about Minecraft yet. Minecraft: Story Mode builds upon the original Minecraft game and adds a story to it. There are eight episodes in total, but only a few are free. It starts with introducing the characters and then jumps right into the story. We are not going to spoil it for you, but we would like to tell you that it is great. Although it looks like it is created only for children, there is also a lot of humor in the game, which can satisfy anyone, regardless of age.
Download: Minecraft: Story Mode
2. Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends is one of the most popular racing games in the Microsoft Store, and it encompasses all the constant developments of the Gameloft franchise. The game greets you with a long list of real cars made by manufacturers such as Ferrari, Porsche or Lamborghini, Asphalt 9: Legends features over 70 different racing tracks in various real-world locations from America to the Himalayas, so it is hard to get bored. You can play in Career mode and complete over 60 seasons and 800 races, or you can play against up to 7 players in real time, in the World Series Multiplayer mode. Asphalt 9: Legends offers a smooth arcade racing experience with accurate controls, and manages to keep you glued to the screen for quite some time. In-app purchases are, of course, available and that is OK. However, the ads can become a little bit annoying after a while.
Download: Asphalt 9: Legends
3. World of Tanks Blitz
World of Tanks Blitz is a free MMO game from Wargaming, the same company that created World of Tanks, World of Warships and Worlds of Warplanes. World of Tanks Blitz is similar to the World of Tanks and works on Windows 10 devices as well as on mobile phones.
It comes with over 300 tanks from Germany, Great Britain, USA, USSR and Japan, which you can maneuver to win fights in 7 versus 7, online. You can fight in 26 different battle arenas, you can talk to other players via the in-game chat, and you can get achievements for your play. The game is free but you can also pay real money for things like upgrades or vehicles.
Download: World of Tanks Blitz
4. Fallout Shelter
Fallout Shelter is a free game that makes you the head strategist of an underground Vault. You must build the best Vault there is, make your people happy by giving them the right jobs, the right clothes, weapons and training, all to protect them from the Wasteland. There are a lot of decisions to make and that makes this game fun and engaging. What will you choose to do: provide clean water, enough food, or save credits for building more living space? You can also make some in-game purchases with real money, but Bethesda (the developer) is very discreet about it, without bothering you or slowing your progress through the game if you do not play. That is great!
Download: Fallout Shelter
Roblox is a free game that you can get from the Microsoft Store and play on your Windows 10 devices. You can also find it on mobile platforms like Android and iOS. The game requires you to register an account and then create an avatar. Roblox is especially popular with children, as it lets players create their own "games inside the game." In the game, you can also create all kinds of gear such as building tools, weapons, transportation items, musical instruments, and many others. Although at first, the game can feel overwhelming, over time you will learn that everything is simpler than it first seems. Note that you can also spend real money in Roblox, which are converted in Robux virtual currency. With this in-game money, you can buy upgrades and also accessories for your avatar.
6. Forza Motorsport 6: Apex
Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is a free-to-play game with beautiful visuals, in which you can race against all kinds of great cars, including muscle cars, GT cars, track toys, prototypes and hypercars. There are six tracks inspired from real-world tracks, and the races are going through day and night. The game uses DirectX and has some rather high system requirements, but the visual quality of the game justifies that. You can even play in 4K resolution. The free version of the game is excellent but it lets you want more and, to get access to everything, you must buy the premium version. Fortunately, that does not cost as much as other similar titles.
Download: Forza Motorsport 6: Apex
7. Sniper Fury
Sniper Fury is a game in which you become, surprisingly, a sniper. :) Your missions start with you in a location, from which you must sharpshoot enemies.
You get basic arsenal power at the beginning, but as you progress through the missions, you can grow your arsenal and customize your weapons, gear and bullets. There are over 130 missions in which you can shoot enemy soldiers, armoured vehicles, air units and others. The game also offers multiplayer challenges and lets you do things like build your own squad or steal from other players. :) Unfortunately, the game contains a lot of microtransactions, and that can annoy many players.
Download: Sniper Fury
8. Dead Rivals - Zombie MMO
Dead Rivals - Zombie MMO is a fast-paced game with a focus on zombies. Obviously, you must fight to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. You can customize your character, build a shelter, craft weapons, upgrade your skills and so on. The game lets you play in teams with others or fight against them in player versus player battles. While you can play this game without paying a dime, you can also spend real money for in-game purchases.
Download: Dead Rivals - Zombie MMO
9. Disney Magic Kingdoms: Build Your Own Magical Park
Disney Magic Kingdoms is a game mainly for children that puts you in charge of building the best magical park ever. The characters in the game are those created by Disney animations, ranging from Mickey Mouse to Rapunzel, to Tinker Bell and so on. The game is cheerfully colored and the visuals look great, so children will probably love it. However, if you are parent, take note that there are also in-game purchases available and they range from $1.99 to $99.99, so make sure you are the only one who can approve the money spending.
10. Microsoft Minesweeper
It is almost impossible not to have heard about Microsoft Minesweeper. It is a classic puzzle game that has been included in Windows for more than 20 years. The Windows 10 version includes the classic game, of course with updated graphics and sound, as well as a new game mode called Adventure Mode and daily challenges.
Download: Microsoft Minesweeper
We continue our list of free games for Windows 10, on the second page of this article. Navigate to the next page and continue discovering great games for Windows.