Do you have a tablet or a hybrid device with Windows 8.1 that you want to use to have fun playing games? Do you first want to try some games without having to pay for them, just to get a feel of what's available in the Windows Store? Luckily, the Windows Store offers both free and commercial games, some of which are of great quality. To get you started, we would like to propose 7 free games that you can play today on your Windows 8.1 device. They are diverse titles which cover several genres, from racing, to platformers and sports. Also, you should keep in mind that most of these games offer some paid features so, if you want to experience everything that they have to offer, you will have to make in-app purchases.
1. Asphalt 8: Airborne
Asphalt 8: Airborne, probably the biggest game in terms of storage space required from Windows Store. Also, it is one of the best arcade racing games for Windows 8.1. You can compete with one of the 47 high-performance luxury dream cars like Lamborghini Veneno, Bugatti Veyron or Ferrari FXX.
The 8th generation of this game introduced new nine different exotic locations like Venice, French Guiana and Nevada Desert, and two game modes: Infected and Drift Gate. The controls are very accurate and you'll definitely enjoy playing it. Just like many other free games in the Windows Store this too has some paid features.
Download: Asphalt 8: Airborne
2. Despicable Me: Minion Rush
Despicable Me: Minion Rush is inspired by the movie with the same name. Play as a minion and compete with others in hilarious challenges: jump, fly, dodge obstacles, collect bananas and defeat villains to earn the title of "Minion of the Year!".
Run through iconic location like Gru's Lab or El Macho's Lair, which are full of surprises, secrets and tricky obstacles. You can customize your Minion with unique costumes, weapons and power-ups.
Download: Despicable Me: Minion Rush
3. Hill Climb Racing
Hill Climb Racing is one of the most addictive and entertaining physics based driving games. As they say, the character Newton Bill will not rest until he has conquered the highest hills up on the moon.
You have to help him to cross the unique climbing environments with many different cars, gain bonuses from daring tricks and collect coins to upgrade your car and reach even higher distances.
Download: Hill Climb Racing
4. GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience
GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience is probably the most realistic racing game in the Windows Store. In this game you can drive 67 cars on 13 tracks in order to complete 1400 events and also, you can race in your favorite way by choosing from among 4 different cameras, including interior view.
This game has a multiplayer mode that allows you to compete with your friends or with players from all over the world, and also you can join a team to play with others in order to accomplish common goals. GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience also includes in-app purchases for different items.
Download: GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience
5. Zombie Tsunami
Zombie Tsunami is a very addictive game. You have to control the zombies so that they can eat as many people is possible from the streets. Turn over the cars, buses, tanks and airplanes in order to eat the survivors inside.
Complete all over the 300 different missions in 9 worldwide locations, collect 8 different power-ups and bonuses to run further and destroy more. This game offers all kinds of paid upgrades that you can purchase in order to enhance your gaming experience.
Download: Zombie Tsunami
6. Fifa 15: Ultimate Team
Fifa 15: Ultimate Team is one of the most popular games in the Windows Store. You can choose one of the 500 teams from 30 real leagues including Premier League, La Liga and German Bundesliga, you can choose the play style and the formation, and also you can trade players in order to create your own dream team. There's one downside to it though - while the game is free, you do have to purchase certain features in order to get access to everything this game has to offer.
Download: FIFA 15 Ultimate Team
7. Cut The Rope
Cut the rope is a very funny puzzle game. All you need to do is to cut the right ropes at the right moment in order to feed the little monster called Om Nom.
Collect all the gold stars, discover hidden prizes and unlock all exciting 275 levels in this attractive game. This game received many awards like Apple Design Award, BAFTA Award, Pocket Gamer Award, GDC Award and Best App Ever Award. Please note that this free version is a TRIAL version. You need to make in-app purchases to unlock all the game content.
Download: Cut The Rope
Do You Recommend Other Free Games?
These are just a few games that you can play on your Windows 8.1 devices, for free, but in Windows Store there are many more. If you know other interesting games don't hesitate to share them using the comments form below.