Microsoft Xbox 360 - Released - May 16, 2007
Ready to save the universe from an Araxian invasion? Challenge them solo or recruit up to three friends for an all-out assault. Feeling lucky? Try it on Insane mode - the rewards are greater but the name is all too accurate. Aegis Wing is a side-scrolling shooter originally created by three Microsoft interns. The player controls a small ship in epic battles against countless alien foes. In addition to enemy fighters the player must also contend with mines and other obstacles as well as imposing boss invaders that guard the end of certain levels. The game also features four players...
Windows - Released - November 8, 2006
Chess Titans is a chess game with 3D graphics developed by Oberon Games and included in Windows Vista and Windows 7 Home Premium, Business/Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate. It is a fully animated, photorealistic interactive game with ten difficulty levels. It can be played by two participants, or one player against the computer.
Windows - Released - January 1, 1992
FreeCell is a solitaire card game played using the standard 52-card deck. It is fundamentally different from most solitaire games in that very few deals are unsolvable, and all cards are dealt face-up from the very beginning of the game. Although software implementations vary, most versions label the hands with a number (derived from the seed value used by the random number generator to shuffle the cards). Microsoft has included a FreeCell computer game with every release of the Windows operating system since 1995, greatly contributing to the game's popularity. It is so definitive for many...
Windows - August 1, 1995
Hover! is a video game that was included on CD-ROM versions of the Microsoft Windows 95 operating system. It was a showcase for the advanced multimedia capabilities available on personal computers at the time. It is still available from Microsoft and will run on all of Microsoft's 95-compatible operating systems, from Windows NT 3.51, up to and including Windows 7 and 8. Additionally, Hover! will run in WINE on Unix-like systems. The game is a combination of bumper cars and capture the flag. On October 2, 2013, Microsoft released an online version of Hover in collaboration with an...
Microsoft Xbox - November 11, 2003
Links, the best-selling golf franchise for the personal computer, has been rebuilt—from the ground up—exclusively for the Xbox video game system. Links 2004 delivers one of the most realistic and competitive golf experiences for Xbox. Golf fans worldwide can compete online in friendly matches with old golfing buddies or compete in tournaments against the best golfers in the world via Xbox Live. Links 2004 also features top championship courses and top professionals, including cover athlete Sergio Garcia.
Tandy TRS-80 - 1980
You are standing at the end of a road before a small brick building. Around you is a forest. A small stream flows out of the building and down a gully. There is a shiny brass lamp nearby. Get ready to make the first decision that will affect your course through "Colossal Cave" in the first complete version of Adventure ever Implemented on a personal computers! As you prove yourself sufficiently skilled in overcoming obstacles, more sections of the cave will become open to you. Proceed, explore the cavern and collect your treasures. But watch out! Killer dwarves, green snakes, active...
Windows - Released - November 1, 1998
Microsoft's flight simulators aimed realistically portray life as a commercial pilot for over a decade before combat was added. In this offshoot (pardon the pun) of the series, you are a combat pilot during World War II, for either the RAF, USAAF or Luftwaffe. Eight different planes and the battered cities of Berlin, Paris and London are incorporated. Full cockpit designs and damage models are featured - watch for engine smoke and explosion debris. There is a full campaign mode, which takes in the Battle of Britain, defending London during the Blitz, and finishing the job started on...
MS-DOS - Released - 1982
A simulation of the 10-event Olympic Decathlon, this early game was basically a series of 10 arcade games back to back. The player used the keyboard to control how fast the character would go in a race or when to throw the javelin, for example. Decathlon also had a training mode which let you play any of the events individually. A nice feature about the game is that up to six players could play the game in hot seat mode. Several of the events were one player at a time, but many of the races were two at a time, giving you some live competition. You were scored based on your performance at...
Windows 3.X - Released - 1993
Microsoft Dinosaurs is an educational interactive CD-Rom developed by Microsoft, themed around dinosaurs. Players can explore the content in four different ways: Atlas, Timeline, Families, and Index. There is also a guided tour, hosted by "Dino" Don Lessem.
Windows 3.X - Released - 1991
Microsoft Entertainment Pack: Volume Two is filled with new games to keep you amused for hours. You may never get out of the office! One more game before you leave can turn into an entire evening of unplanned entertainment. Do coworkers have you climbing the walls? Relieve some of the stress with challenging games like Pipe Dream™, FreeCell or RattlerRace. And when you're not playing games, save your screen with one of the stunning screen-savers. Microsoft Windows has never been this much fun!
Windows 3.X - Released - 1991
The third Entertainment Pack from Microsoft, created for its new Windows 3.0, is a collection of the following games: Fuji Golf Klotski LifeGenesis SkiFree TetraVex TriPeaks WordZap ...and IdleWild (a collection of eight new screen savers).
Windows - September 30, 1997
Microsoft Flight Simulator '98 is the sequel to the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator '95, with many improvement, including the ability to fly helicopters and aerial stunt plane and more. Terrain maps are plotted from actual NASA satellite photos, and you can even enter actual GPS coordinates and that will take you directly over a precise area.
Windows - Released - August 1, 2004
InkBall is a computer game that is included with Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 and Windows Vista except the Starter and Home Basic editions. It employs the use of a stylus or mouse to draw lines to direct balls into holes of corresponding colors. Points are awarded for putting colored balls in the correct hole, time left at the end of the round, and for breaking blocks. The game is over when time runs out, or when a ball enters a hole of the wrong color. However, gray is a neutral color and therefore if a gray ball goes into the hole of a different color or if any ball goes into a gray...
Windows - January 1, 1990
Solitaire is based on the most popular variant of solitaire, Klondike. To win, you must build four stacks of cards, one for each suit, in ascending order from ace to king.
Nintendo Game Boy Color - June 1, 2001
Microsoft: The Best of Entertainment Pack is a Puzzle game, developed by Microsoft , Cryo Interactive and Saffire Corporation and published by Classified Games, which was released in 2001.
Windows - Released - 1990
The goal of the game is to uncover all the squares that do not contain mines without being "blown up" by clicking on a square with a mine underneath. The location of the mines is discovered by a process of logic. Clicking on the game board will reveal what is hidden underneath the chosen square or squares (a large number of blank squares may be revealed in one go if they are adjacent to each other). Some squares are blank but some contain numbers (1 to 8), each number being the number of mines adjacent to the uncovered square. To help avoid hitting a mine, the location of a suspected mine can...
Microsoft Xbox - August 26, 2003
Microsoft's own football game returns with updated Graphics and Roosters. There are now even more tackles, and avoiding moves to be learned. Play on any Nfl stadium possible, while the power of xbox giving you your own music, and real-to-real football penalties, players, fields, clothes, and the crowd cheering you on. Customize your own coverage, how you want. Play 1-4 players in a game, or 1-8 system link. Play Xbox live with a friend with, multiplayer, voice, friends, scoreboard
Windows - Released - 2007
Purble Place is a suite of three computer games. Developed by Oberon Games for Microsoft, it was introduced in Windows Vista and is also included in Windows 7. The collection has a single home screen that offers three packs of games: Purble Pairs, Comfy Cakes, and Purble Shop.
Windows 3.X - 1991
Very much a snake game, Rattler Race adds a few twists to the long-held conventions of the genre: in addition to a competing snake foiling your routes, a ball bounces around the play-field, Pong-style, killing your snake should the ball ricochet against its head. This game is largely known on account of having been included in the Microsoft Entertainment Pack 2 for Windows.
Windows 3.X - January 1, 1991
SkiFree is a computer game created by Chris Pirih, who was working as a programmer at Microsoft at the time. The object of the game is simple: to ski down an endless slope and avoid the obstacles.
Windows - January 1, 1998
Spider Solitaire, also known as Microsoft Spider Solitaire (Spider in the About box in some versions), is a solitaire card game that is included in Microsoft Windows. It is a version of Spider. As of 2005, it was the most played game on Windows PCs, surpassing the shorter and less challenging Klondike-based Windows Solitaire. The game was first included as part of Windows 98's Microsoft Plus! package and has been since featured on most subsequent versions of Windows. Spider Solitaire was not included in Windows 2000, but was added to Windows ME and later on Windows XP; the game gained...
Microsoft Xbox - Released - October 8, 2002
In Whacked! you are one of seven demented contestants competing on a dangerous game show. Pitted against each other in free-for-all combat, contestants must use power-ups and weapons, such as giant staplers and rubber ducky grenades, to flatten their opponents. The game's various modes have you fighting to collect resources, fending off a horde of man-eating chickens, or exchanging blows in fierce deathmatches. There are more than a dozen levels--including an arctic pipeline, a Christmas tree, and a kitchen sink--for you to conquer.
Windows - August 5, 2003
An insidiously addictive simulation game, Zoo Tycoon allows players to create their own zoo, but not just any zoo. It's completely free-form: Start with fences for your exhibits, then pick animals and give them toys, foliage, and anything else you want. For your customers, you can lay down paths to lead them around, then add food stands, amusement rides, even maps and trash cans. Not sure what you need? The zoo advisors will tell you how to make the animals happy, and the customers themselves will tell you what they're looking for, be it snacks, more animals, or anything else. There's also a...