15 Best Applications and Games for the New Windows 8 OS

August 19, 2012 - Posted by Tolzoh
With the launch of the new Touch-Screen special Windows 8 Operating System, there has been a lot of modifications and changes into the App development sector too. The Applications and Games which were earlier restricted to Mobile Touch Platform ( Android, iOS etc), are now being developed for Windows 8. 

Microsoft has also provided developers with complete detailed support system to encourage them to develop more Apps and Games for Windows 8 OS.

You simply need to have the Windows 8 Release Preview, to enjoy this fun journey of Apps and Games on a Touch screen PC monitor with Windows 8 OS.

Here are some Awesome Applications and Games, you may not want to miss for the Windows 8 OS.

1. FlipToast

FlipToast serves up an always on connection to your online social life. Interact and engage with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter in a whole new way. Share your experiences from anywhere on the device – directly using FlipToast. Never miss an update from your social graph through the live tile. Discover relevant content from your network using our social search. Update your status, share photo memories, engage with posts and tweets by liking, commenting, tweeting and much more.

2. Slacker Radio

Slacker Radio has more personalized content than any other radio service. Slacker was optimized specifically for Windows 8 to deliver the best listening experience. With millions more songs than the competition, along with personalized ESPN Radio, ABC News, comedy and more, Slacker Radio has content customized for every listener. Listening to Slacker is free and as easy as selecting one of over 150 expert-programmed genre stations or searching for your favorite artist or song.

3. Tweetro

App for Twitter. Beautifully designed. From the creators of ‘Metrotube’ for Windows Phone, tweetro is an elegant Twitter app that's simple to use yet packs plenty of features.

4. Dictionary.com

Thefree Dictionary.com app delivers trusted reference content from top-ranked Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com. Over 2,000,000 unabridged definitions, synonyms, example sentences, and famous quotes along with Phonetic and audio pronunciation and Favorite words and recent searches.

5. Kindle

Read Kindle ebooks on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 1,000,000* books in the Kindle Store, including best sellers and new releases. Amazon’s Whispersync technology automatically syncs your furthest page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices (including Kindle devices), so you can start reading on one device and pick up where you left off on another device.  

6. Wikipedia

Official Wikipedia App for Windows 8. Wikipedia is the free encyclopedia containing more than 20 million articles in 280 languages, and is the most comprehensive and widely used reference work humans have ever compiled.

7. Weather

The Weather app helps you prepare for the latest conditions with hourly, daily and 10-day forecasts. Designed for Windows, featuring beautiful weather images, the Weather app puts control at your fingertips. Compare weather from multiple providers, check radar maps and view historical weather

8. CBC News

The only news app you need. Now on Windows 8! With the touch of your finger, get all the news that matters to you from CBC - when and where you want it.

9. Cut The Rope

A mysterious package has arrived, and the little monster inside has only one request…CANDY! Help get the candy to Om Nom, the lovable star of the game, in this highly innovative and addictive puzzle game. Combining outstanding physics, devilishly tricky levels, and bright colorful High Definition visuals, Cut the Rope is one of the most original and fun-filled games in the Store!

10. Hydro Thunder Hurricane

The Xbox 360 hit Hydro Thunder Hurricane is coming Windows 8! This adrenaline-drenched sequel to the legendary arcade racer features rocket-powered speedboats blasting across amazing dynamic water, gorgeous visuals, and interactive environments packed with shortcuts and surprises.

11. Fruit Ninja

Swipe your finger across the screen to deliciously slash and splatter fruit like a true ninja warrior. Be careful of bombs – they are explosive to touch and will put a swift end to your juicy adventure! Fruit Ninja features Classic, Zen and the amazing new Arcade mode! Your success will also please the wise ninja Sensei, who will accompany your journey with wise words and fun fruit facts. Fruit Ninja is the messiest and most satisfying fruit game ever!

12. Doodle God

Over 65,000,000 players already tried to create their own world in award-winning fantastically addictive worldwide hit Doodle God ! What’s inside your Windows 8 PC? Circuits, microchips, batteries? No! Your computer is full of fire, water, earth and air! What do you do with your computer? Browse sites, write texts, check emails? Boring! With Doodle God you can create storms, build armies, grow a civilization! Doodle God puts the power of creation in your hands.

13. Pinball FX2

Pinball FX2 BETA includes a table that showcases the core pinball experience. The full set of features and tables will come with the release of the complete product.

14. Ultraviolet Dawn

"Ultraviolet Dawn" is a hybrid space-shooter/trading game with a completely open Universe comprising over 1,000 stars to explore. It is our most beautiful and refined game to date. There is no single predefined way to play - everything is entirely up to you. 

15. Euro Cup 2012

Euro Cup application is the game dedicated to Football Championship Euro 2012 in Ukraine and Poland. Using a Facebook account, user logs in the application. Euro Cup provides games on a football theme, and also enables to learn about the events of the football world. Users can make their own predictions of forthcoming matches, improve their rating by passing quests and games, receive awards for their achievements.