When bored and feeling lazy, you don't have to play the latest and greatest AAA games. You can also play simple yet awesome free games from the Microsoft store. Microsoft store has several free games in almost all kinds of genres. To get you started, here are some of the best free Microsoft Store games you can download and play on Windows 10.
Best Free Microsoft Store Games
1. Sniper Fury
Sniper Fury is a first-person shooter with a heavy focus on, you guessed it, sniping people from distance. The game is pretty simple and straightforward. Each mission has its own objectives and you need to complete them as perfectly as possible for better XP and loot. The good thing is, Sniper Fury is not just a sniping game. In some missions, you are required to play with regular assault rifles. The money and XP you earn from the missions can be used to upgrade your weapons.
If you are looking for a simple shooter game with multiple missions and increasing difficulty then Sniper Fury is for you.
Download Sniper Fury from MS Store.
2. Asphalt 9: Legends
When it comes to racing games, Asphalt is the big boy and rightly so. In Asphalt 9 Legends, you can choose between a variety of cars and locations to race. Unlike the older Asphalt games, the environment in Legends is a bit more lively. Moreover, the new controls and dashboard suggestions make driving a treat. In the career mode, there are over 800 races and 60 seasons to play. The best thing is, you can create your own little club with like-minded friends. With the club members, you can unlock new milestone rewards and take the top spot on the leaderboard.
As good as the game is, just like any other racing game, it is filled with microtransactions and loot boxes. If you don't mind that, Asphalt 9 Legends is a neat little boredom destroyer.
Download Asphalt 9: Legends from MS Store.
3. Homicide Squad: Hidden Crimes
If you are in to find hidden objects and clues games then this game is for you. As you can tell from the name itself, Homicide Squad is a crime thriller game. In the game, you are tasked with finding clues and hidden objects to solve crimes and apprehend bad guys.
The game sports 30 different locations with over a thousand quests and crimes to solve with some of the best characters.
Download Homicide Squad: Hidden Crimes from MS Store.
4. Hill Climb Racing 2
If you like endless runner style games then Hill Climb Racing 2 is a fun game to play on your PC. If you've never played Hill Climb Racing game, it is a very simple looking game. However, it takes a lot of patience, quick thinking, and snappy decisions to go long distances.
Unlike version 1, the Hill Climb Racing 2 has several different features like weekly multiplayer events, character and car customization, different race environments, ability challenge your friends, etc.
Download Hill Climb Racing 2 from MS Store.
Building towns, economy, and happy people is your thing? Township is the game for you. Township is more like a town and agriculture simulation game. In the game, you can harvest crops, process the produce and sell goods to develop your community and town. The best thing is, you can build the town however you want. Additionally, you can also run your own zoo with a variety of animals.
Being a town building game, expect a lot of timers and micro-transactions. Additionally, the game requires an active internet connection to play.
Download Township from MS Store.
6. Age of Empires: Castle Siege
Age of Empires Castle Siege is an online massive multiplayer tower defense game designed and published by Microsoft Studios. Being a tower defense game, you get to create your own little castle and protect it by placing defensive equipment and troops in strategic locations. From time to time, your tower will be raided. If your defense is good, you can withstand the assault. Otherwise, the attacker will destroy the castle and carry the loot. Of course, you can also attack other players for loot and money.
Being a multiplayer game, you can join various alliances. Once you are in an alliance, you can give and get help from other players while the castle is being raided.
Download Age of Empires: Castle Siege from MS Store.
7. Fallout Shelter
Fallout Shelter is a full-fledged Bethesda game. Unlike its AAA counterparts, Fallout Shelter is a construction and management simulation game. In the game, you are an overseer looking after a designated shelter that protects people from the consequences of the wasteland.
As an overseer, you get to built new rooms and attract new shelter dwellers. The more dwellers you have and the happier they are, the higher will be your score. Additionally, you can also craft useful items from the junk you found in the wasteland or in the vault.
Of course, from time to time, you should also protect your vault from outside threats.
Download Fallout Shelter from MS Store.
8. Forza Motorsport 6: Apex
Forza Motorsport 6 Apex the second racing game in this list. Just like Castle Siege, Forza Motorsport 6 Apex is designed and published by Microsoft Studios. The best thing about Forza is that the racing feels real with awesome physics and graphics. If you've never played a Forza game, Apex is the best introductory game to enter Forza world.
In the game, there are over 60 different cars and a multitude of real-life race tracks to race on. Additionally, Forza offers extensive car customization.
As good as the game is, unlike Asphalt, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex system requirements are a bit higher. Other than that, this is an awesome racing game.
Download Forza Motorsport 6: Apex from MS Store.
9. The Chess Lv.100
If you like Chess then The Chess Lv.100 is a great game to play. The game has 100 different levels to choose and play from. As you'd expect, level 1 is extremely weak and level 100 is extremely difficult. Add to that, to help the player in the game, there is a Hint system. Additionally, you can also record your game and look where you've gone wrong.
Simply put, if you like chess, do give this game a try.
Download The Chess Lv.100 from MS Store.
10. Iron Blade: Medieval Legends
Iron Blade Mediaeval Legends is a medieval RPG game. In the game, you are one of the several thousand players following a quest to save humanity and take care of the demon lord Baal. While playing quests, you need to defeat countless threats. Unlike other RPGs, Iron Blade is action oriented where you can develop your own combat style.
In addition to fighting demons and other threats, you can also attack other players and claim their resources in PvP. Simply put, if you like action oriented RPG set in a medieval period then Iron Blade Mediaeval Legends is for you.
Download Iron Blade: Medieval Legends from MS Store.
11. Royal Revolt 2
Royal Revolt 2 is a simple tower defense game with a lot of action and strategy. Just like in the Age of Empires Castle Siege, you can build your own defensive path so that other players have a tough time taking down your defenses and looting. You can also lead your own army to attack other players. Loot gained from your conquests can be used to upgrade weapons and armor.
Download Royal Revolt 2 from MS Store.
12. Can You Escape 2
I'm a big fan of escape style games where you need to find clues and escape rooms. The game's premise is very simple, you are looking for a new apartment and the agent you talked scheduled an apartment tour. Little did you know that you are trapped in a locked-down dangerous apartment where your life is in danger. To escape, you need to find clues, solve puzzles, and break codes.
If you like stimulating gameplay and are willing to for little details, Can You Escape 2 is one of the best games to play.
Download Can You Escape 2 from MS Store.
That is it. If you think I missed any of your favorite free Microsoft store games then comment below and share them with me.