There are plenty of air combat games available for the desktop version of Windows 8, and only a few reliable ones when it comes to the touch interface. Microsoft has just released the Cold Alley game for Windows 8 tablets, which promises to be an interesting air combat game to play
Who else if not Microsoft to publish and release as many games as possible in the Windows Store. Now, Microsoft Studios has released yet another game, after we have seen the Windows 8 Bingo game and the Little Mermaid game getting launched the previous week. Cold Alley is an air combat game that Microsoft promises to come with console gaming quality.
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THE NEXT GENERATION OF AIR COMBAT GAMING IS HERE! With an extensive single player campaign and a huge set of skirmish modes, the non-stop action will keep you on the edge of your seat! Travel back in time to experience the unwritten history of covert operations. Master over a dozen models of aircraft as you take part in the race for jet fighter domination.
Microsoft launches air combat game for Windows 8 tablets
The single player campaign is quite long but you don’t get bored playing the game. You can also choose to take part in the skirmish mode to play shorter and faster air combat games. Select from plenty of different aircraft units that will take you back in time to experience important air battles. As for the visuals of the game, Microsoft says it is near the quality you’d experience on the Xbox One, probably.
The audio is also described as being masterfully done and there are other special effects such as bump mapping, realistic atmospheric effects, volumetric clouds, sun glare, day & night transitions and other that you will discover by playing. Besides skirmish and single player mode, there are also Dogfight Missions, Survival, Free for All, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, and Defend the Base game modes. Microsoft also said that future updates will bring even more game modes.
The biggest drawback of this air combat game for Windows 8, however, is the fact that it is not that cheap, at $6.99 and, what’s even worse, is that there’s no trial version available. But, if you are passionate about this type of games, then go ahead and download it.
Cold Alley alternatives for Windows 10
In case you have some problems while playing this game or you have passed it, then we have a great list of other flight simulators and air combat games. You can try them and tell us in the comment section what have you chosen so we can make a review about it. Here’s the list with the links to the articles:
- 5 of the best flight simulator games for PC
- Lazer-Hawk is a Cool New Windows 8, 10 Arcade Aircombat Shooter
- C.H.A.O.S. for Windows 8, 10 is a Realistic War Helicopter Simulator Game
- Battlefield 1 brings series back to World War 1
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2013 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.