It’s that time of the week when we recount the best new Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 apps that have been published in the Windows Store. This time, we have a collection of top 7 and here they are.
At the moment of writing this article, there were around 129 thousand total apps in the Windows Store, which is an increase of almost 2000 apps from our roundup of the best new 8 Windows 8 apps from the last week. You will find a lot of interesting Windows 8 apps in the past week’s top, so do give it a read before proceeding to this new one.
Best 7 new Windows 8 apps this week
Become a legend of justice in the new game inspired by The Lone Ranger movie! Saddle up and take the reigns as one of the greatest Texas Rangers in the Wild West. Embark on a thrilling adventure as you protect the town of Colby, face-off in epic showdowns, and bring infamous outlaws to justice. Fight against greed and corruption in this 3d, role-playing adventure!
The best part about the The Lone Ranger Windows 8 game is that it is completely free! Go on and conquer the wild west!
Riptide GP™2 kicks everything into overdrive, with intense dynamic water racing, upgradeable hydro jets and riders, improved graphics, an all-new career mode, and a whole new stunt system with dozens of new tricks! Featuring rocket-powered hydro jets racing around futuristic tracks across a dynamic and interactive water surface, Riptide GP2 delivers a fast, fun, and visually stunning racing experience. From Vector Unit, developers of acclaimed racing games Riptide GP and Hydro Thunder Hurricane.
You get to compete in over 50 Race, Hot Lap, Elimination, and Freestyle events where you will unlock and master 25 outrageous new stunts.
The ilomilo plus game for Windows 8 comes with a lot of fun levels, xciting new chapters and three new challenging cubes from the original game. Ilomilo for Windows 8 and Windows RT is a puzzle game where the player controls two fellows named ilo and milo. Here’s how the app description goes on:
The two friends always seem to get separated from each other in the surrealistic and ever changing world they inhabit, and the goal of each level is to reunite them. ilomilo presents puzzles where the player will have to use a great deal of three dimensional thinking to succeed. The world of ilomilo is made of cubes, and ilo and milo can walk any side of the cubes, as well as move cubes around. The player controls both ilo and milo, and will have to make them cooperate to unite them. ilomilo also allows players to control one character each, and play through the game cooperatively
Not quite new, but Chimpact is one of the best Windows 8 games currently available in the Windows Store. At five dollars, it is not the cheapest game around, but you can try the game to see if you like it before buying.
Luscious environments with a variety of delightful characters make Chimpact top of its class. Collect gems, medallions and bananas by chucking your chimp through stunning jungle landscapes. Use bananas to add abilities to your chimp and complete all levels perfectly.
If you were looking for a free and reliable Windows RSS Reader, then you have found it in the form of RSS Reader Live Windows 8 app. It comes with Live Tiles and Toast notification and lets you rename feeds and has a Reader mode and a Webview mode. The app has lockscreen notification and you also have the option of hiding feeds column for more space.
The Windows 8 My Server 2012 R2 app is made available so that you can manage users, devices, alerts, and access shared files in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials straight from your Windows 8 tablet. You can also share local resources to server or save server resources locally.
The Windows 8 Nesbox app works like a video console emulator hub. You get to play your favorite NES, Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis games if you run Windows 8.1 or Windows RT. It will read the following file types – NES (.nes), Sega (.gen), Super Nintendo (.smc). Even more, you can search games over Internet, see a library of added games. There is also keyboard support and a screen gamepad.
Bonus Apps for Windows 8, 10 users
As there are more interesting apps appearing daily, we are trying to be sure that this article is up-to-date. Here you will find a list of great apps that are very useful:
- Top 100 free Windows 10 store apps to download
- Best Windows 10 Email Clients and Apps to Use (Top Article)
- Best Apps to watch free movies in Windows 8, Windows 10
- Top 5 speech recognition apps for Windows 10
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2013 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.