Windows 8, Windows 10 suddenly becomes awesome when you play Sudoku games and apps on it; that is, of course, if you’re a true afficionado
Back in the day, when I had a Nokia “dumb” phone, there was one game that I loved more than any: Sudoku. Since then, I’ve tried many Sudoku games, but I couldn’t find the “right one”. Well, now, my search is over. I found the game I was looking for in the Windows 8, Windows 10 apps store.
The app is called Sudoku Free and apart from being a simple Sudoku game, it does not have many features, but it has that something that makes it very entertaining, but at the same time, very challenging. Apart from chess, I believe Sudoku is the best brain game of all.
Impressions of the game
When first starting the game, you have the option to choose one of the three difficulties of the game: easy, normal or hard. When you enter the game, you find the Sudoku board waiting for you. It has a calming design and color scheme, perfect for helping you concentrate. Also, on the side of the board, you can find the 1-9 numbers, which will eventually let you know when you have finished with each of them by turning darker.
Also, you have the ability to take notes in each box. You can write what numbers you think are there, and play out the rest of the game. If one of the numbers in your notes is used on the line or in the square, it will automatically disappear from your notes. You can even use hints if you find yourself in a predicament, but don’t think that you will fool anyone if you use too many because they have a little marker.
Apart from this, the game is pretty straightforward: a regular Sudoku game for Windows 10. Although, for beginners, it’s better to get accustomed to the computer version before moving to pen and paper, because here, when you make an error, the computer will highlight it. But these being said, I’ll make a last recap of the game’s highlights and I’ll let you enjoy a calming (I hope) game of Sudoku.
A quick recap
- 9×9 Sudoku grid
- 3 difficulty settings
- random puzzle generator
- clean and responsive UI
- fast metro-style interface
- ability to take notes
Update – SudokuFree latest improvements
SudokuFree app continues to receive support from its developers team. Recently, some improvements and features have been added :
- 4-th difficulty setting added
- Timer and statistics
- Live tiles showing percentage complete and your level
In case you want to compare it with other Sudoku apps/games, we suggest you check our list of Sudoku apps.
You can read more about all the changes brought by the latest updates in these articles:
- Sudoku Free Windows 8, 10 App is Updated to Fix Bugs
- Windows 8, 10 Sudoku Free app Updated With More Bug Fixes
Best SudokuFree alternatives
It is sure that this is one of the best brain-training games but SudokFree is not the only Sudoku-app available. You can also have a great time playing Microsoft’s Sudoku game.
Pure Sudoku Deluxe is another app that will offer you an extremely beautiful interface. For those of you who do not have a powerful computer or some access restrictions, you can try Just Sudoku, a desktop app which will keep your brain engaged for hours.
Bottom line for this game: it’s a perfect addition to your app collection, for those who want some brain stimulation, or for those who want to learn the Sudoku game. A perfect app for both beginners and veterans of the game.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December, 2012 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in December 2012 and was revamped and updated in June 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.