Tetris is one of the most famous games that ever graced the face of the Earth. Everybody loves to play it – children, adults even grandparents. Since it was first released in 1985, Tetris has taken many forms and shapes, but the basic concept remains. You still need to arrange a bunch of falling blocks by manipulating them with your keyboard in order to make straight lines out of them.
When you do that, they magically disappear adding points to your overall score. The game is immensely addictive and once you start, you won’t be able to stop. So, how about those who have installed Windows 8, Windows 10 on their machines? They will be glad to know that the Windows Store has some fun Tetris apps compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows RT. Let’s see which are the best in our opinion.
Top Windows 8, Windows 10 Tetris apps
One of the best Tetris apps that is fully compatible with Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 is Tetris Classic. This game is closer than any of all Tetris apps to the original arcade. You have a great interface and a gameplay at your disposal and all the functions of the original brick-joystick.
You don’t have to worry about its price – it is absolutely free and available on Microsoft Store. Download it, give it a try and don’t forget to tell us in the comments section if this game kept you entertained.
This Windows 8, Windows 10 Tetris app features some refreshing graphics, so it might be fun to be played on a warm summer day. The blocks and background are all seemingly made out of ice cubes and it looks like you are arranging the pieces under water. The goal is the same, keep making complete lines using the blocks that are falling so you can make more and more points.
You can also compete with your friends in the online leaderboards. Also, the speed of the blocks does not increase over time, so Tetris 8 is recommended especially for beginners. However, the only way to restart a game is to fail at it. This aspect might prove a little annoying for perfectionists. A peculiarity of Tetris 8 on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 10 is that it can’t be controlled with the keyboard and only with the mouse or fingers, of course. This aspect might be considered a downgrade by some. The music can be a little annoying but if you don’t like it you can turn it off.
This is a quite classical version of TETRIS on Windows 8, Windows 10 and nothing too fancy has been added. The pieces are falling from the sky and as you gain more points and ascend to higher levels, they will start falling more rapidly.
The graphics aren’t very impressining, the background consists in a galactic print and the box in which the tiles are dropped is quite plain but with a futuristic feel attached to it. On the right you can see the upcoming three pieces that are going to be dropped next so you can plan your strategy ahead.
My Tetris is variant of Tetris on Windows 10, Windows 8 where you can choose the background in which you want to play. With the background the blocks also change in color and texture. For example, there’s an Astrology theme where blocks are encrusted with astrological signs of the zodiac.
Choose whatever you like best. As alway,s the game, features colored blocks which you need to arrange to make lines, in order to gain points and advance level wise. You are also shown on the right the next block set to fall. However, this Windows 8, Windows 10 tetris game can get laggy and does not run smoothly. Also, the pieces can’t be controlled smoothly thus leading to game failure.
I save the best for last, at least according to my opinion. This Windows 8, Windows 10 Tetris game features an unusual design, as the blocks you are supposed to arrange are actually…kitties. Yes, I’m talking about cats squashed and arranged in different positions as to resemble the old school Tetris pieces you already know.
The gameplay is quite simple. You make points but making lines out of cats and then you move up to more advanced levels. You can Pause the game if you need to a break from the game and can return to it afterwards. The game is meant for a touch screen environment as well as for keyboards lovers. So meow ahead!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in July 2013 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. We want to be sure that our list has the best products that will fit your needs.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in July 2013 and was revamped and updated in May 2018 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.