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Games for Windows releases

Group Description

Games for Windows (GFW) was a set of standards for Windows games regulated by Microsoft Corporation, active between 8 November 2006 and 25 August 2013.

The standards include:
  • support for regular and widescreen resolutions
  • setup that involves as few steps as possible
  • support for both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) processors, as well as those with multiple cores and threads
  • support for parental controls
  • support for Xbox 360 controller if gamepad input is available
  • support for the Games Explorer application (present in Windows Vista, 7 and 8.x, deprecated in Windows 10)
  • support for launching through the Windows Media Center application (present in select editions of Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.x, deprecated in Windows 10)
  • additional quality assurance testing from Microsoft


  • Not to be confused with Games for Windows Live (GFWL), which refers to a package of multiplayer servers and digital rights management (DRM) solutions for certain games which already comply with GFW standards. These belong to the Games for Windows Live releases group instead.
  • Some games, such as later Command & Conquer titles, comply with some or all of the Games for Windows standards but do not bear the label.
  • Some games only bore the GFW label on the package in some regions (e.g. Demigod, Legendary)

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Dishonored2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC4.01
PES 2013: Pro Evolution Soccer2012Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
Fallout: New Vegas - Ultimate Edition2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC4.18
Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Kalypso Media Digital Ltd.3.33
Brink2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC2.80
The First Templar2011Windows, Xbox 360Kalypso Media GmbH3.42
Crazy Machines: Elements2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360dtp entertainment AG...
Hunted: The Demon's Forge2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.35
Disciples III: Resurrection2011WindowsKalypso Media GmbH...
Tropico 42011OnLive, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneKalypso Media USA Inc.3.13
Rage2011Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Aspyr Media, Inc.3.72
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.76
Dungeons: The Dark Lord2011WindowsKalypso Media Digital Ltd....
PES 2012: Pro Evolution Soccer2011OnLive, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.94
Airline Tycoon 22011WindowsKalypso Media Digital Ltd....
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North2011Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.3.99
Dungeons2011WindowsKalypso Media GmbH...
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars2011Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360ak tronic Software & Services GmbH...
The Rockin' Dead2011WindowsbitComposer Games GmbH...
Alpha Protocol2010OnLive, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Now, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.59
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II2010Blacknut, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360LucasArts3.28
Fallout: New Vegas2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Xbox OneBethesda Softworks LLC3.88
Napoleon: Total War2010Macintosh, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.69
M.U.D. TV: Mad Ugly Dirty Television2010Windows1C-SoftClub...
Aliens vs Predator2010OnLive, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.36
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Selected Covers

Fallout: New Vegas Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Fallout: New Vegas
Dungeons: The Dark Lord Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Dungeons: The Dark Lord
Napoleon: Total War Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Napoleon: Total War
Brink Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Brink

Selected Screenshots

This is the menu.  Largely unchanged, but with a cool picture
Screenshot from Fallout: New Vegas
Main Menu
Screenshot from Napoleon: Total War
Main Menu
Screenshot from Brink
Game group created by Plok (81357)
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