Microsoft’s classic Windows PC games Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts has probably entertained you for hours when you owned an older Windows version. But if you’ve got yourself a brand new Windows 8 or 8.1 PC or just upgraded to one, you may find that these classic games are no longer available.
However, there’s no need to lose heart. Microsoft has listed these games in the Windows Store and all you need to do to get them back is to click the Microsoft Solitaire Collection link to download the card games (including Spider Solitaire, FreeCell etc.) and Microsoft Minesweeper to download minesweeper. In order to play Hearts, you have to do a little bit more though. Head over to the Start screen, enter Store, or tap or click the Store tile. Then enter Hearts in the search box, and download the version you want to install.
All three games have now been upgraded to include new environments, gorgeous visuals, additional game modes, daily challenges, and customization options. You can also connect with your Xbox account to earn achievements.
With so many cool games from other game developers available on the Windows Store, do you still miss these Microsoft classics?