Windows Phone 7 review: the launch games

There will be dozens of games to play on Windows Phone 7 when you pick up your device. But, only a select few will be branded as Xbox Live games. These games get spotlight placement in the Games Marketplace, and offer a key feature that other mobile platforms lack: Gamerscore. Like Xbox Live Arcade titles, each game can net you 200G, but at a fraction of the price.

In terms of quantity, Xbox Live definitely launches with a bang, with over a dozen games to choose from. But are any of these games good? What are the must-have games for your Windows Phone device? We take the arduous task of reviewing every single launch game. Ready?

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Free
Flowerz - Microsoft Game Studios
Halo Waypoint - Microsoft Game Studios
ilomilo* - Microsoft Game Studios

$0.99
Avatar Gadgets - Microsoft Game Studios

$2.99
CarneyVale: Showtime - Microsoft Game Studios
deBlob Revolution - THQ
Flight Control - Namco Bandai Games
Frogger - Konami Digital Entertainment
Game Chest: Solitaire - Microsoft Game Studios
Glyder: Adventure Worlds - Glu
Hexic Rush* - Microsoft Game Studios
OMG: Our Manic Game* - Microsoft Game Studios
The Revenants* - Microsoft Game Studios
Twin Blades - MIcrosoft Game Studios

$4.99
Bejeweled LIVE - PopCap Games
Earthworm Jim HD - Gameloft
Glow Artisan - Microsoft Game Studios
Monopoly - Electronic Arts
Need for Speed Undercover - Electronic Arts
Star Wars: Battle for Hoth - THQ
Tetris - Electronic Arts
UNO HD - Gameloft

$6.99
Max & the Magic Marker - Microsoft Game Studios
More Brain Exercises - Namco Bandai Games
Rocket Riot* - Microsoft Game Studios
The Harvest* - Microsoft Game Studios
The Sims 3 - Electronic Arts

$9.99
Guitar Hero 5 - Glu

* Exclusive to Windows Phone 7 at launch. ilomilo is exclusive to AT&T customers.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.