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List of Games for Windows - LIVE games

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Key points

List of games that feature Games for Windows - LIVE integration; some games have LIVE removed from certain versions (see Games for Windows - LIVE removed).
For a list of Steam games that use Games for Windows - LIVE, see The Big List of 3rd Party DRM on Steam.
Players outside the Xbox LIVE Countries and Regions must use a local profile. Local profile support is listed beside the game when known.

Activation details[edit]

There are two kinds of GFWL activation, Server-Side Activation (SSA) and Legacy (Per-Title 5x5).
Both Server-Side Activation (SSA) and Legacy (Per-Title 5x5) titles can also utilize Zero Day Piracy Protection (ZDPP) to prevent access to games before the release date. Protected titles are marked as such.

Server-Side Activation (SSA) titles[edit]

Server-Side Activation (SSA) include a unique product key with the game. The key is permanently bound to the Microsoft account, similar to Steam. These games have no activation limits.
If an SSA product key is bound to an account that is not in a supported region the key will be lost (and, consequently, access to the game).
Any game with Module Authentication (MA) disables the possibility of creating a local profile to play.
This section is automated; refer to the individual game pages to add or update entries.
Game Developer Publisher First release Local profile ZDPP
AFL Live Big Ant Studios Tru Blu Games 6 June 2012
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Enhanced Edition Project Aces Bandai Namco Entertainment 25 January 2013
Age of Empires Online Robot Entertainment, Wargaming Seattle Microsoft Studios 16 August 2011
Batman: Arkham City Rocksteady Studios Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Feral Interactive 22 November 2011
Battle vs. Chess Targem Games TopWare Interactive 17 May 2011
Blacklight: Tango Down Zombie Studios UTV Ignition Entertainment 14 July 2010
Bulletstorm People Can Fly, Epic Games Electronic Arts 22 February 2011
CarneyVale: Showtime Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab Microsoft Studios 11 November 2010
Colin McRae: DiRT 2 Codemasters Codemasters, Feral Interactive 1 December 2009
Crash Time 4: The Syndicate Synetic DTP Entertainment 23 December 2010
Dead Rising 2 Capcom Vancouver Capcom 28 September 2010
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Capcom Vancouver Capcom 11 October 2011
DiRT 3 Codemasters Codemasters, Feral Interactive 24 May 2011
F1 2010 Codemasters Birmingham Codemasters 22 September 2010
F1 2011 Codemasters Birmingham Codemasters 20 September 2011
Fable III Lionhead Studios Microsoft Studios 17 May 2011
Game Room Krome Studios Microsoft Studios 24 March 2010
Gotham City Impostors Monolith Productions Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 7 February 2012
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Shadow Planet Productions Microsoft Studios 17 April 2012
Lost Planet 2 Capcom 12 October 2010
Microsoft Flight The Coalition Microsoft Studios 29 February 2012
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection Other Ocean Interactive Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 1 February 2012
Ms. Splosion Man Twisted Pixel Games Microsoft Studios 3 April 2013
Operation Flashpoint: Red River Codemasters 21 April 2011
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Slant Six Games Capcom 18 May 2012
Rugby League Live Big Ant Studios Tru Blu Games February 2011
Section 8 TimeGate Studios SouthPeak Games 4 September 2009
Section 8: Prejudice TimeGate Studios 4 May 2011
Street Fighter X Tekken Dimps, Capcom Capcom 11 May 2012
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Capcom, Dimps Capcom 5 July 2011
Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends Slightly Mad Studios Evolved Games, Rombax Games 10 December 2012
Toy Soldiers Signal Studios Microsoft Studios 27 April 2012
Tron: Evolution Propaganda Games Disney Interactive Studios 26 November 2010
Virtua Tennis 4 Sega 24 June 2011

Legacy (Per-Title 5x5) titles[edit]

Simple product key check; requires internet access for online profile but does not attach the key to the Microsoft account.
Activation limit between 10-20 (usually 15) for online profiles; Microsoft support can help reset the limit but will not reset a second time and the game must be purchased again.
This section is automated; refer to the individual game pages to add or update entries.
Game Developer Publisher First release Local profile ZDPP
007: Quantum of Solace Treyarch Activision 31 October 2008
Batman: Arkham Asylum Rocksteady Studios Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Feral Interactive 15 September 2009
Battlestations: Pacific Eidos Hungary Eidos Interactive, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Square Enix, Feral Interactive 12 May 2009
BioShock 2 2K Marin, 2K China, 2K Australia, Iron Galaxy Studios, Digital Extremes 2K Games, Feral Interactive 9 February 2010
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Arc System Works H2 Interactive 20 August 2010
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition From Software Bandai Namco Entertainment 23 August 2012
Fallout 3 Bethesda Game Studios Bethesda Softworks 28 October 2008
FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage Bugbear Entertainment Empire Interactive, Strategy First 1 August 2008
Fuel Asobo Studio Codemasters, Noviy Disk 5 July 2009
Gears of War Epic Games Microsoft Studios 6 November 2007
Grand Theft Auto IV Rockstar North Rockstar Games 2 December 2008
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City Rockstar North Rockstar Games 13 April 2010
Halo 2 Bungie, Pi Studios Microsoft Studios 17 May 2007
Hour of Victory N-Fusion Interactive Midway Games 1 June 2007
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights THQ Digital Studios UK THQ 16 November 2007
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men IO Interactive Eidos Interactive, Spike Chunsoft 13 November 2007
Legend of the Galactic Heroes Microvision Bandai Namco Entertainment 16 October 2008
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Edition Capcom 27 May 2008
Red Faction: Guerrilla Deep Silver Volition, THQ Nordic THQ, THQ Nordic 15 September 2009
Resident Evil 5 Capcom Capcom 17 September 2009
Shadowrun FASA Interactive Microsoft Studios 29 May 2007
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes Krome Studios LucasArts, Disney Interactive Studios 6 October 2009
Stormrise Creative Assembly Sega 29 March 2009
Street Fighter IV Capcom, Dimps 3 July 2009
The Club Bizarre Creations Sega 7 February 2008
Universe at War: Earth Assault Petroglyph Games Sega 10 December 2007
Vancouver 2010 Eurocom Sega 18 February 2010
Viva Piñata Rare Microsoft Studios 6 November 2007

Games for Windows - LIVE from Marketplace only[edit]

These games only have Games for Windows - LIVE when purchased from the Games for Windows Marketplace.
These versions are no longer available for sale following the Marketplace's closure on August 25, 2013 for new purchases.[1]

Server-Side Activation (SSA) titles[edit]

Game Developer Publisher First release Local profile ZDPP
Dark Void Airtight Games Capcom January 19, 2010
Mahjong Wisdom Creat Studios TikGames March 7, 2007
Tinker Fuel Industries Microsoft September 23, 2008
Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey Ludia Microsoft Game Studios September 22, 2009

Legacy (Per-Title 5x5) titles[edit]

Game Developer Publisher First release Local profile ZDPP
Osmos Hemisphere Games August 17, 2009
World of Goo 2D Boy October 13, 2008

Games for Windows - LIVE removed[edit]

These games have had Games for Windows - LIVE removed from certain versions in favour of Steam or other services.
Name Notes
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Enhanced Edition‎ Steam version transitioned to Steamworks. Retail keys activate on Steam.[2]
Batman: Arkham Asylum GFWL and SecuROM removed from Steam version. All product keys activate on Steam. Non-GOTY keys are upgraded to GOTY version.[3]
Batman: Arkham City GFWL and SecuROM removed from Steam version. All product keys activate on Steam. Non-GOTY keys are upgraded to GOTY version.[3]
BioShock 2 Steam version switched to Steamworks. All retail and digital keys activate on Steam.[4]
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Re-released without Games for Windows - LIVE. The original version cannot be upgraded.
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Steam version was migrated to Steamworks on February 16, 2015. All product keys activate on Steam.[5]
Dead Rising 2 Steam version was migrated to Steamworks on March 17, 2015.[6] Retail product keys activate on Steam.[7]
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Steam version was migrated to Steamworks on March 17, 2015.[6] Retail product keys activate on Steam.[7]
DiRT 3 Steam version owners received DiRT 3 Complete Edition which does not use GFWL. Retail product keys activate on Steam.[8]
Gotham City Impostors Free to Play version does not use Games for Windows - LIVE.
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Steam version switched to Steamworks. GFWL removed.[9] Amazon.com still sells the Games for Windows - LIVE version.
Iron Brigade Games for Windows - LIVE was removed in the Steam Matchmaking update.[10]
Ms. Splosion Man Steam version migrated to Steamworks on June 20, 2014.[11] Other versions are not affected. GFWL can be accessed if still desired[12]
Red Faction: Guerrilla Steam version migrated to Steamworks.[13]
Resident Evil 5 Steam version migrated to Steamworks. Retail product keys activate on Steam.[14]
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Steam version migrated to Steamworks.[15] GFWL saves can be optionally imported. All product keys activate on Steam.
Toy Soldiers Steam version gives choice of GFWL or Steamworks (saves and achievements are separate for each). GFWL completely optional.[16]
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Games for Windows - LIVE has been removed.[17] All achievements that require matchmaking are discontinued.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising Games for Windows - LIVE has been removed.[18] All achievements that require matchmaking are discontinued.

Zero Day Piracy Protection (ZDPP)[edit]

Both Server-Side Activation (SSA) and Legacy (Per-Title 5x5) titles can utilize this additional protection.

Zero Day Piracy Protection (ZDPP) is an additional DRM check used to prevent access to the game in retail copies before the release date. It relies on an online service to decrypt encrypted critical game files stored on the retail disc, and when the user tries to launch the game the Zero Day Piracy Protection Tool is launched instead. This tool connects and transmits the ID of the protected game to Microsoft's online ZDP service hosted at https://zdp.gamesforwindows.com/Zdp/Zdp.svc/. The online service looks up the release date for the requested game ID and validates if the date have passed. If so the service will respond with the decryption codes for the protected files which the local tool will use to decrypt the encrypted files, allowing the game to be played.

References

  1. PC Marketplace closing | PC Marketplace - Xbox.com
  2. Ace Combat Assault Horizon enhanced Edition title Update - Game for Windows Live functionalities replaced by Steamworks funtionalities. - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: ACE COMBAT™ ASSAULT HORIZON Enhanced Edition
  3. 3.0 3.1 Important Batman Arkham Announcement - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Batman: Arkham City GOTY
  4. News - BioShock 2 Updated
  5. HOW TO: Replace Games for Windows Live functionality with Steamworks functionality in Dark Souls™ Prepare To Die Edition for PC :: Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition General Discussions
  6. 6.0 6.1 Dead Rising 2 and Off the Record now on Steam, on sale - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Dead Rising 2
  7. 7.0 7.1 Steamworks Migration / Troubleshooting FAQ (Updated!) :: Dead Rising 2 General Discussions
  8. DiRT 3 Complete Edition - Now Available With 100% Less GFWL
  9. Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Goes GFWL-Free with New Indie Bundle
  10. Update: GFWL Gone, progress wiped :: Iron Brigade General Discussions
  11. Steamworks update! - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Ms. Splosion Man
  12. https://steamcommunity.com/app/105420/discussions/0/522729358512938354/#c45350244936638030
  13. Red Faction Guerrilla Steam Edition LIVE - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Red Faction: Guerrilla Steam Edition
  14. "Gold Edition" Content Now Available! - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Resident Evil 5 / Biohazard 5
  15. Just Updated with Steamworks - Super Street Fighter® IV Arcade Edition, 75% off!
  16. News - Toy Soldiers Product Update
  17. Dawn of War II Patch Notes and Updates :: Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II General Discussions
  18. Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising Patch Notes/Updates :: Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II - Chaos Rising™ General Discussions