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, SSA and Legacy.

SSA Titled (ZDPP specially marked)[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).
Some SSA games have Zero Day Piracy Protection (ZDPP), an extra DRM check to prevent playing pre-release games.
Any game with Module Authentication (MA) disables the possibility of creating a local profile to play.
Name Notes Local profile
AFL Live No longer available digitally.
Age of Empires Online The game required a constant connection and became unplayable on July 1, 2014 rendering all achievements discontinued.[1]
Batman: Arkham City ZDPP Title. Product keys activate on Steam (Steam version does not use Games for Windows - LIVE).[2]
Battle vs. Chess
Blacklight: Tango Down
Bulletstorm ZDPP & MA Title; but still can be played offline after activation and profile download.
CarneyVale: Showtime No longer available digitally.
Colin McRae: DiRT 2 Additional DRM: SecuROM, used for CD check only (no activation). Some online services for this title are offline rendering some achievements discontinued.
Crash Time 4: The Syndicate No longer available digitally.
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition ZDPP. Product keys activate on Steam.[3]
Dead Rising 2 ZDPP Title. Games for Windows - LIVE removed from Steam version.
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record ZDPP Title. Games for Windows - LIVE removed from Steam version.
DiRT 3 Additional DRM: SecuROM, activation limit unknown. A revoke tool is available.
F1 2010
F1 2011
Fable III Additional DRM: SecuROM, 5 activations per month.
Game Room No longer available. Does not support local profiles but can be played offline. Cross platform with Xbox 360.
Gotham City Impostors Free to Play version does not use Games for Windows - LIVE.
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Games for Windows - LIVE removed from Steam version.
Lost Planet 2 ZDPP Title
Microsoft Flight Does not support Local profiles but can be played offline. Some online services for this title are offline as of October 2014 rendering some achievements discontinued.
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection
Ms. Splosion Man
Operation Flashpoint: Red River
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Rugby League Live No longer available digitally.
Section 8 Online matchmaking services are offline rendering some achievements discontinued.
Section 8: Prejudice Online matchmaking services are offline as of February 2013 rendering some achievements discontinued.
Street Fighter X Tekken
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Product keys activate on Steam (Steam version does not use Games for Windows - LIVE).[4]
Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends
Toy Soldiers Steam version has choice of Steam or Games for Windows - LIVE.
Tron: Evolution
Virtua Tennis 4

Legacy 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.
Name Notes Local profile
007: Quantum of Solace No longer available digitally.
Batman: Arkham Asylum Two versions exist, one is a regular retail product which is no longer on Steam. the other is the Game of the Year edition which is available on steam but no longer uses Games for Windows - LIVE. All retail product keys activate on Steam.[2]
Battlestations: Pacific
BioShock 2 Product keys activate on Steam (Steam version does not use Games for Windows - LIVE). A Russian region of the game exists with a separate stackable achievement list. This version also activates on Steam, but take note that the Steam version only supports English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.[5]
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger No longer available digitally. Versions without GFWL are available. Cross platform with Xbox 360.
The Club
Fallout 3 Key can be completely ignored (no profile/activation required). Connecting to a Microsoft account requires product key, unlimited activations. Still has SecuROM DRM that requires the DVD. GFWL can be disabled by running the game through FOSE.
FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage
FUEL Additional DRM: SecuROM, unlimited activations.
Gears of War No longer available digitally.
Grand Theft Auto IV Requires Rockstar Games Social Club account. Can be disabled with XLiveLess.
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City Requires Rockstar Games Social Club account. Can be disabled with XLiveLess.
Halo 2 No longer available digitally. Can be disabled with XLiveLess.
Hour of Victory No longer available digitally.
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights No longer available digitally.
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
Legend of the Galactic Heroes No longer available digitally.
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Edition Cross platform with Xbox 360.
Red Faction: Guerrilla Steam version has LIVE removed.[6] LIVE can be disabled with XLiveLess.
Resident Evil 5 Steam version has LIVE removed.
Shadowrun No longer available digitally. Does not support Local profiles or offline play. Cross platform with Xbox 360.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes
Stormrise
Street Fighter IV
Universe at War: Earth Assault Cross platform with Xbox 360.
Vancouver 2010 No longer available digitally.
Viva Piñata No longer available digitally.

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.[7]

SSA Titled (ZDPP specially marked)[edit]

Name Notes Local profile
Dark Void
Mahjong Wisdom
Tinker No longer available.
Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey

Legacy Titles[edit]

Name Notes Local profile
Osmos
World of Goo

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.
Batman: Arkham Asylum GFWL and SecuROM removed from Steam version. All product keys activate on Steam. Non-GOTY keys are upgraded to GOTY version.[2]
Batman: Arkham City GFWL and SecuROM removed from Steam version. All product keys activate on Steam. Non-GOTY keys are upgraded to GOTY version.[2]
BioShock 2 Steam version switched to Steamworks. All retail and digital keys activate on Steam.[8]
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.[3]
Dead Rising 2 Steam version was migrated to Steamworks on March 17, 2015.[9] Retail product keys activate on Steam.[10]
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Steam version was migrated to Steamworks on March 17, 2015.[9] Retail product keys activate on Steam.[10]
DiRT 3 Steam version owners received DiRT 3 Complete Edition which does not use GFWL. Retail product keys activate on Steam.[11]
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.[12] Amazon.com still sells the Games for Windows - LIVE version.
Iron Brigade Games for Windows - LIVE was removed in the Steam Matchmaking update.[13]
Ms. Splosion Man Steam version migrated to Steamworks on June 20, 2014.[14] Other versions are not affected. GFWL can be accessed if still desired[15]
Red Faction: Guerrilla Steam version migrated to Steamworks.[6]
Resident Evil 5 Steam version migrated to Steamworks. Retail product keys activate on Steam.[16]
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Steam version migrated to Steamworks.[17] 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.[18]
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Games for Windows - LIVE has been removed.[19] All achievements that require matchmaking are discontinued.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising Games for Windows - LIVE has been removed.[20] All achievements that require matchmaking are discontinued.

References

  1. Blog | Age of Empires Online - The Rest of AOEO
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Important Batman Arkham Announcement - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Batman: Arkham City GOTY
  3. 3.0 3.1 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
  4. SSFIVAE GFWL to Steamworks Transition : ComboFiend > Manage Blog
  5. Bioshock 2 Steamworks FAQ
  6. 6.0 6.1 Red Faction Guerrilla Steam Edition LIVE - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Red Faction: Guerrilla Steam Edition
  7. PC Marketplace closing | PC Marketplace - Xbox.com
  8. News - BioShock 2 Updated
  9. 9.0 9.1 Dead Rising 2 and Off the Record now on Steam, on sale - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Dead Rising 2
  10. 10.0 10.1 Steamworks Migration / Troubleshooting FAQ (Updated!) :: Dead Rising 2 General Discussions
  11. DiRT 3 Complete Edition - Now Available With 100% Less GFWL
  12. Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Goes GFWL-Free with New Indie Bundle
  13. Update: GFWL Gone, progress wiped :: Iron Brigade General Discussions
  14. Steamworks update! - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Ms. Splosion Man
  15. http://steamcommunity.com/app/105420/discussions/0/522729358512938354/#c45350244936638030
  16. "Gold Edition" Content Now Available! - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Resident Evil 5 / Biohazard 5
  17. Just Updated with Steamworks - Super Street Fighter® IV Arcade Edition, 75% off!
  18. News - Toy Soldiers Product Update
  19. Dawn of War II Patch Notes and Updates :: Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II General Discussions
  20. Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising Patch Notes/Updates :: Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II - Chaos Rising™ General Discussions