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This is a list of all games that use Games for Windows Live. For a list of Steam games that use GFWL, see The Big List of 3rd Party DRM on Steam.

Key points

List of games that feature Games for Windows - LIVE integration; some games have been migrated to Steam (see Games for Windows - LIVE removed).
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. See the sections below for further details.

SSA Titled (ZDPP specially marked)[edit]

Server-Side Activation (SSA) binds the product key permanently to your Microsoft account, similar to Steam. These games have no activation limits.
If you bind an SSA product key to an account that is not in a supported region you will lose the key (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 Requires constant connection. Does not support local profiles. The game will become unplayable on July 1, 2014.[1]
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.
Crash Time 4: The Syndicate No longer available digitally.
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
Dead Rising 2 ZDPP Title
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record ZDPP Title
DiRT 2 Additional DRM: SecuROM, used for CD check only (no activation).
DiRT 3 Additional DRM: SecuROM, activation limit unknown. A revoke tool is available.
F1 2010
F1 2011
Fable III No longer available digitally. Additional DRM: SecuROM, 5 activations per month.
Game Room No longer available. Does not support local profiles but can be played offline.
Iron Brigade
Lost Planet 2 ZDPP Title
Microsoft Flight Does not support Local profiles but can be played offline.
Mortal Kombat Kollection
Ms. Splosion Man
Operation Flashpoint: Red River
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Rugby League Live No longer available digitally.
Section 8
Section 8: Prejudice
Street Fighter X Tekken
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends
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 your 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; after that you will need to buy the game again.
Name Notes Local profile
Battlestations Pacific
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger No longer available digitally. Versions without GFWL are available from Steam and the Windows Store.
The Club
Fallout 3 Can be completely ignored (no profile/activation needed). Can be disabled by running the game with the modding tool FOSE (you do not need to install a mod that actually uses it).
FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage
FUEL Additional DRM: SecuROM, unlimited activations.
Gears of War No longer available digitally.
Grand Theft Auto IV Requires Rockstar Social Club account.
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City Requires Rockstar Social Club account.
Halo 2 No longer available digitally.
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
Quantum of Solace No longer available digitally.
Red Faction: Guerrilla Planned to replace GFWL with an existing service or develop its own.[2]
Resident Evil 5
Shadowrun No longer available digitally. Does not support Local profiles or offline play.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes
Street Fighter IV
Universe at War: Earth Assault
Vancouver 2010 No longer available digitally.
Viva Piñata No longer available digitally.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Additional DRM: Steam
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising Additional DRM: Steamworks

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.[3]

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
World of Goo

Games for Windows - LIVE migration in progress[edit]

These games are being migrated to use Steam or other services.
Name Notes
DiRT 3 Steamworks migration confirmed for the future (might not be ready until 2014).[4]

Games for Windows - LIVE removed[edit]

These games have had Games for Windows - LIVE removed in favour of Steam or other services.
Name Notes Store
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Enhanced Edition‎ Transitioned to Steamworks. Additional actions not required, as the original game required Steam account in the first place. Link
Batman: Arkham Asylum Keys activate on Steam to unlock GOTY version which does not use Games for Windows - LIVE or SecuROM.[5] Link
Batman: Arkham Asylum GotY Edition Switched to Steamworks. All retail and digital keys activate on Steam. Removed GFWL and SecuROM.[5] Link
Batman: Arkham City Keys activate on Steam to unlock GOTY edition which does not use Games for Windows - LIVE.[5] Link
Batman: Arkham City GotY All retail and digital keys activate on Steam. GFWL and SecuROM removed, OS X version added.[5] Link
BioShock 2 Switched to Steamworks. All retail and digital keys activate on Steam.[6] Link
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Re-released on Steam and the Windows Store without Games for Windows - LIVE. The original version cannot be upgraded. Link
Gotham City Impostors Switched to Steamworks in Free to Play update. Link
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Switched to Steamworks. GFWL removed.[7] Link
Toy Soldiers Steam version gives choice of GFWL or Steamworks (saves and achievements are separate for each). GFWL completely optional.[8] Link