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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.
- 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.
SSA Titled (ZDPP specially marked)
- 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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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: Prejudice|
|Street Fighter X Tekken|
|Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition|
|Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends|
|Virtua Tennis 4|
- 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.
|BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger||No longer available digitally. Versions without GFWL are available from Steam and the Windows Store.|
|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.|
|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
- 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.
SSA Titled (ZDPP specially marked)
|Tinker||No longer available.|
|Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey|
|World of Goo|
Games for Windows - LIVE migration in progress
- These games are being migrated to use Steam or other services.
|DiRT 3||Steamworks migration confirmed for the future (might not be ready until 2014).|
Games for Windows - LIVE removed
- These games have had Games for Windows - LIVE removed in favour of Steam or other services.
|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.||Link|
|Batman: Arkham Asylum GotY Edition||Switched to Steamworks. All retail and digital keys activate on Steam. Removed GFWL and SecuROM.||Link|
|Batman: Arkham City||Keys activate on Steam to unlock GOTY edition which does not use Games for Windows - LIVE.||Link|
|Batman: Arkham City GotY||All retail and digital keys activate on Steam. GFWL and SecuROM removed, OS X version added.||Link|
|BioShock 2||Switched to Steamworks. All retail and digital keys activate on Steam.||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.||Link|
|Toy Soldiers||Steam version gives choice of GFWL or Steamworks (saves and achievements are separate for each). GFWL completely optional.||Link|
- Blog | Age of Empires Online - The Rest of AOEO
- Games for Windows Live is dying (Joystiq)/
- PC Marketplace closing | PC Marketplace - Xbox.com
- Twitter / Codemasters: @TweetingTommy32 We are working ...
- Important Batman Arkham Announcement - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Batman: Arkham City GOTY
- News - BioShock 2 Updated
- Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Goes GFWL-Free with New Indie Bundle
- News - Toy Soldiers Product Update