Windows® Vista Games for Windows® XP
Find out more about Windows Vista games available on your Windows XP machine
Windows Vista is a new generation operating system from Microsoft. This OS is far superior to the previous versions in terms of graphic quality and user interface. The high definition output capability also makes playing games on Windows Vista more fun and enjoyable. Games for operating systems are provided by Microsoft as well as other private developers. Microsoft started developing games as an additional feature in earlier versions of their operating systems. With time, these games underwent a lot of changes and were introduced in Windows XP. Since most of the games that come preloaded on Windows Vista share the same basic platform as that of ones on Windows XP, most of these games are similar except for small or minute changes in the appearance.
Following details give more information to users regarding some of the games on Windows Vista that are available for Windows XP:
- Spider Solitaire
Solitaire, also known as Patience, is one of the most popular built-in games that come in Windows operating systems. The game involves drawing up cards and then stacking them up in a specific way for the user to win. Solitaire is featured in both Windows Vista and Windows XP with minor changes to the appearance.
FreeCell game is one of the oldest games that were developed by Microsoft®. It was first introduced in Windows 95. Although the basic pattern of the game (card based) is same, the latest versions of the game provided on Windows XP and Windows Vista comes with an undo option which would help the user undo a mistake without having to start the game over.
Minesweeper game has been very popular because of the simplicity of the game. This game involves finding some mines/hazards that are present in the playing space. The game has been around for a very long time and comes built in on Windows XP but the Windows Vista version has more animations and features making playing them more exciting.
Spider Solitaire is a card game that involves stacking up of different suites of cards. The game play has stayed the same over years providing users with three levels of difficulties. The version provided on Windows XP is pretty basic and with normal options and Windows Vista improves the graphics within the game.