Microsoft has poured an amazing amount of time and money into the development of Windows 7 and its mobile counterpart Windows Phone 7. The new operating system has been completely rewritten (unlike Windows Mobile 6 and 6.5, which had the same base code and kernel as the decade old Pocket PC), and got a new, innovative interface. The developers have sure put a lot of heart and soul into it, and the results really paid off – Windows Phone 7 looks to be the next best thing since Android or even iPhone, and it sure as hell can compete with them as equals.
There are already over a dozen phones running the new OS on the market and over five thousand apps on the marketplace, which is pretty impressive considering the official public release was only a month and a half ago. Windows Phone 7 can do most things that Android and iPhone can, but one of the defining features, which Microsoft has paid special attention to, is the ability to play games and not just casual ones.
All of the new games for WP7 are running on a smaller version of the Xbox console software and can be connected to Xbox live and played on the big consoles, as well. This means that a Windows Phone 7 is practically a small gaming console in your pocket, and it can seriously rival the iPhone 4 (the best smartphone for gaming), Sony PSP and Nintendo DSi. Here’s my list of the top 5 WP7 games.