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Free Microsoft Sudoku game released for Windows 8.1

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Microsoft has released a new and free Sudoku game for Windows 8.1 titled, without a lot of imagination, Microsoft Sudoku, offering gamers a chance to play a new version of the classic numbers-based puzzle game.

So what can people expect when they download this game? Well, Microsoft says that players can input their numbers in a number of different ways, including the old fashioned mouse and keyboard combination, or via touch. Players can even draw numbers on the grid using a stylus, which should make owners of the new Surface Pro 3 tablet happy.

There are five difficulty levels in Microsoft Sudoku, and like many of their free games like Solitaire, Mahjong and Minesweeper this new entry also has daily challenges to keep players occupied.

Any saved games are uploaded to Microsoft's cloud servers which means players can resume their games if they switch between different Windows 8 computers and tablets. There are also Xbox Live achievements to unlock, badges to earn and leaderboards to compare with other players.

You can download Microsoft Sudoku for free from the Windows Store right now.

Thanks to Robby for the tip!

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Free Microsoft Sudoku game released for Windows 8.1

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This. MS need to port their win8 apps to WP to show other developers the power of universal app system.

Agreed!  Taptiles would be a ton of fun on Windows Phone!  May need to adapt a few things for the smaller screen size, but it would still be pretty awesome.

It seems the update was server side. The game icon is not Xbox-bannered, but in game, it now has all xbox goodies going for it.

The Windows Store also does automatic updating unless you specifically disable it, so it's possible the app could have updated without even letting you know.

Could have, but I have auto updates disabled. Actually just looked you are prob right. I had it disabled on my other computers, but forgot on new one. Do you know if there is a log of updates that occurred like on WP 8.1 ?

As with all of the Microsoft branded games, it's a little too weighty (too many resources used and too slow) for what it actually is, but I'm glad to see it arrive.  Microsoft used to have a demo of an inkable Sudoku back in the early tablet PC days.  I'm surprised it took this long for anyone to realize this was a good idea for the Surface Pro line.  Now just waiting for the New York Times Crosswords app they demoed to replace the similarly handwriting enabled "Microsoft Ink Crosswords" from a decade ago... :D

I find it interesting that xbox on windows 8 seems to get some love but its dead on windows phone whats the reasoning certification process