List Of Games Which Currently Do Not Run On Windows 10

Written by Neil Soutter on Sat, Jul 18, 2015 4:00 PM
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There’s an absolutely massive list of games which will work on Windows 10 doing the rounds. Users who’ve managed to get hold of the Technical Preview have been testing out a whole bunch of titles to ensure they’re up to scratch on Microsoft’s upcoming operating system.

With that in mind, if you want to know whether your games will work on Windows 10, we thought it far easier for you if we listed the games that don’t work. The thorns in Windows 10’s paw. It’s not a giant list by any means, but there are a few games which don’t work on Windows 10, and this list could by all means get larger once a few more are tested. It certainly gives pause for thought on whether to grab the free upgrade early.

  • Avengers Alliance
  • BigFishGames.com – Activation errors; DRM issues
  • Counter Strike Nexon Zombies
  • Cry of Fear
  • Defense Grid : The Awakening
  • Defiance
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 iFruit App (Windows Store)
  • GTA (Original GTA Steam version that came with bundle) – Display Issues
  • Hamachi
  • Metal of Honor : Airborne
  • Quake 3 Arena – Display issues
  • Rift
  • Rocksmith
  • Shadowgrounds
  • Shadowgrounds : Survivor – Crashed after menu at game load
  • Skiddy the Slippery Puzzle
  • Star Wars Battlefront II – loads menu, fails to load mission.
  • Star Wars Commander App
  • Stronghold HD
  • The Ultimate Doom (steam ver that plays in DosBox) – freezes at title
  • The Ultimate Doom (Steam version that plays in DosBox)
  • Tomb Raider (VI) : The Angel Of Darkness
  • Unity Of Command – “Loads into game but gets stuck at loading screen when choosing a game. Plays music, but nothing happens.”
  • Crusader: No Remorse – crashes on exit

We’ve heard from GOG already that it’s been busy testing its catalogue of older games out, with mostly successful results. There are one or two outliers that need some work, but GOG is confident the majority of its library will be present and correct on Windows 10 on day one.

If we hear of any more games that don’t work on Windows 10, we’ll endeavour to keep you informed.

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21:31 Aug-11-2015

I can't even get Battlefront 2 to work on win 7, let alone Win 10

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21:47 Aug-08-2015

Battlefront II worked for me when I did a VERY limited test. I did have a controller issue with it though. I for the life of me can't get Halo CE to work, but apparently others have.

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04:02 Jul-30-2015

Star Wars empire at war and Borderlands 2 are having trouble running as well

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20:47 Jul-24-2015

the bf2 one isn't windows 10 specific go to Control Panel >Hardware and Sound >manage audio devices >recording then right click and show disabled devices, stereo mix should show right click that then enable it. this fixes the bf2 problem

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01:17 Jul-26-2015

you can also just have anything in the mic jack

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23:31 Jul-22-2015

Fukin MOH Airbourne..... that erks me. I Just got that running on win 7 about 6 months ago.... SMH. I love that damn game and cant stand playing it on PS3...

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23:41 Jul-22-2015

Noice we got the same gpu

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01:04 Jul-23-2015

Very similar systems overall....

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15:40 Jul-20-2015

Please update this list.... Quake 3, Defiance, Star Wars Battlefront, The Ultimate Doom, And Tomb Raider (VI):The Angel of Darkness all work in the latest update for windows 10....i had no trouble with any except for Tomb Raider which to fix is just checking one box in the settings.....all freshly installed......
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY0Uz1T8mXU&feature=youtu.be
here is video proof.

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06:10 Jul-20-2015

I know this is irrelevant, but what about other softwares? Like FL Studio, Adobe After effect?

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15:42 Jul-20-2015

photoshop and premiere i know works

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17:51 Jul-20-2015

Thank you.

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21:57 Jul-20-2015

i wouldn't recommend premiere though....its very unstable....and its the software itself not the OS running on

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07:03 Jul-22-2015

i think all software will work(maybe some not)...because software can be updated

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05:33 Jul-20-2015

medal of honor*

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02:10 Jul-20-2015

Is the free upgrade out now? I wasn't aware.

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03:07 Jul-20-2015

No it's not out until July 29th

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06:31 Jul-20-2015

Did some get it early or something?

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08:26 Jul-20-2015

OEM in hardware sector from companies like HP,DELL,Asus, etc.

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21:47 Jul-19-2015

good work pal, listing the titles here.... since i still face difficulties playing older games on Win 8....
has someone checked Battlefield 3 ??? is it working?

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23:20 Jul-19-2015

I will check it today

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01:50 Jul-20-2015

On Build 10162 Battlefield 3 works fine.

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05:12 Jul-22-2015

thanx :)

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07:11 Jul-20-2015

everything that's not on the list will work on windows 10(preview)

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15:44 Jul-20-2015

says who....they haven't tested everything....

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19:52 Jul-19-2015

Wolfenstein 3D is not working at all.

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18:50 Jul-19-2015

MeTal Of Honor? lol

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17:00 Jul-19-2015

Need for Speed? All run, right?

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07:12 Jul-20-2015

i've tested nfs the run, and it works fine

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14:50 Jul-19-2015

All Call of Duty games are working. From Call of Duty 1 (2003) to Call of Duty AW

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13:12 Jul-19-2015

what about old thief games?

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19:40 Jul-20-2015

Good question, I'll download and get back to you. Update : It all seems okay with the steam versions of Thief Gold and Metal Age. Not going to test DS though.

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08:53 Jul-19-2015

GTA V ifruit seems to work fine for me (build 10166)

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07:12 Jul-20-2015

on windows o_O ?

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02:49 Jul-19-2015

diablo 1 doesn't work menu freezes and pressing escape at the blizzard logo causes the game to come up with an error and then exits changed the compatabilty setting works until you get to the start screen it then freezes/locks up

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07:23 Jul-20-2015

try to run in it windows 95 compatibility mode

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06:32 Jul-24-2015

have done this it didnt work but then i got an update through windows update and did a recovery as my windows 10 stuffed up now it works :)

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02:22 Jul-19-2015

I am running windows 10 and Star Wars battlefront II runs just fine i play it all the time

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01:25 Jul-19-2015

Medal of Honor Airborne runs just fine. I play it myself on Windows 10 Pro Insier Preview Build 10162

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23:34 Jul-22-2015

Did you have to play with the old PhysX files ( you know beforew NVidia bought them) to get it to work like we did on Win7?

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18:22 Aug-01-2015

I just uninstalled Nvidia PhysX and Installed Ageia PhysX. After I installed Medal of Honor Airborne then I uninstalled Ageia PhysX and then I installed Nvidia PhysX. And game works nice.

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22:52 Jul-18-2015

just about ever iteration of the Insider Previews I've found that after the update go through and use the "Reset the PC" option in the update and recovery...it's tedious to have to reinstall some games but over all it improves the experience of the new build.

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Can They Run... |

| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core 3.8GHz GeForce RTX 3070 EVGA FTW3 Ultra Gaming 8GB 32GB
| 60FPS, Low, 720p
APU A8-7410 Quad-Core Radeon R5 7410 8GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-11400 6-Core 2.7GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Mobile 8GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Ryzen 5 3400G 4-Core 3.7GHz Radeon RX Vega 11 6GB
| 30FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400 6-Core 2.7GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Mobile 8GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium,
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 8GB
| 30FPS, Low,
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-10400 6-Core 2.90GHz GeForce GTX 1650 16GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-7700K 4-Core 4.2GHz GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-7700K 4-Core 4.2GHz GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-10300H 4-Core 2.50GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Athlon II X2 245 GeForce GTS 250 4GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i9-10900X 10-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gigabyte Gaming OC 3X 8GB 32GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX 540X 2GB Mobile 8GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-4670 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti EVGA Gaming 4GB 8GB
100% Yes [3 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1440p
Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 2080 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 8GB 32GB
100% Yes [5 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 7 4800H 8-Core 2.9GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB 8GB
| High,
Ryzen 7 2700 8-Core 3.2GHz Radeon RX 5600 XT Gigabyte Gaming OC 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [3 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1440p
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Palit Super JetStream 16GB
50% Yes [6 votes]