Surface Pro models are sleek and made for day to day to use than gaming in mind. It is nowhere near the best laptop for a good gaming experience. However, who doesn’t want to play games on their laptops? It can be hard to find a good working game for your Surface Pro, which is why I have made this list of 25 top Surface Pro games.
Best Surface Pro Games
Each Surface Pro, since the 1st, has made improvements in their hardware. With the latest Surface Pro 7 running i7, it is bound to run better games than the old Surface Pro 1. That’s why I have separated the best games for each Surface Pro for their respective models. However, expect the Surface Pro model is running the best specification it can have for running the mentioned games.
Also, you can fairly expect the best games for older Surface Pro games to also run on the newer Surface Pro models.
Now, without wasting more time, here are the best Surface Pro games.
Best Games For Surface Pro 7
One of the best games you can easily play on your Surface Pro 7 is Fortnite. The massive battle royal game that took the world by storm will surely be a lot of fun for most users. Fortnite includes solo, duo and squad gameplay, with voice chat. It is a 3rd person shooter, which mainly focuses on its unique building mechanics. Fortnite has regular updates with daily events. It also showcases special events, like holding cross server music shows.
Overall, Fortnite is a great game to play on your Surface Pro 7, whether solo or with your friends. It is also available for free. You can download Fortnite from Epic Games Store.
2) GTA V
GTA V might be shocking to some of you, but it is true that the i7 version of Surface Pro 7 can run it, with a decent performance. Now, don’t expect running GTA V at max settings on your Surface Pro 7 as it will not work. However, with the correct settings (LOW), you can achieve 40-50 FPS average, which is still playable.
GTA V is an RPG single player game that features a vast open world with multiple side quests and a main story line. The game has remained one of best RPG games of all time, even after 6 years of its release.
You can buy the game from Steam or Microsoft Store.
3) Halo: Reach
Halo: Reach is now available for Windows as the first installment of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Most likely all of you have played or atleast heard about Halo and its franchise. Halo is among the leading franchise of sci-fi first person shooter games. On Surface Pro 7 you can get 60 FPS on playing Halo Reach at low settings.
You can buy Halo Reach from Microsoft Store or Steam.
4) Life Is Strange
Life is Strange is an action adventure game that will run quite well on your Surface Pro 7. It is a multipart episode based game that follows the story of Max Caufield, a photography senior, who discovers she can rewind time. This story goes over the time paradox principle and pulls off the story quite amazingly.
The first episode of Life is Strange is available for free on Steam. If you end up liking it, then you can buy the complete 5 episodes pack.
5) Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is among the best in the Resident Evil franchise, and it is also playable on your Surface Pro 7. You can play it at low settings and achieve a solid 35-45 FPS.
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard is set in the modern day rural America and directly takes place after the events of Resident Evil 6. It is a first person game, which adds to the terror factor of game mechanics. If you are into survival horrors, with first person shooting aspects, you will love to play this game on your Surface Pro 7.
Best Games For Surface Pro 6
1) Rocket League
Rocket League is an extremely fun game. The game mechanics is basically playing football (soccer) with futuristic cars. It is an online multiplayer game, that can be played with friends as well as solo in an online lobby.
Rocket League can run on Surface Pro 6 for low graphics settings at more than 30 FPS, which is definitely not the best gameplay condition, but still playable. You can download Rocket League for free from Epic Games Store.
2) League Of Legends
The massively popular MOBA, League of Legends can also run quite smoothly on the Surface Pro 6 devices, with a solid 60-65 average FPS. The game is mainly multiplayer, exempting the story line gameplay (which very few are interested in), and requires each side to destroy the other side’s base. There is only 3 lanes to reach to the other side, with automatic spawns and sentinel towers of both sides guarding the path.
Each side can select their hero, which they can control and lead their side to victory. You can download League of Legends free from their website.
3) Devil May Cry 4
You are likely familiar with the name Devil May Cry. If you aren’t, it is a single-player 3rd person action game that features sword fighting, guns, martial arts, demonic powers (complete destruction), and many more mechanics. Most of the Devil May Cry games will work fine on Surface Pro 6, however, the Devil May Cry 5 may not be as compatible.
You can get Devil May Cry from Steam.
The extremely popular building game, Minecraft, works well on most of the newer Surface Pro devices. Surface Pro 6 can comfortably run Minecraft without much issue. However, Minecraft can even bring most gaming PCs to their knees if you don’t use the right settings, like lowering the viewing distance.
Minecraft is a building game that creates randomly generated world for each player to explore and build their story. It has different types of mobs, land types, swimmable water and sea/ocean content (like hidden underground temples) and ability to make pets. Minecraft can also be played with others. You can download Minecraft from the Microsoft Store.
5) Age of Empires: Definitive Edition
The remake of the strategy game we have all played growing up, Age of Empires Definitive Edition remains among the best strategy games ever made. It can smoothly run on Surface Pro 6, so any strategy game lovers using a Surface Pro 6 or 7 can pick it up for their past time.
It features massive base building and strategic combat system with multiple playable nations, each with their own pros and cons. It has both multiplayer and solo gameplay support.
You can download Age of Empires: Definitive Edition from Steam.
Best Surface Pro 4 Games
1) Elder Scrolls V Skyrim
Skyrim is the popular RPG game made by Bethesda and is the 5th edition of the Elder Scrolls franchise. This iconic game can run quite well in Surface Pro 4 (around 40-50 average FPS), on both i5 and i7 chipsets.
The game follows on the story of a “Dragonborn” protagonist that has to protect the world of Hammerfell by defeating the awaking dragons. This is the main storyline, but that’s where the gameplay truly begins.
The main attraction of Skyrim is the side quests that are not linked with main story line. The well fleshed out side quests, hundreds of dungeons and bandit camps, and character customization features are its key points that has kept it relevant till date.
Skyrim is available for download on Steam.
2) Crysis 2
Crysis 2 is another top Surface Pro games, which can run at 30+ fps on Surface Pro 4. This old time first person shooter has remained a favorite of many to date. It follows the story of a super soldier, wearing the Nanosuit 2, who has to protect the world from an alien invasion. The gameplay is full of action and gore, so if you like action games, you should definitely try Crysis 2 on your Surface Pro 4.
Download Crysis 2 from Steam.
3) FIFA 16
FIFA 16 is the highest version of FIFA that runs stable on Surface Pro 4. If you were searching for one FIFA games to play on your Surface Pro 4, this is the one you should go for. The game runs at average 40 FPS on that is more than playable for FIFA games.
FIFA, as the name suggests, is a football(soccer) game that features a huge number of FIFA registered football teams, including national teams. It features multiple game modes like single-player, local multiplayer, online multiplayer, player campaigns, manager campaigns and many more.
You can download FIFA 16 from Steam.
4) Civilization 5
The massively popular strategy game, Civilization 5, can be played on your Surface Pro 4. The entire gameplay focuses on building your own civilization, from the dawn of man into the space age, and become ruler of the entire world.
You can wage war, conduct diplomacy, discover new technologies, fight with some of the most well known leaders of the world, and fight battles with your friends in online multiplayer. Download Civilization 5 from Steam.
5) Counter Strike Global Offence (CS GO)
Counter Strike Global Offence is a first person shooter that almost runs at 60+ fps on Surface Pro 4. It can be considered among the top Surface Pro games. It is a team based action game that features new maps, characters, weapons and game modes. Playing this popular game with friends is a great way to past time. Also, it is available for free on Steam.
Best Surface Pro 2 Games
1) Dead Space
Dead Space is a horror/shooter style game that runs quite well on Surface Pro 2. When run on correct graphic settings, it can run on 50-60 fps. The game follows the story of engineer Isaac Clarke, who embarks on a repair mission on a massive deep space mining ship, that had gone missing after locating a strange artifact on a distant planet.
Long story short, Isaac gets stuck on the ship and has to fight for survival against horrifying aliens/monsters. The game had amazing graphics for its time and still doesn’t look too old. You can download Dead Space from Steam.
2) Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Another top Surface Pro game is Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2. The popular first person shooter game can run at 60 fps on 720p resolution on Surface Pro 2, which is good enough to enjoy first person shooter games.
The sequel to the Rainbow Six Vegas, Vegas 2 also takes place in the sin city. Save the Sin city from a terrorist Siege, with guns blazing action. It also has 5v5 multiplayer and many maps to play on. Download Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 from Steam.
3) Mass Effect 3
One of the best Surface Pro games in Mass Effect 3, especially as it runs on Surface Pro 2 as well. It is a 3rd Person shooter that features high stakes action with strategic gameplay. The game follows the story of Commander Shepard, who has to lead the final fight to save humanity and Earth from Reapers. Build your team out of various races and classes, combine their skills and lead them to victory.
Mass Effect 3 is available on Steam.
4) GRID Autosport
If you are looking for a racing game on your Surface Pro 2, then GRID Autosport is one of the best Surface Pro games for it. Enjoy the intense, authentic and deep world of professional motosport, and defeat every other racer in 100 routes and 22 locations.
GRID Autosport has a huge career mode, by going against advanced AI drivers. The game also features online and local multiplayer. Download it from Microsoft Store.
Limbo is a hugely popular indie game that runs smoothly on Surface Pro 2. It features a stunning dark atmosphere, where a boy is trying to find his sister. The world of Limbo does not show mercy, and there are many things lying hidden in the dark that will kill at a moments opportunity. Limbo features puzzle oriented gameplay and incorporates its amazing story with it.
You can download Limbo from here.
Best Surface Pro 1 Games
Prototype is an action fighting single player game that was quite popular back in the day. The first Surface Pro can run it quite well. The game follows the story of Alex Mercer, the Prototype. Alex Mercer is a man with no memories but armed with superhuman abilities. The game is based on the main character blazing through everything standing in its way and information of his creation.
Prototype is available on Steam for download.
2) Left 4 Dead 2
Left 4 Dead 2 is easily on of the best Surface Pro games. It runs comfortable well on the hybrid tablet and laptop. The game continues the story from Left 4 Dead, where you will play as one of the four new survivors armed with weapons, fighting with the zombies as you make your way through the cities, swamps, and cemeteries of the Deep South, from Savannah to New Orleans across five campaigns. The game has co-op support and was dubbed as the best co-op game back in 2008.
You can download Left 4 Dead 2 from Steam.
3) Assassins Creed: Brotherhood
Assassins Creed Brother is among the top Surface pro games as it also runs comfortable well on the first Surface Pro. Assassins Creed Brotherhood follows the story of Ezio, a legendary Master Assassin, and also an iconic character in the Assassins Creed franchise. Fight against the Templar Order, which is always seeking to take control of the world, while journeying through Rome. Fight with the greedy power holders and strike the corrupted tyrants as Ezio.
You can download Assassins Creed: Brotherhood from Steam.
4) Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
One of the iconic Need For Speed games is Hot Pursuit, which launches you into an open world landscape with your good old ride, which are some of the fastest and cool looking cars of that time. Need for Speed games are more than racing games as they also include car chases and an open world, that has kept its fan base loyal to it. The Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit runs comfortable well on the old Surface Pro, which is why it made it in the best Surface Pro games list.
You can download Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit from Steam.
5) Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Lego games are always fun to play and the Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is among the few Lego games that run smoothly on the old Surface Pro. Play as Batman and Robin, and join other famous super heroes from the DC universe, like Superman, Wonder Woman, in order to save Gotham from Lex Luthor and Joker.
Download Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes from Steam.
So, there you have it. These are the 25 best Surface Pro games for all Surface Pro devices. If you have any questions related to this topic, ask them in the comment section below.