How to download your Games for Windows Live games

PC Marketplace Closing

Note As part of the Xbox 360 system update, Microsoft Points have been retired, and the Xbox.com PC marketplace is closed as of August 25, 2013. Although you will not be able to purchase new games, you can continue to enjoy previously purchased content by downloading that content through the Games for Windows Live client software as usual.

Download purchased games

After you’ve purchased a game, it is associated with your account. You can then download it any time through the Games for Windows Marketplace client.

Download the Games for Windows Marketplace client

If you haven’t already downloaded and signed in to the Games for Windows Marketplace client, you’ll need to do that first. Here’s how:

  1. Go to the Games for Windows Marketplace client page.
  2. Click Download.
  3. Click Run.
  4. Sign in to the Games for Windows Marketplace client using your Microsoft account.

Download your purchased game using the Games for Windows Marketplace client

If you’ve already purchased a game, you can find and download it in the Games for Windows Marketplace client. Here’s how:

  1. In Games for Windows Marketplace client, click the Downloads tab.
  2. Locate the game you want to download, and then click Download for that game.

After you’ve purchased, downloaded, and installed the game, you can start it by clicking the Play button inside the Games for Windows Marketplace client. Or you can click Start, click All Programs, and then click Games.

Was this article helpful?

Yes
No

Thank you for your feedback

Thanks for your feedback!

We're sorry this article didn't solve your problem. We won't give up and neither should you. Try this community option, below.
Get help from the community
Ambassador chat image
Ambassador chat
Chat one on one with a fellow Xbox User who wants to help.

Provide feedback for this topic

255 characters remain.
To protect your privacy, please do not include contact information in your feedback.
Get help from the community
Ambassador chat image
Ambassador chat
Chat one on one with a fellow Xbox User who wants to help.

Contact Us

Would you like to contact Support regarding the "How to download your Games for Windows Live games" issue you were reading about or a different issue?