Zatch is a great addition for Windows 8 and 10, and is a good service, both for users and developers. The app is designed to be a supplement to the built-in Microsoft store, and gives another option for users to use to find decent games, by stripping away all the dross out there.
Zatch is all about games, so there are no other app types here, but that does allow the app to cut out a lot of the clutter associated with having hundreds of different kinds of apps, and it means that Zatch can double down on supplying good gaming content for users.
Every game that appears on the service has been selected because of its quality, and with the views of other users displayed with a star rating, you have all the tools you need to decide if a game is right for you.
The app features around 300 hand-picked games, and also has an intelligent algorithm that learns your tastes by remembering which games have taken your interest as you navigate around, with a superb ability to add game cards to a favourites list, and giving future recommendations based around these titles.
It works really well in my experience.
Here, straight from the developer, are the best features of the app:
★ More than 300 hand-picked, top-rated Windows games. Hundreds more games are added every week.
★ Includes intelligent suggestions generated by our Machine-learning algorithm. The more you swipe the smarter it becomes.
★ With a team of in-house gamers constantly on the hunt for fresh games, you can be sure to find featured apps as soon as they hit the store.
The great thing about using Zatch, is that it really does open your eyes to games that exist outside the top charts, and that get ignored by many users. There are a lot of good games available, and it is great to have a way of getting to the ‘good stuff’ without having to swipe through thousands of pages of rubbish. Every game featured on the app is of a high standard, so you know that what you are getting is going to be good.
The app itself is easy to use, with a well designed interface and attractive theming. It is very easy to find the game you want, and the suggestions section is excellent.
Overall, this is a great option for gamers looking for something new, and to know that what they are getting has been hand-picked is the icing on the cake. Zatch comes highly recommended, and can be downloaded here.