Since Microsoft owns a pretty decent gaming platform in the form of Xbox, it makes sense that there is an Xbox Live hub integrated with Windows Phone 7. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean that you can only play Xbox titles on your Mango phone, and there are games from a lot of different developers available in the Marketplace. Ubisoft is the name behind games like Assassin’s Creed, Anno and Prince of Persia, among many others. Uplay is the companion app for all games developed by Ubisoft, and you can think of it as the Xbox Live hub for Ubisoft titles. Thanks to Uplay for WP7, you will be able to view all the information related to Ubisoft releases on different platforms. The app displays walkthroughs for games, along with tips and tricks, and you will also be able to get all the latest news and game reviews for upcoming Ubisoft titles.
Before you can use the Uplay app, you will need to sign in using your Ubisoft account credentials. If you don’t have a Uplay account already, creating a new one is really easy and you can do so right from within the app. A new account just requires an email ID, username and password, along with your age. Once you have logged in to the app, it is possible to personalize your profile. The profile options include setting up an icon (just like Avatar in Xbox, but with less customization options), and a quote that will be displayed on the main page of the app. Other options available on the Uplay main page include News and Units. Units are like achievements for games, and you will get more units as you begin using the app more often and link the Ubisoft games you own with your Uplay account. The news section is updated pretty regularly, and tapping any of the headlines will take you to the source page of the news item.
Undoubtedly, the most useful area of the Uplay app is the Games section. All the titles from Ubisoft are listed in alphabetical order here, and the icons below them specify their availability on different platforms. Although Uplay is a Windows Phone app, not many of the Ubisoft games are available for WP7. However, this does not diminish the app’s usefulness in any way. If you are a fan of any of the listed titles, regardless of the platform, Uplay has got some pretty useful tips, tricks and other information for you. If any game gets too difficult at any stage, just fire up the Uplay app and go to the Hints and Tips section. Not only that, you can even find some pretty through video Walkthroughs, too. If you don’t need any help and are doing just fine on your own, Uplay can still prove to be useful for you, as the app displays all the details about characters, rewards and actions related to a title.
Even if you own a single Ubisoft game on your WP7, iPhone, Android, Xbox, PC or Mac, the Uplay app is a must-have for you. It won’t cost you anything, and can be downloaded from the link given below.