Free Windows 8 Hangman Game App: Hangman HD

Hangman HD – Free is a free Hangman game app wherein if you guess a word correctly, you get saved, and if you incorrectly guess the letters, the figure of a  stickman hanging from a rope is drawn bit by bit till the stickman is completely hung. There are two ways that the game might get over – one when you guess a word correctly, and the other is when you incorrectly guess a word and the stickman completely hangs from the pole. The game’s interface is very nice and has a chalkboard like interface. Once you guess a word correctly, the game also has an option where you can search for information about the word that you guessed on Wikipedia from within the app itself.

Hangman HD – Free is available for free from the Windows App Store.

Main features of Hangman HD – Free for Windows 8 and 8.1:

You will be presented with the landing page of the game when you launch the game after its installation. The landing page of the game is nothing but its main menu. The main menu looks like the below screenshot.

Hangman HD - Free

In the above screen, you can choose to start either a single player or a two player game. You can do this by either clicking on the Start button or by clicking on the VS button. We’ll come to that in a short while. In the main menu, you can also see the Categories button which when pressed, allows you to select the category of the game that you wish to play. When pressed, it will present you with the below shown categories.

Hangman HD - Free categories

You can select a category by merely clicking on it. Once its ticked, you can click on the back button at the top left side of the screen to go back to the main menu of the app from where you can then choose to start the gameplay. To do so, simply click on the Start button. When I pressed the Start button, I was presented with an interface which looks like the below screenshot.

Hangman HD - Free gameplay

As you can see in the above screenshot, you are presented with a grid of letters towards the right and the hangman drawing towards the left. You can also see the dashes at the bottom of the screen. If you incorrectly guess a letter, the letter disappears from the grid and the hangman stick figure is drawn bit by bit. A correctly guessed letter appears on the dashes that it should appear on at the bottom of the screen. If you have successfully correctly guessed the word, you will be shown the below screen.

Hangman HD - Free word correctly guessed

You can then click on either New Word button which presents you with a new set of dashes at the bottom of the screen and a brand new alphabetical grid with all the letters in it intact. You can also click on the Ask Wiki button which allows you to perform a Wikipedia search from within the app itself. When pressed, you will be shown the below interface.

Hangman HD - Free Ask Wiki

If the above page hasn’t loaded correctly, you can also use the Refresh button at the top right to reload the page. This basically sums up the main features of the Hangman HD – Free app for Windows 8. You can also check out our review of Mahjong Deluxe HD and A Bird’s Journey apps for Windows 8.


Hangman HD – Free is a well designed hangman game app which is a take on the classic hangman game usually played on paper. The app fully supports touch devices also, and hence is versatile. Being lightweight, it doesn’t take up a lot of system space and also makes for a good companion while travelling. The multiplayer mode will also help your friends stay entertained, and overall, I would rate the app a 5 out of 5!

Get Hangman HD – Free.