Cherie, we have a post stickied at the top of the Glitches forum with tons of information about Windows 8 and Games. Check it out and ask any questions you have and we'll try to answer them for you.
My personal experience with Windows 8 Pro and games has been excellent with both old and new games. The old 16-bit games don't work, but they didn't work in Windows 7 either.
In my PC corner for the winter, gaming, knitting and reading.