The offering of genres is pretty scattershot, but if you’re the eclectic type of gamer then you’ll be quite pleased with the latest Humble Bundle.
The offering is basically a “best of” package, with picks from previous bundles throughout the year. A couple of those are from a bundle curated by a Humble staffer; others are from the narrative and survival-focused bundles.
Either way, it’s a solid offering from top to bottom. You’ve already got an idea of what games are on offer thanks to the feature image, but let’s walk through it one tier at a time.
- Victor Vran
- Else Heart.Break()
- Evoland 2
There isn’t much of a common thread between these three games. Else Heart.Break() is a puzzle-based game that’s part walking simulator, part story, part programming. Victor Vran is a much more straightforward affair in the classic Diablo-style of ARPGs. It’s got co-op support as well, which is good fun. And Evoland 2 is a sequel in the same vein as the previous Evoland, an RPG that evolves in style and visuals as you progress throughout time.
Continuing the theme of the first tier, the second features some cyberpunk RPG flavour, bizarre survival and medieval warfare.
- Stronghold Crusader 2
- Shadowrun: Hong Kong Extended Edition
One of the most popular survival games on Steam, the best rendition of the Shadowrun universe in video games and … well, a bit of a disappointing castle simulator. But getting Rust and Shadowrun: Hong Kong for the price of an ice coffee is a bit too good to ignore.
- Homeworld Remastered Collection
You wouldn’t pay $US35 for the remastered Homeworld bundle usually. While I loved it when it was released a couple of years ago, it’s been discounted as far as $US11.89 during the most recent Steam sales, and to $US17.49 back in September.
Still, paying $US10.01 to get that, Rust, Shadowrun: Hong Kong and a few other games is a sweet package. There’s also some excellent mods for the Remastered bundle: you can get total conversions for Star Trek, mods that continue the story, or mods that rework the game entirely.
There’s also a few bonuses with the bundle, although they’re much of a muchness: soundtracks for Evoland 2 and Else Heart.Break() and a 10% discount for the Humble Monthly subscription. But otherwise it’s a real mixed offering. A good mix, don’t get me wrong, but an unusual one.
What are your thoughts on the bundle. And, just for fun, if you were given the choice what Humble Bundle would you create?