Grab Worms, Her Story And 80 Days For Around $1

Grab Worms, Her Story And 80 Days For Around $1

If you the idea of playing a new Worms game sounds good, but spending $US25 does not, good news. Worms: Clan Wars is available for the sweet price of bugger all right now, and you can get the excellent Her Story and 80 Days with it as well.

It’s part of the latest Humble Bundle, which has a surprising amount of quality across all the tiers. The first tier is a pay-what-you-want sort of scheme, and includes the three aforementioned games. That’s a solid offering as-is, but the second tier is a cracker if you’re a fan of point-and-click adventures. It’s all wrapped up with some Australian Borderlands and Day of the Tentacle.

Let’s go through the whole list:

Tier 1: Pay what you want


Her Story
80 Days
Worms: Clan Wars

Neat mix. You get a good party game, an unusual FMV indie title based around search strings, and a fun choose-your-own-adventure in 80 Days.

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Tier 2: Pay more than the average

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The average right now is $7.22, which isn’t an unreasonable ask for the following:

The Stanley Parable
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse
Grim Fandango Remastered

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A pretty good trio of adventures, although The Stanley Parable is a little more avant-garde when it comes to the idea of an adventure. Nonetheless, it’s a good mix: even Broken Sword 5 has received a decent reception, although the franchise is a lot more niche than Grim Fandango.

Tier 3: Pay $US10 or more

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Day of the Tentacle Remastered

The Pre-Sequel isn’t any better or worse, at least in my experience, than the earlier Borderlands games. If you loved those, you’ll enjoy (the former) 2K Australia’s efforts – although playing with a friend or two is, as always, highly recommended.

Day of the Tentacle Remastered still shows its age, but hasn’t lost any of its humour. And gracefully, unlike a lot of adventure games over the last few years, it doesn’t overstay its welcome, as Jason found in his review.

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If you’re interested, you can check out the whole lot over at Humble Bundle. Might also be a good opportunity to pick up a few gamer gifts for later in the year, if you’ve got a friend who hasn’t played some of these before.