Flame in the Flood and Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide are a couple of fun, but overlooked games. Fortunately, you can now get both for the sweet price of bugger all.
Every now and again Humble Bundle throws up a surprisingly good offer, and the latest offering fits very much into the surprising category. There’s no major AAA titles in the mix, but there are a bunch of solid smaller games on offer for about the price of a wanky smoothie.
Let’s start with the first tier.
- Human Fall Flat
- Infested Planet
- The Flame in the Flood
A pretty decent offering here for less than a Mars Bar. The Flame in the Flood and Human Fall Flat are the two games that stand out the most, although it’s actually Infested Planet that has the best user rating out of all three.
Infested Planet is basically a squad RTS where you command five members against an alien horde of 100,000, which sounds like stopping your own Zerg rush. Human Fall Flat is a physics puzzler that’s funnier than you’d expect, and Flame in the Flood is a survival game about voyaging along the river, foraging for supplies as you go.
- Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide
- Samorost 3
Worth noting that you get the Drachenfels DLC with Vermintide, which is one of the two costliest bits of DLC for the Left 4 Dead-style shooter. The loot mechanic has been vastly improved since launch, as well, and if you’re after a co-op game with mates, the second tier is worth it just for this.
Verdun is more for fans of Call of Duty 2 and the old Battlefield games. It’s billed as a “realistic” multiplayer WW1 shooter, one that tries to emulate a lot of trench warfare. That might not be for everyone, but there are plenty of people who will look at this and be thrilled that it does all the things Battlefield 1 didn’t.*
Samorost 3, on the other hand, is a puzzler from the makers of Machinarium and Botanicula. It looks stunning, but point and click adventures really aren’t for everyone.
- American Truck Simulator
It’s not Euro Truck Simulator 2 in multiplayer, but most people have that already. Needless to say, ATS is already on Steam for $US19.99. Chances are it’ll be half that come the next major Steam sale, so if you don’t have this game already and you’re not itching to buy it, you can probably skip this tier.
So like I said, no big blockbuster games in this pack. But some good hidden gems, particularly with Vermintide. Human Fall Flat can work as a neat party game as well, if you pass the controller around. And Samorost 3 probably deserved more attention than it got at release, but with the amount of games coming out every week, that’s bound to happen.
See anything that takes your fancy? If so, let us know! And if not, what games are you holding out for a discount on?
Update: Provided an a) accurate and b) more proper description of what Verdun actually is.