It’s time to write about another Humble Bundle, because I never pass up a chance to mention Murdered: Soul Suspect or Sleeping Dogs.
Do I really need to mention that it’s a tiered affair with three tiers available depending on how much you spend? Because I’m pretty sure you know that already, not least because I just reiterated it again. How about we just hop into talking about what games are available, eh?
The $1-or-more tier contains the disappointing Hitman: Absolution, the really rather good Supreme Commander 2, and the mobile game Hitman GO. I mean, for a dollar, that’s totally worth it. I really don’t like Absolution but I’d still recommend it for a dollar, even if only for the Contracts mode, and Supreme Commander 2 is excellent.
Move on up to the Beat The Average tier (currently $6.28) and you get the new Thief, the flawed-but-entertaining Murdered: Soul Suspect, and the utterly superb Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut. Again, that’s not particularly cheap for any one of those games (Human Revolution is in Steam sales at such a low price I’m pretty sure you can now actually trade a piece of toast for it) but for the whole lot it’s not too bad.
Finally, the super high-end $15 tier throws in Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider. These are both exquisite games… but again, they’re also routinely a lot cheaper. You’d be hard pressed to find all of these games for less than $15, though, so if you’re missing a few of them this is a pretty good way of grabbing the rest. If you only need one or two, though? Maybe wait for a sale.
It’s worth noting that the Sleeping Dogs in this bundle appears to be the “old” version, rather than the super-shiny Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition. At least, I think that’s the case. The “old” Sleeping Dogs isn’t on sale on Steam anymore, but I’m fairly certain that if it was the Definitive Edition in this bundle, that would actually be mentioned. It’s still a great game in both versions, though.
At least one more game is due to be added to the bundle’s middle tier, in case this isn’t enough for you. Right now it’s a really good bundle, but I suspect a lot of you will already have most of the games in here. If so then you might want to think carefully about which tier to opt for, because if you’re only after one or two titles you’ll almost certainly see them sold individually for cheaper throughout the year.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.