September 5th, 2017

Square Enix Humble Bundle is weirdly priced

Deus Ex The Fall - 14
Absolutely not something I asked for.

We mentioned this particular Humble Bundle in the podcast, and then didn’t actually do a news item about it. Obviously this means you should be listening to the podcast, but here’s the news for the 99% of you who don’t:

Square Enix are currently running a Humble Bundle, which keeps the Humble Bundle firmly in “less humble than implied by the name” territory. And it’s a rather good deal – so long as you don’t pay very much.

Here’s how it works. Pay whatever you like, and you get the excellent Thief Gold, the exquisite Anachronox, the I-haven’t-played-it Mini Ninjas, the decent Hitman: Codename 47 and Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, and, uh, Daikatana. It’s a pretty good deal, honestly, and is worth a fair chunk for Thief Gold and Anachronox alone.

Pay over the average (currently $8.41 USD) and you get all of the above, plus… oh. The quite rubbish Hitman: Absolution, the very rubbish Deus Ex: Invisible War, and the extremely rubbish Deus Ex: The Fall. Plus a Nosgoth Veteran Pack, Battlestations Midway, and a mystery game yet to be revealed (which I suspect might be Sleeping Dogs, based on the fact that it’s about 30p in any given sale and it hasn’t yet appeared in this bundle). So yes: you get worse games if you pay more, although I suppose they’re at least more recent games.

Finally, you can pay $14.99 or more to get all of the above plus even more! The “even more” in this case being Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut, Just Cause 2, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition, and Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. Which is a significantly better set of games than the middle tier, though again, most of these are dirt cheap these days anyway.

Still, it’s probably a pretty cheap way of getting a load of half-decent games if you haven’t got them already, and the lowest price tier is easily worth a few quid. Head on over here if you fancy it.

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    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.