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.