Today’s Humble Bundle is really rather good, particularly if you’re interested in 4X strategising or action-y platforming.
Paying what you want (read: $1 or more) will net you copies of Outland Special Edition, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes, and Mercenary Kings. Up your bid to beat the average (currently $4.17) and you’ll get your hands on Endless Space: Emperor Edition, The Stanley Parable, and The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 2. Finally, $18 will add the Early Access Space Engineers to the lot. And, yes, there are more games coming soon.
Pretty much every single one of these games is rather bloody good. Outland is a gorgeous, staggeringly well-designed Metroidvania platformer that relies a lot on “shifting” between light and dark to absorb enemy attacks and environmental traps, or deal extra damage. Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is a really solid stand-alone expansion to Fallen Enchantress, and is basically the point where that fantasy 4X series got good. Hell, it’s basically Fallen Enchantress with more stuff. Aaand Mercenary Kings is a largely enjoyable Contra-esque romp through a jungle, with crafting.
Then there’s the next tier up. Endless Space is a really good space 4X, The Stanley Parable is a hilarious and subversive twist on narrative story-telling in which you can really upset the narrator, and The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 2 is a decently solid ARPG lootfest. Then there’s Space Engineers, which… I haven’t actually played, so, uh, no comment.
So yeah, pretty much every game in this newest Humble Bundle is at least a bit good. This one is certainly worth considering.Related to this article
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.