The people over at Humble Bundle have released their latest bundle, the Humble Jumbo Bundle 2. Try saying that three times fast without calling it the Humble Jumble Bundle. As always, you can name your own price, you receive more games for beating the average and you receive yet more games for meeting the $15 benchmark. Here’s the lowdown on the games included in the sale.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
An Action-RPG where you take control of vampire hunter Van Helsing as he fights the supernatural and the undead. The game promises customizability, humor, a strong story, and tight combat. While I have not had a chance to play the game yet, the developers seem dedicated to the game providing updates and already planning for a sequel. If you’re looking for a hack and slash with RPG elements, this game should fit the bill.
The world has ended. There is no hope. No new beginning. Only the survivors. Deadlight follows the journey of Randall Wayne, a man searching for his family across Seattle during the aftermath of a 1980s event that has decimated life on earth.
A survival horror side-scroller, Deadlight combines the currently popular zombie apocalypse with retro style. Critics of the game have praised the story and atmosphere but have said the game is too short and linear. This game will satisfy those who are looking for a different take on the zombie apocalypse.
Galactic Civilizations II
Galactic Civilizations II is a 4x game that takes place in the early 2200s, right as the major civilizations of the galaxy are discovering hyperdrive technology. The game came out over ten years ago, but holds up very well, providing the “just one more turn” feeling that every turn based strategy game should. Managing multiple colonies, starbases, trade routes, spies, and fleets is a complex, but rewarding task. However, be aware of the game’s harsh learning curve. Even after reading the manual and looking at the tech tree I’ve still felt like I’ve been learning pretty much everything as I go.
For many, this will be the game that sells the bundle and gets them to beat the average. The most basic description of the game would be something along the lines of “2D Minecraft.” The game features all of the sandboxiness of Minecraft but also has a more traditional progression in the form of defeating all of the bosses. Build a base, explore, build more, fight some skeletons, build some more, fight a giant floating eye, and so on. There’s a lot to do in this game, and the biggest constraint is your imagination. Even if you don’t think that you’ll enjoy it, I’d recommend you give it a try, the game is surprisingly addictive.
King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition
For those who know their Hosenkas from their Hadokens. This game from SNK Playmore features a roster of 36 characters, multiple game modes, including online multiplayer, and the incredibly tight controls that you’d expect for a top tier fighting game. Just make sure to connect a controller to your PC. Button mashing just isn’t as satisfying on a keyboard.
Crusader Kings II
A Medieval strategy game, Crusader Kings II puts the player in control of a dynasty over the course of 400 years. Using your military might and political guile you must guide your dynasty to success, which is whatever you decide it to be. The open ended nature of the game encourages experimentation and allows the player to create their own story for the game. Is your family a violent one, destroying all in their path, or do they prefer to smooth problems over using more subtle methods? This game is perfect for those with an eye for strategy on a grand scale.
The Age of Empires Legacy Bundle
Featuring both Age of Empires II HD and Age of Empires 3 Complete the last piece of this bundle will more than sate the appetites of any Real Time Strategy gamer out there. AoE II is the classic Medieval RTS that was known and loved both for its great gameplay and incredibly entertaining cheat codes. Given the fact that you only need to meet the $15 mark to get the whole bundle, including these games, while AoE II HD is currently $20 on the Steam store means that if you were thinking about getting either of these two games, getting the bundle is a great deal.
As always, the Humble Bundle team has knocked it out of the park, and better yet, more games will be added to the bundle early next week. If you have a few extra bucks and are looking for a variety of fun games to try, you should definitely give the bundle a look.