Humble Bundles often showcase games by Indie developers. This time however, things have taken a turn with troubled North American games developer/publisher THQ keeping some of their top-hits on sale, with the usual Humble Bundle premise of pay-what-you-want.
The Humble THQ Bundle packs Company of Heroes (and its expansions Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor), Darksiders, Metro 2033, and Red Faction: Armageddon. If you pay above the average price, you’ll also unlock Saints Row: The Third. Unlike other bundles, the THQ bundle is not DRM-free, Windows only and you get keys for the games which can be activated in Steam. Besides the games, the bundle also packs in soundtracks for each of the games. The amount can be split to be paid to THQ, Charity(Child’s Play/American Red Cross) or the Humble Bundle site maintainers.
Though the lack of cross-platform support and DRM-free games slightly deviates from the Humble Bundle branding, the games included are fantastically awesome and is well worth the purchase. Head over to the site, play what you want and buy the games!
Update: With just under 18 hours remaining for Humble Bundle, THQ has added Titan Quest, Warhammer 40,000:Dawn of War and Path to War DLC for Red Faction: Armageddon since the past few days. If you’ve still haven’t bought it, now would be a good time to get it!
We all love Humble Bundle, don’t we? Not only can users get a bunch of games at an uber-cheap price, they can also donate certain amount of money to charity as well. And to top it off, the games you purchase will be cross platform i.e. if you purchase an Humble Bundle for Android, you also get copies of the all games free for Mac, Windows and Linux.
Today, Humble Bundle released their fourth bundle for Android devices. As of now, the bundle contains six popular Android games including Crayon Physics Deluxe, Eufloria, Splice, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, and Waking Mars. The sixth game i.e. Machinarium will only be unlocked if the users pay more than average.
The total bundle originally costs around $119, but thanks to Humble Bundle, users can get all these games for whatever price they wish. All these games are DRM-free, and users can also redeem these games from Steam or from Ubuntu’s Software Center.
The Humble Bundle is for Android is there for the next 13 days so users have a lot of time to decide whether they want to purchase the bundle or not. Humble Bundle usually adds a couple of more games to their bundle for people who have already purchased the bundle for free, so do keep that factor in mind.
I am sure a bunch of you must be experiencing Bundle Fatigue (or, the reproachfully mundane approach at the fungus-like outbreak of indie bundles. We mean fungus in the absolutely nice and positively delicious mushroomy way, but yes it tends to get annoying after a while) but this one is, as one oft quoted cricket commentator says, a stunner!
The mother of all indie bundles, the Humble Indie Bundle has delivered an excellent package, as always, with four excellent games for pay whatever you want and one bonus game for paying above average. Trust me, you will be paying above average because the bonus game is Bastion. The same hauntingly beautiful hack n’ slash that stole our hearts away a year or so ago.
What are the other games, you ask? Well, my good man, the bundle includes super spooky survival horror game Amnesia: The Dark Descent, followed by the brilliant mind boggler Psychonauts that will ruin 3D platformers forever for you (because I am yet to play one that tops this one’s experience). Following that is another charming and shadowy 2D platformer Limbo that has you playing a lost boy on a physics-y quest. Finally we have the iOS-to-Steam musical album/journey/game? Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (a mouthful, but definitely one of the most magnificent experiences in modern calculation devices)
Where do I get these DRM-free, you ask? Why, right where it’s usually found: HumbleBundle.com
P.S. The bundle is worth its weight in gold because of the enchanting soundtracks of each game (especially Bastion and Sworcery) that comes free with every purchase of the bundle. Excited? Yes, yes we are.