The latest Humble Bundle is chock full of 2K games, letting you pay what you want for some of the best games of the last decade. Of course, while you can pay very little to get these games, this is all for charity, so the more you give the better the world gets. The bundle currently offers eight games in various tiers, but more should be added later. (UPDATE: X-Com Complete Pack has been added to the “beat the average tier”. This set contains X-Com Apocalypse, Enforcer, Interceptor, Terror from the Deep, and UFO Defense)
The current offerings are Bioshock, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and The Darkness II at the “pay what you want” level. Paying any amount gets you the DRM free copies of the games, but paying $1 or more gets you a Steam code. The “Beat the Average” tier, where you pay anything above the current average donation, gets you Bioshock 2, Mafia II, and the spectacular Spec Ops: The Line. As I write this the average sits at $5.87, which could go up or down at any time.
The final tier contains XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Bioshock Infinite. While these are probably the titles that most people would like to add to their collection, they cost a fairly hefty $20. During past Steam, GOG, and Amazon sales both of these titles have been available for cheap, so while the overall package of eight games is a good deal at $20, if you only need these two games you might want to wait to see what gets added later.
The Humble Bundle is a special sale that allows users to pay whatever they want to get the games on offer. During checkout consumers will be able to decide where their money goes, splitting it between the game developers, the Humble organization, and charity. The charities being benefited for this sale are the American Red Cross and Action Against Hunger.
Currently over 53000 bundles have been sold earning $317,000 in revenue. Evolve developer Turtle Rock Studios is the highest donor at the moment, giving $1024 for their bundle.
- This article was updated on:May 16th, 2017