Its now February, which means it time to share my love of opening virtual boxes of random games! Let’s dive in!
1. Life is Strange.
OK,so the first game is one I own and started to play… but then got distracted. Life is Strange is an episodic adventure game where you play as Max, a young student who discovers she can rewind time. This ability naturally means your choices will have consequences. Life is Strange is a game that has been installed on PC for a while and I hope to get back round to playing it, as I’ve only heard good things about it. If you’re interested in giving it a go, the first episode is free to play on Steam.
Price on Steam: £15.99.
Tacoma is a sci-fi adventure mystery game, in which your mission is to find out what happened to the crew on a particular space station. To do this, you have the ability to pause and rewind the events as you move about the station. Tacoma looks like it could be a slow game but one that could get pretty emotional towards the end. I’ll be looking to play this one in the future.
Price on Steam: 14.99.
3. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI & DLC.
Now, we move onto one of the revealed games, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI. This is the latest game in the long running Civilization series, which I must confess I’ve only ever played a Nintendo DS port of, so I’m happy to be able to try out a full PC version. Civilization VI is a turn based strategy game where your goal is to lead your civilisation through the ages, using war diplomacy and technology advances to expand your empire. As an added bonus, the bundle also gives us two DLC packs: Australia Civilization & Scenario Pack and the Vikings Scenario Pack. That’s a serious amount off strategy gaming!
Price on Steam: £49.99 (for base game), £4.49 (for Australia DLC) and £3.99 (for Vikings DLC).
Our fourth game is the second revealed game of this month’s bundle, Owlboy. Owlboy is an adventure platforming game, in which you play as Otus, a mute owl person, whose flying abilities allow him to explore the world and deal with the sudden appearance of sky pirates. Owlboy oozes with charm and gives me a nostalgic feeling , which means it won’t be long before I play it!
Price on Steam: £18.99.
5. Black the Fall.
In Black the Fall, you play a machinist who is trying to escape a Communist state, with the help of an abandoned robot. I love these sort of puzzle games that require you to use the two characters to solve the puzzles, even though I’m not great at them. The visual design of this game is pretty interesting, especially what is shown in the trailers on Steam. Black the Fall is a game that is definitely going on my to-play pile.
Price on Steam: £10.99.
6. Snake Pass.
In Snake Pass, you play as a snake (obviously!) who needs to get to the top of Haven Tor and reunite the missing keystones. Snake Pass is a physics based puzzle platfomer with a twist. Although I’m not usually a fan of physics based platformers, I mean platforming is hard enough, the unique concept of Snake Pass has me intrigued enough that I will probably play it at some point.
Price on Steam: £15.99.
7. The Norwood Suite.
OK, this one is a little strange. The Norwood Suite is a first person adventure game, in which you explore the strange Hotel Norwood and its bizarre guests and staff. I’ll be honest this one is a little too weird for me, so I may one day play it out of curiosity but not yet. If you’re interested, there is a demo version available on Steam, if you do play it let me know what you think!
Price on Steam: £6.99
And finally, we come to the Humble Original game, Fortune-499. In this game, you play as a fortune teller who works for a large corporation, who must use their magic to keep their job. It sounds like a quirky game, that sort of appeals to me, so I may check this one out.
And that was the Humble Bundle for February. The overall price for all the games on Steam came to £142.41, so I definitely got value for money, especially as I will be playing most of these games… eventually. Let me know in the comments which of the games you like the look off.
March’s revealed game is Dark Souls III and its Ashes of Ariandel DLC, so if you want the game you buy the March bundle now and be able to play it straight away. If not, you can always come back next month, where I’ll be looking at the next Humble Monthly bundle. See you then!