Summer is finally here; but just because the sun is shining, it doesn’t mean we can’t play video games inside! Let’s see what games Humble Monthly is giving us as an excuse to avoid the sunlight this month…
1. Styx: Shards of Darkness.
The first game in this bundle is actually one that has been on my Steam wishlist. Styx: Shards of Darkness is the 2017 sequel to Styx: Master of Shadows. Admittedly, I haven’t yet played the first game but I love the concept of the series that I will play both games. Eventually. In the game, you play as Styx, a sneaky goblin who’s theft job gets a little more complex. It also apparently has a co-op mode, which maybe interesting to try with my brother. In short Styx: Shards of Darkness is going on to my to-play pile.
Price on Steam: £34.99
Next up is another game on my wishlist! Not to jinx this, but this is starting to turn out to be a good bundle for me… Anyway, Yooka-Laylee is the spiritual successor to the Banjoo-Kazoo. When I was younger I played quite a few 3D platformers/collect-a-thon games so when a developer decides to make a new one, you can bet I’m interested. The only problem was, Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy showed that I was way out of practice when it comes to the platformers, so Yooka-Laylee ended up languishing on my wishlist. Now it will languish on my to-play pile!
Price on Steam: £34.99
3. Destiny 2.
Up next is the revealed game for this month, Destiny 2. Oh boy, has this game had a controversial run. I’ll be honest, Destiny 2 and its predecessor have never really appealed to me. Sure, I enjoyplaying co-operative MMOs, but I prefer RPGs to shooters. I may try Destiny 2, just to see what it is all about, but I don’t see me playing it long term. Who knows? It may surprise me.
Price on Battle.net: £44.99
4. Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!
The next game is a cooking sim called Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!. Way back in my childhood, I used to play cooking sim browser games, so this makes me a little nostalgic. This game is all about you trying to build your restaurant from nothing to a world renown restaurant. This looks like it would be nice change of pace from the games I usually play, so I’ll be giving this a go at some point.
Price on Steam: £9.99
5. Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth.
Here’s a game that haven’t yet added to my Steam wishlist, that I’ve been meaning to add! Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth is based off of the historical novel of the same name, which I read last month. The way I describe Pillars of the Earth would be George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series minus the fantasy elements. Its still very dark and deals with very dark and violent subject matter, but without the magic. This game is a point and click adaptation of the novel. So if reading a 1,000 page book is not up your street, then maybe this is good way of experiencing the story!
Price on Steam: £26.99
6. Bear With Me: Collector’s Edition.
The sixth game in this bundle is a noire adventure game about a girl trying to find her missing brother with the help of a retired grump teddy bear detective. This is such a unique concept that it has me intrigued and I’ll probably play this is some point.
Price on Steam: £7.18
7. Acceleration of SUGURI 2.
The next game in the bundle is Acceleration of SUGURI 2, a duel style, bullet hell game. Yep, not really my sort of game. It looks like it is a fun game, its just not for me. Maybe one day, I’ll play it but its pretty low on the to-play pile.
Price on Steam: £5.99
8. Subserial Network.
And the final game in the bundle is the Humble Original for the month. This month’s game is called Subserial Network, in which you have to try and destroy the leader of the synthetic humans. Its definitely one of those ‘out there’ Humble Original titles.
And that was June’s bundle! I have to say, this is probably the best bundle I have received, so far. It is definitely the bundle with the most games that I have wanted to buy. In total, the bundle is worth £165.12, so it was worth the subscription price. What games interest you from the bundle? Let me know in the comments!
Next month’s revealed games are: Hearts of Iron IV, Blackwake and Portal Knights. If you subscribe now, you unlock those games early. If they don’t persuade you to purchase Humble Monthly, come back next month when I’ll be revealing what the July games were. See you then!