The UK’s heatwave is still ongoing, so what better way to hide from the sun, than to stay inside and play video games? So without further ado, let’s jump into the bundle of games that Humble Bundle has for us this month!
1. The Surge.
First up is actually a game on my Steam wishlist. I remember liking the look of the game but because a lot of people were talking about its Dark Souls-like difficulty, I felt that I would wait until the game dropped in price. Turns out that now won’t the case! In this sci-fi game, you’re trying to survive against everything that wants to kill you… by killing them first in an exoskeleton that you can upgrade by defeating said enemies. It seems that the one thing, everyone agrees on with this game is its difficulty. Its apparently very, very hard. At some point, I’ll be giving this game a go!
Price on Steam: £34.99 (UK)/$39.99 (US).
2. Sudden Strike 4.
With the second game in the bundle, we have a bit of a genre shift. Sudden Strike 4 is a real time strategy game set in World War II. In the game, you have the choice of taking control of the Allied, German or Soviet forces, in three different campaigns. I always love a good RTS game to play, so if the reviews are anything to go by, this one will be going on my to-play pile!
Price on Steam: £39.99 (UK)/$49.99 (US).
3. A Hat in Time.
Next up, we have the first of the three revealed games for the August bundle- A Hat in Time. This is a game I had briefly played back in December last year and one that I do want to play again. In A Hat in Time, you play a girl who must find the lost Time Pieces that fuel her spaceship, so she can return home. If loved 3D platformers like Spyro, then this is probably a game you should look into.
Price on Steam: £22.99 (UK)/$29.99 (US).
4. The Escapists 2.
The Escapists 2 is the second revealed game for August and is a sequel to a game I’ve played, The Escapist. In the game, you are a prisoner who’s sole goal is to escape from prison. To escape, you are going to have to steal, craft and fight your way to freedom. I had fun with the first game and it looks like its sequel is going to offer another great experience.
Price on Steam: £19.99 (UK)/$19.99 (US).
5. Conan Exiles.
This next game is the last of the revealed August games and its the one that brother really wants to co-op with me. Conan Exiles is a survival game set in the world of Conan the Barbarian. I’m not normally into these sort of survival games but since my brother wants to play it, I’ll give it a go. Although thinking how our co-op Far Cry 5 playthrough went, I’m not convinced this is a good idea…
Price on Steam: £33.99 (UK)/$39.99 (US).
OK, I was a little surprised to find out that I actually already own this game. If I had to guess, I think I must have picked it up in a Humble Bundle. Anyways, in Kona, you play a detective trapped in a mysterious town during a snowstorm. Whilst you ravel the mystery, you must also fight the elements to survive. The premise does sound intriguing and despite not recalling owning it, I’ll be giving Kona a go in the future.
Price on Steam: £13.00 (UK)/$14.99 (US).
7. Forged Battalion.
The next game in the bundle is Forged Battalion, an Early Access real time strategy game. In the game, you take control of The Resistance, a group trying to stop a military force from achieving global domination. The initial idea doesn’t sound very original but the amount of upgrades seems to give the game far more tactical options. I think I’ll give Forged Battalion a go once it leaves Early Access.
Price on Steam: £15.49 (UK)/$19.99 (US).
8. Pathologic Classic HD.
Next up is a HD remake of a first person horror game, Pathologic. In this horror game, you play as three characters, each trying to find a way of stopping a lethal disease killing everyone in the town. Anyone who has read this blog for a little while probably knows that horror games and I do not go well, so this game is probably going to be sitting in my Steam library for a little while.
Price on Steam: £9.99 (UK)/$12.99 (US).
The final game in the bundle, as always, is the Humble Original game. This month’s game is a 2D platformer called Woten. The art style reminds me of some 2D platformers on the Game Boy Color, so I’ll probably play this game, even if its just for that nostalgic feeling.
And that was the August bundle! Overall, this was a pretty good bundle, with a few games that I will definitely get round to playing. Are there any games in this bundle that caught your eye? Let me know in the comments!
Next month’s revealed games are: Sniper Elite 4, Tales of Beseria and Staxel. If you subscribe now on Humble Bundle, you will access to all three instantly. If you don’t want to get the bundle, you can always come back next month, when I’ll be talking about all the games in the September bundle. See you then!