Humble has managed to carve out a real niche in the industry, offering unique game bundles, from AAA titles to indie games, as well as deals on software and books. Although its year-round discounts are more than competitive, the company, like many others, throws an annual summer sale that kicks things up a notch. This year is no different, with a variety of deals on games from 10% off to 90% off their original MSRP.
Although many of the titles are available on subscription services, for those who want to own the games permanently, there are few better places to find deals right now. A wide variety of genres are offered, with a few titles standing out above the rest as great options at discounted prices.
Valheim ($14.99; 25% off)
Developed by Iron Gate AB, Valheim is a wild survival game set in a world inspired by Norse mythology. Although only in Early Access, the game has made great strides in recent months and currently has an overwhelmingly positive feedback score on Steam. The game can be played solo or with up to 10 other people on player-hosted servers. The difficulty of the enemies increases as the game progresses, so no area becomes irrelevant.
Valheim it can be a bit more forgiving than other survival titles. For example, not eating doesn’t kill the player character, and catering to the player character’s needs actually grants buffs and other advantages. With procedurally generated biomes, an overly detailed base building system, intuitive crafting, and massive boss fights, it currently stands head and shoulders above many other entries in a saturated genre.
No Man’s Sky ($29.99; 50% off)
The initial release of no man’s sky it will forever remain one of the most notorious in video game history. However, its subsequent recovery through a series of huge updates has been impressive, and the game is now in a state where it can safely be called one of the best of its kind. The latest one, the Resistance Update, has added a huge variety of new content to an already incredibly large game.
New players starting out in the world can build massive bases or freighters (both on planets and in space) and assemble a dynamic crew to operate them. There are also plenty of story quests to embark on and a nearly limitless universe to explore at any pace. With multiplayer options available to help the game’s significant player base interact, it’s an impressive achievement and an exceptionally fun space sim.
Controller Ultimate Edition ($11.99; 70% off)
Control was one of the best-reviewed games of 2019, with its mix of compelling narrative and reality-shifting gameplay, drawing near-universal praise from critics and fans alike. Based on the internet stories of the SCP Foundation, the game follows Jesse Faden, the director of a shadowy organization known as the Federal Bureau of Control (FBC). The player learns powers throughout the game to fight a transdimensional enemy known as Hiss.
While the game’s original way of telling the story is undoubtedly its main strength, Remedy Entertainment has also managed to create a solid gameplay experience that deviates from the purely linear nature of its previous iterations. The cues taken from the Metroidvania games are clear, and the end product is much better. This Ultimate Edition includes both expansions and all additional content.
Yakuza Kiwami ($6.99; 65% off)
the Yakuza games have been almost unusually consistent for a series that releases so regularly, but Yakuza Kiwami is one of the best. A remake of the first game in the series that was released for PlayStation 2 in 2005, Yakuza Kiwami follows Kazuma Kiryu as he rises through the ranks of the titular organization. The game’s combat system is one of its main strengths, as players choose from four unique fighting styles, ranging from the weak but fast Rush to the heavy and forceful Brawler.
The narrative is also very engaging, taking cues from the comedic elements of games like Grand Theft Auto and combining them with the gritty and exaggerated mob lifestyles depicted in Scarface and other movies of its ilk.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (Chaotic Great Edition: $59.99; 25% off / Standard Edition: $44.99; 25% off)
Tiny Tina’s Wonderland is set in the chaotic world of a board game known as bunkers and roughled by Dungeon Master Tiny Tina (played by Ashly Burch, best known for her work as Aloy in the Horizon games). The game is a fun mix of first person shooter and action RPG that builds on the foundation laid in the borderlands franchise, but does enough to set itself apart in the long run.
The fluorescent neon background that permeates everything may not be for everyone, but it certainly lends itself to a visual experience unlike any game before it. There are two versions of the game for sale, and with an all-star cast of voice actors, random encounters, and an infinite dungeon mode. Tiny Tina’s Wonderland it’s a game that takes a long time to feel stale.
While the games above are some of the best deals in this year’s sale, there are plenty more to choose from. The main sale runs until Friday 9th September, with several flash deals during that period to add to the already impressive range.