July’s Humble Choice has arrived for PC and is headlined by Age of Wonders: Planetfall and Void Bastards.
Also included in the bundle are Railway Empire, Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock, Yuppie Psycho, Beat Hazard 2, Sigma Theory: Global Cold War, Metal Unit, Don’t Escape: 4 Days to Survive, Verlet Swing, Basingstoke, and Earthlock.
Humble advertise all that at a massive total of £285.28 worth of Steam games in one bundle (or £136.00 at current Steam sale prices), though your value for money will depend on your Humble Choice tier package.
For the uninitiated, Humble Choice is a unique offering from the Humble Bundle store that provides a monthly list of 12 available games. The number of games that can be picked up as part of the subscription is based on how much you choose to pay. The Basic tier costs $14.99 per month, or $134.99 per year, and grants access to 3 games of your choosing each month. The Premium+ tier costs $19.99 per month, or $179.99 per year, and grants access to 9 games of your choosing each month. There is an additional Lite tier that costs $4.99 per month, or $44.99 per year, but this tier only grants access to the Humble Trove, a selection of DRM-free games that can be played only whilst your subscription remains active.
Lite and Basic tiers also grant a 10% discount in the Humble Store, whilst Premium+ includes 20% discount.
The games offered in Humble Choice are redeemable on Steam via CD key, or giftable to a friend, and are yours to keep— regardless of whether you stay subscribed to Humble Choice or not.
Unlike its predecessor, Humble Monthly, Humble Choice allows you to purchase the bundle at any time during the month to gain access to the 3 or 9 games that you select.
If you’re signed up and looking for suggestions, there are some real gems in this month’s package. Age of Wonders: Planetfall is a 4X strategy game in the vein of the Civilization series but set in a futuristic space setting- it features mechs, cyborg zombies, and dinosaurs with lasers— so presumably, you’re already sold! In our review, we scored it 8/10 and said, “The combat and empire building are the foundations of what makes Planetfall a special game, especially on consoles where games like this are a rare sight.”
Void Bastards is a cel-shaded first-person shooter rogue-like where your mission is to invade spaceships to rob them of loot, using an ever-changing assortment of randomly generated weapons and tools. In our review, we looked at the Nintendo Switch port, scoring it an 8/10 and saying, “Void Bastards is a must play game for anyone looking for a fun, unique rogue-like.”
Don’t overlook some of the non-headliners either. Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock is a fantastic space tactics game, putting you in command of ships from the excellent 2004 sci-fi television series. Railway Empire is exactly how it sounds— a simulation game where you manage a railway network including over 40 unique trains.