The October 2020 Humble Choice has arrived for PC and is headlined this month by Tropico 6, the Sunless Bundle, and Fae Tactics.
Also included in the bundle are Autonauts, Iron Danger, Shadows Awakening, Fantasy Blacksmith, The Suicide of Rachel Foster, Lightmatter, Basement, The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day, and Goat of Duty.
Humble advertise all that at a whopping total of $311 worth of Steam games in one bundle (or £239.38/$309.60 at current Steam 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/£11.99 per month, or $134.99/£104.99 per year, and grants access to 3 games of your choosing each month. The Premium+ tier costs $19.99/£15.99 per month, or $179.99/£142.99 per year, and grants access to 9 games of your choosing each month. There is an additional Lite tier that costs $4.99/£3.99 per month, or $44.99/£35.99 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 10% discounts in the Humble Store, whilst Premium+ includes 20% discounts.
For the third month in a row, Humble Choice offers their Premium package at just £9.66 per month and all Premium subscribers get full access to all 12 of the games listed above!
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. Humble Choice allows you to purchase the bundle at any time during the month to gain access to the games that you select.
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Tropico 6 is the highest valued offering in the package and is the newest entry in the long-running tropical island management sim. Taking on the role of El Presidente, players can choose to manage their island as a beautiful tourist resort or as an industrial dictatorship. The Humble Choice offers the El Prez edition, which includes a unique palace design and the full game soundtrack. In our review for Tropico 6, we said, “If you have not played a Tropico game before, this is possibly the best place to start, and even if you are a returning fan, it will satisfy your craving for island building.”
The Sunless Bundle includes both of the PC follow-ups to mobile hit Fallen London, including both Sunless Sea and Sunless Skies as part of this month’s offering. The Sunless games are atmospheric Victorian-fantasy worlds, held up by strong writing and the exploration of their haunting Gothic settings.
Fae Tactics is a tactics-based RPG set in a cutesy fantasy world with a strong focus on elemental combat, creature collecting, and combo attacks. It’s a hybrid of many of Japan’s greatest hits rolled into a solid and endearing package with an XCOM-like tactical veneer.
Alongside these headliners are other worthwhile names: The Suicide of Rachel Foster is a ‘walking simulator’ in the vein of games like What Remains of Edith Finch, telling the tale of a young woman discovering the ghosts of her past. Autonauts: Age of Enlightenment is a colorful, cartoony colony sim asking players to achieve cultural transcendence by crafting their own path. Shadows Awakening is worth a look for anyone who is a fan of the old-school isometric CRPG genre, whilst Iron Danger offers tactics gameplay complemented by a unique time manipulation mechanic and its steampunk fantasy world.