Well, it’s time yet again to virtually unbox the latest Humble Monthly bundle. But also yet again, let us apologize for our PAX West coverage preventing us from reporting on September’s bundle. So to sum that one up quickly, we had The Banner Saga 2, Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight, Killing Floor 2, Worms W.M.D., Stories Untold, HackyZack, Eterium, and Volantia: Kingdom in the Sky as the Humble Original. And yet oddly, this means last month’s bundle had more prominent horror titles than the actual bundle for October, which you’d think would be a no-brainer. But let’s just take a look at what particular games lie inside this month and see for ourselves…
Leading the pack is Rise of the Tomb Raider, the superb sequel to 2013’s reboot of the classic action-adventure game, followed by some arcade-style action with stylish top-down boss battles in Furi. Then we get some season-shifting puzzle-platforming in Seasons After Fall, and Commie-bashing real-time strategy game Wargame: Red Dragon.
Despite, an absence of horror for Halloween’s bundle, we do still have some creepy subject matter with the rest of the games. There’s satirical sacrificial cult simulator The Shrouded Isle, creepy first-person cave explorer Scanner Sombre, and award-winning Big Brother-themed adventure game Orwell. Finally, we have our Humble Original in the form of Getting Over It, a new game by QWOP creator Bennett Foddy about climbing a mountain with a sledgehammer, designed to hurt people. Because of course.
So this month’s offerings didn’t bring the scares, but did bring a decent selection of potential hidden gems. Next month’s first revealed inclusions are Bethesda heavy, including Quake Champions, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, and a special offering for The Elder Scrolls: Legends. Presumably, this is for those who want chasers for The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus after their releases this month, but as usual, you can unlock these games immediately by signing up or paying early. But how will the non-Bethesda games fare? Come back in four weeks to find out!