Well, it’s time yet again to virtually unbox the latest offerings for Humble Monthly, and as a lot of us are still attempting to shake off our holiday hangovers, food comas, and whatnot, let’s skip the intro and immediately dive into the action, seeing what Humble has delivered to help ring in the new year!
We start things things off with a pair of oddities courtesy of Square Enix, though. The first comes via the successful 2013 reboot of Tomb Raider, which is a stellar action/adventure game, but one has to question why this is being given out after its Sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider, was recently included in the October 2017 bundle. You’d think it would be the other way around, logically. The other headscratcher comes withe the Definitive Edition of Sleeping Dogs, the hit open world crime game set in Hong Kong. Humble Monthly always sold itself on choosing to offer more unique games that hadn’t (or rarely) appeared in other bundles, and between past Humble Bundles, Steam sales, PlayStation Plus, Xbox Games With Gold, and other options, the odds are particularly good that most players already own a copy of Sleeping Dogs in one form or another.
Aside from that, we also have the trio of previously-revealed titles from last month, starting with Quantum Break, Remedy’s attempt at merging a sci-fi TV show with a time-bending action game. Then we get the much-anticipated survival game The Long Dark, where you attempt to make it through the dangers of a harsh Canadian wilderness in Winter. And then we come to Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, the latest in the popular series of metal-infused real-time strategy games, which we are absolutely certain was a big hit among the fans.
For those of you looking for something smaller from the indie scene, though, we have Hiveswap, the graphic adventure game set in the world of the popular Homestuck franchise (or at least Act 1 of Hiveswap, no word if the next three acts will be included), the teleportation-themed, top-down, action-packed heist caper Mr. Shifty, and the platforming arcade throwback to the days of Ghouls ‘n Ghosts that is Cursed Castilla (or Maldita Castilla EX, if you prefer). Finally, we have Hitchhiker for the Humble Original, a mystery game where you play as a hitchhiker attempting to uncover their past.
Well, despite a game or two that may feel like a repeat due to the sheer amount of similar distribution services today, it’s been another solid month for Humble Monthly, and hopefully they can still improve upon things in February, where we’ll have Civilization VI and the Vikings and Australia Scenario Packs to look forward to (except for those who can get it now by joining up or paying early, as always). Will the rest of the games make for a terrific Groundhog Day bundle as well? Come back in four weeks to find out!