Thoughts about the newest Humble Drop and Historical Listing (up to April 2021)

By bengy | The Elder Gamer | 29 Apr 2021


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Phew... another month, another set of games from the Humble Bundle Subscription! There is absolutely no way that I'm keeping up with the deluge of games from this subscription, but I have a Classic subscriber bundle, so it doesn't cost me much at all to get a minimum of 12 games every month delivered straight to my Steam front door!

Honestly, I'm still caught up in last month's stellar drop that included the really quite awesome Control! I loved (am still loving...) it so much, that I even splashed out for the added DLC!

Anyway, this month seems a little bit less exciting... not too much in the way of blockbuster games that I've been really wanting, but there are couple in their that have caught my eye, and there is even one that has been sitting on my wishlist and that I almost bought in a recent sale! I really should learn my lesson and stop buying games, as they often end up here on the Monthly Bundle anyway!

So, straight to the games...

The leading game is Sniper Ghost Warriors Contracts, apparently the first of a two part series at the moment. I've not really gotten into the Sniper series of games, I have them all (from bundles... ) but I've not tried them out yet. They do seem like they would be right up my alley, and this one does look really quite pretty as well! However, I'm not all too keen on the way that these franchises (including Hitman) have been bundled up to include about a million DLCs and lots of online leaderboard add-ons. I just want a game with a solid contained storyline... I don't care about beating anyone else!

F1 2020... sigh, there was a time when I might have been interested in this sort of game. However, I was always more interested in rally style racing games or Mario Kart instead of these sorts of racing and formula one games. I think this will be one for Bengy's Game Store!

Next on the list is Shenmue 3. This is agame series that I've heard lots about, and it seems to have a bit of a cult following. I have the two earlier games in my collection (thanks again to Humble Bundle...), but I've never played any of them. This does look quite interesting, but the game does look incredibly dated... plus the prompts seem to be for controllers and not mouse/KB. I will keep this, but I do wonder if I will ever get around to playing it!

Ummmm... Main Assembly... I don't even know what this is about! It looks like a sandbox constructor sort of game?!?!?!?... I guess it could be really interesting for someone, but I'm not sure that this is a keeper for me or my kids. Straight to the game store!

Hehe... Rock of Ages 3! I really got into the first Rock of Ages game, and I'm a big fan of the art style from ACE team! I think that these days, I'm probably over the idea of being a giant boulder smashing things on the way down a Monty-Pythonesque landscape, but I'm pretty sure that my girls (the young one in particular) will love this game! Definitely a keeper for family fun time!

Remothered: Broken Prcelain. PASS PASS PASS! Just the screenshots in the game store are enough to give me the shivers! I'm a complete wuss when it comes to horror, this is just going to deprive me of sleep! Straight to the store!

In Other Waters has an interesting hook. You play as an AI guiding a stranded xenobiologist. It looks like a nice indie puzzle/story game with a very unique art style. I will keep this one, it does look like that my older girl would love this game... if I don't get to it first!

Aven Colony is a city building sim set on an alien world. Well, the game does sound interesting, but will it be better than Skylines? The setting does have something going for it, but the player reviews are quite mixed. I'm not sure if I would keep this one for myself, I mean it does have pretty hefty competition from Skylines, but then there is that very unique setting!

Hmmmm... Simulacra is also a horror game, but somehow the presentation seems less scary! You are investigating the remains of a phone in both games, and uncovering a story as you go along. It seems like it would be a great mobile game, and I wonder if it translates well onto a proper gaming PC. Still, I think this is one that I would like to play and experience! KEEPER!

Colt Canyon... is very brown! It is a top down shooter with a pixel art style. I'm afraid that the minimalistic design and game style just doesn't appeal to me. It does tick the rogue-like and retro graphics boxes, but there is nothing in it that seems to sound really more than a bit of a casual play to me... pass, to the game store!

A puzzle platformer where you play as a disembodied head called Skully? It really kinda looks cute, and the puzzle angle does look pretty interesting! I think I'm keeping this one, the game looks perfect for the girls, and I'm even more than a bit intrigued!

Finally, we have Popup Dungeon. A papercraft Rogue-like RPG that I ALMOST bought on sale a month or so ago... I love the attempt at the replayable dungeon game (it even has add-ons for different settings!), and I'm just a sucker for papercraft style games! The only thing that had put me off previously was the somewhat mixed player reviews. However, now that it has dropped in this bundle, I can happily give it a go with no regrets! I think it is one that will appeal to me... but I do wonder if it will fulfill the promise of replayability!

APRIL 2021

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts
F1® 2020
Shenmue III
Main Assembly
Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break
Remothered: Broken Porcelain
In Other Waters
Aven Colony
SIMULACRA COLLECTION
Colt Canyon
Skully
Popup Dungeon


Humble Bundle is an awesome subscription service, dropping up to 10 games each month of around 300 euros in price for the low low price of 12 USD. In addition you get access to the Humble Trove of downloadable games that accessible as long as you have a subscription and up to 20% discounts on the games being sold on the main store (in addition to any other discounts).

So, a super great deal... however, I have found that it is incredibly annoying to not have a historical listing of ALL the past Monthly drops in a place that is easy to find and accessible. I have to trawl through my old monthly purchases to look individually to see what has already dropped! There doesn't even seem to be a compilation of this information anywhere on the internet (not that I could find at least...).... so, I'm going to be releasing an updated historical list of Monthly Bundles each month (surprise...) when the Choice bundle drops.

Mostly, this is more for my own sanity... and I really hope that it is of some use to other people as well. When a sale goes up, I always am wondering if I already own the game (I don't tend to claim the purchases and keys immediately...) and if I'm going to be double buying the Steam key... or if the game goes on sale on Switch or a different platform, I don't want to be buying a second copy again!... or maybe someone will see this and see what a great deal
Humble Bundle really is! Plus, if you like e-books (comics and books) or audiobooks, there are often Pay-What-You-Want deals going on all the time!

So, without further ADO!... the historical listings, in reverse chronological order (newest first..) of the Humble Choice games... from when I first joined! This is being done manually... it is a pain in the arse, but Humble doesn't make it easy! Still, when it is done, each new month will be easier to do! Just got to remember to make a template...


MARCH 2021

Control
XCOM®: Chimera Squad
ELEX
Kingdom Two Crowns
WWE 2K BATTLEGROUNDS
Hotshot Racing
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind
Cyber Hook
Pesterquest
Wildfire
Boreal Blade
Ageless

FEBRUARY 2021

Outward
Valkyria Chronicles 4 Complete Edition
Endless Space 2 - Digital Deluxe
Moving Out
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
The Wild Eight
Train Station Renovation
Valfaris
Werewolf: The Apocalypse
Lovecraft's Untold Stories
Iris and the Giant
Boomerang Fu

JANUARY 2021

PC Building Simulator
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
Pathologic 2
Warhammer: Chaosbane
Total Tank Simulator
Song of Horror
Not Tonight
Vampire the Masquerade: Shadows of New York
Tales of the Neonsea
Minoria
Deleveled
The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines

DECEMBER 2020

Overcooked! 2 + Too Many Cooks + Surf 'n' Turf
Children of Morta
One Step from Eden
The Beast Inside
Indivisible
Shining Resonance Refrain
Zwei: The Arges Adventure
Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection
Tabletop Playground
The Haunted Island A Frog Detective Game
Frog Detective 2: The Invisible Wizard
Still There
Struggling
Path of Giants

NOVEMBER 2020

Darksiders III
Yakuza 2: Kiwami
Imperator: Rome Deluxe Edition
Crying Suns
Darksburg
Little Misfortune
Smile for Me
Darkwood
Tsioque
Rover Mechanic Simulator
Youropa
Townsmen - A Kingdom Rebuilt

TORII

OCTOBER 2020

Tropico 6 - EL PREZ EDITION
Fae Tactics
Sunless Bundle (SUNLESS SKIES + SUNLESS SEA)
Iron Danger
Autonauts
Shadows: Awakening
Fantasy Blacksmith
The Suicide of Rachel Foster
GOAT OF DUTY
The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day
Basement
Lightmatter
Syzygy
Fate of Kai

SEPTEMBER 2020

Golf with your Friends
Generation Zero
Forager
Vampire the Masquerade: Coteries of New York
Fun with Ragdolls: The Game
Lethal League
Strange Brigade
Evoland (Legendary Edition)
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
Catherine Classic
The Occupation
The Shapeshifting Detective
Alt254 (DRM Free)
Carto Sneak Peek (DRM Free)

AUGUST 2020

Vampyr
Hello Neighbour + Hide and Seek expansion
WarGroove: Double Trouble
Call of Cthulhu
Little Big Workshop
Genesis Alpha One (Deluxe Edition)
Automachef
Through the Darkest of Times
American Fugitive: State of Emergency
The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters
We Were Here Together
A Case of Distrust

JULY 2020

Age of Wonders: Planetfall (Deluxe Edition)
Void Bastards
Railway Empire
Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock
Yuppie Psycho
Beat Hazard 2
Sigma Theory: Global Cold War
Metal Unit
Don't Escape: 4 Days to Escape
Verlet Swing
Basingstroke
Earthlock

JUNE 2020

Supraland
Grid (Ultimate Edition)
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
The Messenger
Barotrauma
Felix the Reaper
Men of War 2: Assault Squad
Stygian: Reign of Terror
Remnants of Naezith
Overload
The Stillness of the Wind
The King's Bird

MAY 2020

Jurassic World Evolution
XCOM2 + Reinforcement Pack + Resistance Warrior Pack
Rise of Industry
Niche: A Genetics Survival Game
Warhammer 40,000: Gladius
The Swords of Ditto: Mormo's Curse
Warsaw
Heave Ho
Mo:Astray
Neoverse
Chess Ultra
Horace

APRIL 2020

Hitman 2
Gris
This is the Police 2
Opus Magnum
Molek-Syntez
Raiden V: Director's Cut
Driftlands: The Magic Revival
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
Truberbrook
The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut
Shoppe Keep 2
Capitalism 2

MARCH 2020

My Friend Pedro
Planet Coaster + World's Fair Pack DLC
F1 2019 Anniversary Edition
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark
Battle Chasers: Nightwar
Exapunks
Turok
Death's Gambit
198X
Niffelheim
AI War 2
Etherborn

FEBRUARY 2020

Frostpunk + The Rifts DLC
Pathfinder: Kingmaker
Book of Demons
Cryofall
Okami HD
Eliza
Shenzhen I/O
Project Warlock
The Hex
Warstone TD
Underhero
Night Call

JANUARY 2020

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War
Graveyard Keeper
Two Point Hospital
Dirt Rally 2.0 + H2 RWD Double Pack + Opel Manta 400 + The Porsche 911 RGT
Street Fighter V
Bad North: Jotunn Edition
Trailmakers
Unrailed!
Whispers of a Machine
Them's Fightin' Herds
Mages of Mystralia
Grip: Combat Racing + Artifex Car Pack

DECEMBER 2019

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Blasphemous
Ancestor's Legacy
Phantom Doctrine
Dead in Vinland
Horizon Chase Turbo
Dark Future: Blood Red States
X-Morph: Defense
Aegis Defenders
Desert Child

SOULCALIBUR VI
Yakuza Kiwami
My Time at Portia
Regular Human Basketball
Sword Legacy Omen
Fluffy Horde
Chasm
Balconing Simulator 2020 (DRM-free)

NOVEMEBER 2019

Call of Duty: WWII
Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Shenmue I & II
SYNTHETIK: Legion Rising
Evergarden
11-11 Memories Retold
Operator (DRM-free)

OCTOBER 2019

BATTLETECH + Flashpoint + Shadow Hawk Pack
Sonic Mania
The Spiral Scouts
Planet Alpha
Override: Mech City Brawl
Puss!
Avernum 3: Ruined World
Roman Sands (DRM-free)
Avernum 3: Ruined World (DRM-free)
The Spiral Scouts (DRM-free)

SEPTEMBER 2019

Slay the Spire
Squad (Early Access)
Distance
Guacamelee! 2
MOTHERGUNSHIP
State of Mind
God's Trigger
Distance (DRM Free)
Shady Knight (DRM Free)

AUGUST 2019

Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Surviving Mars
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam + 2 DLCs
Yoku's Island Express
The Adventure Pals
Almost There: The Platformer
Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon
Almost There: The Platformer (DRM Free)
DON'T GIVE UP (DRM Free)

JULY 2019

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Moonlighter
[Road Redemption]https://store.steampowered.com/app/300380/Road_Redemption/)
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus
Love is Dead
60 Parsecs!
NAIRI: Tower of Shirin
Kind Words (DRM Free)

JUNE 2019

911 Operator + Special Resources DLC
Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered
Duskers
Paratopic
Pool Panic
[Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Standard Edition]
[Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Additional Content]
Paratopic (DRM Free)
Pool Panic (DRM Free)
Macdows 95 (DRM Free)

MAY 2019

Wandersong
Finding Paradise
Monster Prom
The Journey Down: Chapter Three
Do Not Feed the Monkeys
I'm not a Monster
Assassin's Creed: Origins
Once Upon A Crime In The West (DRM Free)

APRIL 2019

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
Northgard
Absolver
MINIT
Tannenberg
She Remembered Caterpillars
Steel Rats
Dandara
A Short Hike (DRM Free)

MARCH 2019

[Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - Collector's Edition]
[Cultist Simulator]
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1: Mission Pack 1: Time of the Mutants
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1: Mission Pack 2: Extreme Battle
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1: Ifrit
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1: Blood Storm
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1: Gleipnir
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1: Spark Lancer
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1: BM03 Vegalta Gold
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1: Gigantus Tank, Bullet Girls Marking
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1: Gigantus Tank, EDF IFPS Markings
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1: Gigantus Tank, Natsuiro HS Markings
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1: Reflectron Laser
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1: Sting Shot
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1: Volatile Napalm
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1: Pure Decoy Launcher 5 Pack A
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1: Pure Decoy Launcher 5 Pack B
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1: Depth Crawler Gold Coat
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1: Gigantus DCC-Zero Marking
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1: Gigantus DCC-Gogo. Marking
Tower Unite
Late Shift
Paradigm
Fight'N Rage
Slipstream
Cultist Simulator (DRM Free)
Slipstream (DRM Free)
20 Minute Metropolis (DRM Free)
Paradigm (DRM Free)

FEBRUARY 2019

Yakuza 0
Rapture Rejects
[Rapture Rejects - Humble Exclusive "Safari Outfit" DLC]
Sniper Elite 3
Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder
Full Metal Furies
Aaero
Bleed 2
Super Daryl Deluxe
Tom Clancy's The Division
Tom Clancy's The Division - Survival
after HOURS (DRM Free)
Bleed 2 (DRM Free)

JANUARY 2019

Wizard of Legend
Just Cause 3 XXL Edition
Project CARS 2
Q.U.B.E. 2
>observer_
Sundered
Regions of Ruin
Darkside Detective
Roombo: First Blood (Justice Sucks) (DRM Free)

DECEMBER 2018

METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN
METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES
METAL GEAR SOLID V: The Definitive Experience DLC
Cities: Skylines + After Dark DLC
Mega Man Legacy Collection
Zombie Army Trilogy
Immortal Redneck
Purrfect Date - Visual Novel/Dating Simulator
Seven: The Days Long Gone
NeuroVoider
Cut & Run (DRM Free)
Forager Sneak Peek (DRM Free)

NOVEMBER 2018

HITMAN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
[Hollow Knight]
7 Days to Die
Resident Evil Revelations
Dead Island Definitive Edition
Sniper Elite
Sniper Elite V2
The Dwarves
Hard Reset Redux
vApe Escape (DRM Free)
Hollow Knight (DRM Free)

OCTOBER 2018

Dungeons 3
Hidden Folks
American Truck Simulator
Gremlins, Inc.
We Were Here Too
Old Man's Journey
[Overwatch]
Ollie & Bollie's Outdoor Estate (DRM Free)

SEPTEMBER 2018

Little Nightmares
Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition
Battle Chef Brigade
Zombie Night Terror
Figment
Sniper Elite 4
Tales of Berseria
Staxel
Rise of the Tomb Raider
ETHEREAL (DRM Free)

AUGUST 2018

A Hat in Time
The Escapists 2
Conan Exiles
The Surge
Sudden Strike 4
Kona
Forged Battalion
Pathologic Classic HD
Woten (DRM Free)

JULY 2018

Hearts of Iron IV
Blackwake
Portal Knights
Forts
Titan Quest: Anniversary Edition + Titan Quest: Ragnarok DLC
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom
Interplanetary: Enhanced Edition
Serial Cleaner
Stumblehill (DRM Free)

JUNE 2018

Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!
Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth
Styx: Shards of Darkness
Bear With Me - Collector's Edition
Acceleration of SUGURI 2
Yooka-Laylee
[Destiny]
[Destiny 2 Planet of Peace Exclusive Emblem]
Subserial Network (DRM Free)
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! (DRM Free)

MAY 2018

Kerbal Space Program
Dead Rising 4
RUINER
Moon Hunters
Crazy Machines 3
Jalopy
Running with Rifles
[NBA Playgrounds]
Knight Club (DRM Free)

APRIL 2018

GOD EATER 2 Rage Burst
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Mafia III
Mafia III: Sign of the Times
Outlast 2
Lara Croft GO
Subterrain
AER Memories of Old
Laser League

MARCH 2018

DARK SOULS III
DARK SOULS III - Ashes of Ariandel
Overgrowth
Lost Castle
Splasher
Aviary Attorney
Last Day of June
Holy Potatoes! We're in Space?!
Drawkanoid (DRM Free)
Overgrowth (DRM Free)

FEBRUARY 2018

Sid Meier's Civilization® VI
Civilization VI - Australia Civilization & Scenario Pack
Civilization VI - Vikings Scenario Pack
Owlboy
Life is Strange Complete Season (Episodes 1-5)
Tacoma
Black the Fall
Snake Pass
The Norwood Suite
Fortune-499 (DRM Free)
Tacoma (DRM Free)
The Norwood Suite (DRM Free)
Owlboy (DRM Free)

JANUARY 2018

Quantum Break
The Long Dark
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III
Tomb Raider
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
HIVESWAP: Act 1
Mr. Shifty
Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX)
Hitchhiker (DRM Free)

DECEMBER 2017

[H1Z1]
Rivals of Aether
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend
Nex Machina
The Sexy Brutale
STRAFE: Millennium Edition
Passpartout: The Starving Artist
H1Z1 Trickster Crate
Crescent Bay (DRM Free)
Way of the Passive Fist (DRM Free)
THOR.N (DRM Free)
The Sexy Brutale (DRM Free)

NOVEMBER 2017

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
[Quake Champions Early Access plus 50 Shards, 100 Platinum, 2000 Favor]
Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Dead Rising 2
Silence
Emily is Away Too
World to the West
The Elder Scrolls: Legends: 2 Card Packs (Skyrim) 1 Event Ticket 100 Gold 100 Souls
ESO Vanity pet: Bristlegut Piglet and 15 days of ESO Plus
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun (DRM Free)
Wilmot's Warehouse (DRM Free)
Silence (DRM Free)

OCTOBER 2017

Rise of the Tomb Raider
Wargame: Red Dragon
Furi
Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You
Seasons After Fall
The Shrouded Isle
Scanner Sombre
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
Scanner Sombre (DRM Free)
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy (DRM Free)
Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You (DRM Free)

SEPTEMBER 2017

Killing Floor 2
Banner Saga 2
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
Worms W.M.D
Stories Untold
HackyZack
Eterium
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight (DRM Free)
Volantia: Kingdom in the Sky (DRM Free)

AUGUST 2017

Pillars of Eternity
NBA 2K17
ONE PIECE BURNING BLOOD
Offworld Trading Company
War for the Overworld
Overcooked
Wuppo
Nongünz
Quiet City (DRM Free)

JULY 2017

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
SimplePlanes
Galactic Civilizations® III
Armello
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter
Kero Blaster
Hyper Light Drifter
SimplePlanes (DRM Free)
2000:1: A Space Felony (DRM Free)
Kero Blaster (DRM Free)

JUNE 2017

Stellaris
Plague Inc: Evolved
SUPERHOT
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
Brigador: Up-Armored Edition
Shoppe Keep
Maize
Tiny Echo
Brigador: Up-Armored Edition (DRM Free)
Shoppe Keep (DRM Free)
Tiny Echo (DRM Free)

MAY 2017

DiRT Rally
Inside
This is the Police
Undertale
Metrico+
The Turing Test
GoNNER - Press Jump To Die Edition
Super Rude Bear Resurrection
A2Be - A Science Fiction Narrative (DRM Free)
Undertale (DRM Free)
Super Rude Bear Resurrection (DRM Free)

APRIL 2017

The Witness
Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition
Black Mesa
Kingdom: New Lands Royal Edition
Event[0]
[Tumblestone]
Slime-san
Tumblestone (DRM Free)
Jawns (DRM Free)

MARCH 2017

Total War: WARHAMMER
Poly Bridge
Space Run Galaxy
One Piece Pirate Warriors 3
RIVE: Wreck, Hack, Die, Retry
Flat Heroes
Morphblade
Uurnog Uurnlimited
RIVE: Wreck, Hack, Die, Retry (DRM Free)
Morphblade (DRM Free)
Uurnog (DRM Free)

 

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