It’s hot. Really hot. The sun is on a mission to bring you down, but you don’t have to give into its fiery demands. You can load up your PC, turn the AC down or your fans way up, and enjoy another excellent crop of games in the Humble Monthly bundle.
It’s a snap. Visit the Humble Monthly Bundle site and sign up for twelve bucks a month. When a new month begins, you get a round of early-unlock games immediately. Like a reverse Thanos-snap, games appear in your library. But there’s more: even more games are revealed at the end of the month. That means each month has a steady, nourishing drip of games to keep your body and mind in peak gaming condition. When the next month begins, so does the game-giving magic. Oh, and you can up and cancel whenever you want, meaning if you’re really into this month’s selections but not too keen on next month, no penalty or committment. You can come and go as you please.
The Humble Monthly Bundle has a new feature beginning this month: Repeat Early Unlocks. If you choose this option, you replace all the September 2018 Early Unlock titles with the extremely excellent Rise of the Tomb Raider, one of first games to appear in the Humble Monthly Bundle.
August’s unlocks have already been revealed, so we’ll get to those in a bit. For now, let’s take a look at what September’s early unlocks bring.
Sniper Elite 4
There are shooters where you crush the trigger and stop only to reload, and then there’s Sniper Elite 4. Each shot requires careful consideration, accounting for factors like wind and even gravity itself before you squeeze off that one perfect shot.
Tales of Berseria
If you’re after a dark and impressive JRPG, Tales of Beseria delivers. This entry into the long-running Tales series is going to satisfy your role-playing needs, with its great combat and even better story. This is the sixteenth main game in the series, and it’s also one of the best.
Staxel is actually published by Humble, and it’s almost like someone took Stardew Valley and Minecraft, smashed them together, and created something entirely new and completely charming. Build friendships and harvest fruits and vegetables, what’s not to love?
If you’re already a Humble Monthly Bundle subscriber, congratulations: you just unlocked these aforementioned games. If you haven’t subscribed, sad to say you missed out on this round of early unlocks, but it’s not too late to sign up and set yourself up with plenty more chances to play games on the cheap.
The Surge is a self-described “hardcore action RPG,” and comparisons to Dark Souls aren’t completely out of the question. Instead of dark, mythic beasts, you battle through a sci-fi world wearing an exo-suit.
Sudden Strike 4
It feels like no Monthly Bundle would be complete without a World War II real-time strategy game, and Sudden Strike 4 is here to fill the RTS-shaped hole in your heart. With German, Allied, and Soviet campaigns and over 20 missions, there’s a lot to strategize here.
Kona takes place in Northern Canada, in the 1970s, putting you in the role of a detective tasked with investigating an eerie, remote village. Rather than serving out the story, Kona requires you to figure it out from the clues you gather along the way.
Forged Battalion takes the RTS genre back into the world of science fiction and tasking you with creating, commanding, and upgrading your own custom factions. You can play one of ten different skirmish maps with up to 8 players, or find your own path in solo missions.
Pathologic Classic HD
Pathologic Classic HD is an updated, definitive version of the original first-person horror indie darling Pathologic. In addition to upgraded visuals, the HD version also has an all-new English script and voice-overs.
Woten (Humble Original)
This month’s Humble Original is Woten, a charming platforming puzzler with throwback graphics and sound that sit somewhere between a lost Sega Master System game and a forgotten 16-bit classic.
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