Another Humble Bundle is upon us, and this time it features Ubisoft games. I guess the days when Humble Bundle featured only indie games is long since past. Oh well. Games are games, and this bundle has some pretty decent ones. Most of them do activate on Uplay, however, which seems like it might be a deal breaker for some people.
The base tier features Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Grow Home, and Rayman: Origins. I can personally attest that Gunslinger is an awesome game, and was well-worth $15, let alone the bare minimum of $1. The other games are pretty good too, if word of mouth is to be believed, which it tends to be.
From there, the beat the average features Far Cry 3, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China. Far Cry 3 is obviously great, and despite the loss of Michael Ironside, Splinter Cell is a fun stealth action game. And to be honest, I hadn’t even heard of ACC: China, although Chronicles did ring a distant bell, so I might’ve just let that game in one ear and out the other. But from what the trailer shows, it’s a side-scrolling Assassin’s Creed spin-off. For a flat $15, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue and The Crew are added to the bundle. Rogue is that other game that came out the same year as Unity, and was better, too. And The Crew is The Crew. Pretty weak tier, all together.
Finally, for a whopping $75, add to the bundle a pre-order for The Division, a Division T-shirt, and a coupon for the Ubisoft store. If you’re dead set on pre-ordering The Division, (I wrote some beta impressions) then paying an extra $15 for all the above games and a t-shirt seems like a pretty good deal, and that doesn’t even include any additional games that are added to the bundle later. But if you’re like me and already own the vast majority of those games, then waiting to buy The Division separately closer to when it comes out is probably the safer bet.
And unlike the anti-pre-order brigade, I’m not going to tell you how to spend your money.
Yeah, pre-order those games if you want.
Just know you can probably get it for cheaper through Green Man Gaming and many other vendors.