The Humble Indie bundle has become a bit of a thing in the PC gaming community. Independent developers package up their budget titles, then consumers choose a price and pick up all the games for whatever they deem they’re worth.
Sometimes they donate $5. Sometimes they donate $500. (There’s obviously a skew towards the former.)
While there were always savings, the downside was you had to buy indie games. This time, Humble Bundle has teamed up with EA to offer 8 AAA titles for as little as $1.00.
What are these titles, you might ask?
- Battlefield 3*
- Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
- Crysis 2: Maximum Edition
- Dead Space
- Dead Space 3
- Medal of Honor
- Mirror’s Edge
- The Sims 3 + Starter Pack*
While I haven’t played all of these titles, I can easily confirm that Battlefield 3, Burnout Paradise, Dead Space, and Mirror’s Edge are all stellar (Dead Space quite literally). Whether or not you even want the other games is pretty much beside the point since you only pay what you want.
“But WiNGSPAN, I hate Origin, won’t I have to play these games on Electronic Arts’ shitty service?”
Actually, with the exception of Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3, all other games include codes for Steam and Origin. Hell, as far as I can tell, you actually get two copies of six of the eight titles, allowing you to gift out extra to anyone you can trick into installing Origin.
“But WiNGSPAN, I hate Electronic Arts, why should I give them money, even if it’s a few cents?”
While that may or may not be a valid concern, you should know that 0% of your donation goes to Electronic Arts. In fact, by purchasing the Origin Humble Bundle, you get to choose exactly how to distribute your funds between several reputable nonprofit organizations!
So, let’s recap:
- Get six to eight top tier games
- Pay whatever you want
- Play on Steam and/or Origin
- All the cash goes to charity
Enough jibber-jabber. You know what to do.
* These items require a donation above the average amount.