A new month means one thing; brand new games! And, if you’re looking to add a plethora of new games to your PC libraries, Humble has your back.
For a small cost (up to £15.99 a month), you can download and keep up to 12 new games. And the better news is, you’ll be supporting some great charities whilst you’re at it!
Humble’s charity of choice for this month is; Oceana. Oceana’s mission is to, “make our oceans more biodiverse and abundant by winning policy victories in the countries that govern much of the world’s marine life” [c/o oceana.org]
See? Just by buying some great games, you can help make an impact. Speaking of games;
Published by: Devolver Digital
Developed by: Askiisoft
“Katana ZERO is a stylish neo-noir, action-platformer featuring breakneck action and instant-death combat. Slash, dash, and manipulate time to unravel your past in a beautifully brutal acrobatic display.
Exceptional Combat: Overcome your opposition however the situation requires. Deflect gunfire back at foes, dodge oncoming attacks, and manipulate enemies and environments with traps and explosives. Leave no survivors.
Hand-Crafted Sequences: Each level is uniquely designed for countless methods of completion. Defeat foes creatively, using spontaneous approaches to eliminate your enemy as you see fit.
Unconventional Storytelling: An enigmatic story told through cinematic sequences woven into the gameplay, twisting and folding to an unexpected conclusion”.Humble
Published by: Frictional Games
Developed by: Frictional Games
“You can’t let out a breath. The creature is only inches away. Its sole purpose – to feed off your terror. And so you crouch in the dark, trying to stop the fear rising, trying to silence what lies within you.
‘I know you. I know what you’re capable of‘.
In Amnesia: Rebirth, you are Tasi Trianon, waking up deep in the desert of Algeria. Days have passed. Where have you been? What did you do? Where are the others? Retrace your journey, pull together the fragments of your shattered past; it is your only chance to survive the pitiless horror that threatens to devour you.
‘Do not allow yourself anger, do not allow yourself to fear‘.
Time is against you. Step into Tasi’s shoes and guide her through her personal terror and pain. While you struggle to make your way through a desolate landscape, you must also struggle with your own hopes, fears, and bitter regrets. And still you must continue, step by step, knowing that if you fail you will lose everything”.Humble
John Wick Hex
Published by: Good Shepherd Entertainment
Developed by: Bithell Games
“BECOME THE BABA YAGA
John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of the critically acclaimed film franchise. Created in close cooperation with the creative teams behind the films, John Wick Hex is fight-choreographed chess brought to life as a video game, capturing the series’ signature gun fu style while expanding its story universe. Players must make quick decisions and choose every action and attack they make, all the while considering their immediate cost and consequences.
Featuring a unique blend of strategic momentum-based combat, John Wick Hex captures the feel of the unique tactical combat from the films and blurs the line between the strategy and action video game genres. Perform well and progress in the main story mode (which features an original story created for the game) to unlock new weapons, suit options and locations. Each weapon changes up the tactics you’ll use and the manner in which you’ll play. Ammo is finite and realistically simulated, so time your reloads and make the most of weapons you scavenge on the job.
Experience an original new story set prior to the events of the films which sees John on a desperate mission to rescue Winston and Charon from a dangerous new adversary seeking his birthright. This story is brought to life by the world class voice talents of Ian McShane and Lance Reddick, reprising their iconic roles from the films, and voice acting legend Troy Baker, joining the stellar cast as the game’s eponymous villain ‘Hex’. John Wick Hex compliments the style of the films with a unique graphic noir art design and an original score by renowned composer Austin Wintory”.Humble
Published by: Games Operators
Developed by: Jutsu Games
“112 Operator allows you to manage emergency services in any city in the world! Dispatch units, take calls and face situations caused by weather, traffic or changing seasons. Help the city survive escalating events like riots, organized crime, terrorist attacks, cataclysms, natural disasters and many more!”Humble
Guts and Glory
Published by: tinyBUILD
Developed by: HakJak
“Welcome to Guts and Glory, the craziest game show on earth, where ordinary people compete in extraordinary challenges of life and death, for glory!
The objective is simple; Race to the finish line while everything tries to kill you.
Dodge spinning saw blades, deadly spikes, explosives, turrets, and many other hazards—while navigating insane tracks set in a wide variety of environments. A game full of ‘LOLs’, ‘WTFs’, and ‘OMGs’, where failing can be just as much fun as winning. Do it to prove your awesomeness. Do it for the laughs. And, most importantly, Do it for the glory!“Humble
Ring of Pain
Published by: Humble Games
Developed by: Twice Different
“A new breed of card dungeon crawler!
Ring of Pain is a roguelike/card- game/dungeon-crawler mashup. Levels are generated randomly from decks of cards, and arranged in a format (like a ring) which lets you observe the level and strategise. As you interact with cards the dungeon dynamically adjusts based on what you’re doing.
Dungeon crawl in a card game, no walking required! No empty tiles, and nowhere to hide. Move through the Ring interacting or sneaking. When fighting is futile, it’s stealth you are seeking”.Humble
GARAGE: Bad Trip
Published by: tinyBUILD
Developed by: Zombie Dynamics
“Explore the dark hallways of underground parking and find a passage to the hidden obscure underworld. Find new weapons and use them to survive. Solve the mystery of this cursed place and the monsters that inhabit it”.Humble
The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia
Published by: Headup Games
Developed by: Morbidware
“Get ready for an electrifying mix between a bullet hell and a typing game!
Dodge bullets while typing exorcisms at the very same time: turn on both sides of your brain and jump into the adventure of Ray Bibbia, a private exorcist who’s going to face the threats of a demonic outbreak and deal with his dark and sinful past at the same time!
A city in decay, streets filled with thugs, crime and censorship and only one man to stop it all. Groundbreaking gameplay, exorcists, demons, metal singers, pimps, the Pope, drama, bad jokes and tons of hardcore action-filled boss battles for the first type ‘em up game ever realised”.Humble
Published by: All in! Games
Developed by: The Knights of Unity
“Gather your friends in this intensely fun local couch co-op game about home renovation and work your way to the top of a skyscraper in need of some work.
The owners of various apartments have left their homes in your hands. All they’ve given you is a blueprint of how their place should look. Cooperate with your friends to complete the task or make a mess trying!
Tools Up! is a local multiplayer game for up to four players. Work together against the clock and host a wild renovation party!”Humble
Published by: Fellow Traveller
Developed by: What Pumpkin Games
“You just crash-landed on Alternia, and you’re DESPERATE for friendship! Anyone will do…wait, who are those two trolls approaching you?
The Hiveswap Friendsim is a quick, loosely-canonical visual novel adventure following the efforts of the unnamed protagonist (that’s you!) to survive and maybe even thrive on the harsh surface of ALTERNIA.
Set in the time of Hiveswap: Act 1 , this episodic visual novel’s opening volume, written by Homestuck creator Andrew Hussie , is sure to satisfy Homestuck and Hiveswap fans who are eager for a darker stroll across the Alternian landscape”.Humble
Black Future ’88
Published by: Good Shepherd Entertainment, Surefire.Games
Developed by: SUPERSCARYSNAKES
“Black Future ’88 is a Synth-Punk, roguelike, 2D action Shooter. Vertically climb an always evolving procedural tower to reach the top and kill its insane owner…before your heart explodes.
Shoot, slash, dash and upgrade yourself to survive the endless waves of deadly traps, homicidal AI, crazed junkies and colossal Wardens standing in your way in a stylish alternative version of 1988.
The world is reeling from a nuclear cataclysm, created by Duncan, the tower architect. The First of his bombs fell in the summer of 1988, and by December they had blacked-out the sun with endless rain. We decided to stop keeping time after this, and it’s been 1988 ever since. Everything that lived through the initial attack will die in the extreme floods that followed.
These are the times after, where there are no more months, or even weeks…everything is measured in minutes left to live.
Take on the mantle of one of the last remaining misfit survivors, and fight your way to the top of the tower to kill the architect and stop the endless nuclear rain. Ascend to die, and die to survive”.Humble
Published by: Microids
Developed by: Microids
“The limitless imagination of Benoît Sokal continues in Syberia 3, focusing on an entirely new adventure.
After abandoning the island, Kate is found dying on the edge of a river by the Youkole tribe, a nomadic people migrating with their snow ostriches. Stuck in Valsembor village, together they must find a way to continue their journey in a race against their enemies and unexpected obstacles, not to mention Kate’s past, which catches up with her.
The next generation in adventure games, Syberia 3 takes you inside an enchanting, mysterious universe full of life for you to explore in 3D. Plunged into the heart of a world inhabited by a cast of interesting characters, you’ll discover and experience a fabulous tale as imagined by Benoit Sokal”.Humble
And there you have it. 12 games from a host of different publishers, some you’ll know, some you’re yet to discover. And the best part is, you can get any [or even all] of these games for around £15!
Plus, you’ll be helping sponsor a worthwhile cause in a problematic time. Who says gaming doesn’t benefit anyone?
ABG’s Senior Editor (News), YouTube content creator/streamer.