If there’s one thing we know you grogs love, it’s a good deal. I mean, when something like one of Gary Grigsby’s epics retails for $80 or so full-price, you can’t afford not to be frugal. Lucky for you we’re here with something that might help with that…
Humble, if you don’t already know, is a company that mainly specialises in running time-limited cheap deals on videogames where the customer chooses how much money to give to the publisher, and how much goes straight to one of any number of supported charities. They do good work, by and large so if you’re going to pick up a game on the cheap, doing it via these guys is pretty cool.
Humble’s latest sale is titled ‘The World at War’ and has a range of games (some war games, some not) going for up to 75% off, probably to mark the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day operations.
The games on offer are all WW2 themed, but more importantly they are all games that are on Steam, as Humble works by sending you a Steam code (so there’s no physical product involved, and they can’t support games that aren’t on Steam).
That means that a lot of the games you’ll see are more on the mainstream side of the fence, and it doesn’t look like Slitherine/Matrix Games have chosen to take part in this particular activity, although they are running sales elsewhere on places like GOG.com. Still, there are some potential gems to be found. Here’s a round-up of some that have caught our eye:
Hearts of Iron 4
There’s several different HoI 4 editions on sale for 60%, with individual expansions going for 50% off. Even the most recent release, Man the Guns, is running a 25% discount. Don’t forget the game’s also just been updated to version 1.7.
Men of War
If you don’t yet own Men of War: Assault Squad 2, I demand you rectify this right now. Both the basic and the ‘Deluxe’ editions are 80%, with the various mini-expansions going for 75% cheaper.
Beyond that, there’s one of the Men of War spin-off games, Condemned Heroes, going for 75% off, and if you want to experience a piece of history the two games that started the series – Faces of War & Soldiers: Heroes of World War II – are going for £1 each.
Theatre of War 2
You know, it’s a shame 1C aren’t properly in the war games business anymore. They really gave it a decent try a few years ago but now it seems they’re trying to diversify in less violent directions. One of their other classic series was the Theatre of War franchise.
There are two different stand alone games available on this sale – Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943 & Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943.
These are the ones that caught our eye: if you’re into your shooters, there’s a range of games available from the newly released Battalion 1944, Post Scriptum, Red Orchestra and a few others.