The Humble Bundle always manages to group together a surprising amount of high quality games in a single, ridiculously discounted package, whether itâ€™s fantastic RPGs like Wayward Souls and Shadowrun Returns or in-depth strategy titles such as Kingdom Rush Frontiers and Guild of Dungeoneering. This weekâ€™s bundle sets its sights on story-focused adventure games, and the result is a staggering selection of canâ€™t-miss sagas on Android for one very low price.
The first tier of the bundle lets you pay whatever youâ€™d like to get Grim Fandango Remastered, Kathy Rain, and Machinarium. There is a $1 minimum for this trio, but considering each of these games is usually $4.99 on Google Play, $1 for all three is a steal. Grim Fandango Remastered is the classic Tim Schafer story starring underworld reaper Manny Calavera, but with updated graphics and soundtrack. Kathy Rain is a modern take on old-school point-and-click adventures, following biker badass Kathy as she investigates the death of her grandfather. Machinarium is a gorgeous, interactive work of art set in a desolate, mechanical wasteland.
The second tier costs only $4 and gets you the three games mentioned above as well as Her Story, Sorcery! 4, and Burly Men at Sea. $4 is still cheaper than buying any of these games solo, and you get six of them to boot. Her Story is a fascinating experiment in narrative which uses live action video to explore a complicated criminal case. Sorcery! 4 is an expansive, beautiful gamebook and conclusion to the longstanding Sorcery! series. Burly Men at Sea is almost like an interactive childrenâ€™s picture book, but with different stories to experience every time you open it.
The final tier of the bundle is available for $6. Paying $6 or more will net you all six games already discussed, as well as Lumino City and Samorost 3. Lumino City is an utterly breathtaking adventure that takes place in a world designed by hand, literally: itâ€™s made out of paper, motors, and working lights that were constructed, videotaped, and transformed into the in-game environment. It gives the game a tactility and sense of vitality that make its characters and puzzles come alive. Samorost 3 is another adventure by Machinarium developer Amanita Design, made obvious by its shared use of beautifully hand-drawn scenes and surreal, almost Bosch-like environments. Although, like Sorcery! 4, it is part of a larger series, you donâ€™t have to play the previous games to enjoy or appreciate the latest entry.
With all of these games costing $4.99 apiece on Google Play (except for $3.99 Her Story), this bundle is a shockingly good value at over 80% off the total. It also just happens to be full of amazing adventure games on top of that, with each one well worth a place in your permanent catalogue. The Humble Great Adventures Bundle will be available until May 1st, but we recommend grabbing it soonerâ€”youâ€™ll need plenty of time to get through these expansive, immersive stories.