So with E3 over and all those great games getting you excited to play some games, there is nothing worse than realising that there is nothing much around to play at the moment, so why not do your bit for charity and go and grab the latest humble indie bundle.
For those of you who are unaware what exactly the humble indie bundle is, it is a bunch of games that you can pay what you want to own. you can also decide how your donation is split between all the people involved in putting this bundle together. This current bundle is arguably the best bundle released to date and Includes the following four games DRM free for your PC, Mac or Linux system:
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Metacritic Score: 83)
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP delivers a completely fresh adventure gaming experience, defying conventions to develop a unique kind of storytelling. The plot is unveiled in “sessions,” each of which involves traveling through the countryside and solving puzzles and combat challenges. Every scene overflows with rich graphic and auditory details, featuring distinctive artwork by Superbrothers Inc. and music and sound design by Jim Guthrie.
LIMBO (MS: 88)
The captivating puzzle-platformer LIMBO is a modern classic, putting players in control of a boy’s journey through a tense and hostile world. The protagonist is as fragile and hardy as you’d expect of a young kid, making for a novel and sometimes surprisingly intense adventure. With incredibly tight platforming, detailed 2D graphics, and well-designed puzzles, LIMBO has rightfully earned critical and popular acclaim for the Danish indie studio, Playdead. We even gave it a full 10/10 last year on the PS3.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent (MS: 85)
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is Frictional Games’ first-person, survival horror masterpiece, pitting a weaponless protagonist against the darkest secrets of the castle he’s trapped in. With an emphasis on puzzle-solving and maintaining sanity amidst unspeakable abominations, Amnesia’s tense adventure breaks new ground for a well-loved, but challenging genre.
The acclaimed action-platformer Psychonauts bears all the marks of a mad Tim Schafer/Double Fine creation: a zany premise, standout characters, and fun-above-all gameplay. In Psychonauts, you play as Raz, a psychically gifted kid at a summer camp-slash-training facility for mentalist super agents. When the camp falls to a dastardly
deception, it’s up to Raz to traverse through the minds of various camp characters to save himself and his friends.
But wait, there’s more. If you pay over the average donation (Currently at $8.44/£5.42) you get access to for more games which are:
Bastion (MS: 86)
The action-RPG Bastion won over the gaming public with its incredible attention to every detail—from the tight combat controls, to the inspired, narrator-driven storytelling in a novel, post-apocalyptic fantasy world. Players take on the role of the Kid, entrusted with the thankless task of restoring the world after a disastrous calamity. With a none-too-small arsenal of stylized weapons, jaw-dropping art, and amazing music, Bastiontruly deserves its reputation as a must-play indie game by Supergiant Games.
Lone Survivor (MS: 81)
Lone Survivor is a psychological survival adventure, with art, design, and music by the one-man studio, Superflat Games. The surgical-mask wearing protagonist has survived a disaster and must now face the world’s twisted creatures, as well as the potential unraveling of his own mind.
Braid challenges players to solve incredibly clever platforming puzzles by manipulating the flow of time. It released to near-universal praise, surprising audiences with its refreshing gameplay, while also upending notions about game design and independent game development. As part of Humble Indie Bundle 2, and now Humble Indie Bundle V, Braid is absolutely a must-play among must-plays.
Super Meat Boy (MS: 87)
Super Meat Boy is what you get when you mold a little man out of ground meat, and put him in a world full of tricky gaps, slides, and hazards. Plan to perish many times in the course of saving Bandage Girl from Dr. Fetus, but prepare to bask in the glory of pulling off impossible platforming feats, unlocking secret characters, and triumphing over 300+ levels.
A great deal huh… NO? well there is still more. Along with these eight highly rated indie games, you will get the soundtrack to the first four games as well as Bastion (whose soundtrack is worth the entry fee alone).
If that’s not tempted you to go and get it, nothing will. For those of you that are interested, there is only just over 24 hours left to get all this content at what ever price you want to pay, so head on over to http://www.humblebundle.com and get your donations in.