A new set of Humble Monthly games is on the horizon, but you can get two of the titles—Yakuza 0 and Tom Clancy’s The Division—right now for $12. That’s already a great deal, seeing as buying the games separately on Steam right now would cost you $70. Then, once this month’s cycle ends on February 1, you’ll also get an additional batch of six to eight mystery games. The only catch is that you won’t know what those games are until it’s too late to buy in for the month. So the real question is, are this month’s early-reveal games worth spending $12 on in hopes that the mystery titles are good?
According to our reviews, the answer is almost certainly yes. Yakuza 0 is a prequel to the long-running series set in Japan’s criminal underworld. In GameSpot’s 8/10 Yakuza 0 review, Peter Brown wrote, «You should play Zero because it’s a fascinating game that combines equal parts drama and comedy, and is unlike anything else out there at the moment.»
As for The Division, it’s getting a sequel on March 15, which should give you plenty of time to play this post-apocalyptic, loot-based shooter to see if you’re interested in the series. In GameSpot’s 8/10 The Division review, Scott Butterworth wrote, » I stopped caring about the game’s flaws after the first few hours and proceeded to lose myself in obsessive stat optimization and cooperative gun battles. The problems (and frustration) never disappeared, but I was more than happy to play through the pain.»
As for the mystery games, you can get a sense of their probable quality by looking at the full contents of previous months’ bundles here. All told, this bundle will likely include eight to 10 titles, spanning an array of genres. The games come in the form of Steam codes, and they’re yours to keep and play forever even if you cancel your subscription.
Other perks include access to all the games in The Trove, 10% off everything in the Humble Store, and access to exclusive deals. Plus, 5% goes to charity. You can join Humble Monthly here for $12 and cancel at any time.