Every month, Humble’s subscription model lets you keep up to 9 games from a choice of 12. Here’s what I think is good in the May 2020 Humble Choice.
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Jurassic World Evolution (+ DLC)
Jurassic World Evolution is a real-time strategy game where you’re in charge of designing and maintaining the titular resort. It’s a genre I alway enjoy and I was really interested in this when it launched (but never played it, boo). Spare no expense. What could possibly go wrong?
XCOM 2 (+ DLC)
XCOM 2 takes what made the original turn-based strategy game and makes it even better. It has some features I’m not 100% sure about (limited turns are the big one) but I haven’t played enough of it to have a strong opinion either way. But the game is great and the fact it comes with some DLC makes this a sweet deal.
Rise of Industry
Rise of Industry is a tycoon/management sim where the world itself changes depending on the decisions you make as a company. The graphic style won’t suit everyone – I feel like the voxel thing has had its day – but the game itself looks really interesting.
Niche – A Genetics Survival Game
I got a review code for Niche at launch and don’t feel like I’m smart enough to play it. You need to manage the evolution of your creatures by tweaking their DNA, but I couldn’t really figure out how to just get my animals to do stuff like eat. So they all died. Could just be me, though.
Warhammer 40k: Gladius – Relics of War
Gladius brings a 4X turn-based strategy theme to the Warhammer 40k universe. Regulars will know that I love me some 40k but I usually struggle with 4X games because I have such a terrible memory. The theme might be enough to get me to stick with this one, but who knows at this point?
The Swords of Ditto: Mormo’s Curse
The Swords of Ditto is a top-down action RPG with rogue-like elements. Think 90s Zelda meets Rogue Legacy. The art style and music are super cute and I think this is definitely worth a look.
Warsaw is a tactical turn-based strategy game that looks a lot like Darkest Dungeon. It’s set in WW2 and has you and your squad trying to fight through their war-torn city. I haven’t played it, but it looks pretty cool.
Heave Ho is a game I’ve wanted since it launched. It’s a party co-op game where 4 players need to try and guide themselves to the goal using only their arms and physics. If you like Human Fall Flat or I Am Bread, this will be your jam. Heh, that was a good pun.
MO: Astray is a beautiful action playformer that reminds me of Celeste. You control a blob and you need to survive enemies and the environment. I don’t know anything else about it, but I love the art style!
Neoverse looks like a deck-building card game combined with a fighting game or a spectacle brawler. I love Slay the Spire and this looks like it could tick the same boxes.
Umm. It’s chess. But ultra. I mean, it looks pretty but it’s still chess. What can I say about that?
Horace is a 2D platform game with a bunch of mini-games built in. It sounds like it has a very British sense of humour, which might not appeal to everyone. But it’s definitely cute.
So What’s my Humble Choice for May 2020?
This is a strong month. For me the obvious choices are Jurassic World Evolution, XCOM 2 and Rise of Industry. Heave Ho (if it has online multiplayer rather than just local) is a given. Swords of Ditto looks like my kind of thing too. From there it gets a bit tougher, but I think Warhammer 40k: Gladius, MO: Astray and Neoverse would be the rest of my choices.
What about you?
Check out my opinions on the other Humble Choice deals here!