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 August 2020 Humble Choice.
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Vampyr is a story-driven RPG where you play as a newly sired vampire who happens to be a doctor. So you’re supposed to be helping people while also keeping yourself alive by feeding on them. It has a similar moral system to Mass Effect, although I don’t know how deep it goes.
Hello Neighbor is an interesting stealth game where you need to sneak into your suspicious neighbour’s basement without being caught. As you play, the neighbour AI improves and learns your habits, so you need to switch things up or he’ll trap you. It’s instant fail stealth, so not really my thing, but a lot of people love it.
Wargroove is a cute, top-down turn-based strategy game. It reminds me of the Advance Wars series, but with the addition of multiplayer. It also has the ability to design and play your own maps, which is pretty cool.
Call of Cthulu
If you’re looking for a Lovecraftian horror RPG then Call of Cthulu has you covered. I thought it looked great when it launched in 2018 and I’d still like to play it now.
Little Big Workshop
No, it’s not like LBP on Playstation. Little Big Workshop is a management game and with a rating of 88% positive on Steam it seems pretty good. I love these types of games.
Genesis Alpha One Deluxe
Genesis Alpha One is a roguelike FPS where you need to build the very ship that you need to defend. It’s a cool concept, and with the Deluxe edition only launching on Steam in February, this seems like a good chance to check it out.
Automachef is a management game along the lines of Infinifactory and Big Pharma, where you need to build production lines to manufacture things. Except this time it’s food, obviously.
Through the Darkest of Times
I’ve never heard of Through the Darkest of Times, but it looks like an interesting strategy game. I don’t know if you can change the course of history entirely, but it would be cool if you could.
American Fugitive: State of Emergency
American Fugitive is a top-down GTA clone set in a small, fictional mid-west town. It does a lot of things really well – you can break into houses, the driving feels good, the soundtrack makes you feel like you’re in Dukes of Hazzard. The map starts to feel small pretty quickly though, and I got a bit bored of seeing the same areas over and over. Fun for short bursts though.
The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters
The Coma 2 is a visual novel with a horror twist. Not my kind of thing, but I guess enough people enjoyed the first that they made a sequel!
We Were Here Together
We Were Here Together is a co-op puzzle game set in a kind of post-apocalyptic frozen world. I haven’t played any of the We Were Here games, but they all look pretty good.
A Case of Distrust
A Case of Distrust is a visual novel set in San Francisco in 1924. The art style is kind of minimalist and (again) it’s not really my genre, but the setting interests me. And that soundtrack is great.
So What’s my Humble Choice for August 2020?
My choices this month would be Vampyr, Wargroove, We Were Here Together, Automachef, Little Big Workshop, Genesis Alpha One Deluxe and Call of Cthulu. I’d go for American Fugitive as well if I didn’t already own it.
Is there a great game I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments!
Check out my opinions on the other Humble Choice deals here!