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 June 2020 Humble Choice.
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Supraland is a first-person Metroidvania with some puzzle elements. I like that combination, and it looks like fun. And a bit weird. But in a good way.
Grid is an arcade racing game that’s kind of like a not reboot of the Codemasters franchise. It’s apparently pretty decent, although I usually prefer a bit more realism in my raing games. I’ve read that it’s designed to make racing in professional events feel natural – as if you’ve trained for it – but I worry that it might remove some of the stuff I love about driving games.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
I played Hellblade on stream and absolutely loved it. It deals with some troubling mental health issues in a tactful and subtle way. The storyline is interesting and it never feels like it’s trying to push a message at you. The combat is challenging enough to be engaging without getting frustrated and the puzzles are just about clever enough to make your brain work. I’ve got a full let’s play video series, but you’ll need to join my Patreon to watch it 😀
The Messenger is a 2D Metroidvania that uses a time travel mechanic. It was very well reviewed across the board in 2018, although the art style and soundtrack don’t do it for me. I grew up with chiptunes and pixel art though, so maybe I’m just over it. But it captures the 16-bit era perfectly.
Barotrauma looks like it could be awesome. A co-op survival game with horror elements, on a submarine that’s also in space. It sounds amazing and I’d be all in on that.
Felix the Reaper
Felix the Reaper is a puzzle game about setting traps and engineering the deaths of humans. The art style and main character are super cute and apparently it’s also a romantic comedy? I don’t know.
Men of War 2
Men of War 2 is a WW2 RTS. The game itself looks good, but when it comes to WW2 RTS games it’s hard to top Company of Heroes. It’s apparently pretty good though, and there’s also an absolute ton of DLC for it, if that’s your thing. I’m just kind of over the era and setting for games now.
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones
Stygian is a Lovecraft-themed RPG that looks like it shares some DNA with games like This War of Mine. The hand drawn art style won’t be for everyone, but if weird psychological horror is your thing it might be worth a look.
Remnants of Naezith
Remnants of Naezith is a 2D platformer that looks like it could have been built in Terraria. It’s well reviewed on Steam and looks like it could be built with speedrunners in mind. It’s been out for a couple of years now but just launched on Switch.
Overload is probably the biggest (read: most expensive) release this month. It’s a 6DOF space shooter along the lines of Descent and Fury3. It looks pretty cool and it’s been a long time since I spent any time with this genre.
The Stillness of the Wind
The Stillness of the Wind is an atmospheric adventure with a beautiful art style. You play as an old lady who has to look after a farm (it’s always a farm isn’t it?) while also finding out what’s going on with the weird letters you keep getting from your family.
The King’s Bird
The King’s Bird is another 2D platformer, but this time it’s focused on flying and maintaining momentum around the levels. I love how smooth and flowing this looks and the art is beautiful.
So What’s my Humble Choice for June 2020?
The obvious choices for me are Hellblade (if I didn’t already own it), Grid, Overload, Supraland and Barotrauma. If I wanted something to chill with I’d go for The Stillness of the Wind and The King’s Bird. If I had the time for a Metroidvania I’d take The Messenger as well. A pretty decent selection this month!
Check out my opinions on the other Humble Choice deals here!