XCOM 2 and Warhammer 40,000: Gladius feature in May 2020's 'Humble Choice' offering

By Joe Robinson 04 May 2020 0

My first day back in the office after a month being off work deserves but one thing: a sales post about Humble! We don’t really talk about Humble’s ‘Humble Choice’ offering as much. Like most subscription plans it depends on the content, but May 2020’s lineup is definitely worth checking out.

Humble Choice replaced the company’s previous ‘Humble Monthly’ initiative. Every month they curate at least ten games, and depending on which plan you get you can choose up to three, or up to nine of those games to keep forever, along with other perks and discounts.

The May 2020 Humble Choice Line-up is as follows:

  • Jurassic World Evolution with Deluxe Dinosaur Pack
  • XCOM 2 and two DLC packs: Reinforcement and Resistance Warrior
  • Rise of Industry
  • Niche - a genetics survival game
  • Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics Of War
  • The Swords of Ditto: Mormo's Curse
  • WARSAW
  • Heave Ho
  • MO:Astray
  • NEOVERSE
  • Chess Ultra
  • Horace

As you can see, a few highlights to point out here. XCOM 2 of course is a touchstone of modern turn-based tactics, although it must be noted the two DLC packs the Choice entry comes with aren't the most interesting you could get. At this point though, all of the game’s DLC is on regular discount on steam.

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War is the Civilization-meets-Warhammer 40K title that no-one asked for, but also one that’s actually kind of good. It strips out everything about the Civilization formula that’s not connected to trying to slaughter one-another, but it’s actually a pretty decent game for what it is. Various DLC packs have introduced new factions, like the Tyranids or the T’au, and they’ve actually been pretty good as well.

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WARSAW is not one we’ve reviewed here on Strategy Gamer, but it has a decent reputation as a Darkest Dungeon-type game set during the Nazi occupation of Poland in the Second World War.

The rest of the titles, other than maybe Rise of Industry and Jurassic World Evolution don’t really fit into our remit here, but those strategy titles make this a remarkably solid month for Humble Choice. If you’re interested, the ‘Basic’ package lets you keep up to three games and costs £11.99/$14.99 while the ‘Premium’ package lets you keep up to nine games and costs £15.99/$19.99.

Both also net you access to the Humble Trove, which is like an archive of DRM-free games that gets added to every month, which subscribers can access and download titles from for free.

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