Warhammer 2020 Bundle & Warhammer Franchise Sale live on Humble

By Joe Robinson 15 Jul 2020 0

We’ve got another set of Humble stuff to throw your way. In celebration of Warhammer Week Humble have teamed up with Games Workshop (and partners) to offer a Warhammer Humble Bundle, as well as a general Warhammer sale over on the main store.

The sale will be live for the next week, offering up to 80% off various titles. Meanwhile the bundle is live for the next two weeks and offers up tp $200+ worth of content for up to £10.

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Let’s start by breaking down the bundle in our usual style:

Tier 1 - Pay at least $1

This is a strange tier, with only one title really leading it in terms of value. The original Dawn of War is not only a great real-time tactical game, but probably one of the best Warhammer 40,000 ever made. It hasn’t aged well graphically, but it’s still great fun.

The bundle only comes with the base game, but luckily for you all of the DLC is available via the sale for up to 75% off. It’s almost like this was planned.

The other titles on this tier are more of an unknown quantity. I’d completely forgotten that Kill Team existed. It’s a Diablo-like action shooter that was probably made to coincide with the relaunch of the table-top game. It’s not got great reviews. Legacy of Dorn is a gamebook, so nothing much to write home about there and while Vermintide is really good, the sequel is also as good so I’d be surprised if there’s much of a player base still.

dawn of war 1 40k

Tier 2 - Pay above the Average (Currently: £5.66)

Again, another questionable Tier although a bit more consistent than the first one. Dawn of War II is considered a good game, but it’s not really the same as Dawn of War 1. Relic went down a more RPG route with a smaller selection of units with less CoH style gameplay, so be warned.

Battlefleet Gothic Armada is a pretty good game, and in many ways I prefer it to its sequel. It’s got a great campaign set-up, and some interesting persistence mechanics as you build up your fleet of ships, plus all of the factions are present (either base or via DLC).

Deathwatch: Enhanced Edition is very similar to various Space Hulk adaptations that have been attempted, but it’s essentially a port of an iOS game. It’s got some neat ideas but not really the stamina to entertain for long.

warhammer 40k sanctus reach

Finally, there’s Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach. If Dawn of War is the best 40K game, Sanctus Reach could easily be the second best and for better reasons as well. Sanctus Reach is a turn-based strategy game that takes you through a campaign where the Space Wolves are fighting Orks, as they do. But there’s no base-building - you construct an army using a point-buy system, much like you would in the table-top game.

It’s the closest you’ll ever get to table-top 40K in digital form and it’s pretty great, with the only limitations being those mandated by budget & scale.

Tier 3 - Pay at least £10.50

Technically the ‘weakest’ tier, but only because you have to pay the most to get at it. Space Marine is considered a pretty interesting third-person shooter, but that’s about all there is to it.

The front-runner is definitely Blood Bowl 2, which is an excellent digital adaptation of the fantasy sports management game and well worth checking out if the idea appeals to you.

The less said about Dawn of War 3, the better.

All in all, not the strongest bundle we’ve ever seen. It’s a cheap way to get certain specific games if you were interested, but with the sale still running for another week you’d probably be better off just picking up what you want directly from the Humble Store.

Either way, let us know what you end up buying!



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