Humble Bundle is the king of the video game bundle sites, and it has solidified this position with its monthly subscription service, aptly named Humble Monthly. The upcoming March bundle may prove to be the best Humble Monthly bundle yet, as it contains the critically acclaimed and tough-as-nails Dark Souls III and the Ashes of Ariandel DLC.
Subscription boxes are all the rage these days (I recently wrote an article comparing two options, Loot Crate and The Curiosity Box). They come in a bevy of flavors, from sci-fi to horror to gaming, but usually they are physical boxes with physical goodies and merchandise. Subscription boxes are excellent ways to collect video game-themed collectibles, but gamers in the mood for actual video games usually have to look somewhere else, which is where Humble Monthly comes in.
For only $12 a month, gamers will receive a metric ton of games, both AAA and indie, that cover a wide range of genres. The February bundle included Life is Strange, Tacoma, Civilization VI, Owlboy, Black The Fall, Snake Pass, The Norwood Suite, and Fortune 499. That’s $170 worth of games. What about January’s bundle? Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition, Quantum Break, The Long Dark, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, Hiveswap Act 1, Mr. Shifty, Cursed Castilla, and Hitch Hiker. $190 worth of games for a paltry $12. I doubt you could find a better deal anywhere else on the Internet.
The value of the games you receive for the price you pay isn’t the only aspect that makes Humble Monthly so popular. Each Humble Monthly includes a free Humble Original, a game developed exclusively for Humble Monthly subscriptions, and one or two “early” games, which tend to be the most expensive games in the bundle. Unlike the majority of the games in the bundle, which are given to subscribers on the first of the month, the “early” games are immediately available for download. For March’s bundle, those games are Dark Souls III and its Ashes of Ariandel DLC (The Ringed City is not included in Humble Monthly), the last and possibly best entries in the Dark Souls franchise. The base game has almost a hundred hours worth of gameplay, more if you play the DLC. I honestly do not know if the people at Humble Bundle could have picked a better game to showcase March’s Humble Monthly bundle.
$12 for Dark Souls III and its DLC is an absolute steal, and anyone who purchases the subscription will receive at least seven more games, one of which can’t be obtained anywhere else. While you will have to wait a month for these seven other games, Dark Souls III has more than enough content to last you until March 1st.