Years ago, a new era of gaming began when Humble Bundle was introduced to PC gamers. For a few dollars they were able to buy a bunch of games, donating their money to various charities. The service evolved quickly, offering more games, Steam games, more bundles of different kinds - not only games - and a few years ago the Humble Monthly.
For those unaware, the Humbly Monthly is a monthly subscription that will make you able to receive a bunch of new different games every month. It starts at 11 dollars per month, but it goes lower if you subscribe for three, six or twelve months.
It's a bit complicated for those who doesn't know it, and a lot of questions and doubts are often asked in the official forums.
There is a early unlock game, a game in the bundle that is revelaed a month before the actual bundle comes out. Sometimes there are more than one games, but just one is usually the rule. For example one of the most recent one was Rise of the Tomb Raider. People who have subscribed and have already paid can receive the game instantly, as well as any new subscriber that would like to play it.
Then, on the first friday of the month, the magic happen: the other games of the bundle (usually around 6) are revealed! Some people will complain, other will be happier. Usually there are small indie titles, well known good games... there is not a generic rule, but in the majority of the cases they will have positive reviews.
Each month a Humble Original is also included: small experimental games that only the Monthly Subscribers will have access to. They are weird unique game, and in many cases they aren't developed to be released to the general public but just to the Monthly people.
In the last few months a new nice addition made this subscription even more worth it: the Humble Trove, a catalogue of DRM-free games (meaning that you'll have the installer, and no key involved, you can install them anywhere anytime you want) including not only most of the Originals, but also a bunch of other games (some of them actually pretty cool!).
However, the Humble Monthly is a risk. You never know what are the games that are gonna be included in it, and you might end up not liking them. At the same time, in the past there have been so many good bundles with amazing games included in them... and if you miss one of those, you'll regret if for life.
But see it like Christmas every month! How could you not like that?
- It's like Christmas every month
- Price not too high, with multiple options avalaible
- You have a discount on the Humble Store
- You can pause or cancel your subscription at any time, keeping the games
- The Humble Trove is a nice addition
- Not avalaible on consoles
- You never know what games will be included, you might not like them
- If you are not subscribed anymore, you'll lose access to the Trove
- More indie titles than AAA games - and this might be negative if you're not a fan of them