This may arguably be the worst ever Humble Monthly.
Hitman is a two year old game which will see its sequel released in less than two weeks. The “Complete First Season” doesn’t even include the other $25 of DLC.
Hollow Knight is a decent deal, but is now over eight months old. The main issue here is that this is one of those games that it feels like the bulk of the people who might actually want it will have already bought it before now. (Well praised, relatively low regular price, etc.)
7 Days to Die has been in Early Access for almost five full years. Might be decent, but honestly it has been years since I’ve heard or seen anyone showing any interest in its existence.
Resident Evil Revelations is a decent RE4-era Resident Evil game, but it is also a 5 year old port of a 3DS title. According to IsThereAnyDeal, it has also been in two previous Humble Bundles.
Dead Island Definitive Edition is the two year old “remaster” that no one asked for of the now 7 year old Dead Island that everyone had forgotten about.
Sniper Elite and Sniper Elite V2 are the 13 and 6 year old entries of the Sniper franchise, which have since been supplanted by the 4 and 1.5 year old Sniper Elite 3 and 4. Sniper Elite has been sold for less than $1, V2 has been in at least two non-Humble Bundles, and… Just two months ago, Sniper Elite 4 was in a Humble Monthly.
The Dwarves… Two years old. I remember seeing a few sites cover this game before release, talking about the combat system. I don’t remember any sites covering it after its release. While it is almost unfair to say so, this feels like one of those games where its “value” is kept simply because the publisher won’t reduce its premium regular price while instead attempting to move copies through almost continuously having it “on sale” for 75% off somewhere.
Hard Reset Redux is the two year old remaster of the now 7 year old Hard Reset… Deja vu? (At least there is no “Dying Light” rendering Hard Reset pointless.)
In some ways, this is a weird bundle. On paper, you can see the argument for it not being awful. Multiple games have relatively high price tags, multiple have decent to solid ratings, multiple titles have never been bundled, multiple titles arguably have name value. It just…disappoints when you realize this is what you’ve gotten.
With Hollow Knight, Resident Evil, 7 Days to Die, and Dead Island, half of this bundle fits a Halloween theme. I wonder, did Humble halfway come up with a Halloween monthly and then just scramble to fill it with whatever other scraps they had, or did they have a non-themed bundle and scrambled to fill it with whatever “horror” scraps they could find?