Name Your Price: Humble THQ Bundle Offers Metro 2033, Darksiders, CoH and SR 3

Posted on November 29, 2012 2:00 PM by Rob Williams

Because Humble Bundles have become, for the lack of a better term, a “dime a dozen”, we haven’t reported on them all. But once in a while, a new Bundle will come along that stops me right in my tracks and makes it difficult to put words to digital paper. “The Humble THQ Bundle” becomes one of the select few to pull that off. I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Indie anymore.

For a price of your choosing, the Bundle consists of these games:

  • Darksiders
  • Metro 2033
  • Red Faction: Armageddon
  • Company of Heroes
  • Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
  • Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor

Spend at least the average ($5.20 at the time of writing), and Saints Row: The Third also gets tossed in. And as if the Bundle wasn’t attractive enough already, you’ll also receive soundtracks for all of the games that offer one.

Sheesh. Enough said. Have at it. Just note that unlike all of the other Humble Bundles, this one is a Windows-exclusive.

  • Kayden

    I will be jumping on this so I can get Darksiders, Metro and Red Faction at least. Is it Friday yet?

  • Marfig

    Metro, Red Faction and Darksiders alone are worth it. What an amazing deal! And redeemable on steam, on top of it. Simply insane. Someone please send me this as a gift. I can’t make web purchases at this time. No credit. I’ll pay on the next opportunity. In double. I’m serious!

  • Rob Williams

    If it wasn’t clear enough by this post, this Bundle just blows me away. Paying the average for any one of these games would be an absolute steal, much less getting them all for that (though it’s of course encouraged to spend more… charity, remember!). Of all these games, Saints Row 3 and Darksiders are just plain yummy.

  • Brett Thomas

    Gotta say, this one isn’t really my bag. :( The humble bundles are great for me when they’re indie and cross platform, because those devs don’t get a lot of exposure or support. That being said, it’s nice to see THQ chipping in on the charity drives to foster some extra push.

    • Rob Williams

      THQ -definitely- doesn’t need the exposure here like the indie devs do, but it’s sure nice for those who get to bag a lot of great games for a modest price. At the average, this beats the pants right off of Steam’s sales.

    • Kougar

      Unfortunately, THQ does need the support. They are doing this precisely because they are in dire need of revenue just to launch CoH 2 and Metro 2 next year. I am fairly sure this is the sole reason we are seeing a major game studio publish many of its popular titles for what amounts to free.

      Let me put it this way. THQ has closed a dozen game studios and sold off franchises since 2010, but has lost 360 million $$$ over the last two years alone. Their stock briefly fell below the $1 mark required to maintain a NASDAQ listing after this month’s figures were released.

      Honestly, if CoH 2 and/or the next Metro don’t do well, THQ may be gone by 2014. And just think, THQ had revenues of over $1 billion dollars in 2007.

      • Rob Williams

        Ugh, good point. I really don’t want to see THQ go away; it’s been responsible for some of the best PC titles out there.

      • Marfig

        That’s explains why the default split on this humble bundle is 65% towards THQ. Which I find… offensive.

        Regardless, I’ve been thinking all day about this issue. It really bugged me seeing a privately publisher funded triple-A studio showing up on Humble Bundle (previously thought to be a way for indies to promote their products). Kougar reply here gave me some relief. If indeed we are seeing one last effort of the company to bring out a couple of games that can potentially save it from bankrupcy, then I can accept that.

        In fact, I can welcome that. Let’s hope Bethesda, Gearbox and others are close to bankrupcy!

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