Following in the footsteps of itch.io and others, Humble Bundle has released its own Stand With Ukraine bundle.
The bundle, currently available for just over £30, will net you over eighty PC games, as well as forty or so other pieces of content including comics and 3D printer models. Sure, it’s not as many as Itch.io’s bundle but there’s a great many AA and AAA titles in there, including Back 4 Blood.
You can pay more than £30.58, the current minimum donation though whatever you donate will be split between up to four charities. You can use the sliders on the page to adjust how much each charity gets, with the charities in question being:
- Razom for Ukraine, which “initiates short and long-term projects, or collaborates on existing projects with partner organizations, which help Ukraine stay on the path of fostering democracy and prosperity.”
- International Rescue Committee, which “responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives”.
- International Medical Corps, “working to relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease by delivering vital healthcare”.
- Direct Relief, working “in the U.S. and internationally to equip doctors and nurses with life-saving medical resources to care for the world’s most vulnerable people”.
What sets the Stand With Ukraine bundle apart from other bundles is that all the money goes to charity. Typically, the money is divided between one or more charities, the publishers of the games and Humble themselves.
The latter has caused a stir of late because whereas you used to be able to opt to give Humble nothing, most of the bundles have a minimum amount that Humble receives. Take the Humble Heroine bundle, which raises money for Girls Who Code. No matter how much you mess with the sliders, Humble takes a minimum cut of £3.00 which, if you make the meet the minimum donation, is more than a fifth of the total.
The violent invasion in Ukraine is creating an urgent humanitarian crisis.
We joined forces for a bundle of games, books & software to help victims and refugees from Ukraine.
— Humble Bundle (@humble) March 18, 2022
But back to the Stand With Ukraine bundle – are any of these games worth having? The short answer is yes, absolutely. We weren’t that fond of Back 4 Blood but if you fancy a little zombie slaughter it could well be worth a look. On top of that, The Long Dark is a great deal for survival fans, sporting open and story-driven game modes.
There’s less blood in Kerbal Space Program, but this build-a-spaceship game is still an absolute smash. Max Payne 3 is also a fitting send-off for the gravelly-voiced misery guts though be warned that, while the vast majority of the games in this bundle are redeemed through Steam, Max Payne 3 requires the additional Rockstar Launcher.
Spyro Reignited is a fun nostalgia-filled outing, though it’s best enjoyed in bite-sized chunks. And if you’re a fan of post-apocalyptic games, Metro Exodus is a must-play, especially if Fallout 76 has left you cold.
We could go on, but for roughly £30 you’re getting great value and supporting war-torn Ukraine at the same time. If you want to find out more about how other games companies are helping and how you can help, check this out.
Humble Bundle’s Stand With Ukraine bundle is available for the rest of the week. You can find it here.