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Absolver, Mutant Year Zero and Northgard sold in Humble Monthly

Published: 11:22, 04 March 2019
picture showing characters from Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

Humble Monthly Bundle for April is partially revealed now as it offers Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Absolver and Northgard for the cost of $12 monthly subscription. Each game is highly rated, but may not be everyone's cup of tea.

All three titles in Humble Monthly's April lineup are niche games. While they garnered a lot of positive reception, each of them has a limited target demographic.

For example, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a turn-based tactics game with some RPG progression elements such as new abilities for your characters and better loot. Similar systems were employed in XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM 2, so if you happened to play and like any of them, chances are Mutant Year Zero will be right up your alley, provided you like the post-apocalyptic landscape, mutants and the stealth system. The game has a "Very Positive" user score on , with 82 per cent positive reviews.

Absolver was not that well received. It has a "Mixed" score with 67 per cent positive reviews, and "mixed" is probably the best way anyone could describe Absolver. While the game is filled with innovative systems and plays a bit like For Honor in a martial art setting, Sloclap have proven they can anger their players with balancing changes in the past. For better or worse, they have also stated they are done with the game, meaning no new content will be released for it.

Northgard is an RTS that might initially give you Warcraft 3 vibes as it has a beautiful aesthetic and a somewhat similar art style but even though 84 per cent players liked it on Steam, almost all of them point out one issue - the units feel a bit generic. While the players often notice flaws here and there, they mostly enjoy their time with this Viking-inspired strategy.

Shiro Games Screenshot from Northgard showing a player's army in the woods. Northgard

Current MSRP listed for these three games on Humble is $94,97 which makes $12 look like a bargain, but five other games will be revealed in the bundle further down the road, provided one subscribes to the service. Humble Monthly Bundles usually feature one or two heavy hitters and Mutant Year Zero seems to be the one for April 2019 so the five upcoming reveals will probably be games that are smaller in scale or budget.

There were 32 days left for this offer at the time of writing so there is no rush, you should have enough time to decide if the is worth your money and more importantly - your time.

Mutant Year Zero: The Road to Eden, turn-based strategy game

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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

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