If we seem cynical and suspicious of the many Warhammer 40,000 games we’ve seen in recent years, it’s because we judge them against the high-water mark of Relic Entertainment’s 40k games. Dawn of War with its real-time strategising, Dawn of War II with its added action-RPG-ish flair, and Space Marine with its head-stomping are as good as we’ve had 40k in recent years. So huzzah! For the next week you can get the lot for just a few quid.
The latest Humble Weekly Bundle focuses on Relic, with a load of Dawn of War, Space Marine, and Company of Heroes games depending on how much you fancy paying. CoH is good too.
The usual Humble dealio applies: name your price (above $1), decide how to split the money between the devs, Humble, and charities, then receive games. This time, they’re all Windows-only and come as keys to plug into Steam. Onto the tiers!
$1 or more gets you Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War (note: the Game of the Year Edition here doesn’t include its expansions), Dawn of War II, Company of Heroes plus its expansions, and the Company of Heroes 2 standalone multiplayer expansion The Western Front Armies: Oberkommando West.
Actual Company of Heroes 2 comes in at the next tier, if you beat the average price (currently around $6). That also gets you CoH 2 – The Western Front Armies: US Forces, Dawn of War II – Retribution, and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine.
Lastly, pay at least $15 and you also get the Company of Heroes 2 – Ardennes Assault campaign expansion.
Curiously absent are the many expansions for Dawn of War, DoW 2’s Chaos Rising, or Space Marine’s DLC. I suppose it’s not a completionist package, though, merely a starting point – and one can hardly grumble it’s a rip-off.
The bundle will be available until next Thursday, June 4th.