Humble Bundles normally pass me by these days, but this week’s Humble Tom Clancy Bundle, is worth a second look. For whatever fee you fancy you can get Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Rainbow Six 3, Rainbow Six Vegas, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Ghost Recon and access to the multiplayer beta for Rainbow Six Siege. Pay over the average of $8.09 (£5.29) however and you also get Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Splinter Cell, and Splinter Cell Conviction.
Less Patriot Games, more Pay-What-You-Want Games, eh? Eh?
Finally, if you pay more than $10 (£6.54), you also get Splinter Cell Blacklist and Ghost Recon Future Soldier. That’s almost 11 full games about stubbled men wearing skintight outfits and talking about “going hot”.
In many instances they’re really good games, too. Rainbow Six Vegas 2 was at number 41 on our recent Best FPS list, and I’d personally have placed it higher thanks to its Terrorist Hunt mode, its co-op singleplayer, and the ability to simultaneously breach into a room from an abseiling position by swinging through the window. The original Rainbow Six Vegas is an almost identical game, too. Splinter Cell Chaos Theory meanwhile is one of the best stealth games ever made and still the peak of that series, while successor Splinter Cell Conviction is merely solid but, again, worthwhile for its co-op campaign.
Yes, you’ll have to redeem all these games through Uplay in order to play them. It’s a nuisance.