Humble Retro Shooter Bundle Includes System Shock 2, Duke Nukem 3D

By Pete Haas 2013-09-13 13:52:35 discussion comments
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Humble Bundle Inc. has launched another weekly sale, this time centered around older shooters. For the next six days, you can get games like System Shock 2 and Serious Sam on the cheap.

If you pay $6 or more for Retro Shooter Bundle, you'll get System Shock 2 and Hard Reset. System Shock 2 is set in the year 2114 on an experimental starship. The crew has been infected with a virus that turns them into mindless zombies. The player is the only uninfected soldier aboard the ship and must find a way to escape. The game is a satisfying mix of FPS, survival horror and role-playing game elements. It was the spiritual predecessor to BioShock, if that makes the description any more clear.

Hard Reset was released just two years ago but is styled after retro shooters like Quake and Unreal. Players will wield classic guns like a plasma rifle, rocket launcher and grenade launcher in this cyberpunk adventure. The version of Reset included in the bundle is the Extended Edition, which adds five new levels to the campaign.

As long as you pay $1, you'll get Steam keys for the main four games of the bundle. The first is Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition. In this not-so-politically-correct shooter, Duke Nukem battles aliens and saves beautiful women. The Megaton Edition extends the experience with three additional episodes: Duke Caribbean: Life's a Beach, Duke It Out in D.C. and Duke: Nuclear Winter. It should make you realize why people cared about Duke Nukem Forever for all those years.

The next two entries in the bundle are Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter and Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter. Like Reset, these games are inspired by old-school shooters. Players will battle hordes of enemies without any cover to hide behind and no regenerating health. The HD remakes have improved visuals along with 16-player co-op and deathmatch.

The last game is Shadow Warrior Redux, a remake of the 1997 shooter. Players take on the role of Lo Wang, a ninja out to destroy his former corporation. He'll wield katanas, a railgun, Uzis and more in his quest. The remake features the Wanton Destruction and Twin Dragon expansions as well as remastered visuals.

As usual, you can split your purchase money between the developers, Humble Bundle Inc, Child's Play or the Electronic Frontier Foundation. They let you specify the split down to the very last cent.

One important thing to note about the bundle is that it's a Steam-only offering. Therefore, you have to pay at least $1 to get anything. Also, you won't be getting DRM-free copies of the games - I'm sure that matters to at least a few of you.
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