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Humble Sega Bundle is live, and also a bit weird

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A new Humble Bundle is live. This time it's Sega's catalogue that's being plumbed for a pay-what-you-want bag of games. That should be a good selection for PC gamers—Sega have become a safe haven for some of our best strategy game developers. But while there are some undeniable classics, the whole thing is a bit... odd.

Here's the list:

Pay-what-you-want

  • Dreamcast Collection (Sonic Adventure DX, Space Channel 5 Part 2, Crazy Taxi and Sega Bass Fishing)
  • NiGHTS Into Dreams
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Total War: Rome 2 - Caesar In Gaul DLC
  • Miles' Tactic DLC for Football Manager 2015

Beat the average

  • Empire: Total War
  • Company of Heroes 2 - The Western Front Armies: Oberkommando West

Pay $12 or more

  • Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai

There's some good stuff in there. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a lot of fun, and thus the best Sonic game in decades. Empire: Total War is good, and Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai is great. But it's strange that the bundle dials down so much on DLC for games that it doesn't also include. It's not like Sega don't have an extensive PC catalogue to draw from.

Company of Heroes 2's DLC is the exception in that it's a standalone thing that gives you access to that game's multiplayer—albeit with limited options. Fall of the Samurai is also standalone, although I'm not sure why, for the increased price, it doesn't also include the bigger main game.

The bundle runs for the next two weeks, and more games are promised down the line. And, as always, the bundle also benefits a selection of charities—including AbleGamers, Special Effect, The Willow Foundation and GamesAid.

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.