Get SOMA, Opus Magnum, Nuclear Throne, and more in a cheap bundle

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The folks at Humble Bundle have a couple of new things underway, including a Female Protagonist Sale (opens in new tab) with games discounted by up to 90 percent, and a new Humble Overwhelmingly Positive Bundle (opens in new tab), a badly-named collection of very good games. 

First up, the bundle, which features Wuppo, Simulacra, and Subsurface Ciricular for a minimum price of $1. Beat the average, which is slowly climbing toward a still-very-reasonable $5, and you'll also get Nuclear Throne, Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight and its soundtrack, Lisa, and Frictonal's horror hit SOMA. Drop $15 or more and Opus Magnum, the exceptionally good puzzle game from SpaceChem developer Zachtronics. 

The common thread in this bundle is that all of the games have an "overwhelmingly positive" rating on Steam, in case the title didn't give it away, and the default charity is Zidisha, "a Y Combinator nonprofit and the first P2P microlending community to connect lenders and borrowers directly across international borders." If that doesn't float your boat, you can opt for something different. 

And then there's the Humble Store's Female Protagonist Sale. You may notice, as I did, that the list of games is relatively short: Less than two full pages, and that's with a slew of Alien: Isolation DLC. But there are some good deals to be had, so we'll keep our attention on that. A few potential selections: 

  • Bayonetta - $7 (66 percent off)
  • Dishonored 2 - $20 (50 percent off)
  • Alien: Isolation - $10 (75 percent off)
  • The Flame in the Flood - $4.50 (70 percent off)
  • Broken Age - $4 (75 percent off)
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne - $9 (40 percent off)
  • Virginia - $1 (90 percent off)
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider - $15 (50 percent off, or you can opt for the $30 Deluxe Bundle which includes Dishonored 2 for $5 less than buying them separately)

The Humble Female Protagonists Sale runs until October 8, while the Humble Overwhelmingly Positive Bundle will be available until October 16.

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Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.