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After Less Than 3 Months, $15 Gets You Battleborn and More in a Humble Bundle [Update]
$15 also gets you copies of Civilization V, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and more.
Update: New games have been added to the bundle. In addition to everything else, beating the average sale price gets you four more games: Freedom Force, Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and Railroad Tycoon 3. The original story follows below with a complete version of what's available.
To be clear, that's not $15 for each of these games; that price gets you Battleborn and a handful of others. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Civilization V, Mafia II, and more are included, while you can also opt to pay less to get only certain games.
The full lineup follows below.
Pay $1 or more:
Beat the average (currently $8.92):
- The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
- Civilization V
- Freedom Force
- Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich
- Mafia II: Digital Deluxe Edition
- NBA 2K16
- Railroad Tycoon 3
- Battleborn Summer Skins Pack
- Everything from the previous tier
Pay $15 or more:
- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
- Battleborn - 230 Platinum Currency
- Everything from the previous tiers
That Battleborn is already discounted to this degree--and thrown into a Humble Bundle, no less--doesn't speak well for the game's performance, at least on PC.
Shortly after its launch, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said it was too soon to tell if it would reach Borderlands-levels of success, though he did claim the "initial results are very encouraging." It saw a peak player count of only 12,000 on Steam in its launch month of May according to third-party site Steam Charts, and that figure has dropped to just over 1,300 in the last month.
Battleborn was released just weeks prior to Blizzard's Overwatch. While the games are fairly different (Battleborn has a campaign and its multiplayer more strongly resembles a MOBA), they're similar enough to draw comparisons that aren't kind to Gearbox's game.
For just $15, though, it is worth a look, particularly with how much else you get with it. For more on Battleborn, check out GameSpot's review.