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This Square Enix JRPG Steam Bundle Is A Great Deal And Benefits Charity

Square Enix has created a nice bundle featuring four games--including Dragon Quest XI and Final Fantasy XII--and profits go to food banks and charities.

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Square Enix has given away a bunch of free games to promote social distancing, including a pair of Tomb Raider titles and numerous great mobile games. Its latest promotion isn't free, but it benefits a great cause. The Square Enix Stay Home and Play JRPG Collection features four games--Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age, Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age, Chrono Trigger, and Oninaki--for just $49.84. That's a massive savings considering the games would cost roughly $175 at full price. Plus, Square is donating all of its profits from the bundle to food banks and charities in North America and Europe.

Square Enix Stay Home and Play JRPG Collection | $49.84 ($174.96)

The bundle isn't just great from a value perspective; it features some truly stellar games that don't need much of an introduction. Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age is the latest entry in the popular JRPG series. If you're looking for a traditional, turn-based RPG, Dragon Quest 11 is one of the best in recent memory. It earned a 9/10 in GameSpot's Dragon Quest XI review.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

Perhaps you finished Final Fantasy 7 Remake and are feeling nostalgic for some of the older titles in the storied series. Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age, which was the first single-player game in the mainline franchise to ditch turn-based battles, is an interesting game to play in a post-FF7 Remake world. Originally released on PS2, FF12 received an enhanced port for modern platforms in 2017 that added welcome new features. It also received a 9/10 in GameSpot's Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age review.

Also, if you feel like diving into one of the best RPGs ever made, the Super Nintendo classic Chrono Trigger is a cool addition to this bundle--even if it typically only goes for $15 anyway.

Oninaki released just last year and is the third game from Tokyo RPG Factory. An action-RPG centered around death, you play as a Watcher, a guide who helps lead restless souls to a sense of peace. While GameSpot hasn't reviewed Oninaki, it holds a "Mixed" user average on Steam.

Each of the four games are also on sale for 50% off if you only want one of them, but the bundle is far more cost efficient. Even at 50% off, the games cost $87.46 combined, so you're saving an additional $37 by bundling them together for $49.84. If you already own one or more of the games on Steam, you can pay a discounted rate to complete the collection.

For more game deals, make sure to check out our roundup of the best digital game deals of the week. In case you haven't heard, it's Star Wars Day, and we have a handy guide to all of the best Star Wars game deals, too.

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