- The well-loved Humble Monthly may now be history, but only because it made room for Humble Choice, its youthful and seemingly promising successor.
- There's no longer a flat monthly fee, given that Humble Choice offers you three different monthly subscription plans: Lite, Basic, and Premium. Each plan is priced differently, based on the amount of content it offers.
- For more deals and free games, you can visit the dedicated Humble Bundle section on our website.
- If you like being up-to-date with the latest gaming developments, we got you covered.
Humble Bundle Monthly: What is it?
Whether you’re a hardcore gamer, or just like hoarding awesome titles in your virtual library, we have some exciting news for you. Humble Bundle is an online platform where you can get a lot of games, but also books, comics, and even software, for a bargain price.
If you’re already familiar with this service, it’s time to get down to business. You can grab Humble Bundle’s awesome deals in various ways: you can either wait for your desired titles to show up in bundles, purchase a Humble Choice plan, or check out the Humble Store.
Humble Monthly vs Humble Choice
It’s no longer a secret; Humble Bundle has been here for a long while and has already built some solid reputation. If you feel a bit nostalgic (much like we do) you’ll surely remember there was a time when you could pay as little as $12 per month in exchange for a lot of games. We refer to this pleasant time as the “Humble Monthly” era.
However, times have changed and Humble Monthly has grown into what today we know as Humble Choice. It’s similar, but not exactly the same. There are three different plans, and you can choose the games you get to keep. As a result, there’s no longer a standard $12 monthly payment, as each plan is priced differently and offers you a different amount of content.
Note: if you have a Humble Monthly (classic) plan since before the Humble Choice came to be, you can keep using it. However, if you cancel it (unsubscribe), you will lose it forever. To make matters worse, there’s no way to revert to the Classic plan once you’ve unsubscribed.
How does Humble Choice work?
Even if you miss the good ol’ days when you paid a flat $12 monthly fee for games galore, many users argue that Humble Choice is fairer to the average consumer. The cheapest option ($5) grants you access to a DRM-free game catalog, whereas the most expensive plan ($20) lets you choose 9 titles every month from a 10+ selection of curated games.
Additionally, as long as you’re a subscriber, you get some generous discounts off certain titles in the Humble Store. Thus, the Lite and Basic subscriptions grant you a 10% off discount, while the Premium plan can shave up to 20% off your purchases.
One thing that’s worth mentioning is that unlike the bundles section, Humble Choice doesn’t offer anything besides games. At least not for the time being, anyway. Long story short, this monthly subscription was designed with gamers in mind, and will probably stay that way.
Humble Choice May 2020
Another important, yet somewhat obvious piece of info we didn’t cover is that the list of curated games changes each month. So there are slim chances you’ll get to see the same game in different selections.
May 2020 games:
- Jurassic World Evolution + Jurassic World Evolution – Deluxe Dinosaur Pack
- XCOM 2 + XCOM 2: Reinforcement Pack and XCOM 2: Resistance Warrior Pack
- Rise of Industry
- Niche – a genetics survival game
- Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War
- The Swords of Ditto: Mormo’s Curse
- Heave Ho
- Chess Ultra
May 2020 extras:
- Rainy Season – DRM-free game
- Fae Tactics Sneak Peek – DRM-free game
Note: depending on your Humble Choice plan, you’ll be able to pick 9, 3, or no games at all from this compilation. The Premium plan lets you choose 9 games for keeps, the Basic one allows 3 game grabs, while the Basic plan only gives you access to the Humble Trove. Which brings us to the next part of our article:
Humble Trove: Free & DRM-free games
The Humble Trove is a nice touch to the Humble Choice plans. It’s only fair that Basic plan subscribers get something besides store discounts, right? Joke aside, regardless of the plan you wish to purchase, Humble Bundle offers you free access to the Humble Trove.
Thus, the Trove is but a collection of DRM-free games that you can download on your PC and play for free. That being said, as long as you’re a Humble Choice subscriber, you’ll always have access to this catalog.
If you cancel your Humble Choice subscription you won’t be able to access the Trove again. On the bright side, you’re free to play the games that you’ve already downloaded to your PC before your subscription expired.
Humble Trove’s contents [updated April 2020]
We’ve compiled a full list of the games you’ll find in the Humble Trove. We’re always updating the list with the latest additions, so you can rest assured that we won’t miss any title, regardless of its “freshness.” Therefore, without further ado, here are the Humble Trove titles, sorted from newest to oldest (appearance):
- When Ski Lifts Go Wrong
- Snake Pass
- Space Routine
- Card Quest
- Tales From Off-Peak City Vol. 1
- The Flame in the Flood
- Race The Sun: Challenge Edition
- Dear Esther
- Balconing Simulator 2020
- Runestone Keeper
- The Whispered World Special Edition
- Valhalla Hills
- Broken Sword 5 – the Serpent’s Curse
- Roman Sands
- Shady Knight
- Broken Sword 4 – The Angel of Death
- Chaos on Deponia
- DON’T GIVE UP
- Broken Sword 3 – the Sleeping Dragon
- Kind Words
- Anna’s Quest
- Broken Sword 2 – the Smoking Mirror
- macdows 95
- Broken Sword: Director’s Cut
- MirrorMoon EP
- Once Upon A Crime In The West
- Avadon 3: The Warborn
- Avadon 3 Hintbook and Bonuses
- A Short Hike
- Tokyo 42
- Avadon 2: The Corruption
- 20 Minute Metropolis
- Wheels of Aurelia
- Avadon: The Black Fortress
- SanctuaryRPG: Black Edition
- after HOURS
- Roombo: First Blood (Justice Sucks)
- Epistory – Typing Chronicles
- Renowned Explorers: International Society Complete Edition
- Frozen Synapse
- vApe Escape
- Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You
- Ollie & Bollie’s Outdoor Estate
- Dungeon Souls
- The Bridge
- Gemini Rue
- The Sexy Brutale
- Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
- Satellite Reign
- The Penumbra Collection
- Subserial Network
- Star Wars™: X-Wing Alliance™
- STAR WARS™ Rebellion
- Knight Club
- Lyric Sonata
- Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis™
- The Incredible Machine Mega Pack
- Star Wars™: X-Wing vs TIE Fighter – Balance of Power Campaigns™
- Crescent Bay
- Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes
- Wilmot’s Warehouse
- Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
- Keyboard Sports
- Trine Enchanted Edition
- Volantia: Kingdom in the Sky
- Tiny Echo
- Elephant in the Room
- 2000:1: A Space Felony
- Gunmetal Arcadia Zero
- Quiet City
- A2Be – A Science Fiction Narrative
As you can see, there’s plenty enough titles to keep you entertained for days, weeks, or even months if you’re not a fan of speedruns. If you feel that’s not enough, you can purchase a Basic, or Premium subscription plan, for 3, respectively 9 more games each month, aside from the Trove’s content.
Frequently Asked Questions
While the principle is quite similar, the application is somewhat different. Humble Monthly offered several games for a flat monthly fee of $12, whereas Humble Choice provides you with three plans. Depending on your needs, you can choose a cheaper plan for fewer games or a more expensive one for the full package.
If you opt for a Basic or Premium plan, you can pick 3, respectively 9 titles out of each month’s curated list of games. The Lite subscription plan only gives you access to the Humble Trove and doesn’t let you pick out any title from the current month’s list. Here’s more info about how Humble Bundle works.
Yes, you can pause your Humble Choice subscription if you already have some, most, or all of the games in the monthly list, or if you simply want to take a month-long pause from it. However, you should know that during your pause, you will temporarily lose all your subscription benefits.