It wasn’t that long ago when adventure games seemed tragically a thing of the past, but these days those of us who crave good yarns and compelling brainteasers are spoiled for choice. However, despite all the competition, Wadjet Eye Games’ library manages to stand out and conjure up classic point-and-clicks without feeling old-fashioned. And thanks to this Humble Bundle (opens in new tab) you can get your hands on 13 for an absolute bargain.
You get 16 years of adventure games, starting with the first game of Wadjet Eye, a Jewish rabbinical adventure from studio founder Dave Gilbert. Wadjet Eye is also a publisher, so you’ll also find plenty of third-party games, including Gemini Rue and Technobabylon, two of the best cyberpunk games out there.
It’s hard to pick a favorite from the bundle, so it’s probably a good thing you don’t have to choose. But if forced, I’d probably go along Not pronounced (opens in new tab)that I called “one of the best adventure games ever made (opens in new tab)back in 2018 – something that still holds true today. It combines point-and-click adventure gaming with an accompanying system that captures some of the best bits of BioWare RPGs, all wrapped up in a brilliant supernatural mystery. favorite art of Ben Chandler, an old collaborator of Gilbert, who manages to make even the most famous city in the world, New York, an ominous and mystical place.
The Blackwell series is another must-play, because who wouldn’t want to solve mysteries with a sarcastic 1930s ghost friend? There are five games in the series, so they should keep you busy for a while.
Here’s everything you get with the bundle:
- All five Blackwell games
- Not pronounced
- Strange country
- Sharp light
- Gemini Rue
- The Shiva
Wadjet Eye also recently published the excellent The excavation of Hob’s Barrow (opens in new tab). Ian gave it a very respectable 78, but I think it’s the best adventure game of 2022. It’s not included in the bundle unfortunately, but you get a coupon that gives you a 33% discount, which you should definitely use.
Like all Humble Bundles, that low, low price is just the bare minimum, and you can pay more if you want by splitting your payment between Humble, Wadjet Eye and JDRF, a diabetes charity. The bundle is live through February 1.