The Humble Stardock Bundle 2019 is here and it’s packed with some fantastic games for fans of science fiction! As always, you’ll have around two weeks to get a fantastic deal on some pretty neat bits of digital fun.
This particular bundle is shaped around games from Galactic Civilizations and Star Control developer Stardock. These guys specialize in 4X and strategy games; fans of those genres will be spoiled for choice with the offerings in this bundle. Let’s get right into detailing the games!
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Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is the first game in the Humble Stardock Bundle 2019. This is an excellent title that mixes 4X and RTS elements into one neat package. If you’ve always wanted to explore 4X games but couldn’t figure out the gameplay, this is a nice way to dip your toe into the genre!
Galactic Civilizations I: Ultimate Edition is a sci-fi classic from 2003 and the first entry in the Galactic Civilizations franchise. This turn-based strategy comes at a pivotal role in the history of the galaxy as humanity has just discovered the hyperspace drive, doing away with the need for cumbersome static gates. Take command of your forces and colonize as much of the galactic frontier as you can before someone else beats you to it!
Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition continues on the theme from its predecessor with some new twists. Ten races are available in this 4X game and the gameplay is a heck of a lot deeper. Manage individual planets and custom built your fleet of starships as you try to conquer the galaxy!
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Galactic Civilizations III (Our Review) makes for a great start to this tier of the Humble Stardock Bundle 2019. This is effectively a straight upgrade to Galactic Civilizations II in nearly every way. You can still build custom ships but they look positively fantastic. Your enemies can still be devious, either with their diplomatic options or with the maneuvers of their fleet. Sometimes more of the same is perfectly okay and Galactic Civilizations III does that wonderfully.
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is a turn-based strategy game. (I’m sensing a theme here.) What’s unique to this particular title is the ability for the game engine to handle thousands of ships simultaneously battling it out on a massive map. We’ve all dreamed of gigantic space battles with massive fleets and Ashes of the Singularity makes that dream a reality.
33% off Coupon for Star Control: Origins is neat addition to the Humble Stardock Bundle 2019. As long as you match the required amount, you’ll get a coupon for 33% off the newest game in the Star Control franchise. Bear in mind that Star Control: Origins dealing with some legal difficulties at the moment and this might be your last chance to get the game if things go sideways!
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Offworld Trading Company: Gold Bundle breaks a bit from what we’ve seen so far. Sure, this is still a strategy game, but Offworld Trading Company is all about economic strategy. Take on the role of a corporation trying to exploit the universe for all of its natural resources and turn a profit! This package also includes a boatload of DLC: Jupiter’s Forge Expansion Pack, Blue Chip Ventures, Conspicuous Consumption, Limited Supply, Scenario Toolkit, The Ceres Initiative, The Patron and the Patriot, and everything in the Deluxe Edition of the game.
Galactic Civilizations III: Intrigue Expansion adds even more great content to Galactic Civilizations III. New to this expansion is a massive expansion of the game’s political system—will you be a benevolent leader or a ruthless dictator? Among your new powers is the ability to make distant colonies into vassal states, effectively turning them into an autonomous ally controlled by the computer.
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation – Epic Map Pack DLC unsurprisingly includes several epic maps for players to enjoy. Six new maps round out an already great selection of gameplay options for multiplayer sessions. Thankfully, single-player fans won’t get left out in the cold; the new Against all Odds scenario is sure to prove a challenge.
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation – Turtle Wars DLC has disappointingly little to do with actual turtles. Four new multiplayer maps are added in this DLC. Single-player gamers get a lot more out of this new content with four brand-new challenging scenarios that will really test your limits!
Welp, that’s it for the Humble Stardock Bundle 2019. You’d be hard-pressed to pass this one up if you’re interested in getting some great 4X and strategy games! Check out the bundle’s page and consider grabbing it while you can—you have just under two weeks before it’s gone for good.
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What do you think of the games in the Humble Stardock Bundle 2019? Which of these franchises is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!