Snap Up Some Great Space Games In The Humble Bundle Sci-Fi Week

Published: April 18, 2018 6:56 PM /


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The Humble Bundle Sci-Fi Week is here, and there are some great deals that you can get on games in the sci-fi arena of all sorts of different genres. Take a look at some of our favorites of the bunch!

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No Man's Sky (Our Review) is a game that was quite ambitious in its scope. The game has you heading ever closer to the center of a procedurally-generated galaxy in a quest to figure out a grand mystery. Some players were a bit disappointed with the available features at the game's launch - these have since been supplemented by the addition of new game systems like base building. If you were curious to see if it lived up to the hype, it's a great time to pick it up for 60% off at $23.99.

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is a great choice for players who are looking to get into the 4X genre but don't quite have the ability to understand all of the complex systems involved. The game has you taking control of your choice of factions in a gameplay style that mixes 4X gameplay with real-time strategy combat. Rebellion includes the base game and all of its previous expansion content in one convenient package for 75% off its retail price at $9.99.

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Rebel Galaxy is a game in the Humble Bundle Sci-Fi Week that promises lots of fantastic space-based action.

Rebel Galaxy (Our Review) is a great space game that melds action and RPG elements. Players begin the game with a tiny ship and a quest to meet up with a family member. Along the way, you'll encounter traders, space pirates, and all sorts of mysterious ships that are just as likely to befriend you as they are to shoot you. Upgrade your ship to survive tougher encounters as you explore a small randomized galaxy! Rebel Galaxy is practically a steal in the Humble Bundle Sci-Fi Week at $3.99, a whopping 80% discount.

Before the XCOM revival was underway, Xenonauts was considered the best hope of seeing the classic strategic gameplay brought to modern systems. Players are given command of an international organization that's out to fend off an alien invasion threatening the entire planet. A portion of your time is spent managing the overall organization (and the war at large); you will also have to deploy strike teams out into the world to directly engage hostile alien forces. Bear in mind that this game is closer to the original XCOM's mechanics than that of the revival, so be aware that things might seem a bit different to seasoned players of the modern title. Xenonauts is available for $7.49, 70% off its retail price.

Metal music and giant robots in space - what's not to love?

Wartech Fighters is the game you'd want to buy if you're all about fast-paced action. Command a giant robot mech in space and blow your enemies to piece with flurries of missiles in the finest Macross traditions. If you'd like to get up close and personal, you can instead choose to make use of your handy beam sword. Wartech Fighters is an Early Access title so it's still in development, but there seems to be plenty of game there as it is. You can get it for 50% off at $7.49.

FTL: Faster Than Light (Our Review) is a roguelike game where you must command a spaceship carrying critical information that will turn the tide of a war. Unfortunately, you are right at the edge of enemy lines and they are quite keen on stopping you from making it home. Unlock new ships as you try to survive the game's countless hazards, and carefully distribute your crew to critical systems lest you run out of oxygen or lose the ability to keep your shields up. FTL is a great game for roguelike enthusiasts that can be snapped up for $2.49, a 75% discount.

Finally, Stellaris (Our Review) is a bit different from the aforementioned Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion - this is an honest-to-goodness 4X game. I've played it myself, and I must admit that I found myself completely at a loss at how to figure it out. There's a lot to learn here, and if you decide to go in deep there's a goodly bit of DLC to pick up as well. The Humble Bundle Sci-Fi Week has the base game discounted 60% to $15.99. You can also grab DLC packages like Stellaris: Utopia for varying discounted prices depending on how new they are.

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There are a few more titles in the Humble Bundle Sci-Fi Week aside from those mentioned here - go ahead and check out the sale! The Humble Bundle Sci-Fi Week ends at 1;00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, April 23, 2018.

What do you think of the games on sale in the Humble Bundle Sci-Fi Week? What's your favorite of the bunch? Let us know in the comments below!

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