Humble Bundle’s previous offerings have traditionally been made up of indie titles of various sorts, but THQ and the team behind the Humble Bundle have teamed up to offer something new.
On Thursday, Humble Bundle and THQ introduced the “Humble THQ Bundle,” which comes with Darksiders, Company of Heroes (including the Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor expansions), and Red Faction: Armageddon.
As per usual with Humble Bundles, you can pick up all of the games for as low as $1. If you pay above the current average, which is currently sitting at $5.72, you’ll also receive a free copy of Saint’s Row: The Third.
Apart from featuring a selection of AAA titles, the Humble THQ Bundle is also slightly different in other regards. Whereas most games are usually delivered DRM-free, all of the above games require Steam. The bundle does include the soundtracks for almost all of the games, with the exception being Metro 2033.
You’re also able to split up the funds in any way you want; the proceeds can be split between the developers, Humble Bundle, or charity. Alternatively, you can choose to donate all of the proceeds to one source, and so on.
The deal lasts for roughly two weeks, so you’ve got plenty of time to decide what, if anything, you want to pay.
Although the incredible deals on five games is certainly welcome, some are worried by the implications behind offering AAA titles by way of the Humble Bundle. Ars Technica wondered if this signaled a change in the Humble Bundle moving forward. The site received this in response:
“In a response to Ars, Humble Bundle co-founder John Graham assured users the company will “never stop creating Humble Indie Bundles… and the other bundle types we’ve successfully launched this year. But we’re also eager to see if our pay-what-you-want plus charity model meshes with critically acclaimed AAA content as well.”
You can check out a trailer for the Humble THQ Bundle below.