Strategy fans rejoice: pay-what-you-want expert Humble Bundle has put together a collection of Sid Meier's finest works in the new Humble Firaxis Bundle.
Available for the next 13 days, the Humble Firaxis Bundle is best thought of as a playable portfolio of the more recent works of strategy supremo Sid Meier. The lowest tier, available for payments of $1 or more, gets the buyer copies of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Sid Meier's Pirates!, Ace Patrol and Pacific Skies, and the complete Civilization III. Those who beat the average, currently hovering just below the $10 mark, will also get the complete Civilization IV, Civilization V, Starships, XCOM: Enemy Within, the Elite Soldier and Slingshot packs for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and a voucher worth 10 per cent off Humble Bundle's new subscription service with the promise of more games to come.
The final tier, meanwhile, is available to those paying $15 or above and comes with Meier's latest title: Civilization: Beyond Earth, plus the Exoplanets Map Pack to expand the base game. Buyers will also have the option of buying the Rising Tide downloadable content pack at a 33 per cent discount over its normal selling price.
For strategy fans, the bundle will doubtless be tempting - though it's hard to imagine a strategy fan who won't already own a large percentage of the bundle's contents, and the Steam redemption system used by Humble Bundle packs each tier together and will not provide the option to gift games already found in your Steam Library.
As always, a user-selectable percentage of the purchase price goes to charity, with Action Against Hunger International chosen as this bundle's recipient. More information can be found on the official website