If you’re not familiar with a Humble Bundle, it’s a collection of digital media, usually video games, literature, or movies, with a price point that is decided entirely by the purchaser. These bundles are available for a limited time, typically two weeks or so. Humble Bundles generally have a baseline offer that can be purchased at any price, including just $1, and feature incentive rewards, where higher paying customers who reach certain money milestones are offered more content. Additionally, many of these bundles have a charitable organization attached to them, and purchasers can choose how much of their donation goes to the charity, the game developers, and the Humble Bundle organization itself.
This time, the bundle opportunity might be more interesting to the TFB readership, considering its all Tom Clancy games. Pay what you want for the original Rainbow Six, Rainbow Six 3 Gold, Rainbow Six Vegas, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, the original Ghost Recon, and access to the Rainbow Six Siege multiplayer beta. If you pony up more than the average ($8.51 at the time of writing), you also get Vegas 2, Splinter Cell Conviction Deluxe Edition, the original Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell Double Agent, and EndWar. Any amount of $10 or over will also get you Splinter Cell Blacklist and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and the ultimate tier, of $75 or more, will guarantee you Rainbow Six Siege, an exclusive Siege t-shirt, and 66%-off any three Ubisoft titles in the Humble Store, in addition to all the previous rewards.
The original Rainbow Six was one of the very first, if not the first, tactical first person shooters, featuring real-world weapons and equipment, one or two-bullet lethality for both terrorists and Rainbow operatives, and an extensive pre-mission planning feature which you could set custom movements and waypoints throughout the map for your AI operatives, ensuring a successful mission. I’ll admit it was a bit slow paced for my younger self, but it is still one of my personal favorites as far as games go.