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Get a bunch of Saints Row and Red Faction in this Humble Bundle

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Another chance to fill up your backlog of games? How about a couple of classics if you don't already own them. The Plaion: The Hits Humble Bundle has various Red Faction and Saints Row games.

As usual I will give you easy to read compatibility for Steam Deck and Desktop Linux via Deck Verified, ProtonDB and Native Linux listings. Each is also a Steam link to grab more info if you need before purchasing. 

Included in the bundle are:

Red Faction - steam deck playable Steam Deck Playable / ProtonDB Gold

Red Faction II - steam deck playable Steam Deck Playable / ProtonDB Gold

Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered - steam deck playable Steam Deck Playable / ProtonDB Gold

Red Faction: Armageddon - steam deck unsupported Steam Deck Unsupported / ProtonDB Gold
+ the Path to War DLC

Saints Row 2 - steam deck playable Steam Deck Playable / ProtonDB Gold

Saints Row: The Third - steam deck playable Steam Deck Playable / ProtonDB Silver

Saints Row: The Third Remastered - steam deck unsupported Steam Deck Unsupported / ProtonDB Platinum
ProtonDB reports show it actually runs fine on Steam Deck

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell - steam deck not rated Steam Deck Unrated / ProtonDB Bronze

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected - steam deck playable Steam Deck Playable / ProtonDB Silver

Some of the older Saints Row games do have Native Linux versions, but they're really old, and you'll be better off just running them in Proton.

Check out the full bundle for more info.

Be sure to also check out the Humble Heroines Bundle with A Plague Tale: Innocence, Chorus and more.

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artixbtw Mar 13
It doesn't include Saints Row (2022). Good!
melkemind Mar 13
Quoting: artixbtwIt doesn't include Saints Row (2022). Good!

I've always found it a bit weird that people feel the need to publicly dunk on a game they don't like. Is it just for social media clout? There are tons of games I don't like, but I don't go around saying, "No Dark Souls. Good!" or "No GTA V. Good!" It just seems a bit odd.
Belaptir Mar 13
Quoting: melkemind
Quoting: artixbtwIt doesn't include Saints Row (2022). Good!

I've always found it a bit weird that people feel the need to publicly dunk on a game they don't like. Is it just for social media clout? There are tons of games I don't like, but I don't go around saying, "No Dark Souls. Good!" or "No GTA V. Good!" It just seems a bit odd.

Reasoning could be the same for publicly saying you like a game.
Why is it bad to say you don't like a game but it's good to say you like another one?
At the end of the day, both are unsolicited opinions for the rest of us reading them.
scaine Mar 13
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In this game's case, there might be the occasional asshole claiming the reboot is "too woke", but honestly, it's probably just because it's a reboot. Reboots are very rarely loved. Doesn't help this game ended up being a bit of a car crash, with poor writing, hit and miss humour, a host of bugs and a comic/hero art style which was a big shift away from the originals.

I'm not very invested in SR. Played SR4 the most and it was... okay.
boltronics Mar 14
I beat Saints Row 1 & 2 on the 360 back in 2017. I liked the first game the most. The second was fine, but I didn't like the personality of the characters so much.

Next I then started playing SR3 on PC, but I was feeling kind of burnt out on these types of games at that point and stopped playing after sinking a few hours into it.

It didn't help matters that SR3 seemed to be the point where everything went a bit too goofy. It was like a different game series in many respects. For example, I vaguely recall that you would get points in SR3 for running over pedestrians, which wasn't a thing in the prior games. Perhaps it was taking inspiration from Postal or something.

Then a while back I purchased a 6900 XT and got the Saints Row remake included as a freebie pre-order. Very disappointing that it only came out on Epic Store at first, when I already had all of the other games on Steam by that point through various bundles and sales.

Mechanically, the driving and all of the jank in the remake felt just like the first two SR games, just with a much higher resolution and frame rate (which is not great given the huge time span between them). Unlike a lot of people, I could kind of look past that (particularly since I didn't drop any extra money to get it), but it really highlighted the importance of having good characters and story writing in modern titles. Once again, I stopped playing the remake and left it unfinished. Perhaps I'll get back to it one day since I'm probably 75% of the way through it, but it's not a game that I feel excited for.

Side-rant: I have a theory that every 3rd party game with a relatively big budget that is released on the Epic Store as a timed exclusive, is going to be a game that the developers don't think will sell. Alan Wake 2, Dead Island 2, Skull and Bones, Goat Simulator 3, a bunch of games I've never heard of (presumably not AAA), and Saints Row remastered... why bother putting a game on Steam and giving it the most eyes and promotion if it's not going to sell anyway?

I'm not saying that these games are all bad, just that the developers or publishers seem to have no faith in them. In the case of the Saints Row remake, the reasons are especially obvious.

I especially find it disrespectful to fans that purchased other games in the franchise on Steam — or in the case of games like Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide, physical boxes that included codes for Steam activation. I also think that being EGS exclusive angers enough people that it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy that game sales won't be great.
ToddL Mar 14
Copped this bundle

Good thing that I only have one of the games listed already in my library but don't mind padding it some more. Thanks, Liam


Last edited by ToddL on 14 March 2024 at 5:19 am UTC
Quoting: boltronicswhy bother putting a game on Steam and giving it the most eyes and promotion if it's not going to sell anyway?
Because it's going sell anyways once you get to Steam. Being Epic exclusive, assuming your game is good, is just free money while you sort out bugs and prepare for a second release cycle on Steam. Let's not forget that Hades was an Epic exclusive, after all.

The only issue is that Epic is a marketing blackhole, as they say, so if your game isn't good then it's just going to get forgotten. If it's good though? Might as well get the free money because people are hyped for when you release on Steam anyways.
boltronics Mar 14
Quoting: fenglengshunBecause it's going sell anyways once you get to Steam.

I don't think that's true. A lot of people in the forums state that they will not purchase a title that went the Epic exclusive route. Additionally, games are always *much* cheaper by that point.

For instance:
* Dead Island 2 has already dropped from AU$99 to AU$15 in some places for the physical Xbox day one edition, and it's not even on Steam yet.
* The Saints Row remake is currently AU$14.83 (and it was even given away on the Epic Games Store late last year).
* Goat Simulator 3 made it to Steam just last month and already dropped to $28.57 during a sale and has a Steam player count of 98 people as I write this.

Quoting: fenglengshunLet's not forget that Hades was an Epic exclusive, after all.
Hades doesn't disprove my point. It was not a AAA title. There might have been the hope that it would sell well, but I doubt its success was expected. I think that most sales (and the focus) for the game was on Switch. The game did not launch with PlayStation or Xbox support either, so they might have also been lacking in manpower.

Quoting: fenglengshunThe only issue is that Epic is a marketing blackhole, as they say, so if your game isn't good then it's just going to get forgotten.
Even if it is good it might well be forgotten there. When it comes to consoles, I buy games physically. Alan Wake 2 wasn't on store shelves. When it comes to PC, I buy games on Steam. It wasn't there either. I genuinely forgot that the game was even out for a few months until it was mentioned at the Game Awards — and we can tell it's coming to GamePass anyway because that's the pattern with such games.
Quoting: boltronicsI don't think that's true. A lot of people in the forums state
Don't trust this. Never trust this. People may say something, and even mean it, but online sentiment in a handful of bubbles rarely make up the majority.
Quoting: boltronicsWhen it comes to consoles, I buy games physically. Alan Wake 2 wasn't on store shelves.
It's really hard to track these kind of thing. Epic is definitely a marketing blackhole, pretty much no one disputes this. As to an Epic exit strategy? That has really gone all kind of ways - as far as from my tracking in GamesDiscoveryCo (whose job is to track these kind of matters) it does depend on the hype the game gets and their marketing. It's a free money regardless, and isn't a clear indication of how it'll launch on Steam. In that case, why not take the guarantee, and then use some of that money to do marketing campaign when it's closer to Steam release?
melkemind Mar 14
Quoting: Belaptir
Quoting: melkemind
Quoting: artixbtwIt doesn't include Saints Row (2022). Good!

I've always found it a bit weird that people feel the need to publicly dunk on a game they don't like. Is it just for social media clout? There are tons of games I don't like, but I don't go around saying, "No Dark Souls. Good!" or "No GTA V. Good!" It just seems a bit odd.

Reasoning could be the same for publicly saying you like a game.
Why is it bad to say you don't like a game but it's good to say you like another one?
At the end of the day, both are unsolicited opinions for the rest of us reading them.

No, it's really not. Saying you don't like something and stating it as an opinion is fine. Stating you're glad people won't be able to buy a game in a bundle seems a bit more hostile. If someone could get a discount on a game I don't like, I'd still be happy for them.

When that latest Saints Row game came out, there were people actively trying to cut it down and trying to convince people not to play it like they were on some kind of righteous crusade. it's a bit much.


Last edited by melkemind on 28 March 2024 at 9:39 pm UTC
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