Grab some of Eidos’ biggest titles – including Tomb Raider and Deus Ex – for next to nothing, with all proceeds going to charity.
When Eidos Interactive was purchased by Square Enix in 2009, it brought with it some amazing studios and franchises. Deus Ex, Thief, Soul Reaver, Hitman, Just Cause, and of course, the mighty Tomb Raider. Square Enix has, to its credit, thrown its collective weight behind many of these titles, with Deux Ex, Just Cause and Tomb Raider seeing massive releases in recent years.
(The rights to Hitman, meanwhile, have reverted to developer IO Interactive after a brilliant – but not commercially huge – reboot, while the Soul Reaver franchise sits strangely fallow. You can’t win them all, we suppose.)
Looking through a back catalogue like that does make you think about the games we’re missing, though. Why should Arkane be having all the fun with Dishonored and Prey? Why can’t we get some new immersive sims in Eidos’ image?
We digress. If you’re missing any of those brilliant games, or maybe you missed them altogether the first time around, then have we got a bundle for you. The Square Enix Eidos Anthology features 54 games – most of them brilliant – for less than the cost of one new game. That’s £28.38, to be precise.
Which 54 games, you ask? These ones.
Square Enix Eidos Anthology
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Just Cause 3
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
- Life is Strange: Complete Season
- Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
- Tomb Raider (2013)
- Tomb Raider I
- Tomb Raider II
- Tomb Raider III
- Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation
- Tomb Raider V Chronicles
- Tomb Raider VI: The Angel of Darkness
- Tomb Raider Legend
- Tomb Raider Anniversary
- Tomb Raider Underworld
- Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
- Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
- Just Cause
- Just Cause 2
- Kane and Lynch: Dead Men
- Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut
- Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition
- Deus Ex: Invisible War
- Deus Ex: The Fall
- Thief: Deadly Shadows
- Thief II: The Metal Age
- Thief Gold
- Battlestations: Pacific
- Battlestations: Midway
- Project Snowblind
- Mini Ninjas
- Order of War
- Flora’s Fruit Farm
- Supreme Commander 2
- Conflict: Desert Storm
- Conflict: Denied Ops
- Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
- Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2
- Legacy of Kain: Defiance
- Blood Omen 2: Legacy of Kain
- Dungeon Siege
- Dungeon Siege II
- Dungeon Siege III
- Deathtrap Dungeon
- Omikron: The Nomad Soul
- Hitman GO: Definitive Edition
- Lara Croft GO
- The Turing Test
That’s 14 Tomb Raider games, if you include the puzzlers and offshoots, which is will worth thirty quid of anyone’s money. Getting all of these, plus the whole of the Thief, Deus Ex and Soul Reaver franchises, is more than enough. But there are some brilliant oddments on there outside of the big franchises, including Sleeping Dogs, the complete first season of Life is Strange, Daikatana, and Omikron: The Nomad Soul, AKA the barmy David Bowie game.
That’s a 95% saving on buying all the games individually, if you were counting. (We bet you were.)
In addition to encouraging people to stay in and play video games – social distancing saves lives, folks – all of the proceeds from the Square Enix Eidos Anthology bundle will be going to charity. Unusually for such a big bundle, this is a direct publisher deal on Steam and not via charity bundle specialist Humble, but that doesn’t matter.
The opportunity to get lots of video games, for not very much money, and do some good in the fight against COVID-19? It’s a no brainer.