Fanatical’s Genre-Specific Mystery Bundles, Yay or Nay?


Whether you’re into indies, adventures, RPGs, or strategies, Fanatical has you covered with their genre-specific mystery bundles. Because I’ve had some pretty good luck recently regarding my last bundle purchase (see Mystery Goldrush Bundle Gave Me 300$ Worth of Games for 10$), I decided to go ahead and buy five games from each genre bundle.

Now, I wasn’t too impressed by my finds. And I will say that Fanatical does give the same games out in certain bundles, so be aware. Also, a lot of fodder games have been thrown on my Steam giveaway games listing, if you want to check that out for future reference.

By buying a bundle, you’re gambling. Don’t complain if you don’t get what you want. That’s like buying a lotto ticket and complaining you’re not a millionaire.

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What’s in the Adventure Mystery Bundle?

Whether it’s AAA or Indie, a good adventure game is always welcome in our Steam Library!

So why not treat yourself to more fantastic titles with the Adventure Mystery Bundle, and see what mysterious adventure games you’ll find hidden away!

Lust for Darkness

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Jonathan Moon receives a letter from his wife who has gone missing a year before. Following information from the message he heads for a secluded mansion where an eldritch, occult ceremony takes place.

Gates to another world – the profane, perverse land of Lusst’ghaa are opened.

Move in both a Victorian mansion and Lusst’ghaa – an alien dimension filled with otherworldly creatures. Lusst’ghaa used to be similar to our earth until the local beings decided to undergo total degeneration at their own wish. Through experiments they transformed their bodies so that they could never cease to experience carnal delights. Hundreds of years have passed since that metamorphosis and Lusst’ghaa is now a land overgrown with alien vegetation and full of monstrosities squirming in a never ending ecstasy.

I enjoy walking simulators, but I’m not a fan of horror.

One of my earliest memories of a horror game I tried playing was called Lighthouse: The Dark Being. The horror aspect of that game that stopped me in my tracks was the storm going on outside. I have a phobia of thunder storms and even in a video game, if realistic enough, I’ll really hesitate on continuing.

But this game looks to not be terribly scary. I believe there were bits of chase-scenes, but primarily, it’s a whole lot of visual.

The Flame in the Flood

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A challenging voyage to remember.

A heartfelt rogue-like survival game with amazing visuals, attractive visuals and engaging atmosphere, The Flame in the Flood allows players to experience first hand the devastation of a flood. A distinct art style and haunting environment combine to create a game of suspense, with long stretches of uncertainty as you navigate the backwaters of post-societal America.

A unique crafting system allows the player to truly find use in the items they have desperately foraged for through the desolate landscape. Nearly every item is useful, though the game does not hold your hand. Looks can be deceiving, and as lush as the Flame in the Flood looks, danger lurks in every seemingly abandoned corner. Nerve-wracking encounters with feral beasts are all the tenser when the difficulty level is as high as it is.

It’s the little things that count, and in The Flame in the Flood, all factors added together result in total immersion. Have you been exposed to the elements? Combat the hypothermia. Haven’t found a reliable water source yet? Hurry, you haven’t got long before you start to feel the effect. Haven’t eaten for a while? Better get food from somewhere.

When I saw this game–the title screen as well as the name–I thought of Where The Water Tastes Like Wine. It’s doubtful they’re anything alike, but there goes my way of thinking.

This game looks fascinating in the way that you travel from place to place via water, and are capable of bumping into things and damaging your boat. In which you’ll just need to do some upgrades with materials you find.

There’s always the risk of wildlife attacking you…

The Little Acre

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The Little Acre follows the story of Aidan and his daughter, Lily, set in 1950’s Ireland. After discovering clues as to the whereabouts of his missing father, Aidan begins investigating until he inadvertently finds himself transported to a strange new world. Ever the hero, Lily sets off after him, encountering her own perils along the way. Featuring full voice-acting and hand-drawn animation, The Little Acre is a memorable, lovingly crafted adventure game.

I’ve played The Little Acre already and I loved it. It’s a cute, funny game, and it’s like a train of people searching for one person after another. And the poor dog. All distraught because he wasn’t watchful enough.

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Fahrenheit Indigo Prophecy Remastered

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Guilt is a Chilling Feeling…

Originally released in 2005, Fahrenheit (known as Indigo Prophecy in North America) was a breakthrough in interactive narrative, teetering between the worlds of cinema and gaming while also embracing them, carving its own unique genre in the entertainment landscape. This newly remastered edition features updated graphics, controller support AND is based on the uncut/uncensored international version of the game.

I’ve had this game come out of several bundles featured on Fanatical.

That means Fanatical does offer the same game through different bundles. How unlucky I’ve been to get so many of this game–well, I buy a lot of bundles. It’s a hazard. On the upside, these are added into my list of games to giveaway.


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Berkeley, 1967. Experience the perils of coming down off acid, a post-breakup bout of depression, and the anguish of a dying career: Welcome to the life of Elvin Green, a science fiction writer in deep distress. Get ready for a sensory trip that will derail your sense of reality and replace it with powerful hallucinations. You spend your time and money on drugs and cheap alcohol, and are plagued by insomnia and struggles with blank page syndrome. Vague memories of your wife Thea and your editor Don bleed into each other. Everything you thought was real starts to crumble.

It would be so simple to give in to the promises of alternate realities, each one more attractive than the next… Will you let these ever-present voices take control of your mind?

Californium plunges you into a psychedelic world, leaving you searching for glitches in the matrix.

Without even looking at the game’s description and only playing witness to the screenshots, I could tell this was a game that bordered on drug usage. Turns out I wasn’t too far from the truth.

What’s in the Indie Mystery Bundle?

Everyone loves a good Indie game, right? Well, get ready to discover even more great titles to add to your Steam Library with the Indie Mystery Bundle.

Choose up to five keys and see what mysterious Indie games you’ll find hidden away!




Porcunipine is a couch multiplayer about balding porcupines fighting courageously for survival using their very last pointy quills.

The concept of the game is simple: You are a majestic and terribly violent porcunipine. You have one quill which you can shoot at your opponents. Once you shoot, you have to go and pick up that quill before you can shoot again. Your quill rebounds from walls and obstacles, and can kill you just as easily as it can kill your enemies.

FIGHT to the death with sharp needles of pain

COLLECT the skulls of your fallen enemies

JIGGLE your way around exciting arenas with unique special features

Snake Pass

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Think like a snake and slither through a colorful physics-based world in Snake Pass. With this Steam PC key, you’ll follow Noodle the Snake and his hyperactive best friend, Doodle the Hummingbird, who together must reunite the missing Keystones with the magical gates that give Haven Tor its mythical power.

When the tranquillity of Haven Tor is interrupted by a mysterious interloper only the unlikeliest of heroes can save the day!

Circle Empires

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The Circle Empires universe is made of interconnected circles, each containing loot to plunder and foes to defeat. You are the god-like leader of your tiny kingdom, hungry for power. Use your skills to hunt down increasingly powerful enemies and expand your empire. The game world changes every time you play – no two games are the same. And… you can grow pumpkins!

Originally released as a small demo, Circle Empires was avidly played by 160.000+ gamers worldwide

Stealth Bastard Deluxe

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Stealth games are awesome. Hiding from The Man, skulking in shadows, the thrill of infiltration. But why do they have to be so… slow?

That was the question that spawned Stealth Bastard, the fast-paced, nail-biting antidote to tippy-toed sneaking simulators that the world had so desperately been craving. Now, building on the ideas sketched out in this unholy marriage of deft, wall-hugging stealthiness and insane break-neck platforming, we’re proud to bring you the bigger, better, shinier Stealth Bastard Deluxe.

Armed with only your wits and a pair of top of the range Stealthing Goggles, it’s your job to sneak your way through a deadly facility that’s determined to extinguish your fragile little life. With no weapons and no armour, being seen means instant death. Stay out of the light to avoid the attention of deadly security robots! Leap like a lusty salmon to avoid those zap-happy lasers! Think fast as the walls close in around you! Only the fastest and sneakiest will make it to the exit without being mangled by the facility’s security systems. Will you be among them?

Rad Rodgers

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Rad is a rambunctious but spirited young boy who maybe plays too many video games. After dozing off at the tail end of a long night of gaming, Rad awakens to find his dusty old console has turned itself back on. Suddenly a vortex emerges and he’s sucked into his TV, where he finds himself the star in his very own video game adventure.

Dusty is Rad’s good-hearted but foul-mouthed, now-sentient game console. His clock speed isn’t what it used to be, but what he lacks for in megahertz he makes up for with experience and attitude!

Rad & Dusty’s adventure begins in the First World, taking them through seven dangerous stages of action-packed, humor-filled, hardcore platforming fun. This decaying jungle world has been infected by a fierce corruption, and it’s up to the unlikely buddy-duo Rad and Dusty to save the jungle’s inhabitants and restore the Elder Tree as guardian of the land.

What’s in the RPG Mystery Bundle?

Fan of role-playing games? It’s time to discover even more great titles to add to your Steam Library with the RPG Mystery Bundle.

Choose up to five keys and see what mysterious RPG games you’ll find hidden away!

Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor GOTY

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One does not simply walk into Mordor – one must partake in a series of gripping missions to eliminate followers of the Dark Lord

Winner of over 50 “Best of 2014” Awards including Game of the Year, Best Action Game and Most Innovative Game – Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was the biggest launch for a game based on The Lord of the Rings franchise in the UK alone. Fight through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit that compels you with the definitive version of this epic open-world RPG, which includes The Lord of the Hunt and The Bright Lord story missions, the Trials of War challenge series – plus additional Warband missions, runes and skins. Discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this action-packed chronicle of Middle-earth.

Gauntlet Slayer Edition

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Monster-slaying goodness

Experience nostalgic 4-player, co-op action gameplay as Gauntlet returns in a completely new experience. Play as one of four distinct heroes in an intense monster-filled dungeon brawler with a combination of both uniquely built and randomly generated levels to explore.

Battle the endless hordes of foes as you and your friends fight for treasure and glory via both local and online co-op multiplayer.

Learn Japanese to Survive! Hiragana Battle

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Learn Japanese To Survive! Hiragana Battle is an educational game that is the ideal introductory course to the Japanese language!

You’re reading this page now because you have more than a passing interest in learning Japanese. Maybe you’ve tried learning it before, but never had any luck? That’s completely normal, so don’t worry! Learning a language can be daunting. And with a language like Japanese, full of strange and wonderful written characters, you might not even know where to start.

You need a learning tool that’s going to keep you interested, challenge you at the right pace, and most importantly, keep you coming back for more.

That’s why Learn Japanese To Survive! Hiragana Battle was made! This isn’t just educational software – this is a full-blown RPG specifically designed to keep you engaged. By playing along, you’re going to be introduced to the Japanese language like never before.

Borderlands 2

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A new era of shoot and loot is about to begin. Play as one of four new vault hunters facing off against a massive new world of creatures, psychos and the evil mastermind, Handsome Jack. Make new friends, arm them with a bazillion weapons and fight alongside them in 4 player co-op on a relentless quest for revenge and redemption across the undiscovered and unpredictable living planet.

Labyronia RPG

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When your world is invaded by mysterious creatures, the very survival of humanity is at stake. Some believe these creatures are gods, descending down on the earth to punish humanity for its cruel and wicked ways. Others believe them to be malevolent invaders from beyond the stars. It’s up to you to discover the truth behind these creatures’ origins and save humanity from their wrath.

It’s widely believed that the secret to defeating these monsters lies in temples that appeared, scattered throughout the world, 50 years prior. Journeying to these temples, across the harsh, hostile landscape will require intense skill, cunning, and might. Unearthing the secrets inside will be a challenge akin to the most hardcore JRPG’s of the 16 bit eras.

Can you harness the power to defeat the gods? Labyronia is an epic adventure that will stick with you forever.

What’s in the Strategy Mystery Bundle?

Will you venture across space, mythological lands or beautiful locations caked in history?

It’s time to find out, experience new adventures that will challenge your leadership skills with the Strategy Mystery Bundle. See what strategy games you’ll uncover!

Omerta City of Gangsters Gold Edition

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Omerta – City of Gangsters is a simulation game with tactical turn-based combat. Taking the role of a fresh-from-the-boat immigrant, with dreams of the big life, the player will work his way up the criminal hierarchy of 1920’s Atlantic City. Starting with small jobs, his character recruits a gang and expands his empire by taking territory from other gangsters. Eventually he establishes his own crime syndicate and becomes the de facto ruler of Atlantic City.

PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate

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Tikiman the Forest Defender is in trouble. Hordes of monsters are sweeping through his realm, hoping to chow down on his offspring – and it’s up to you to defend them.

By placing weapon towers at strategic points around the landscape, you can destroy the invaders and save the little ones. Collect treasure along the way to build up your arsenal and pay for new towers – countless waves of monsters are out to get the Tiki babies, so you need to be prepared to fight hard!

Homeworld Remastered Collection

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Your tactical space journey starts here!

Blast off with an epic space strategy duo that redefined the RTS genre with the Homeworld Remastered Collection. With this Steam key, players will control a fleet and build an armada across a vast array of single-player missions in two huge sci-fi strategy titles, as well as bonus archival versions of Homeworld Classic and Homeworld 2 classic in their purest, original release form for modern computers.

Tropico 3 Gold Edition

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Engage in a tropical power trip! Become the dictator of a remote island during the Cold War. Charm, persuade, intimidate, oppress, or cheat your people to stay in power! Are you a kind and generous leader? A corrupt and ruthless tyrant ruling with an iron fist? Turn your island into a tourist paradise or an industrial power. Make promises to the electorate or slander political adversaries to get the crucial votes for the upcoming elections. Send your avatar to congratulate the people, visit the island of another player, or just sun-bathe on the Caribbean beach.

Port Royale 3 Gold

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The Caribbean, in the turbulent 17th Century. The mighty kingdoms of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands fight over the colonies. And there you are, a young sea captain whose only goal is to become the most powerful man in the New World. To achieve that goal, you may choose one of the two available campaigns: will you become an Adventurer or a Trader?

If you chose the way of the Adventurer, lead an unforgiving campaign for the conquest of the seas: invasion, piracy, bounty hunting, raiding; do whatever it takes to build your own empire in the Caribbean. And of course, trade will have a less important role to play in your rise.

The way of the Trader is, on the opposite, mostly about developing your riches and your economic power. To be the most powerful Trader of the New World, you have to create trade routes, build industries and develop the economy of the colonies.

Of course, in Free Play mode, you can mix both of those in any way you want, letting you create your own unique and exciting story.

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