Square Enix Eidos Anthology Includes Over 50 Games for $40

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Square Enix is offering one of the best bundle deals we’ve seen on Steam. Over 50 games from Square Enix and Eidos Montreal are included in the Square Enix Eidos Anthology, as part of Square Enix’s #StayHomeAndPlay promotion. The entire bundle is discounted down to $40.

The only catch – it’s available this weekend only, until Monday, May 11.

The bundle focuses on most of Square Enix’s published games from the last two decades that aren’t RPGs (Square’s previous promotional bundle included nothing but RPGs).

The Square Enix Eidos Anthology includes the following games:

  1. Rise of the Tomb Raider

  2. Just Cause 3

  3. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

  4. Life is Strange: Complete Season

  5. Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

  6. Tomb Raider (2013)

  7. Tomb Raider I

  8. Tomb Raider II

  9. Tomb Raider III

  10. Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation

  11. Tomb Raider V Chronicles

  12. Tomb Raider VI: The Angel of Darkness

  13. Tomb Raider Legend

  14. Tomb Raider Anniversary

  15. Tomb Raider Underworld

  16. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

  17. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

  18. Just Cause

  19. Just Cause 2

  20. Kane and Lynch: Dead Men

  21. Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days

  22. Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut

  23. Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition

  24. Deus Ex: Invisible War

  25. Deus Ex: The Fall

  26. Thief

  27. Thief: Deadly Shadows

  28. Thief II: The Metal Age

  29. Thief Gold

  30. Battlestations: Pacific

  31. Battlestations: Midway

  32. Project Snowblind

  33. Mini Ninjas

  34. Order of War

  35. Flora’s Fruit Farm

  36. Supreme Commander 2

  37. Conflict: Desert Storm

  38. Conflict: Denied Ops

  39. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

  40. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2

  41. Legacy of Kain: Defiance

  42. Blood Omen 2: Legacy of Kain

  43. Dungeon Siege

  44. Dungeon Siege II

  45. Dungeon Siege III

  46. Anachronox

  47. Pandemonium

  48. Deathtrap Dungeon

  49. Daikatana

  50. Omikron: The Nomad Soul

  51. Goetia

  52. Hitman GO: Definitive Edition

  53. Lara Croft GO

  54. The Turing Test

That’s a lot of games! It includes some older classic like the Diablo-like Dungeon Siege series, and real-time strategy game Supreme Commander 2, as well as some big semi-recent releases like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

Even better: all the revenue generated from this bundle will go to charity organizations and food banks throughout Europe and North America.

The Square Enix Eidos Anthology is available only on PC (Steam) and ends May 11.

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Be the Best Lara Croft in Tomb Raider Legends: The Board Game

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Square Enix has announced a cardboard version of their hit Tomb Raider franchise. It’s called Tomb Raider Legends: The Board Game, and it’s developed in partnership with Crystal Dynamics and Hobby Japan Co. It has a suggested retail price of $59.99, and should arrive February 2019.

The board game is designed for 3-4 players with a run time of about 40 minutes. It has a suggested age of 13+.

Judging by the artwork it looks to encompass the full arc of the series, rather than just the rebooted trilogy. Each player plays a different version of Lara Croft as they race around a modular board. Use skills, wits, and tools to explore ruins, fend off enemies, and search for hidden treasures. This biggest threat is Lara herself – the other players.

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Tomb Raider Legends is designed by the makers of the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game. While actual gameplay has only been teased, the full component list has been released as follows.

  • Instruction Manual
  • Start tile: x1
  • Goal tile: x1
  • Area tiles: x10
  • Climax tiles: x3
  • Lara markers: x4
  • Player sheets: x4
  • Action cards: x28 (6 types, 7 cards per player x 4)
  • Raid cards: x41
  • Artifact: x1
  • Artifact Replica: x2
  • Starting Player marker: x1
  • Threat/Experience marker: x7
  • Injury marker: x4

Pre-orders are available now on the Square Enix store. Tomb Raider Legends: The Board Game should arrive February 2019.

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The 15 Games We Want on the PlayStation Classic

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When Sony announced the PlayStation Classic, they teased only five of the 20 included games: Final Fantasy 7, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. The original PlayStation has plenty of great classics to get excited about, so we’re listing the 15 other games we’d like to see on the mini emulator. Some of these games face an uphill battle given licensing and company restrictions, so consider this our dream list representing multiple genres and gameplay styles.

The PlayStation Classic is launching December 3.

Final Fantasy 8

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The Final Fantasy series was on a roll throughout the 90s. Final Fantasy 7 gets a lot of love and attention as one of the first big 3D JRPGs, but 8 is beloved by many as a worthy followup. It portrayed characters in a more realistic art style and featured a complex battle system that involved ‘drawing’ magic instead of using MP. Even with Final Fantasy 7 already announced for the PlayStation Classic, few PS1 fans could complain about including FF8 as well.

 

Final Fantasy Tactics

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While the main series put out some of the greatest RPGs of all time, Final Fantasy also enjoyed an excellent strategy spinoff in Final Fantasy Tactics. The 3D chessboard-like battlefields provided fun tactical opportunities. Each character could switch between 20 different classes, creating endless combinations and replay value. It also introduced the world to Ivalice, a popular Final Fantasy universe that would later be utilized in the later Final Fantasy MMOs.

 

Metal Gear Solid

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A relative late-comer to the PlayStation One, the action series Metal Gear Solid became renowned for its excellent stealth mechanics, practically inventing an entirely new subgenre of stealth games. The series went on to spawn bigger and better sequels through multiple generations of PlayStation consoles, making series director Hideo Kojima a household name for many gamers.

 

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

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Speaking of inventing genres, Symphony of the Night reinvented the platforming of classic Castlevania games into something else entirely. It, along with Super Metroid (featured on the SNES Classic), are considered the progenitors of the ‘metroidvania’ genre, creating an open 2D world full of secrets, hidden paths, extra bosses, and numerous abilities, weapons, and spells to unlock.

 

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2

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Skater culture was all the rage in the 90s. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was the perfect confluence of tight controls and great game design that took full advantage of popular culture. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was the Madden Football of its day, and the sequel is often considered one of the best sports games of all time.

 

Resident Evil 2

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The original PlayStation era witnessed the birth of the now classic horror series Resident Evil. The original was memorable but rough around the edges. The sequel opened up the action from beyond the mansion into the surrounding city in the grips of a zombie apocalypse. It remains a masterclass in creating uneasy tension through graphics, sound, and pacing.

 

Gran Turismo

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The emergence of 3D was rough for many genres, yet racing games made an excellent transition thanks in large part to Gran Turismo. The racing simulator quickly became one of best-selling games on the console, featuring a staggering 140 licensed cars and cementing the genre’s popularity for years.

 

PaRappa the Rapper

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Without the dance pad there’s not a good way to include Dance Dance Revolution but that doesn’t mean the PlayStation Classic should turn a blind eye to the then-emerging rhythm game genre. PaRappa fills that requirement nicely, as the titular anthropomorphic dog matches symbols flying across the screen to right beats.

 

Tomb Raider

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With the success of the recently rebooted trilogy, it would be more than appropriate to revisit the game that started it all. Tomb Raider was one of the best 3D action-adventure games of its time, spawning a host of sequels and immortalizing beloved heroine Lara Croft for decades to come.

 

Chrono Cross

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Chrono Cross was the highly anticipated sequel to one of the best RPGs on the SNES (and best RPGs period). The time-traveling adventure explored alternate dimensions with a ridiculously huge cast of characters and a highly customizable spell system. It also features one of the best soundtracks ever produced.

 

Crash Bandicoot

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Some may only know Crash Bandicoot from Skylanders, or maybe from that certain sequence in Uncharted 4. But back in the day, Crash was considered the Mario of the Sony PlayStation. He never quite achieved the popularity of the mustachioed plumber, but he still starred in some solid 3D platformers, spawning several sequels and spinoffs.

 

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

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Hack and slash action games were still in their infancy in the early days of 3D gaming. Legacy of Kain helped pave the way by putting you in the shoes of a powerful vampire. Raziel could employ a large variety of weapons, glide with his wings, and use the environment to defeat his enemies.

 

Medal of Honor

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One of the biggest and most popular shooter franchises today, Call of Duty, can be traced all the way back to the PS1 with the original Medal of Honor. Originally developed as a video game version of the seminal World War 2 Steven Spielburg film Saving Private Ryan, the series really took off thanks to its split-screen multiplayer mode.

 

Metal Slug X

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Our dream list is woefully short on cooperative games. Thankfully the perfect series exists for couch co-op. The Metal Slug games were 2D, arcade-like shoot ’em ups that reveled in over-the-top 80s and 90s era action movies. Players could find different weapons as power-ups and even command vehicles against gigantic bosses.

 

Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysse

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True to its name, Oddworld was a 2D platformer in a bizarre alien world. At a time when many games were experiencing the technical woes of early 3D design, Oddworld gave us refreshingly beautiful 2D art and animations, with a great balance of action and puzzles.