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THQ Mega Pack demonstrates positives of bankruptcy, offers 19 games for $25 total

Saints Row The Third
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We’ve been reporting on the financial difficulties of publisher THQ for months now. Most recently, the games publisher had its bankruptcy plan rejected by a judge who saw the scheme as willfully attempting to bamboozle firms and individuals who might otherwise opt to enter a bid for THQ’s assets. For the most part, our record of THQ’s fall has been naught but doom and gloom. Though the company is not yet dead, it’s certainly on life support. Even those gamers with a focused fetish for schadenfreude are growing depressed at watching the once-mighty publisher gradually dissipate. Fortunately, there is a bright spot among all this darkness, and it’s particularly luminous for those looking to pick up a ton of quality games on the cheap.

If you pay a quick visit to Amazon, you’ll notice a listing for an item titled the “THQ Mega Pack.” Given the publisher’s dire financial straits and the contents of the Pack we have to assume this is an attempt at scrounging up some extra, last minute cash, and oh, what an attempt it is! For a mere $25 those of you with functional gaming PCs can download every single game listed below:

  • Company of Heroes – Tales of Valor
  • Company of Heroes Game of the Year
  • Darksiders II
  • Darksiders
  • Homefront
  • MX vs ATV Reflex
  • Metro 2033
  • Nexuiz 
  • Red Faction Armageddon
  • Red Faction Guerrilla
  • Saints Row 2
  • Saints Row: The Third
  • Supreme Commander
  • Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
  • Titan Quest Gold
  • Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II – Gold Edition
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
  • Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War Gold
  • Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II Retribution
Notably absent from this list of THQ games are any of the company’s licensed wrestling titles, likely owing to whatever licensing deal THQ has established with the WWE. Beyond that though, this roster of games reads like a list of the best releases THQ has published since the dawn of the millennium. Saints Row The Third by itself is easily worth that $25 price tag, and then getting an extra 18 games (the vast majority of which are objectively good to excellent) is a deal that we have to recommend to anyone with the necessary hardware. Most relatively modern gaming PCs should be able to run these games with little issue, but if you’re worried that your title of choice won’t function on your computer, you should pay a visit to THQ’s official website. If system requirements aren’t listed there (as is likely with some of the older games), then a quick Google search should sort things out.
 
While we hate to bear witness to THQ’s slow fall, we do appreciate that the company is pulling out all the stops in its rebuilding efforts. Whether or not THQ again rises to prominence is anyone’s guess, but now at least fans of the publisher can dry their tears with almost 20 triple-A PC releases that, in total, cost less than a quality steak.
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Earnest Cavalli
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Earnest Cavalli has been writing about games, tech and digital culture since 2005 for outlets including Wired, Joystiq…
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