Monday, 9 May 2011

Gaming Special Editions

I absolutely love getting the special collectors editions of games. They usually come with a significantly higher price tag but it's usually worth it. I'll go through a couple of the best I've seen and a couple of the worst. 

I'll start with the titles that I thought had neat collectibles

Arkham Asylum: Collectors Edition

I only seen this recently and am gutted. If I knew before I bought the game that this was out there I would have definitely snatched at it. It comes with a 14" batarang! Unfortunately it doesn't detach from the stand it's molded to but it's still awesome. 

It also comes with a making of DVD(blu-ray with the ps3 version), art book, and a store case that is bat-shaped. The game was epic and it appears it's special edition was just as epic. 

Fallout 3: Collectors Edition

I'm a massive Fallout fan and so this is probably my favourite of all collector's edition games. It comes with items from the game(duh!). Not just any items though. Frickin' awesome items. The main piece that made me salivate to the point of soaking my t-shirt was the pip-boy alarm clock! It's also packed with a lunch box and a vault boy bobble head. On a less epic note it's got a making of DVD and art book(which are both generally expected of collectors editions now).
I've been trying to get one for ages but even the editions without the alarm clock are £150 or more!

Now for what I felt were not so neat.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Prestige Edition

This came with the what you would expect from a special edition: art book, metal finish on game case, a download token for original COD. However, it also came with a pair of fully functioning night vision goggles and a mannequin head for you to display them on. At first I did think it was pretty cool but at the end of the day it is pretty ridiculous. And for £130 I hardly feel it's worth it. Now the RC car you get with the black ops prestige edition, that is cool! I just don't see anyone using the goggles. It would be better to have a non usable pair that could be for decoration purposes only. That would make more sense to me. 

F.3.A.R (or F.E.A.R 3)

The reasoning behind this one is pretty simple. You get a scaled down version of the creepy (pregnant!)girl from the series with her child inside her which glows in the dark. WTF. I would not have that in my house for a million fudge donuts. Creepy as hell. The sheer amount of times I crapped myself while playing F.E.A.R(only the original, F.E.A.R 2 not so much) prevents me from ever attempting another play through. I was proud that I got past that final level!

Honorable mentions for awesomeness: 
  • Fallout: New Vegas - Collectors Edition
  • Halo 3 - Legendary Edition
  • God of War 3 - Ultimate Edition
  • Bioshock 1&2 - Collectors Edition
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops - Prestige Edition 

Honorable mentions for not so awesome:
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 - Collectors Edition
  • Mass Effect 1&2  - Collectors Edition
  • Dead Rising 2 - Collectors Edition
  • Splinter Cell: Conviction - Collectors Edition


  1. I never bought one of these because of the price tag, but maybe someday if i have extra cash to burn i'll pick out a collectors edition.

  2. Fallout 3 is a fantastic game. Outstanding post.

  3. those COD goggles and batarang are awesome, definitely worth buying, i dont usually buy special editions, but i did get the special edition of dead space 2 so i could get the plasma cutter model.

  4. If I can afford them I usually get them. Some of the content you get is brilliant.

  5. Haha, I loved fear. Still playing through the expansions. Not so sure about fear 3 though. Also, I have halo 3 and mass effect 1&2 limited edition :D

  6. i want the fallout one so bad :(

  7. I dunno, I think the fully functional night vision goggles are incredibly bad ass!

  8. Man I would give my left nut for a fallout clock.

  9. I can't wait for FEAR 3 to come out.

  10. I think the night vision goggles would be pretty neat.
    But that's just me.