Top 10 Video Game Collector's Editions

Collector’s editions exist for the sole reason of bridging the gap and allowing collectors the opportunity to feel special. But then, at times, they are made because standard copies just don’t meet the cut. Video game collectors know where and how to get limited editions. But at times, with international travelling involved, it might prove challenging and expensive getting a copy of a limited-edition video game.

Limited-Edition Games on the Market

Nowadays, every AAA video game that makes it onto the market has a special collection of high-priced collector’s edition. Avid gamers and dedicated video collectors know this well and use it as a stepping stone that helps them collect even more. Some of the most memorable video games launched in recent history include Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Gears of War 4 and Final Fantasy XV. Who could forget these, because they launched with special figurines, artbooks, soundtracks and a whole lot of extras and other combinations for gamers who didn’t mind putting everything into action?

Collector’s edition games are not all created the same, they tend to be different with differing aspects. A huge letdown over the years is that in most cases, these bonuses that accompany the games are not as huge as advertised. There are moments though when video games special editions come with some excellent deals. The publishers pull out every stop plug to display a show worth all the hype and noise. For geeks, such collections are worth the attention and effort and can be put up on the gaming or collectibles display shelf.

Top 10 Games

At the moment, this is our list of games that make the cut when discussing the best video game collectors’ editions to hit the market:

  1. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Collector’s Edition

This is a single-player campaign option of the game. As a collector’s edition, it comes with the Ranger of the North Quiver Case, worthy of the characterisation of collectible. Some of the digital content includes the likes of War in the North Theme Pack and War in the North Video Game. You’d do best to get shipping from America for this edition. There is also an art book featuring the concept art of key characters and environments, as well as characters in the game.


  1. Alan Wake: Limited Edition -Xbox 360

This limited-edition from Microsoft is an intense psychological thriller. In the book, the psycho author is a husband trying to find his wife resulting in all the twisted action. You’ll be fascinated with the use of light as a combat element. The episodic narrative is the perfect ‘pick-me-up’ for anyone who will walk in mid-play. But best of all is the realistic interactive environment that reels you in and sucks you into the vortex making you part of the madness that is the game.


  1. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Collector's Edition) - PlayStation 3

Brought to us by Sony, this interactive cinematic experience breaks all boundaries between Hollywood and gaming experience to bring us the best action game screens ever witnessed. The thrill of Uncharted 3 in stereoscopic 3D is something that is best experienced. There are online and offline co-op modes. The single player campaign comes with a wealth of exclusive collector’s edition physical bonus items.


  1. Fallout: New Vegas Collector's Edition -Xbox 360

Fallout is loved for their cool contributions to the gaming industry. The New Vegas Collector’s Edition is not just playable on the Xbox 360, it also comes in a PS3 and PC compatible version. The Xbox version becomes the centre of attention because it is a collector’s edition. The fully customised Fallout game comes with Lucky 7 poker chips. Get your parcel forwarder ready to ship because this version comes with a full-size quiver for arrows. It is made out of sturdy leather and comes with a sizable cloth map of Middle earth. 


  1. Batman: Arkham Origins Collector's Edition - PlayStation 3

The 4-star rated game by Warner Home Video comes with a lot of spoils. There is the Batman Wanted poster, Batman Prototype Schematic, Wayne Family Photo, Gotham City Glow-In-The-Dark map and a whole lot of other spoils. It’s the perfect fit for anyone who claims to be a fan of Batman. The bonus includes Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics, and Death stroke Challenge Pack.


  1. Catherine "Love Is Over" Deluxe Edition, PlayStation 3

The collector’s edition of Catherine is the perfect example of publishers using a game’s settings to create a perfectly suitable special edition. From the studios of Atlus, this unit comes with a standard artbook and soundtrack the ‘Love is Over’ edition. There’s a Men’s size L cute gamer-chic t-shirt, polka dotted boxers worn by Vincent when trying to escape, a Size Standard/Twin pillow and other fantastic spoils. The very best of spoils for clients.


  1. Tales of Symphonia Chronicles: Collector's Edition - PlayStation 3

This package of collector’s edition comes with 5 Chibi Tales of Symphonia Chronicles figurines, tales of Symphonia Chronicles PS3 Game, Multi-Disc music soundtrack, printed novel and Steel book case. You can pay for package forwarding service from the USA to your country and get the entire collection shipped as one unit. Namco’s Tales of Symphonia Chronicles is the most popular release and its value keeps increasing.


  1. Borderlands 2 Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition -Xbox 360

This limited-edition comes with an authentic Kincaid Bobblehead. There are 4 exclusive stickers and a map of Pandora. You also get to download the comic book. And just for the sake of it, there is an Inside the Vault: The Art of Borderlands 2 Hardbound Book. And then, of course, there are several bonus items in digital form that don’t require you to shop online from the USA and ship internationally. Just shop online in the USA and enjoy the benefits.


  1. Gears of War 3 Epic Edition -Xbox 360

Another Limited-edition video game from Microsoft. It comes with the rare Marcus Fenix Statue- a fine collectible PVC statue, the Fenix family mementos and fabric COG flag and a whole lot of other spoils. The Infected Omen Weapon Pack: Custom multiplayer skins set this game apart from the ordinary.


  1. Steel Battalion

This game is an interesting pick for our list. It’s not really a limited-edition version, but it gives you access and command of the Vertical Tank. After all, this was the only version of the game created. Made for an Xbox, it comes with a massive controller, two joysticks and three foot pedals.

Buy Online, Get More Limited-Editions

If you select to skip your local game store and decide to get your unique game editions online. The first step would be to get a US address for shipping. You can use this address to shop:

  • The best limited-edition video games.

  • The latest video games as soon as they are released because you’re now shopping as an American.

  • Buy beyond what you would have ever imagined. Every other item you have always desired, but were limited because of availability only in America, becomes accessible.

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