11. Star Wars: The Old Republic
Excellent eBay fodder or prized possessions for Star Wars fans, the special edition version of SWTOR included a poster of the Old Republic map, a journal that prequels the game’s storyline, a soundtrack CD, a physical security authenticator key, an 8-inch tall Darth Malgus statue and seven in-game activated bonuses.
Price: £129.99 | Link: SWTOR
12. Fallout New Vegas Collector's Edition
When post-apocalyptic events head to the City of Sin, Bethesda gave its special edition a Vegas-style makeover complete with "Lucky 7" poker chips inspired by the 7 casinos in-game, a New Vegas themed deck of cards and a hardback graphic novel written by Chris Avellone (Creative Director for New Vegas) which prologues characters before New Vegas. Throw in a “Lucky 38” platinum poker chip and it wasn't such a bad haul of Fallout-inspired kit.
Price: £70 | Link: Fallout
13. Saints Row The Third Platinum Pack
Comfortably the most tongue-in-cheek game of 2011, the Platinum Pack featured the game soundtrack on CD, Professor Genki's Super Ethical Reality Climax Hyper Ordinary Pre-Order Pack and a Saints Row headset that featured a vocoder voice processing feature to let you sound like premier Pimp Zimos. The only problem was that it was only compatible for PC and smartphones however it did make for good Phonejacker-style prank calls.
Price: £69 | Link: Saints Row
14. Crysis 2 “Nano” Edition
If playing the visual splendour that is Crysis wasn't enough, Crytek had a few special suprises for its Nano edition of the game including a seven-inch tall Prophet figurine, a studio art book and a replica Nanosuit backpack which could hold a 17-inch laptop if you have to play Crysis literally everywhere you go.
Price: £130 | Crysis
15. Bioshock 2 Collector's Edition
Game soundtracks are great, but we are suckers for getting it on vinyl, which is why we loved the fact that the Bioshock 2 Collector's Edition was released with the original Bioshock soundtrack to re-live all the bumps, scratches and realism. Also included was a 164-page hardcover art book and the Bioshock 2 soundtrack on CD.
Price: £44 | Link: Bioshock
16. Duke Nukem Forever “Balls of Steel”
The perennially delayed Duke Nukem Forever did not live up to the hype. Okay, it was pants. But it did give 2K time to produce this limited “Balls of Steel” edition of the game. It was rammed with loads of extras including; Duke Nukem Forever sticker, playing cards, a set of dice, two poker chips, a Duke Nukem papercraft booklet, postcards from the game, a comic book, and a 100 page hardcover art-book and a 5-inch bust of Duke himself. You can fully expect to pick this up for significantly less than the original price.
Price: £40 | Link: Duke Nukem
17. GTA IV Collector's Edition
Did Rockstar Games give us a rocket launcher? No. In fact its GTA IV special edition was a much more subdued affair. Packaging a far too sensible duffel bag and a metal deposit box for stashing any questionable items along with the usual production artwork, and game soundtrack, it was a solid, sensible offering from the publishers that brought us flying tanks in Vice City. Disappointing...
Price: £120 | Link: Rockstar Games