Top 15 Collectors Editions Under $60 USD

For those who love collector's editions and bargains, we have crafted a very special list.

By JohnnRckr, Posted 31 Dec 2013

Christmas may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get presents. Although Christmas bonuses may be almost inexistent by now, you can still grab some awesome stuff to gift yourself or your player 2. There are few greater pleasures for a gamer than unboxing a collector’s edition and that’s why we gathered the best 15 CE for less than $60.00 USD each.

Defiance Collector’s Edition (PS3)

Defiance Collector’s Edition,PS3
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When we look back and swipe through the pages of history, we will remember Syfy/Trion World Network science fiction production as one of the first true transmedia experiments. The game and the TV series are in constant communication, so you can experience a whole new level of narrative in two different fields at the same time. The collector’s edition for this game includes the following:

  - Game box and disc
  - Hellbug Statue
  - Art of Defiance Art Book
  - Defiance Soundtrack and Bonus DVD
  - VBI Contact
  - Two Defiance post cards
  - Digital Items:
  - Ark Hunter Infiltrator Outfit
  - Hydra Heavy Weapon
  - Retailer Exclusive weapon
  - VBI Sentinel Shield
  - 7 Day scrip boost
  - 7 Day XP boost
  - Lock Box
  - +5 Inventory
  - In-game title: Badlands Drifter
  - 15 mins Episode 1 Defiance TV Series


Halo: Reach Limited Edition (Xbox 360)

Halo: Reach Limited Edition,Xbox 360
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No, this isn’t about the amazing Noble Team statue (sorry), but regarding the Limited Edition of the game. Halo: Reach is one of the most beloved Halo titles, mainly because of its exceptional storytelling and great multiplayer, and, for those who haven’t played it, the Limited Edition would be a wonderful way to do so. The LE includes:

  - Special ONI black box and disc
  - UNSC patch
  - Artifact bag with Dr. Halsey’s diary and other classified documents
  - Exclusive Elite armor for multiplayer mode


Dead Island: Riptide Rigor Mortis Edition (PS3 & Xbox 360)

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Sun, sand, sea and zombies, the perfect combo for any vacation. If you liked the first installment of the series, you’ll enjoy the full survival horror experience. Be the proud owner of the Rigor Mortis Edition, which includes the following:

  - All the contents of the Special Edition (alternate character skin, pack of weapon mods, digital strategy map)
  - Alternate box art
  - In-game unlockable content
  - Travel suitcase packaging
  - Zombie hula girl Bobbie figurine
  - Severed hand bottle opener/fridge magnet
  - Bungalow key with wooden tag


Adventure Time!: Explore the Dungeon because I DON’T KNOW!: Collector’s Edition (3DS)

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Click here to order Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! Collector's Edition

For those who love the Adventure Time! TV show, this game is a must have. The game itself is quite fun to play and, additionally, the original cast of the show is the one in charge of the game voicing. This game, for sure, will make you feel as if you were in an episode of the show. The CE includes:

  - BMO steel book
  - Interviews with 4 actors of the show
  - Story board and concept art from Penn Ward
  - Expanded Manual Strategy Guide (full color art with game tips)


Resistance 2 Collector’s Edition (PS3)


Click here to order Resistance 2 Collector's Edition

Old but gold, they say. If you are a fan of the Resistance franchise, you’ll love this exclusive Resistance 2 Collector’s Edition. Maybe you haven’t played it or maybe it just slipped out of your fingers when it first came out, but now you have the chance to get it at a super low price. The CE includes:

  - Exclusive 5.5 inch Chimera Hybrid statue
  - Double-sized Resistance art book
  - Bonus DVD with exclusive commentary
  - In-game HVAP Wraith multiplayer skin
  - Behind the scenes video


Tron: Evolution Collector’s Edition (PS3 & Xbox 360)

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I know what you’re thinking: the movie sucked, so the game must suck too, right? Well, despite the fact Tron: Legacy wasn’t the great movie we all expected, the Tron Universe did expanded with the games prior to its release. Tron: Evolution takes place before the events of Tron: Legacy and generates a rich backstory to the film. Not convinced? Well, what about we throw in a light cycle manufactured by Sideshow Collectibles and we cut off 73% the retail price? Much better, huh? The CE includes the following:

  - Special game box and disc
  - Light cycle replica by Sideshow Collectibles
  - Tron-inspired protector case with drawer
  - $10.00 USD off coupon to see Tron: Legacy (not very useful not, but a nice souvenir)


Aliens: Colonial Marines Collector’s Edition (PS3 & Xbox 360)

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Please, don’t quit the page. I know this game isn’t exactly game of the year or anything, but, if you’re a fan of the Alien franchise, you’ll probably love what’s included in the Collector’s Edition, and, as the game is that bad, the price has been cut off 65%. The figurine it includes costs more than the total price of the collector’s edition.

  - High Quality Resin Powerloader Figurine in Limited Edition Xeno Hive Box
  - Four Playable Movie Characters
  - Additional Marines Character Customization Options
  - Ripley's Flamethrower
  - Exclusive Multiplayer Weapons
  - Sonic Electronic Ball Breakers
  - Phase Plasma Rifle
  - Exclusive Game Level
  - USCM Academy Firing Range
  - USCM Dossier
  - Mission Brief
  - USS Sephora Schematic
  - Recruitment Card
  - LV-426 Recon Photo
  - USCM Iron-on Badges
  - USCM Graduation Certificate


Dead Rising 2: Collector’s Edition (PS3)

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With Dead Rising 3 in our doorstep, we should take a moment to look back to the game that made the franchise what it is. Dead Rising 2 is a great game by itself and deserves to be played thoroughly if you are into zombies, walking corpses, living dead and similar. The CE won’t disappoint you at all, for it includes:

  - Dead Rising 2 game disc
  - Exclusive two-disc steelbook case
  - Blu-ray disc containing the 24-minute "Making of" featurette
  - Zombrex "Syringe" pen
  - Zombrex "Prescription" notepad (25 pages)
  - Zombrex "Safety" card
  - Zombrex "Prospectus" sales brochure (16 pages)
  - Dead Rising 2 hardback artbook (48 pages)
  - Voucher for XMB dynamic theme


The Lord of the Rings: Mines of Moria Collector’s Edition (PC)

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So, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is now on theaters. Have you seen it? It’s pretty cool. Anyways, this game may be a little old (2007), but the CE is worth every cent for any Tolkien fan. This edition includes the original game the Lord of the Rings: Shadows of Angamar, all of its content updates and the Mines of Moria expansion. Alongside with this, you’ll receive:

  - 3 exclusive tokens that can be exchanged for the player's choice of 8 different in-game items
  - 22" x 22" premium quality cloth map of the Mines of Moria
  - Special gold-plated ring complete with chain and pouch
  - Mines of Moria poster
  - The Lord of the Rings Online Art and Music
  - Collection with the official Mines of Moria Soundtrack
  - A full color Collector's Edition Starter Guide


Batman: Arkham Asylum Collector’s Edition (Xbox 360)

Batman: Arkham Asylum,Collector’s Edition,Xbox 360
Click here to order Batman: Arkham Asylum Collector's Edition

The Dark Night, The Caped Crusader, The World’s Greatest Detective, he is the night, he is Batman and he has a trilogy of great games for last-gen consoles. The Arkham trilogy started with this game and, if you haven’t played it yet, you should and, even better, you should do so along with the contents of the Collector’s Edition:

  - Waynetech Batarang Storage Box
  - 14" In-Game Design Batarang (stand attached)
  - Dr. Young’s Journal (50 page full color character encyclopedia)
  - 2 Sleeve DIGI-Pack Including:
  - Game
  - Behind the scenes 5 chapter series DVD, including: interviews with Mark Hammil and Kevin Conroy
  - Exclusive Collector’s Edition Challenge Map DLC
  - Manual


Saints Row’s The Third Platinum Pack Collector’s Edition (PS3 & Xbox 360)

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Click here to order Saints Row: The Third Platinum Pack Collector's Edition

Open-world gameplay, preposterous and hilarious situations, chaos, mayhem, havoc and destruction and a lot of purple, Saints Row: The Third has all of this and much more. Enter a world ruled by disorder, abuses and black humor and treat yourself with a brand new headset while you do so. This CE includes:

  - Exclusive Custom Molded Saints Row Headset
  - Professor Genki Hyper-Ordinary Pre-Order Pack
  - Man-A-Pult Car
  - Octopuss Gun
  - Genki Suit
  - Exclusive in-game soundtrack.
  - Saints Row: The Third game


Max Payne 3 Special Edition (PS3 & Xbox 360)

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Click here to order Max Payne 3: Special Edition

Rockstar always delivers and Max Payne 3 was no exception. Sure, Max Payne 1 and 2 were amazing and we all love them, but Max Payne 3 took the franchise to a new level and introduced it to a new market. If you wanted this edition but couldn’t find it, you can now grab a copy with more than 50% off. The SE includes:

  - A copy of Max Payne 3
  - 10" tall collectible Max Payne statue created in a collaboration between TriForce and Rockstar Games
  - Series of game-inspired original Still Life Art Prints that depict some of Max Payne's inner demons and vices
  - Copper and brass-plated iron, bullet-shaped bullet keychain featuring a screw-off back
  - Classic multiplayer character pack of eight playable characters, from the original Max Payne and Max Payne 2, like Max Payne, Mona Sax and Vladimir Lem
  - Disorderly Conduct multiplayer weapons pack, including the Hammerhead Auto Shotgun, G9 Grenade Launcher and Molotov cocktail
  - Max Payne 3 official soundtrack featuring the game's instrumental score


Ninja Gaiden 3 Collector’s Edition (PS3)

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Whatever happened to ninja games? Remember when they were everywhere? Well, our favorite ninja is here and couldn’t be better. Exclusively for the PlayStation 3, Ninja Gaiden 3 is a great game that you shouldn’t miss if you like action, stealth and everything regarding the shadow warriors. This CE includes the following:

  - Ninja Gaide 3 game disc
  - Official soundtrack
  - Artbook
  - “Duel of the Masked” figurine
  - Dead or Alive 5 Alpha demo DLC voucher


Terraria Collector’s Edition (Xbox 360)

Terraria,Collector’s Edition,Xbox 360
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Like Minecraft? Then you’ll love Terraria. Follow the 8-bit sandbox fever and enter the world of Terraria, where everything is possible and adventure and excitement never stop. If you are into creating your own worlds and adventure, then you’ll be happy with the contents of this CE:

  - Terraria Digital Game Card
  - USB Pick
  - Crafting Map
  - Three Character Posters


Mass Effect 3 Collector’s Edition (PS3, Xbox 360 & PC)

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Click here to order Mass Effect 3 Collector's Edition

One of the great space operas of our generation came to an end and it did it with a bang. Mass Effect 3 is one of the best sci-fi games of the past generation and a must play for any sci-fi lover. Now, you can save the galaxy in style with the Collector’s Edition, which will lead you further into a galaxy torn by war. This edition includes the following items:

  - Premium metal case featuring commemorative artwork of Commander Shepard
  - 70-page hardbound art book featuring hundreds of unique and gorgeous illustrations from the BioWare development team
  - Limited edition Mass Effect comic by Dark Horse Comics, complete with unique cover artwork
  - Join the ranks of the N7 with the premium fabric N7 patch
  - Exclusive 4x6 lithographic print featuring a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork
  - A full collection of in-game content that can't be found anywhere else
  - N7 Arsenal Pack - Bring the firepower with the N7 Sniper Rifle, Shotgun, SMG, and Pistol
  - Robotic Dog - A faithful sidekick to keep you company on board the Normandy
  - Squadmate Alternate Outfit Pack - New appearances for your favorite squad members
  - N7 Hoodie - For Commander Shepard's casual days on board the Normandy
  - Mass Effect 3 with the digital soundtrack
  - A collection of forum and social badges, avatars, and perks


So, there you have it, to end this year in the best possible way, go ahead and get one of these 15 articles. Artbooks, soundtracks, statues, figurines, DLC and a lot of great stuff to decorate your office, fill your shelves or just to add to the collection. Let us remember that the difference between buying and collecting is that a collector is not only glad he possess something, but because others don’t.

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Mass Effect 3

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Publisher(s): EA
Developer(s): Bioware
Genres: First-Person Shooter
Themes: Role-Playing
Release Date: 2012-03-06

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