Gears of War Collector’s Edition

Gears of War was released in 2006 for Xbox 360, and in 2007 for PC. On Xbox 360, two different versions were available: the regular one and the Collector’s Edition.

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The Collector’s Edition is pretty straightforward: a shiny metal box with rounded corners, protected by a plastic sleeve. It shows the red, bloody Gears of War logo and the title of the game, both in relief, on a black background.

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On the back is an artwork of Delta Squad, and behind it Marcus and RAAM looking at each other’s angry faces.

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Inside the box you’ll find the game, which comes in a paper case, and a small art book.

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The paper fold out disc case contains two discs: the game and a bonus disc with a making of.

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The artbook is titled Destroyed Beauty, a term that served as the artistic theme of the game world. There’s also some commentary by lead designer Cliff Bleszinksi.

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The artworks show different enemies, environments and character profiles. In other words, about what you would expect from an art book.

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There’s also some background information on the game’s military history and culture.

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And that’s basically all there is to this edition. There aren’t many extras, but the presentation is quite nice. Nothing too special, but not much to complain about either.

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