Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Special Edition
Platform: PlayStation 4
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was released in May of 2016, exclusively for PlayStation 4. Four different versions were available: the regular edition, the Standard Plus Edition (including some bonus DLC and reversible cover) the Special Edition and the largest of all, the Libertalia Collector’s Edition, which came with a statue. This article is about the Special Edition.
So this is the cheaper alternative to the Collector’s Edition, but still quite fancy. It comes in a sturdy paper box with a map printed on the surface, and on the front a golden coin from the pirate treasure Drake is going after in the game, and of course the title.
The box is very similar to the one used for the Special Edition of the Nathan Drake Collection in the way it folds open. One thing that’s annoying though is the plastick sticker used to seal the case, these kind of things always leave residue on the box.
It contains a steelbook with a comic-style artwork designed by Alexander Laccarino. On the front we can see some of the game’s characters, on the back an artwork of a skeleton in a cage, as seen in the very first trailer of the game.
Inside is the disc, a code for downloadable content and some general information. A couple of stickers are included as well. Also, the inside of the steelbook is decorated with a map like the one on the front of the paper case.
Lastly, this edition contains a small hardcover artbook, showing some designs in both color and black and white of the characters, environments and set pieces found in the game.
In conclusion, as a cheaper alternative to the Libertalia Edition this is a pretty nice package. It’s a bit generic as far as Special Edition contents go, but the contents look nice and the price is right. A good option for collectors with a bit less money (or space) to spare.