Shadow of the Tomb Raider launched for all the platforms i.e. PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 14 and the game comes in different digital and physical variations and each of these variations have their own advantages. Out of all these variations, the Ultimate Edition, the Croft Edition, and the Digital Deluxe Edition come with different perks which will give you digital as well as official physical merchandise perks. If you just heard about the game’s release and want to figure out which variant you should purchase, then this is the post that you should read. We will be comparing Digital Deluxe, Croft, and Ultimate Editions of the game so you can make the perfect choice for yourself.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Digital Deluxe Edition
The Digital Deluxe Edition of Shadow of the Tomb Raider comes with just three perks besides the main game. You don’t get the Season Pass for the game included in the Digital Deluxe Edition and apart from that, you get one weapon, one outfit, and the original game soundtrack. This variant of the game is available for all the platforms including the PC where you can buy the game from Steam. The same is true for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One where the game will be available for all the variations of the mentioned consoles.
The PC version of Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Digital Deluxe Edition is exclusively available on Steam and it comes with two extra perks – a Steam Exclusive Wallpaper and an additional Skills Booster Pack. Whereas, on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, you don’t get the wallpaper but the Additional Skill Booster Pack is included. The Digital Deluxe Edition of Shadow of the Tomb Raider can be bought for $69.99 on all platforms.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Croft Edition
Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Croft Edition has two variants where one is a digital variant and another is a steelbook variant. The Croft Edition comes with the main game, the Season Pass, three additional weapons and outfits and the game’s original soundtrack. The Season Pass itself makes the Croft Edition a great choice for people who are interested in the DLCs. With the Season Pass, you will be able to redeem 7 new outfits, weapons and skills. This also includes 7 challenge tombs and additional narrative side missions. With the Season Pass, you will be able to get exclusive weapons and outfits that will only be available to people who have the Season Pass.
The other perks are a bit different on the consoles and the PC. The PC version of Croft Edition comes with everything that the Digital Deluxe Edition has along with the Season Pass. Apart from that, you get two additional weapons and outfits making the total number of weapons and outfits 9 in the PC version.
Consoles – the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have three additional weapons and outfits making the total number of weapons and outfits to 10. You can buy the Croft Edition of the game for $89.99.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Croft Steelbook Edition
The main difference between the Croft Edition and the Croft Steelbook Edition is the fact that the Croft Steelbook Edition comes with Steelbook Packaging and it is only available for consoles as a physical copy. The Croft Steelbook Edition of Shadow of the Tomb Raider comes with the main game, the Season Pass, 3 additional weapons and outfits and the original game soundtrack. The extra weapons and outfits, with the inclusion of the Season Pass, becomes 10. You can buy the Croft Steelbook Edition of the game for $89.99 and it is only available for consoles as the physical copy.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Ultimate Edition
Just like the Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Croft Steelbook Edition, the Ultimate Edition of the game is only available for consoles and it comes at a price of $199. The Ultimate Edition is the perfect purchase for someone who likes to collect the game steelboxes and merchandise since this version of the game comes as a physical copy and you get some really nice physical official merchandise.
About the digital perks, you get the Season Pass which gives you the 7 challenge tombs, 7 additional skills, outfits and weapons along with multiple narrative side missions. You also get the three additional weapons and outfits along with the original game soundtrack.
Coming to the official merchandise, Square Enix has included the Lara’s Climbing Axe Bottle Opener which looks exactly like the climbing axe that Lara uses in the game. Other two merch include the official Lara Flashlight with Shadow of the Tomb Raider logo and a Lara Croft Statue which portrays her getting ready for battle and taking out her machete.
So, these are the main differences between Digital Deluxe, Croft Edition and the Ultimate Edition of Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The Ultimate Edition includes everything along with the Season Pass and the merchandise and it is a perfect choice for a game collector while the Croft Edition is good for those who want to include the Season Pass in their purchase.