Shadow of the Tomb Raider launches this September. If you want something to remember the game by or some in-game extras, you need to know all about the ridiculous amounts of Shadow of the Tomb Raider editions and pre-order extras there are.
This new game in the franchise is your last chance to experience Lara Croft as Crystal Dynamics reimagined her in 2013 with Tomb Raider. That first game showed how Croft became the tough, ready for anything explorer that we know her as. She had her moves down to a science in the second game, Rise of the Tomb Raider. She ventures to Latin America in search of an ancient Mayan artifact in Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
The Shadow of the Tomb Raider release date is September 14th, 2018, and that gives you just months to wrap your head around how complicated Shadow of the Tomb Raider editions are. Let’s get started.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Editions
If you thought video game purchases were becoming less complicated, reset your expectations. There are five different Shadow of the Tomb Raider editions coming to store shelves in most countries. Where you buy them is even more confusing. Some are only available at certain stores.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Standard Edition – $59.99
GameStop has Shadow of the Tomb Raider Standard Edition for sale.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Limited Steelbook Edition – $59.99
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Digital Deluxe Edition – $69.99
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Digital Deluxe Edition includes the game’s soundtrack, an extra skills booster pack, an extra outfit and weapon and access to the game two days before it launches. PS4 owners also get a Tomb Raider theme for their console. PC owners get a special wallpaper instead. Xbox One owners don’t get anything extra, but Shadow of the Tomb Raider is an Xbox One X Enhanced game, so at least it has amazing graphics.
The Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store, and Steam sell this version of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and GameStop and Amazon sell digital codes that unlock it. It costs $69.99, $10 more than Standard Edition and Limited Steelbook Edition.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Croft Steelbook Edition – $89.99
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Croft Steelbook Edition comes with three art cards. That’s on top of the 3 extra weapons, 3 extra outfits, the game soundtrack and early access. You also get the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Season Pass when you buy this version. All this comes inside a special edition Steelbook case.
This is another edition made for the fans. If you want a physical copy of the game and a season pass, consider buying Croft Steelbook Edition for sure.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Digital Croft Edition – $89.99
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Croft Steelbook Edition includes the game soundtrack, 3 extra outfits and 3 weapons, the game’s season pass, two-day early access and a PS4 theme. You also get the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Season Pass for the game, which unlocks new add-on content after launch.
Only buy Digital Croft Edition if you want the game’s season pass. That package of add-on content costs $29.99 on its own.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Ultimate Edition – $199.99
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Ultimate Edition costs $199.99, the most of any version of the game. If you buy this edition, you get it delivered two days before launch.
The package has a bottle opener made to look like a climbing ax, a replica of Lara’s in-game flashlight and a Lara Croft “Terrifying Tombs” statue. This statue has Lara holding a machete.
There’s plenty of in-game extras included with the Ultimate Edition. It has a code for the season pass that will unlock 7 challenge tombs, 7 weapons, 7 outfits and 7 extra skills after launch. It also has 3 additional weapons, 3 outfits, and the game’s soundtrack. Of course, a copy of the game is included too.
There’s only one place to buy Shadow of the Tomb Raider Ultimate Edition: the Square Enix Store. Only buy this edition if you want something on your shelf to remember the game by.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Pre-Order Bonuses
There are Shadow of the Tomb Raider pre-order bonuses. Which bonus you get depends on where you purchase the game early.
Buy at GameStop to get a Tomb Raider Flashlight keychain. This keychain has the game’s logo on the side.
Best Buy doesn’t have any physical pre-order bonuses. Instead, you get a $10 gift card from them if you buy any edition Shadow of the Tomb Raider today.
Where You Can Find Shadow of the Tomb Raider Deals Today
Finally, save some cash with these Shadow of the Tomb Raider deals.
Again, buy at Best Buy to get that $10 gift card to use on anything it sells. Gamers Club Unlocked subscriber also save 20% on the cost of any physical edition of the game. With that savings, a basic copy of the game is $47.99. Gamers Club Unlocked costs $30 for two years.
Amazon is also a great way to save on Shadow of the Tomb Raider today. Prime subscribers get the game for as little as $47.99. Amazon Prime costs $10.99 a month or $119.99 a year.
You’re officially caught up on everything to know about Shadow of the Tomb Raider editions and pre-orders. I’ll update you with anything new on this page as we get closer to the game’s September 14th release.