Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a fantastic game. Pretty much every review seems to confirm this. However, for collectors, there is more to the story than just the amazing gameplay, gorgeous visuals, and ridiculously convoluted, yet enjoyable storyline. For us there is the MGS V: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition.
The set is currently sold out everywhere but eBay and other resellers, where it can actually be purchased for a fairly reasonable price compared to the $99 MSRP, the set includes a couple of physical goodies along with some bonus DLC.
In the video below you can get a look at the main components, including the main game, a steelbook case with a special disc inside, and a replica of Snake’s robotic arm from the game. Inside the game was a map, but all early buyers received the same one, so I skipped it here.
As a huge collector I’d rank this set around the middle of the pack in terms of quality. The replica hand is pretty great, with a lot of flavor text on the outside to really hammer home the authenticity. The steelbook is also very nice, and the disc inside has some amazing cut content from the game. Overall though there isn’t much here that sets it ahead of other Collector’s Editions.
Still, at the relatively low price of $99 it was a steal, bringing up the satisfaction I feel at owning it. While resellers’ prices are a bit higher they still aren’t into the astronomical territory where fans wouldn’t want to own this set.