Rise Of Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition – Unboxing Part 2


Following Tony’s call for a Rise of the Tomb Raider unboxing article, I’m here to show you how the Collector’s Edition turned out to be.

I must admit that I had very high expectations about this box and, when I picked it up in store, those expectations grew up even more, since the box is actually huge.


Opening the box was intriguing at first since it appeared to be a sort of chest with hidden secrets. Too bad not even the first of them lived up to my delusions.

Despite being huge, the first drawer only contains a replica of Lara’s pendant. I knew I could not claim for a jade jewel, but this stuff is just a piece of cheap plastic; you can find better fakes in any drugstore in your neighbourhood.

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The second drawer is indeed much better: it contains a small artbook with nice artworks, but nothing really worthy of a 100Eu collector’s box, and a replica of the journals Lara find in-game.


I’ll spare you the pictures of the artbook, since Tony already took care of that part, while here is a close-up of the journal.


At first, I thought it was another (and better finished) artbook, but it’s only a scrapbook, although bound in real leather. Again, it was a kind of turndown, but I guess I can use it as a sketchbook for my personal art.

What I really liked was indeed Lara’s replica. Although this is just another huge artefact that I don’t know where to store (see my old RANT about the topic HERE), Lara’s figure was actually missing in my collection. It is a very well made figurine, and my pictures don’t really give justice to it.


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In the end, the strength of RotTR stands in the game disc and all its additional DLCs (which we get for free as a 20th Anniversary bonus) whilst this limited edition, although better than the standard one, just scores nothing more than an 8. IMHO, a missed opportunity indeed.08

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