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Tomb Raider Preorder Exclusives Comparison Thread


#1 smackinisaiah   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   68 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:30 AM

Sup CAGs!
This is my first attempt at a decent thread on here so any constructive criticism or advice is much appreciated and welcomed! I've saved a LOT of money on games in the past few months and the least I could do is contribute.

I'm currently in the market for Tomb Raider, and after comparing exclusives from some of the reputable retailers, I compiled a list of features for everyone to enjoy. I am aware that this is already a little dated, since Tomb Raider comes out next week, but it's my first attempt at this, and there's still some people on the fence about the game.

Also, this is my first of, hopefully, many posts like this. If anyone would like to give me a hand in compiling one solid, wikified thread that has preorder comparisons for all the upcoming games, please PM me and we can get something working.

3/5/13
TOMB RAIDER (X360/PS3)

Amazon:
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Best Buy:
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Walmart:
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GameStop:
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Target:
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Amazon/Best Buy/Walmart/GameStop:

  • Tomb Raider: Collector's Edition $99.99 + FS
  • Includes any store-specific exclusives (including Amazon)
  • Play Arts Kai Lara Croft Figurine: Fully posable figurine with over 40 points of articulation. The dirt on her body and clothes have been realistically recreated to tell the tale of Lara's fierce fight for survival on a desolate island in her first and most harrowing adventure. Comes with alternate set of 3 hands, bow and arrow, shotgun, handgun, and climbing axe. Figure Size: Approx 8.0" Tall
  • Endurance Survival Kit Packaging: Worn and weather-beaten steel tin (not a steel book) recovered from the Endurance shipwreck, and a 15" x 19" Double Sided Island Map and Poster. Discover Key Landmarks from the mysterious island of Yamati, where Lara Croft and her fellow castaways were marooned after the Endurance shipwreck. On the reverse is a poster size image of the box art that epitomizes Lara's origin story.
  • 5" x 7" heavy stock lithograph print with matte frame, designed by Crystal Dynamic's Senior Art Director, Brian Horton, painting by Brenoch Adams.
  • 3 Iron-on badges of the game's key icons (Animal Instincts, Climbing Axe, Fire Arrow)
  • Tomb Raider Original Soundtrack 'Survivalist cut'. A collection of 10 tracks totaling over 60 minutes of music from the game
  • Weapons Pack DLC

Microsoft Store:

  • Tomb Raider $59.99 + FS

  • 1600 points card free with preorder from microsoftstore.com ($20 value)
  • Coupon code will be sent to email address associated with purchase within 10 days of game being shipped.


[/list] Again, if anyone has any comments, suggestions, or anything please let me know. Hope you CAGs find this useful!

Edited by smackinisaiah, 01 March 2013 - 04:26 AM.
Fixed Microsoft preorder.


#2 Oregon   CAG Collector CAGiversary!   2220 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:44 AM

Seems to me Amazon has good options. Otherwise GZ Unlocked 20$. GameStop can eat it. I am no preorder this one but ill be excited to play in the 20-30$ range.

#3 DeskLaser   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   859 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:48 AM

The bestbuy.com page for Tomb Raider says that it includes the Shanty Town map as well. For me, the $20 in bonus RZ points at Best Buy usually trumps all other bonuses though.

#4 TooPoor   ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price CAGiversary!   11549 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:51 AM

I would always prefer a steel book, I wonder if its possible to grab leftovers at target post launch.

#5 CaptainButtlord   bang bang what's the hang CAGiversary!   1307 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:55 AM

Yeah I ordered it from Best Buy. It was a toss up between 1000 reward zone points and a steelbook from Target.

#6 LiteRemix   The Lights* CAGiversary!   27 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:56 AM

Question regarding the target steel book, is it pre-order only, or first come first serve on release day?

#7 D.Choy   Oh Hai. CAGiversary!   950 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:02 AM

Question regarding the target steel book, is it pre-order only, or first come first serve on release day?

Target doesn't really do anything particular for preorder cards. Yeah you get a $5 gc but it's not like they are going to hold a steelbook for a preorder. These will definitely be first come first serve with limited quantities.

#8 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   38149 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:17 AM

Question regarding the target steel book, is it pre-order only, or first come first serve on release day?

Based on how the ad words it, first-come first-serve...which doesn't bode that well. :-|

#9 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   15085 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:17 AM

At Gamestop you're forgetting the Scavenger Hunt thing you get on the receipt when you preorder where you answer questions on PC, tablet, and/or smartphone to get DLC items and enter to win prizes.

The other two in-game items print on the receipt at pickup.

Edit: Looks like everybody in OP minus Target gets code for Scavenger Hunt.

#10 StryderOmega  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:34 AM

I wonder if the target steelbook is bundled with the game or is a seperate item. Would love to pick up a steelbook by initially buying from target then returning it lol.

#11 bdw418   Limited Edition CAGiversary!   244 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:35 AM

Very useful post. Thanks, OP!

#12 Mr. Lonely   We're all mad here. CAGiversary!   1253 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:41 AM

Tomb Raider: Collector's Edition $99.99 + FSS/Prime

  • All exclusive Amazon.com content from regular edition.


Thanks for putting this together. However, when I spoke to Amazon customer service earlier, they told me that their Collector's Edition doesn't include all the exclusive content you listed under their standard (Final Hours) edition. That means no Final Hours kindle content or physical art book (I assume the unlockable codes will still be emailed), just the stuff that comes with the collector's edition. :(

#13 MR_E   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1976 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:46 AM

At Gamestop you're forgetting the Scavenger Hunt thing you get on the receipt when you preorder where you answer questions on PC, tablet, and/or smartphone to get DLC items and enter to win prizes.

The other two in-game items print on the receipt at pickup.

Edit: Looks like everybody in OP minus Target gets code for Scavenger Hunt.


I think the scavenger hunt is kind of a moot point at this point in the pre-release, anyway. According to the rules, you can earn 3 points per week, and we're in the last week. I think you need 6 points for each DLC item that can be earned. So, if you're just preordering now, it's too late to earn any of the in game bonuses. The most you can get is a contest entry for earning the 3 points available this week.

Also, my preorder from Best Buy didn't have an entry code printed on the receipt...in which case, you actually have to take a photo of your receipt, e-mail it to the scavenger hunt site, and wait for them to send you the entry code to play the game.

Edit: Nevermind. I'm wrong. The challenges don't expire each week. All 12 weeks of challenges are still available until the game's release (thanks for the heads up DWulf). I e-mailed a pic of my preorder receipt, got a scavenger hunt entry code back in less than an hour, and did all 24 challenges tonight.

Edited by MR_E, 01 March 2013 - 01:34 AM.


#14 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   11002 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:47 AM

Nice breakdown

#15 Pumapride   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   84 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:48 AM

Does anyone know if you order the Collector's edition from Amazon.com if you get the "Final Hours" bonus stuff? It still displays the final hours bonus whether you select the regular or collector's edition, so I'm guessing it does.

#16 WViking   Corn is Good Food CAGiversary!   162 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:50 AM

Does anyone know if you order the Collector's edition from Amazon.com if you get the "Final Hours" bonus stuff? It still displays the final hours bonus whether you select the regular or collector's edition, so I'm guessing it does.


Everything I have heard said that you get the Final Hour bonuses with the collectors edition but I am still unsure. I hope so, I want that art book.

#17 WViking   Corn is Good Food CAGiversary!   162 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:52 AM

Pulled this from Collectorsedition.org.

"According to Amazon.com customer service the US-Collector’s Edition will also come with the Final Hours Edition!"

#18 Mr. Lonely   We're all mad here. CAGiversary!   1253 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:52 AM

I already answered this, but it seems like the Amazon collector's edition does not include the "Final Hours" edition of the game, which has the art book.

#19 Kanokare   SOTDgaming CAGiversary!   324 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:53 AM

About the comic from Best Buy, that wasn't given out yet was it? Or will it be given out during release? I'm guessing if during release, it'll be attached to it like how Final Fantasy 13-2 Novella was.

#20 StryderOmega  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:55 AM

About the comic from Best Buy, that wasn't given out yet was it? Or will it be given out during release? I'm guessing if during release, it'll be attached to it like how Final Fantasy 13-2 Novella was.


It will be packaged with the game. At least that is what it says.

#21 MR_E   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1976 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:57 AM

About the comic from Best Buy, that wasn't given out yet was it? Or will it be given out during release? I'm guessing if during release, it'll be attached to it like how Final Fantasy 13-2 Novella was.


Nope...not yet. You pick it up at release. I, too, am guessing that it will probably bundled with the game in some way like the FF novella (especially since it's supposedly a hardcover book).

#22 DWulf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   291 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:01 AM

I think the scavenger hunt is kind of a moot point at this point in the pre-release, anyway. According to the rules, you can earn 3 points per week, and we're in the last week. I think you need 6 points for each DLC item that can be earned. So, if you're just preordering now, it's too late to earn any of the in game bonuses. The most you can get is a contest entry for earning the 3 points available this week.

Also, my preorder from Best Buy didn't have an entry code printed on the receipt...in which case, you actually have to take a photo of your receipt, e-mail it to the scavenger hunt site, and wait for them to send you the entry code to play the game.


Actually, you can still do all of the challenges/trivia to earn the DLC perks, not just the current weeks. I got my code in week 3 or 4 and was still able to do the previous weeks.

#23 MR_E   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1976 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:04 AM

Actually, you can still do all of the challenges/trivia to earn the DLC perks, not just the current weeks. I got my code in week 3 or 4 and was still able to do the previous weeks.


Really? Thanks for the heads up! After reading the rules, I wasn't going to bother photographing my receipt and trying to get a code to enter at the last minute... But if there's still time to score the DLC, I might go for it.

#24 jrr6415sun   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3053 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:06 AM

you should combine everything that is the same with each store into one, and then just write what the differences are separately.

it's a lot of repeated information

#25 LinkinPrime   :,( CAGiversary!   44310 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:21 AM

The CE does not have a Steelbook, its a steel tin:

"– Endurance Survival Kit Packaging — Worn and weather-beaten steel tin recovered from the Endurance shipwreck."

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#26 StryderOmega  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:33 AM

Thanks for the pic of the CE I was trying to find it on the BB kiosk when I picked up Crysis 3, but damned thing kept freezing on trying to load it lol.

Anyway, definitely gonna pass on the CE and pick up the standard copy. Nothing in there particularly catches my eye.

#27 TPerryoo7   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1710 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:33 AM

Nope...not yet. You pick it up at release. I, too, am guessing that it will probably bundled with the game in some way like the FF novella (especially since it's supposedly a hardcover book).


Ah for real? is the comic book a hardcover? Man I loved that FF Novella pack. I really want something like that from amazon with the art book. I can't decide which one is better to go with and its bugging me. I want a nice slip cover for it and the book packaged in. Don't care wether its a comic or art book, they both sound cool, but I don't want to miss out on a slipcovered version.

and if these same bonuses apply to the collectors edition, where will the comic/artbooks be packed? Since the game is inside the tin, I figure the bonus books would be a separate entity all together, since from unboxings I've seen, the collectors edition is pretty compact. Hmmm.

#28 TooPoor   ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price CAGiversary!   11549 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:34 AM

When it comes out, please somebody post their comment on the quality of the figurine.

#29 tylerh1701   Post deals, not your blog. CAGiversary!   30714 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:43 AM

Also, this is my first of, hopefully, many posts like this. If anyone would like to give me a hand in compiling one solid, wikified thread that has preorder comparisons for all the upcoming games, please PM me and we can get something working.


Don't we already have one here?

#30 smackinisaiah   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   68 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:49 AM

Don't we already have one here?


OH man! That's exactly what I was looking for. Well, now I feel like a jackass. But thank you for the head's up. And thanks everyone for the input. I made some changes to accommodate the errors. If you see anymore, please let me know. Thanks.