Anyone who purchases a Collector’s Edition of a game knows how important it is that the experience checks a few boxes. Does it smell good? How is it packaged? It is worth the money and will I remember it? Thankfully, the Cyberpunk 2077 Collector’s Edition is everything you could ever look for in a special version of a game. For starters, it is levels above The Witcher 3 thanks to the sheer attention to detail in every printed document and recycled cardboard corner. The main attraction, the statuette is also highly detailed and a must-have for all collectors. However, the big draw for me was the yellow storage container which gets removed from the box by using a handle as if I was pulling it out of a server room in some dodgy part of Night City. It gave me Night City fantasy and it was awesome.
Before we start, there are a few ways you can still get the Cyberpunk 2077 Collector’s Edition in SA. Vamers is giving one away here, Prima Interactive are hosting a giveaway here and you can also purchase one from Nexus here.
You can watch the full Cyberpunk 2077 Collector’s Edition unboxing down below
The thing you need to remember about the Cyberpunk 2077 Collector’s Edition is that it is indeed a rare piece of gaming merchandise. Once these are gone, they are gone for good. Unlike other games such as Assassin’s Creed and COD, Cyberpunk 2077 won’t be releasing every year so you can’t have the “I will just get next year’s one”. I often do this so grabbing this edition was a top priority for me.
The box is huge. CD Projekt RED decided to make it even bigger than it needs to be by adding a “jacket-like” sleeve to the actual box. This makes the box much taller than it needs to be but it works. For the most part, the outside of the box looked like a giant building in Night City. I know it is meant to be a metal box but the handle which is tucked away at the top is surrounded by these giant walls which almost look like the top of a building.
After removing the sleeve and the other sleeve, the smaller box inside holds the magic. There is the storage crate-like box and the polystyrene container holding the statuette. Removing the yellow storage box was tough. It is a tight fit but it again fed that fantasy of removing a heavy databank from a wall.
This box is an experience on its own. On the one side, there’s a clear sleeve with signatures of all the CD Projekt RED developers printed on it. This is beautiful. It was like a wall of signatures and behind it was their work. Then we have the game box itself. CD Projekt RED did not cheap out on the extra stuff. There’s the map of Night City, postcards and stickers. In the box, you will find two discs. Don’t forget that all copies of the game come with digital goodies too which can you obtain once you load it up.
The giant yellow storage crate also packs the other items including the patches, stickers, keyring and pins. Each of these items are individually packed in small little boxes sort of like a care package. I was happy with the quality of these items. The keychain is especially heavy and details. Sticker lovers will also enjoy the massive collection of stickers that come with the Cyberpunk 2077 Collector’s Edition.
Then we have the artbook. I dare not open it before I finish the game but I was happy to see that instead of a tiny little Dark Horse pamphlet which many other games include, this was a fully-fledged art book with over 200 pages of art and text. A dream for those who collect these things. Underneath the art book, there’s the steelbook and the game’s Visitor’s Guide. This too will help new players navigate Night City but I won’t be opening it until I have played a decent amount of the game. The steelbook is pretty great too and has some graffiti art on it.
Of course, the main attraction here is the V statuette and it is fantastic. Inside the polystyrene box, the figurine is split into three and needs some self-assembly. It is quite easy to put together but watch out for V’s left foot when you slide him onto the bike. I snapped the peddle off the one side because his foot needs to go in-between the back of the bike and the peddle. It just happened as I slid him into the bike and I reckon other people might miss this too.
The statuette is one of my favourites. There’s a lot to love about it. Be it the rabbit bag with the cash sticking out of it, the Chinese takeout containers on the ground or the bike and all its awesome details. Sure, it is plastic but I was surprised to see how highly detailed it was compared to other plastic figurines I own from video games.
So that is the Cyberpunk 2077 Collector’s Edition. I am broke now but at least I have a V jumping off his bike in my house.