Which Shadow of War Edition Should You Buy?

Middle Earth Shadow of War is releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The title will be available through retail and digital storefronts. WB is offering three different versions of the game to its players including the standard version for $60.

But what is the right choice for you?

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Standard Edition – $60

Includes the base game and the base game only.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Silver Edition – $80

  • Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion
  • Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion
  • Silver War Chest

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gold Edition – $100

  • Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion
  • Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion
  • The Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion
  • The Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion
  • Gold War Chest

Apart from these versions there is also a $300 version of the game. Known as Shadow of War: Mithril Edition, the $300 box get you the following.

Keep in mind that this expensive edition is exclusive to GameStop in the United States and Amazon in the United Kingdom.

  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Gold Edition with Exclusive Steelcase
  • Premium Case with Magnetic Ring of Power
  • Exclusive Mithril War Chest
  • Official Game Music Soundtrack
  • Limited Edition 12″ Tar-Goroth Balrog vs. Carnan Drake Statue
  • Cloth Map of Mordor
  • Collection of Exclusive Lithographs
  • Tribe Sticker Pack
  • Collector’s Box

The cloth map sounds good but the rest is just not worth the price. Moreover, they have not even disuccsed the contents of its “exclusive war chest.”  There is a magnetic ring of power; yes! The Power of the magnets can be your for $300.

Than we have a collection of lithographs and a few stickers as well. Besides the $80 version of the game, cloth map, and the statue, there is nothing worth spending your money on. We definitely do no recommend getting Shadow of War Mithril Edition.

Meanwhile, the developers are asking $20 for two story expansions with the silver edition. You also get a war chest but once again we do not know of the contents. Last but not the least is the Gold Edition where the developers are asking for $40 for two story expansions and two tribe nemesis expansions along with a war chest.

It such situation, one would prefer getting a season pass and not spend money of different editions. If the game is good you can always grab the season pass separately for more content. But in this case you are being forced to spend more money by dividing the content in three editions.

We suggest only spending $60 on the base version for now. If you feel that the game is good enough than we are sure that WB will offer some form of upgrade options down the line.