I’ve made no attempt to disguise how much I love Collector’s Editions, especially with strategy guides. I try to get the Collector’s Editions of all the strategy guides that I can, even when I don’t receive one as a review copy. They’re always more expensive than the regular guides, but they always have so many extras that they’re worth it. There’s always a beautiful hardcover, and usually some physical goodies like bookmarks or fold-out maps or even extra artwork or developer interviews in the back.
For whatever reason, the DOOM Collector’s Edition strategy guide has barely anything to make the extra $15 worth it. I’m not pleased. I’m close to livid. I explain why you shouldn’t buy this Collector’s Edition strategy guide and what Collector’s Editions should contain below. Apologies for the Keri-torial at the end.