- Nov 18, 2005
In short, all the DLC they've released, and some bonus materials.What's the difference between the cheap-o "standard" edition and the enhanced edition?
I think the physical media has that content bundled as physical content, like the soundtrack, guide, comic (iirc), and some other stuff.
Some of that stuff seems to be the same as what was bundled with my copy of the "standard" edition.
But all that extra stuff is bundled as digital content with the EE download - which is a free patch or the free download of the full EE copy.
At gog.com, you enter the CD key, and you get access to download everything associated with the EE version of the game; the full installer, the soundtrack, guide, etc, is all up for download.
So... buy the cheapest copy of the game you stumble across.
Or, if you feel like supporting the developer (publisher probably benefits the most ), pay for the "EE" version.
Unless you want a digital version through Steam itself, you can also get the EE digital version at gog.com for $42 or so (DRM free, as stated previously). Doesn't require a software storefront or anything, like Steam, Origin, or Impulse. However, the best download method for gog.com (whether it be the DRM-free "backup copy" or the game directly purchased through them) is a small-footprint "Downloader" - essentially a Download Manager and nothing else. Game installs as if it were disc-based and requires no programs to run.