Steelbook cases are one of the coolest items in any special or limited edition game, but it's best to know which are real Steelbooks.
There are three kinds of metal casings for games. In order of quality, they are Steelbook, Ironpack and Metalpak.
Steelbooks are produced by only one company: Scanavo. They can be identified by the Steelbook logo on the inside case (pictured above).
Ironpack or Metalpak cases are likely to be less durable and are more vulnerable to scratching.
Check out the image below for a close-up of the spine of a Steelbook. The quality does make a difference - not all metal cases are the same.
Images via BluRaySteelbooks.com.
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