It's been a long time since I played Everquest, having started my first character shortly after the game was originally released. Several years and five expansion packs later, the game may have changed a lot, but it's still Everquest. The only unfortunate part of this review is that I can provide little new about this title. Each and every component offered as part of Evolution's software package has already been reviewed before, as this offers no new material.
Starting with the physical contents, the Everquest: Evolution box set includes the following software: Everquest Classic, The Ruins of Kunark, The Scars of Velious, The Shadows of Luclin, The Planes of Power, and the Legacy of Ykesha. This is the sum total of all Everquest games currently released. So, at the very least, you're getting a game that, should the advertising prove true, is 3 times bigger than the original EQ release. Additionally, there's a nice set of Norrath maps, as well as a rather thick and informative manual.
Last, and by far my most favorite feature of this product is its price. At a retail price of $29.99, and an included free 30 day subscription, this product is priced quite fairly, and in my opinion, offers an excellent, affordable solution for someone looking to get into Everquest for the first time. While it doesn't give you anything new, collection editions like this are something I'm always happy to see, especially at this price point.