8 Awesome Video Game Covers

8 Awesome Video Game Covers

These eight videogame covers are some of the all-time greats, as chosen by our awesome community.

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No love for The Elder Scrolls series? Starting with Morrowind and still carried on the style of their covers was simple yet iconic.

Game over, man.

Jet Set Willy:

Best thing about much early art, of course, is that you never got close to that sort of graphical fidelity in the games themselves, so it was an opportunity for the artists to really cut loose.

1) That Ico box art...I don't understand why it is so hard for the U.S. to get cover art like that. Okay, yes, I know the thinking behind it, but still...Much better cover than what we got here.

2) Hee hee...Mass Effect. I never quite understood the massive appeal of this box art, but I do admit that it knocks the other two games' art out of the park. 2's was just, well...I guess another example of cover art problems in the U.S., like Ico's.

3) I don't think I've ever seen the original cover art for RE4. That is pretty cool.

4) I personally like Resistance: Fall of Man's cover more, although I admit that I never noticed the thing about the teeth until just now. I feel kind of silly.

5) Yay Kingdom Hearts.

6) Never played it and didn't recognize the cover art. However, when I first got to this one, before I scrolled down and saw the title, I thought, Whoa, what is this? Yeah, this one looks good.

7) If Ico is here, then so is this game. Of course. Both are good.

8) No real opinion I'm afraid. Never really cared for GTA and thus the art on the boxes just bleeds together to me.

Decent list overall, but I do not agree on RE4 and GTAV. Personally would replace those with:


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Offcourse, to each their own.

I think MGS3 needs some love.

Although the official box art for Bioshock: Infinite was awful, one of the alternate designs provided by Irrational themselves is an example I consider amongst the finest. It's simply gorgeous. If only they'd been brave enough (or 2K for that matter) to release it like this.

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I always like the cover art for C&C 3; Kane Edition. It is a very God-like image, fitting for a being such as Kane.

I've always loved the box art for Legacy of Kain Defiance.

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Caramel Frappe:
First off, congrats to you Johnny Novgorod for getting your thread selected for the Gallery of the Day!!

Thank you! :)

Sniper Team 4:
4) I personally like Resistance: Fall of Man's cover more, although I admit that I never noticed the thing about the teeth until just now. I feel kind of silly.

I'd never noticed it either. Very subtle use of negative space right there.

 

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