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Hilariously bad videogame box art

Hilariously bad videogame box art

Many great games have been cruelly overlooked because of terrible box art while many others have been successful in spite of it. Here’s my selection of some of the very worst.

In a world of windmills, there is only one rule. Run!

Sticks and stones WILL break your bones...while faces look on sadly

They took away his thumb, now he's taking it all back...and taking them down!

Fear has a new name, terror has a new face...the nightmare never ends. Its Cheggers time!

When an ordinary man fails, you call the MEGA man

Mage Man: now he just wastes fuckers with a pistol

The Cenobites are back.....with a new game

Babies blowing bubbles with glasses on and the game is in the glasses. Uhhh.....Yeah!

Bomber men so bomber-iffic they looked nothing like regular Bomber men

He only wanted three things out of life: bitches, beer and his board

Strider: words cannot describe the power....nor can pictures

Only one man was brave enough to stand up and fight for the freedom of all the people of green-orange world!

BANJOS! In Phalanx there are no banjos

You just stepped onto the turf of the two baddest motherfuckers in the whole world

MOAR FROM CALMDOWNTOM!

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  1. MrWaffles says
    07/06/2013, 2:55 PM

    Super Bust-A-Move and Phalanx go to my “memorable” vg covers of all time.

  2. MChrichton says
    06/10/2013, 12:57 PM

    To be honest I do like it when the box art looks nice but I have learned not to judge a game by it’s cover.

  3. John Doe says
    05/28/2013, 10:12 AM

    The right hand ICO box is woeful. The original however is based on Giorgio de Chirico’s The Nostalgia of the Infinite and was chosen to sell it as a more thoughtful game than say Gears Of War or Zombiewhatever 7. I think what you’ve picked here are designs that hark back to a time when creativity (sometimes naive) was the rule rather than the exception. And the industries current trend (since the 90’s) of utilizing only the monochromatic palette of adolescent gloom and power fantasies both in the art and in the game design is getting so very stale. Bring back corny designs (in the game and in the art) and fun!

  4. Matthew says
    04/02/2011, 3:35 PM

    Phlanx?!? I Love that box. Why is it on almost every “Worst Box art ever” List? It’s freaking awesome!

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