Best and worst box arts each year this generation.

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#1 Posted by RageQuitter69 (1366 posts) -

After seeing a recent thread for best box art this year, I thought this would be an interesting discussion,

  • Best in 2008: Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Worst in 2008: -
  • Best in 2009: Uncharted 2
  • Worst in 2009: Resident Evil 5
  • Best in 2010: Mafia II
  • Worst in 2010: Mass Effect 2, not really a bad cover but Shepard has become a symbol for the downwards spiral that this generation is in.
  • Best in 2011: Ace Combat Assault Horizon
  • Worst in 2011: Skyrim
  • Best in 2012: Ridge Racer Unbounded, there isn't really any point in listing a box art here as there is already a thread for best in 2012.
  • Worst in 2012: Mass Effect 3, for the samre reason as Mass Effect 2.
#2 Posted by Killzonage (397 posts) -
Lot of box art topics swirling around.
#3 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

Really? Do we need another thread of this right now?

#4 Posted by BlbecekBobecek (2737 posts) -

Best 2011: Resistance 3

Rage+Quitter+-++Resistance+3+Cover.jpg

#5 Posted by gameofthering (10467 posts) -

Best 2007

re4wii_pal.jpg

#6 Posted by OB-47 (10909 posts) -

Another one?

#8 Posted by gameofthering (10467 posts) -

SNIPER4321

Well you do create the same threads also :P

#9 Posted by Cheleman (7865 posts) -

Best 2011: Resistance 3

Rage+Quitter+-++Resistance+3+Cover.jpg

BlbecekBobecek

agreed. that is a thing of beauty.

#10 Posted by The-Gamer (109 posts) -

Some of the best:

#11 Posted by RageQuitter69 (1366 posts) -

Another one?

OB-47

Really? Do we need another thread of this right now?

Vari3ty
I think you guys are missing the point of this particular box art thead
#12 Posted by RageQuitter69 (1366 posts) -

 .SNIPER4321

It's THAT troll again

#13 Posted by ultimate-k (2348 posts) -

My boxart thread from a few weeks ago was better:)

One of the worst is here.

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I love the Crysis boxart itself, but this one makes it look like a cheap budget game, something you get from the pound shop.

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Same deal with crysis here, a box art in a box art come on!

646756-castledosbox1.jpg

Best

5789d1182521902-official-crysis-box-art-

Hltob-win-cover.jpg

Dishonored_box_art_Bethesda.jpg

#14 Posted by chocolate1325 (32595 posts) -

One of the worst boxarts in my opinion is

Sonic Unleashed

For best I'd say

Metal Gear Solid 4

#15 Posted by MaskedPlayer (892 posts) -
One of my favorites
#16 Posted by rilpas (8161 posts) -

the game may have gotten a AA score, but goddamn that's a bad box art

air-traffic-controller1.jpg

#18 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -

After seeing a recent thread for best box art this year, I thought this would be an interesting discussion,

  • Best in 2008: Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Worst in 2008: -
  • Best in 2009: Uncharted 2
  • Worst in 2009: Resident Evil 5
  • Best in 2010: Mafia II
  • Worst in 2010: Mass Effect 2, not really a bad cover but Shepard has become a symbol for the downwards spiral that this generation is in.
  • Best in 2011: Ace Combat Assault Horizon
  • Worst in 2011: Skyrim
  • Best in 2012: Ridge Racer Unbounded, there isn't really any point in listing a box art here as there is already a thread for best in 2012.
  • Worst in 2012: Mass Effect 3, for the samre reason as Mass Effect 2.

RageQuitter69

really?

#19 Posted by RageQuitter69 (1366 posts) -

[QUOTE="RageQuitter69"]

After seeing a recent thread for best box art this year, I thought this would be an interesting discussion,

  • Best in 2008: Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Worst in 2008: -
  • Best in 2009: Uncharted 2
  • Worst in 2009: Resident Evil 5
  • Best in 2010: Mafia II
  • Worst in 2010: Mass Effect 2, not really a bad cover but Shepard has become a symbol for the downwards spiral that this generation is in.
  • Best in 2011: Ace Combat Assault Horizon
  • Worst in 2011: Skyrim
  • Best in 2012: Ridge Racer Unbounded, there isn't really any point in listing a box art here as there is already a thread for best in 2012.
  • Worst in 2012: Mass Effect 3, for the samre reason as Mass Effect 2.

campzor

really?

I liked the cover, what's so bad about it?
#20 Posted by MaskedPlayer (892 posts) -

Some of the best:

The-Gamer
Wow...For a second I thought that was real water.On the box art
#21 Posted by Obviously_Right (5320 posts) -

MGR-Limited-Europe.jpg

Game looks terrible but this is 2013's best box art at the moment.

#22 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
[QUOTE="campzor"]

[QUOTE="RageQuitter69"]

After seeing a recent thread for best box art this year, I thought this would be an interesting discussion,

  • Best in 2008: Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Worst in 2008: -
  • Best in 2009: Uncharted 2
  • Worst in 2009: Resident Evil 5
  • Best in 2010: Mafia II
  • Worst in 2010: Mass Effect 2, not really a bad cover but Shepard has become a symbol for the downwards spiral that this generation is in.
  • Best in 2011: Ace Combat Assault Horizon
  • Worst in 2011: Skyrim
  • Best in 2012: Ridge Racer Unbounded, there isn't really any point in listing a box art here as there is already a thread for best in 2012.
  • Worst in 2012: Mass Effect 3, for the samre reason as Mass Effect 2.

RageQuitter69

really?

I liked the cover, what's so bad about it?

bottom half is alright...but top half with the 2 generic looking characters.
#23 Posted by The-Gamer (109 posts) -

nyxus, i missed you carpet on GT...SNIPER4321

My carpet is still there, every now and then.

#24 Posted by Nude_Dude (5371 posts) -

Hmm. Some of the worst box arts I stumbled upon:

2007

Picross_DS.jpg

2008

Web_of_shadows_boxart.jpg

2009

Scribblenauts_cover.jpg

2010

Wariowarediy.jpg

2011

Monster_Tale_Coverart.png

Seems like the DS has a thing for plain, badly-drawn box arts.

This in 2011 was pretty awesome though.

Tropico4-Final-BoxArt-US.jpg

#25 Posted by LustForSoul (5911 posts) -
Batman Arkham City GOTY edition has a HORRIBLE Box Art.
#27 Posted by Ninja-Hippo (23433 posts) -
Halo 3 had some pretty crappy box art for such a high profile game.
#28 Posted by The-Gamer (109 posts) -

Hmm. Some of the worst box arts I stumbled upon:

2007

Picross_DS.jpg

Nude_Dude

I actually like that one, because the box pretty much explains the entire game in one image. One of the best DS games btw.

#29 Posted by Ricardomz (2715 posts) -

Best: Assassin's Creed III

Worst: Trauma Center: New Blood

#30 Posted by The-Gamer (109 posts) -

This one is very nice as well.