Hate those ugly box covers?

Typical box covers are so… bleh.  Not artistic at all.  Of course, I can understand.  Publishing companies need to sell their games, and they need box covers that’ll catch the eyes of the public.  As such, they look okay, but it’s not always… well, pretty.

Thankfully, I’m not the only person that feels this way.  Many people have taken it into their hands to make their own box covers, and a lot of them are really good.  I picked out some of my favorite covers, but there’s plenty more on the sites I’ll list at the end of this post, and simple if you just surf the web.  I hope you enjoy these “less bleh” covers (and by less bleh, I mean super awesome)!

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This cover is nice because it creatively shows one of the most recognizable aspects of the game.

This cover is nice because it creatively shows one of the most recognizable aspects of the game.

Its simple, clean, and you can tell exactly what game this is.

It's simple, clean, and you can tell exactly what game this is.

The original Katamari cover is nice as well, but this one is cute and has a nice little joke in it.

The original Katamari cover is nice as well, but this one is cute and has a nice little "joke" in it.

This IS what Donkey Kong Country is about, right?  Right...?

This IS what Donkey Kong Country is about, right? Right...?

I think this cover would fit the style of the game more than the actual box art does.

I think this cover would fit the style of the game more than the actual box art does.

This cover reminds of the stylized retro look... it almost looks like something outts the 60s or 70s.

This cover reminds of the stylized retro look... it almost looks like something outts the 60's or 70's.

This cover nicely matches the style of the game.  Very nicely.

This cover nicely matches the style of the game. Very nicely.

This one takes a bit more of a vauge approach... it makes it really interesting to look at.

This one takes a bit more of a vauge approach... it makes it really interesting to look at.

Its so cute!  Look at all those Prinnies!

It's so cute! Look at all those Prinnies!

Well, this is what WiiFit is supposed to do.  Its just a little too... edgy to put on an actual cover. Might make people mad.

Well, this is what WiiFit is supposed to do. It's just a little too... edgy to put on an actual cover. Might make people mad.

Did you like these?  Wanna see more?  Well, check out these links for these covers and more!

Something Awful’s Classy Games Feature, Part 1
Something Awful’s Classy Games Feature, Part 2
Something Awful’s Classy Games Feature, Part 3
“The GAF Collection”

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. WanderingMind
    Apr 17, 2009 @ 04:00:40

    I really like the Rock Band one. If I didn’t know any better, I thought it would be an album cover.

    Reply

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