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IGN: The 12 Best Video Game Box Arts of 2012

IGN: As games move in an increasingly digital direction, a trail of dead, once tangible media lay in their path. Gaming manuals are all but gone, pull-out posters are nowhere to be found, and box covers are being relegated to tiny thumbnails in the corners of your gaming download service of preference.

So while this might be one of the last years of video games having actual box art (or for that matter, actual boxes) it wasn't exactly a slouch of a year from an artistic perspective. To truly get a picture of how successful a video game box cover is at properly conveying what a game promises to deliver, try and imagine the following covers stripped of all logos and labels and see them for just their individual art. Here are the twelve best video game box arts of 2012.

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MariaHelFutura1322d ago (Edited 1322d ago )

My favorite box art for 2012 has to be Motorstorm RC and Full Frontal Assault's box art. -_o

SoapShoes1322d ago

I really liked Full Frontal Assault's box art too. Although I'd have to say Twisted Metal's is my favorite. Love that huge clown head with cars duking it out in the background.

Der_Kommandant1322d ago

Xbox cases makes everything looks bad.

BanBrother1322d ago

Yep. A few years back that is when they put that different top label on it. It looks very poor and generic. I think it was released in 2010 or 2011. Either way, most boxes looks crappy now.

That's why I aim to get the Limited editions.

Blastoise1322d ago

Not a fan of the Assassins Creed 3's box art...bit lame in my opinion

josephayal1322d ago

MASS EFFECT 2 is one of my favorite box arts of ALL TIME

GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME1322d ago

remember resistance 3's cover...awesome

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