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Submitted by Kingdom Come 596d ago | opinion piece

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. (PC, PS Vita, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

MariaHelFutura  +   596d ago
My favorite box art for 2012 has to be Motorstorm RC and Full Frontal Assault's box art. -_o
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SoapShoes  +   596d 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.
StrawberryDiesel420  +   596d ago
Max Payne 3 wins this easily
Der_Kommandant  +   596d ago
Xbox cases makes everything looks bad.
BanBrother  +   596d 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.
Blastoise  +   596d ago
Not a fan of the Assassins Creed 3's box art...bit lame in my opinion
josephayal  +   596d ago
MASS EFFECT 2 is one of my favorite box arts of ALL TIME
remember resistance 3's cover...awesome
AznGaara  +   596d ago
Gravity Rush hands down.
landog  +   595d ago
diablo 3's box is beautiful, and the collectors edition even more so, love xenoblades as well, halo's is nice too...borderlands 2....mehhhh....gravity rush is really cool looking, but i havn't bought a vita....yet....mario...meh.... tokyo jungle...double meh....sleeping dogs...boring...walking dead, dishonored and ac3 all look really nice....

the best, standard edition box i have ever gotten would be the witcher 2 on pc, comes with The Witcher 2 on DVD, a Making of DVD, Soundtrack, World Map, Game Guide, a manual, a Pamphlet and coin containing a special version of selected in-game items, and two unique papercraft figures,

the guys at CD projekt are not f'ing around, plus it was $39.99 usd at launch, the box weights more than 5 regular games and has raised beautiful artowrk on the cover, it is magnificent!

it's gonna be a sad time when games are all digital, i love my steam sales as much as anyone, but if I'm paying more than $20 for a game, i want a damn box, a color manual, something to put on my shelf and admire, the collection aspect of gaming is nearly as important to me as the game itself!
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nintendoland  +   595d ago
except sleeping dogs cover is very ugly
poo342947294792  +   595d ago
clibby b cover 4 life

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