Ryan Clements and Brian Altano:
As we mentioned in our Best Box Art of 2012 feature earlier this week, games boxes are dying as the industry lurches towards exclusive digital distribution. All the more reason to celebrate the great box art we see dotting store shelves. And while we're at it, why not have a little fun with some of the... um... less than great ones?
Face it: not all box art is created equal, and that's okay. No matter how bad the packaging, the game within can still stand on its own. Remember, awful front covers can come from a lack of time, resources, and direction. We've tried to avoid the easy targets here (like baby raising shovelware and horse petting simulators) and instead went after some of the bigger games that definitely could have (and should have) been represented better.
So let's have some fun. After all, it's just video games. Here's the worst video game box art of 2012.