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50 greatest video game covers

Video game boxes are tricky beasts. Designers and artists face the challenge of balancing a game's content with enough action and entertainment to draw the eye of a passing gamer/mother, hoping their art will convince the customer that their game is worthy of purchasing.

Some covers in this list opt for the grand and epic, choosing to dress up their game with a touch of artistic licence (just check out the Tetris cover in our selection). Others choose the exact opposite, going for clean, striking designs that pull in inquisitive minds.

This is our list of the 50 greatest video game covers of all time. Think we missed any major contenders? Let us know in the comments below.

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