Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

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.

Related

EuroTruckHero.jpg

10 Most Boring video Games

Arbiter.jpg

Best wingmen in gaming

Dune.jpg

10 greatest movie tie-in video games

Comments

More

Hurrah: The Nintendo Switch now has a price and release date

Here's everything you need to know about the new console

by Tom Fordy
13 Jan 2017

Netflix releases 8-bit game featuring Narcos and Stranger Things

Goodbye, productivity.

by Emily Badiozzaman
10 Jan 2017

If you own any of these video games you're sitting on a fortune

Here's hoping you were a hoarder

by David Cornish
09 Dec 2016

The Last Of Us 2 and nine more new Playstation games set for 2017

A certain spin-kicking marsupial is back, too!

by Chris Sayer
05 Dec 2016

Super Mario Run is coming to your mobile phone

Nintendo's mobile platformer finally gets a release date and price

by David Cornish
16 Nov 2016

Meet the Skyrim obsessed gamer granny with 170k YouTube subscribers

She's got more subscribers than you

by David Cornish
31 Oct 2016

The deaths and headlines VR will inevitably cause

It's just a matter of time

by David Cornish
31 Oct 2016

The best game I ever played: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

Tristan Cross remembers the video game that shaped his life

by Tristan Cross
28 Oct 2016

The Gears of War director tells us about his favourite games

Rod Fergusson tells us about the greatest games he's ever played

by David Cornish
28 Oct 2016

The best games still to come in 2016

Better get saving...

by David Cornish
27 Oct 2016