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Hand drawn video game covers are so much better than the real thing

We'd pay £5 for the artwork alone.

Hand drawn video game covers are so much better than the real thing

Remember video game shops? High street stores that used to sell physical video games before the internet changed the rules?

Part of their jaded charm lay in reselling pre-owned titles, presenting gamers with a real-life quest to search through battered boxes for £3.50 bargain. 

Groups like GameStop would (and still do, if you can find them) allow trade-in of games that lacked a box, resulting in some bored-out-of-their-minds shop attendants to employing their own artistry to come up with a new cover.

FullRedneck has trawled the depths of Reddit and gaming forums to compile some of the greatest efforts gamers have ever stumbled upon.

We'd pay £5 for the artwork alone.

Metal Gear Solid 4

"Ah crap... I forgot the N in snake. No one will notice..."


Call of Duty: World at War

Literal title is literal. 


Pokémon: Alpha Saphire

It was going so well until they needed to squeeze in the (3DS).


Super Smash Bros

Gains extra marks for "For da WiiU", before they're immediately taken away for the inclusion of that Kirby. 


Brothers in Arms

The final act of a green colouring pen, by the look of things.


Mario & Luigi

Slow day? 


Pokémon titles

Incredible. Your talents are wasted.


Dragon Quest

"I LOVE COLOURING!"


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Top punning.


Monopoly

You shall not pass go?


The Biggest Loser

How was this even a game?


Elder Scrolls IV

It sells itself. 


Minecraft

Why does it look like something really sinister is in that little guy's box?


Elder Scrolls

Nailed it.


Elder Scrolls Skyrim

That's supposed to be a dragon. 


Gran Turismo 5

"Meh, it'll do."


Far Cry 3

Strong eyebrow game.


Grand Theft Auto Vice City

Sponge Bob?


Agricultural Simulator 2011

We can only assume they hated the real cover so much they cut it up to make their own. 


Halo 3

"This is going to be great! I'm going to spend all day on th... ooh look, something shiny."


Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Apparently they couldn't do noses. 


Mass Effect 3

Sorry?


What?

We really don't know what's going on here...