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Lock n' Stock

Sh*ttiest Cover Art

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Lock n' Stock
Posted (edited)

In response to the "Favourite Cover Art" thread, why not make one about the worst? I'll start with a few obvious ones...

 

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Hideo Kojima

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Some of the ugliest and less inspired boxarts I've seen recently. They're all so ugly that even the placeholder art that you see on retail websites are better looking.

Death Stranding's is literally a f*cking screenshot, lol. What was I thinking when I approved THAT?

 

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Lock n' Stock
24 minutes ago, Hideo Kojima said:

Some of the ugliest and less inspired boxarts I've seen recently. They're all so ugly that even the placeholder art that you see on retail websites are better looking.

Death Stranding's is literally a f*cking screenshot, lol. What was I thinking when I approved THAT?

Ditto for Fallout 4's art lol. I just looks like Fallout 3's except zoomed in. 

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The Time Ranger
On 7/5/2020 at 7:11 PM, Lock n' Stock said:

 

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I don't know what that is, but it's going to haunt my dreams tonight.

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Lock n' Stock
2 minutes ago, The Time Ranger said:

I don't know what that is, but it's going to haunt my dreams tonight.

Want to see another one? 😃

 

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The Time Ranger

Whoever designed those two covers deserves to be pelted with balls of their own sh*t.

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Small image but this absolutely horrid game had that weird blue square on the middle of the cover for some reason. That's the only reason I am including here because it is so absurd.

 

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The problem with this one is that Bond's hand looks like some kind of tumor on his face. But I am sure everyone saw that as a tumor instead of a hand, right?

 

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Yokelsson
On 7/5/2020 at 8:59 PM, universetwisters said:

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What the hell is wrong with you? This is majestic!

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Lock n' Stock
Posted (edited)
15 minutes ago, GhettoJesus said:

 

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The problem with this one is that Bond's hand looks like some kind of tumor on his face. But I am sure everyone saw that as a tumor instead of a hand, right?

Lmao, I love this box art for that very reason. It's very hard to see it unsee that once you notice it tho.

 

But yeah, many of the Phoenix Games covers were beyond hideous.

 

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Posted (edited)

Oh man those Phoenix box arts are killing me 😂

 

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Lock n' Stock
13 minutes ago, VenusianDream said:

 

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Posted (edited)

Sony's Kobayashi: better ICO box art could have boosted sales ...

 

Left: Europe/Japan

Right: North America

 

American Kirby Is Hardcore - TV Tropes

 

Apparently the US market needs angry people on the front cover to sell games

 

But sometimes the US gets better art

Let's compare and contrast the US and European Legend of Zelda ...

Left: USA

Right: Europe

 

Also the UK's Left 4 Dead 2 box art:

Left 4 Dead 2 - Wikipedia

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Lock n' Stock
Posted (edited)

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...need I say more?

 

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4 hours ago, GhettoJesus said:

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Those facial expressions :lol:

 

Why do they look like blow up dolls lol

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Presidential
Posted (edited)

Honestly, I couldn't tell y'all the last time I seen cover art from a newer game that even stood out to me.

 

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Nothing about this makes me want to play, much less buy, this game.

 

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No dude.

 

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It took me a minute but I found the perfect example. These are just as bad as the generic looking back at the camera type of cover art we've all seen over the years.

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Dryspace
On 7/5/2020 at 11:11 AM, Lock n' Stock said:

 

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Now I know what happened to that drawing I did on the bench at recess in 3rd grade. I certainly never saw any royalties, though.

 

On 7/5/2020 at 12:03 PM, Hideo Kojima said:

Some of the ugliest and less inspired boxarts I've seen recently.

I'm saddened to admit that box art has become so uninspired that it never even occurred to me just how inexcusable C2077's is until you pointed it out. You grabbed me by the shoulders and woke me up, and for that I am forever grateful.

 

22 hours ago, VenusianDream said:

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I'm surprised it took 11 posts to show up, but you beat me to the punch with Arkham City GOTY.

 

21 hours ago, happygrowls said:

Also the UK's Left 4 Dead 2 box art:

Left 4 Dead 2 - Wikipedia

That's pretty much the same thing as the U.S. version overall. Am I wrong, or is the reason the hand is facing the opposite direction due to the other one being similar to an obscene gesture in the U.K.?

 

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Lock n' Stock
Posted (edited)
6 hours ago, Dryspace said:

That's pretty much the same thing as the U.S. version overall. Am I wrong, or is the reason the hand is facing the opposite direction due to the other one being similar to an obscene gesture in the U.K.?

Holding up two fingers is essentially considered the same as flipping the bird. Apparently Valve thought L4D2's cover as a result would cause offense, so they flipped the hand's direction over.

 

Meanwhile, I feel I need to reflect on some of the others Venusian posted.

 

On 7/6/2020 at 10:31 PM, VenusianDream said:

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The f*ck is this sh*t? It looks like a sh*tty Photoshop job from someone who was just testing it out for the first time. 🤣

 

On 7/6/2020 at 10:31 PM, VenusianDream said:

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Lmao, I guess "BUY THE GAME!" wasn't enough?

 

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Yep. Pretty much anything that has come out in the past couple of years. 

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Presidential

Yeah, that is horrible on them on the Arkham GOTY edition cover. I may be wrong but don't some of the GOTY edition releases put the stickers for reviews and all on the plastic so that when you take it off it's not on your box? I wanna say The Witcher 3's was like that iirc.

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Lock n' Stock

Umm...

 

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...wut.

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The late 80's / early 90's were full of, what I'd call, 'experimental box art.'

None of it's aged well.  At least the early/mid 80's the box art was just sh*t as it generally made by some kid in a studio, for little more than £10, but examples like this one were just, off :

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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, Uncle Sikee Atric said:

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I've seen this one around before. A true abomination.

 

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She looks constipated

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GhettoJesus

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Forgot about this one, surprised no one mentioned it yet.

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Cutter De Blanc

What the hell happened to this one? They forget to design the rest of the box art?

 

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Posted (edited)
On 7/10/2020 at 7:19 PM, GhettoJesus said:

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Forgot about this one, surprised no one mentioned it yet.

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On 7/10/2020 at 12:40 PM, DownInTheHole said:

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She looks constipated

So is that stuff on her face droplets of sh*t?

 

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DJ-Jelly-Doughnut
On 7/6/2020 at 4:31 PM, VenusianDream said:

Oh man those Phoenix box arts are killing me 😂

 

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WibgD8y.jpg

 

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I personally grew to like the Resident Evil one. Matches the tone of the game itself. Ha.

 

While Goldeneye 64 was one of my favorite games.. and I still have my original copy... I can't unsee the tumor now that it's been pointed out. Thanks!

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