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The 12 Best Video Game Box Arts of 2012


 The 12 Best Video Game Box Arts of 2012
topic by MischiefTooReal - 12-12-2012, 11:22 AM - Boxden > BX GameSpot


"As games move in an increasingly digital direction, a trail of dead, once tangible media lay in their path. Gaming manuals are all but gone, pull-out posters are nowhere to be found, and box covers are being relegated to tiny thumbnails in the corners of your gaming download service of preference.

So while this might be one of the last years of video games having actual box art (or for that matter, actual boxes) it wasn't exactly a slouch of a year from an artistic perspective. To truly get a picture of how successful a video game box cover is at properly conveying what a game promises to deliver, try and imagine the following covers stripped of all logos and labels and see them for just their individual art. Here are the twelve best video game box arts of 2012."












The 12 Best Video Game Box Arts of 2012 - IGN

Feel free to list some of the box arts you guys thought were good.


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21 comments for "The 12 Best Video Game Box Arts of 2012"


 12-12-2012, 11:23 AMaway - #2
MischiefTooReal 66 heat pts66

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 12-12-2012, 11:39 AMaway - #3
TheMob 80 heat pts80

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@ The Walking Dead being there.
 12-12-2012, 11:51 AMaway - #4
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NSMBU case is really colorful. #### stands out next to all my games just like the red NSMBWii one did. Out of all those I like the Xenoblade one the most.
 12-12-2012, 07:48 PMonline - #5
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the big picture version of the gravity rush cover is my wallpaper

its dope
 12-12-2012, 07:53 PMonline - #6
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I'd have to go with AC3, I think.
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 12-12-2012, 08:03 PMonline - #8
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Originally Posted by LicensedLegend


Nothing special about that boxart in the slightest.
 12-12-2012, 08:04 PMonline - #9
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diablo 3
 12-12-2012, 08:09 PMaway - #10
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Originally Posted by Krazie


Nothing special about that boxart in the slightest.
I never said there was. It's just my favorite. So...
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halo 4/diablo 3

still wanna start a new character on this
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I want whatever the hell the Blue Yoshi is smoking
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Originally Posted by titanreese
I want whatever the hell the Blue Yoshi is smoking
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and it's reversable
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Originally Posted by Krazie


Nothing special about that boxart in the slightest.
I think so. Its classy and clean and captures the Hitman game perfectly. The special edition box is really bad a$s. Dishonored though?
 12-13-2012, 05:44 AMonline - #19
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Originally Posted by norcal925
Company I work for made this. The back and forth that went to get the cover to be this... My god. I was surprised this wasn't on the list honestly because I thought we made a kcikass cover for far cry 3
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Just wanted to make sure Sleeping Dogs was in there.
 
 


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