Last week we exposed some of the most rampant cover art clichés in gaming. Well, it only seems fair that we celebrate the most beautiful and original images that have ever graced the boxes of interactive entertainment.
The gallery below contains games across multiple eras of the industry’s history, but they all feature covers that beg for a second glance. Also, if there’s one thing we can learn from this, it’s that Japan is far better at this sort of thing than we Americans are.
Akira Toriyama, famous for his work on Dragon Ball Z, did this exciting cover for Chrono Trigger.
The Japanese cover for Demon's Souls. You could look at this and just guess that it's probably not an easy game.
Final Fantasy VI
Gorgeous. Artist Yoshitaka Amano shows players the fantastic world of Final Fantasy VI with one amazing cover.
Again, the Japanese version of a cover is infinitely better than the American one.
The Japanese cover for ICO. Sums up the scale of the adventure perfectly with one image.
How do you make a cover for a game where you roll things into a giant ball? Well, here you go.
Any cover gets bonus points for having Donald Duck in it. You have to love that giant, heart-shaped moon silhouetting the characters.
See, shooters? You don't need to have a guy standing in front of an explosion on all of your covers.
Sonic and Knuckles
Simple and classy. Well done, Sega.
Just look at the way Samus is practically stepping out of the cover!
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