Journey's box art could be number 1 for me, but I'm not sure what it is. The one on this page is quite nice, let's go with that.
That Tokyo Jungle one is runner up.
No Halo 4 yet? Fuck this thread.
The Darkness 2 by far. Darksiders 2 wasn't bad either.
Both are amazingly effective in portraying the overall atmosphere. I'm rooting for both.
But then, most of the Japanese covers are also drop-dead gorgeous.
My absolute favorites from the Japanese and Western sides have already been posted in the form of Tokyo Jungle and Halo 4, respectively, so I'll just spend this post pointing out some more obscure ones that I think are worth mentioning. They're probably all going to be for Japanese games (or at least Japanese versions of games), if only because they tend to stick in my mind longer.
The reversed Xenoblade Chronicles cover art in the US is absolutely fantastic.
It's the one game with reversible cover art where I actually took the cover out and made the switch, but that has more to do with the other games not having the name of the game on the side of the reversible cover.
Still a fantastic piece of art, of course.
I really like the style of Sleeping Dogs' cover:
I'm going to back this. I never played it but its marketing really made me pay attention. So much more interesting than just a render of the main protagonist or antagonist on a generic background.
2012 to me is the year of boxart destruction walmart/gamestop editions and putting your pre-order crap on the actual box not a sticker. Worst trend of 2012.
I got AC III at a local independent retailer and when I got it home was shocked that even that copy had a "TARGET EDITION" heading somehow. Not sure how that worked.
The AC III cover is one of the less offensive versions of that trend but still stupid.
I wish more companies offered ways to get some of these boxes art printed out in poster form without all the shitty logos on them. While the game didn't do much for me, I love the look of the box art of the original Katamari Damacy and have wanted to get a poster of that framed since I seen it.
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