#51 Posted by pyromagnestir (4376 posts) -

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.

#52 Posted by IAmADwagon (54 posts) -

@BeachThunder said:

I really like the style of Sleeping Dogs' cover:

Sleepy Dawgz fo' eva.

#53 Posted by Joeyoe31 (848 posts) -
PC Box art

Look at that! Perfect!

#54 Posted by _Zombie_ (1473 posts) -

I'd say it's a tie between Sleeping Dogs and Borderlands 2, personally.

#55 Posted by Stepside (557 posts) -
#56 Posted by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (452 posts) -

@iShayman said:

I still haven't played this one, but I really like the box art.

This- so much this.^

#57 Posted by gaminghooligan (1637 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

@BeachThunder

I really like the style of Sleeping Dogs' cover:

Best of 2012 for sure.

@PillClinton said:

@Spoonman671: Huh, I actually just now noticed the head in the sand on that FC3 cover.

Despite the extremely clichéd "dude holding gun" theme, I actually really like this for its simplicity, color, and acknowledgment of the tradition of minimal Hitman box arts. Really likin' the game too! Screw the haters!
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#58 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4745 posts) -

Skimming through this thread has showed me that box art was great this year. Gravity Rush, Tokyo Jungle, Sleeping Dogs.

#59 Posted by MentalDisruption (1707 posts) -

Sleeping Dogs, Borderlands 2, and Dark Souls Prepare to Die have been my favorite. Oh and Persona 4 Arena too.

#60 Posted by redbliss (669 posts) -

@Generiko said:

XBLA box art

The guy just looks so happy :D

This is my favorite. So beautiful.

#61 Posted by GalacticGravy (659 posts) -
#62 Posted by joshthebear (2704 posts) -

Everybody should really play this game.

#63 Posted by themangalist (1847 posts) -

@Colourful_Hippie said:

No Halo 4 yet? Fuck this thread.

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

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.

#64 Posted by Fish_Pie (27 posts) -

I know it came out last year, but the resistance 3 box art is pretty awesome.

#65 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

Sleeping Dogs and Max Payne 3.

#66 Posted by HellknightLeon (489 posts) -

@mracoon said:

Gravity Rush -- It was a toss up between this and Inversion for best sideways box art.
So, what are your favourites?

I love this art. I cant think of a better one at the moment.

#67 Posted by Pepsiman (2766 posts) -

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.

#68 Posted by Zaccheus (1822 posts) -
#69 Posted by Ocean_H (283 posts) -

@Sticky_Pennies said:

The reversed Xenoblade Chronicles cover art in the US is absolutely fantastic.

Really beautiful. Reminds me of some of the good old JRPGs' arts. At least no amateur facial collage.

#70 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2067 posts) -

Oh shoot -- this thread makes me wish I got hard copies of some of the games that came out this year.

Actually, I did manage to get a Sleeping Dogs hard copy, so I'm pretty happy about that!

#71 Posted by Hizang (9360 posts) -

Syndicate is pretty amazing.

#72 Posted by dietmango (1701 posts) -

Sleepy Dawgs, the reverse box art for Xenoblade Chronicles, and Tokyo Jungle are my favorites this year, from what I can remember anyway.

#73 Posted by coolof (84 posts) -

I really like Sleeping dogs, Tokyo Jungle, Fez and a few others already mentioned. Also:

XBLA cover art

I like it's retro style.

#74 Posted by huntad (2064 posts) -

I'm gonna place my vote for Sleeping Dogs.

#75 Posted by face15 (1368 posts) -

@Pepsiman said:

That is phenomenal. It makes me so sad that box art like that would never be released outside of Japan.

#76 Posted by Andy_117 (174 posts) -
Yeaaah Retro Citty Rampaaaage!!!
#77 Posted by Timing (632 posts) -

Tokyo Jungle is probably my favourite, but I like Dragon's Dogma and Malicious as well.

#78 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11868 posts) -

@Sticky_Pennies said:

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.

#79 Posted by phrosen (164 posts) -

While I don't think it's the best, it is up there.

#80 Edited by Swoxx (3015 posts) -

It doesn't really look good on photo, but the physical box is pretty sweet.

Now imagine it without the horribly oversized xbox markings.

Also:

#81 Posted by mracoon (5083 posts) -
Some others I liked: 
I Am Alive
Sine Mora
Deadlight
  
@FluxWaveZ said:

Gravity Rush's is definitely a favorite. Actually, that's probably the only box art this year that really stood out to me.

Oh, and Persona 4 Golden's:

Full of energy and style
It's good but I prefer the original P4's cover.
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#82 Posted by MaxxS (208 posts) -

There is so much chin-down eyes-up going on in this thread. It's incredible.

#83 Posted by Binman88 (3706 posts) -

I liked the Sleeping Dogs box art.

#84 Posted by MysteriousBob (6262 posts) -

@BeachThunder said:

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.

#85 Posted by fugie7 (1130 posts) -

zone of the enders, metal gear solid hd collection edition, persona 4 , the witcher and borderlands 2 are my favorite box art covers.

#86 Posted by zombie2011 (5168 posts) -
Boxart
#87 Posted by RazielCuts (3052 posts) -
#88 Posted by JZ (2343 posts) -

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.

#89 Posted by Winternet (8234 posts) -

Not seeing any covers mentioned here to be particularly striking. Sine Mora and Gravity Rush are my favorites from the ones I've seen here so far.

#90 Posted by GunstarRed (5748 posts) -

Theatrhythm & Halo 4. The UK version of Theatrhythm seems to be a lot less busy, but it's still as cool.

#91 Edited by ShaggE (7018 posts) -

I love the Diablo 3 Collector's Edition box. It reminds me of the old PC game boxes.

#92 Posted by ArtisanBreads (4374 posts) -

@JZ said:

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.

#93 Posted by Wikitoups (968 posts) -
@Demoskinos
even thought that looks ridiculous that still looks awsome
#94 Posted by JasonR86 (9994 posts) -
PC Cover
#95 Posted by aurahack (2476 posts) -

I struggled to think of one I liked more than

#96 Posted by awesomeusername (4478 posts) -

Generic guy with gun, yeah. But I like the all the sand.

Angriness!!!

I like the font.

It's a lady suc... Oh forget it. This box art sucks btw.

#97 Posted by Mogoping (106 posts) -

This is the favourite box art of 2012 because of how bad it is.

#98 Posted by spankingaddict (2799 posts) -

@Generiko said:

XBLA box art

The guy just looks so happy :D

I was going into this thread to post this . Thank you

Amazin box art

#99 Posted by Fattony12000 (7887 posts) -
#100 Posted by crusader8463 (14744 posts) -

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.