In this day and age determining what a game is about is as easy as hopping on the internet. It wasn’t always like that, though. I remember as a kid many of my game purchases were done blindly, purely based on what was available at the store, what I had heard from friends, and, interestingly enough, how the box looked. In regards to the latter, it wasn’t the best way to choose which games to play, but I did end up playing a lot of games I otherwise wouldn’t have.
You could say that the box art of a game is an important factor for inquisitive minds. A nice image on the box can get a customer to pick up and look at the game, while a great one can sway a purchasing decision.
With so many games on the market, there’s a lot to choose from when looking at what cover art has stood out during the length of eight gaming generations. Some are emotionally grabbing, many try to project the premise of the game with the single image, while others simply aim to stand out from the crowd. Ultimately, everyone likes have a cool box art in their home library.
Below you’ll find 25 of our favorite video game box arts of all time.