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Greatest Game Covers

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People who added this item 272 Average listal rating (155 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
Final Fantasy - Famicom and NES

My favourite cover for a game by a long shot, the original Final Fantasy for the NES was both simple yet complex and detailed at the same time, and the stark contrast and coloring make this a true work of art.
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People who added this item 1185 Average listal rating (1082 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - PlayStation 2

Rockstar first started the multi-windowed cover that has become their trademark for the GTA series with GTA3, but it was Vice City, with its bikini girl, neon sign, guns & thugs and boy toys that will be remembered by all. Also, the GTA logo itself is possibly the best one out there.
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So eye-catching, so orange, so 60s, and so sexy. You can tell the game will be a fun blast to play.
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People who added this item 414 Average listal rating (193 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0

The best sci-fi themed game cover, with its great logo and total sense of conspiracy and technology found within.
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People who added this item 481 Average listal rating (248 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
Ōkami - PlayStation 2

Japanese art at its purest. You just know the game will be equally beautiful with a cover like this.
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People who added this item 58 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
Arx Fatalis - PC Games

Dungeon-crawling RPGs usually use sexy female warriors or dragons to sell copies, but Arx manages to blend sexiness, strength, mystery and sorcery into one female character on the cover, and the blood-soaked dagger is an incredibly nice touch too.
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People who added this item 326 Average listal rating (157 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Assassin's Creed - PC Games

The highly-textured and detailed central character is such great contrast to the faded crowd all around him. Gives impression he can blend in anywhere.
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People who added this item 76 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0

Mystery, evil, cult, terror. That's what I get from looking at this cover.
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People who added this item 456 Average listal rating (246 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
Fallout 3 - Xbox 360

Brilliant logo, highly complex mask, and eye-catching green sepia shading. Great games sell themselves, but having a killer cover certainly helps too.
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Super Mario Bros. 3 - Famicom and NES

Yes, it is possibly the simplest cover on this list. It's also the most yellow. But I bet it's also the most recognizable in this list. Marketing at its finest.
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People who added this item 1013 Average listal rating (796 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
Half-Life 2 - PC Games
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What better way to tell everyone that this game will push the PS3 technology to its limit than to illustrate every crack, wrinkle and hair on Snake's aged face.
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Sure the 'freaky little girl' is a direct rip-off from 'The Grudge' movie, but it worked. One of the freakiest covers in gaming.
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Star Control - PC Games

The veins, the fingers, the finger nails, the cryptic symbols on the bracelet. You know there's some crazy alien sci-fi universe inside.
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The Legend of Zelda - Famicom and NES

Simple yet eye-catching with its golden colouring. And the NES cartridge was golden too!
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People who added this item 634 Average listal rating (353 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
BioShock - Xbox 360

BioShock's cover was so stunning in all its steampunk glory that it took me months before I even realized the freaky little girl in the background. Not the mention one of the greatest title logos ever seen in gaming.
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People who added this item 127 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0

Not the finest C&C title by far, but the most amazing box art that Westwood Studios have ever released.
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Gorgeous use of an oil painting that makes the gamer know they will explore a lot more than just typical dungeons.
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People who added this item 118 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0

Lara Croft has never been hotter nor fitter than in her latest entry. This is the female body in its pure perfection, and the mud splashes around her legs and pistols is just icing on the cake.
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People who added this item 766 Average listal rating (637 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Diablo II - PC Games

Pure evil yet so mezmering that you can't look away. And love the 'II' effects in flames behind the Diablo logo.
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