If people are not familiar with your videogame, they judge it by its cover art. Naturally the image on the game is going to shape the viewer’s opinion of the game. Therefore it is very important that a videogame studio pay close attention to their g
ames’ cover arts.
Unfortunately, as the 20 pictures below prove, some studios pay little or no attention to the cover art. Scroll down to see 20 of the worst videogame covers ever released.
This cover clearly indicates what the game is about: you play as a cat and commit ‘bad’ deeds. You can see the cat’s ‘gangsta’ getup that suggests its badness. Along with this covert art, this game should not have existed.
Men in tight pants with a pet dog by their side? Somehow this cover does not portray the intended toughness of the game.
Apart from the two muscular bare chest men with guns, the important characters of this game include an evil mountain goat, a flame throwing android, and a pretty normal looking ape. Bad cover art idea? Yes.
According to this cover, Mega Man is an old man in tights with weak legs, and possibly taking an aim at you.
Jaguars in space. Possibly when you finish the game, your male jaguar will unite with the female jaguar. That is what this cover suggests and that is what will convince people not to buy this game.
The hyper-speed shoot-out in space is personified by the old man playing banjo? How does this make any sense at all?
“I want my mommy” is the perfect game slogan to distract children from videogames and remind them to bug their parents. Plus, why does a children’s game have such a depressing cover?
Presumably a racing game, Karnaaj Rally’s cover suggests that a blue haired psycho will interrupt your gaming with his appearance.
Facial expressions cant get any worst than this.
A red, poorly drawn fish proves that this game’s creators do not have a care in the world about covers.
Without a doubt, even when this game was released 12 year olds could draw better pictures. And is that a possum or a cat? What is its purpose?
Perhaps somebody needs to tell this cover’s creators that only a foot does not qualify as a good game cover.
What is this guy doing in mid air? His facial expression suggests he is telling an awesome story. And that getup is just revolting.
I can guess that this is a game about freestyling on a bike. But this cover looks like an image from hell’s deepest chambers.
Sports fans, when hunting for a videogame of their sport, do not want the old saggy face of a former player on their videogame cover.
Yes that is a repeating image of a man whose eyelids are forced open by matchsticks, and who is trapped in a bubble. This game is great fun for sociopaths.
I can say with a fair degree of confidence that ninjas did not commute via scooters and skulls did not float around them.
This one is perhaps the most boring cover art in the entire world.
Yet another failed attempt at a ‘tough’ videogame cover. Perhaps getting men instead of boys on for the cover would have helped.
Cheggar sounds like chigger and chigger is a bothersome small tropical flea. To say the least, this cover does not tempt one to buy the game.