Trailers and internet hype are one thing, but there's something to be said about just how excited great box art can make you.
The cover of the original Fallout was so nice that developer Bethesda did it twice -- and then twice again.
One of the PS3's first anticipated exclusives. Luckily, this game had substance to back up its considerable style.
Disney sure knew how to sell a SNES game. How could a young gamer in the '90s resist 1994's Mickey Mania?
Heavy Rain showed that a game box could be subtle and still alluring.
Luring us in with a spectacular premise, this game rampaged through our hearts.
In 1988, Ryu Hayabusa was seeking to avenge his father's death and wasn't scared to burn down a city to do it -- if this box art is to be believed.
The lightsabers on the cover actually sparkled and shimmered. Plus, unlike other Star Wars games, this one was actually fun.
One of our editors found this box art irresistible. Sadly, this "'Crocodile' Dundee" rip-off didn't deliver the goods.
Perhaps the best part of Bioshock's box art is its '30s style logo, luring us into the doomed underwater city of Rapture.
The backdrop of Final Fantasy VII's Midgar, and Cloud's Buster Sword, baited us into Zack Fair's tale of predestined woe.
Grand Theft Auto III's cover convention has been replicated by Rockstar, and internet jokesters, for each new GTA game.
Okami's sumi-e art style made both the game and its cover art visually arresting.
Most Pokemaniacs who are 20-something today started their love affair with Pokemon with either Charizard or Blastoise.
One of the Gamecube's last great games, this one's cover is a soft sell -- only hinting at the chaos inside.
Shadow of the Colossus' box art gives players a sneak peak at the jaw-dropping scale of the giants they'll battle.
Nintendo's heroes look more primed and ready for action here on the front of Brawl than they do on other game boxes.
The box art for Nathan Drake's second adventure is inspired by the game's opening scene.
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