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Video Game Cover Art

While browsing video game stores looking for something new to play, either physical or online, the first thing I see is the cover art of the game. The style and images can give me an idea of what kind of adventure I’ll find playing the game. Some covers are more appealing than others, and sometimes I would be interested in a game because of the art only to look at the description and find out it’s a Candy Crush clone with a new palette. Not all are that misleading though, and can give you a glimpse of the feeling you will get while playing the game.

Some are about adventure and exploration, so they have some landscape in the background. Others are about challenges and have a character reaching out towards something. And some are about scary haunted houses and will let you know with a spooky house in front of a setting sun indicating that dark and spooky times are to come.


  1. karguet3 wrote:

    Just like movie posters or book covers the image on the image like that is the first impression of what you will experience. Although the old expression goes “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” most people do anyways.

    Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 4:53 am | Permalink
  2. hnguye89 wrote:

    The video game covers you posted definitely give off a personality of their own. However, I do notice that when it comes to FPS or sport genre, they does tend to have alot of unoriginality in design by repeat similar design pattern. For example, Call of Duty, Battlefield, Rainbow 6 Siege all have the same “military gun holding gun/and or fighting” cover 90% of the time. Perhaps there is no need for original design since those games sell by name?

    Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 4:05 pm | Permalink
  3. jcruz12 wrote:

    Knowing what a video game cover implies is important. It tells gamers the genre, the mood, and the overall purpose of the game. For example, Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U features Nintendo characters flying forward with their fighting poses with bright colors. This indicates it is a crossover fighting game featuring Nintendo characters. Without good video game covers, nobody would be interested in buying games.

    Friday, March 23, 2018 at 9:04 am | Permalink
  4. arahma12 wrote:

    I have definitely been one to choose a video game I would play based on the look of the cover and how much information it gave of. Much like a book cover, it is as though first impressions with the video game covers are very important as well.

    Friday, March 23, 2018 at 1:58 pm | Permalink