Top 10 Worst Video Game Covers

Oh my god!! Do I really want to play the game just by looking at the cover!!

The Top Ten

1 Mega Man

Bad Cover BUT awesome GAME! Don't let the covet trick you CAUSE I LOVE THIS GAME!

This is actually the worst box art I've ever seen. Mega Man looks like a chimpanzee with a gun in a space dude costume. It looks really ridiculous.

The cover was nothing like that video game it was a really really big insult

One of the best games in the 1980's has a 30 year old man on it holding a handgun. Where is his arm cannon?
And just look at his costume, what is this? Tron?

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2 The Lawnmower Man

The cover reminds me of Where the Dead Go to Die due to the creepy CGI "man". - PerfectImpulseX

The cover is creepy! - sagat2010

Who is the guy on the cover supposed to be? The Lawnmower Man? Also, I think BOTH the name & the cover are horrible! Is this game about a man who's a lawnmower?

Ahh that face gives me nightmares

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3 Super Bust-A-Move

Woah, that's a creepy cover and stop voting for games just because it's bad. Superman 64's box art looks attractive and eye catching when the game isn't

Holy crap, I remember this game. I used to stare at the cover all the time. It's definitely an attention grabber. - EnchantingWizardOfRhythm

Gross and stupid Hate it.

Just look at it it's a baby with sunglasses blowing bubble gum and wit writing on his or her head ……i don't think I'm going by game. - GamerGirl

4 Super Valis IV

She isn't what she looks like in the game. And she's fighting some blue guy on a tiger that breathes fire. The Japanese cover is right.

Death Battle: Miles "Tails" Prower vs. Super Vails

5 Resident Evil

Well, Chris Redfield looks like Rambo in misshapen version, tremendously horrible desing, even in a gamecube remake cover Jill looks nice.

6 Sonic Rush

Haha just looks like a normal game cover to me

Imagine Sonic in a ponytail.

Who the hell came up with the idea to put Blaze in the damn cover!
She is a dumbass and all she says is 'let's do this'
screw that! - sagat2010

Everyone's bossy old hedgehog is once again featured in a crappy Sonic game.

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7 Phantasy Star II
8 Grand Theft Auto V

Deserves better

Wow. Are you stupid? This game sin't even out yet. You can see it say: Not Official Box Art on it!

What the hell does every game being the same have to do with how bad the box art is?

It's repeating the same thing! It's like saying: "Hey, want to go take a ride in my convertible car? " V is five, we get that! What's next, Sonic 4 : Episode 3 I?

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9 Super Street Fighter 2
10 Superman 64

Everybody! Check out the super S on my chest! I can't get more creepy than this right?!

His expression is like he's saying, "how dare you put me in this awful game! "

Guys come on I know the game sucked. But the cover is pretty normal

The developers also forgot to put the title on the cover. Shows the careless effort of the developers.

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The Contenders

11 Pro Wrestling (SMS)
12 Sports Island
13 Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo

How? 'Cause it's filled with Moshlings? IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT COLLECTING MOSHLINGS.

14 Wii Sports

Wii Sports took over the world! ):(

Minecraft took over the world by the end of 2015 it will sell 100MILLION - ikerevievs

Look! It can't get any dumber than this!
But Wii Sports is really good - sagat2010

15 Batman: Arkham City: Game of the Year Edition

Okay, we know the game is awesome, but did they have to get so carried away with all the quotes? And why is the ’10 out of 10’ quote dominant over the actual title? Now we know why the Caped Crusader looks all bent out of shape here. - raidramon0

16 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Wait why is legend of Zelda a link to the past on here? It is a great game but why is legend of Zelda a link to the past on here

I DO like Zelda but this cover's just dull - sagat2010

17 Red Dead Revolver
18 Ninja Golf

Why in the name of all that is holy is Sonic Rush on this list? That's a well-designed cover!

The background looks a bit like vaporwave for some odd reason - PerfectImpulseX

19 Breath of Fire II
20 Crash: Mind Over Mutant
21 KaRnaaj Rally

I mean come on just look it up. He looks like a vampire!

22 Earthbound
23 Super Princess Peach

Worst gaming cover ever...

Super Princess Peach must be a ripoff of Super Mario.

24 Yakuman DS
25 Mystery of the Druids

That guy must be horrified of being on this cover! - PerfectImpulseX

26 Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon
27 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

I love this game, But the cover is just boring

28 Shaq-Fu

The shaq fu cover is just ridiculous

29 Ride to Hell: Retribution
30 Mega Man 2

The North American version isn't THAT bad. The European version looks like ass though.

31 Sonic Adventure 2

I've played it only once and saw the cover for it. I didn't see anything wrong with it I know it's kinda weird to add a new character of the cover but it's shadow

32 Mario Kart: Double Dash

I don't want to see Princess Peach's messed up ponytail! And look at Princess Daisy & Diddy Kong getting to know each other. So funny!

Overall, Mario Kart: Double Dash is mediocre for both obvious & subtle reasons.

33 Mega Man X7

They put X in the front, even trought you can't even play as him until later in tthe game. Good job Capcom.

34 Snow White and the 7 Clever Boys

What even is this?!

35 Catherine
36 Action Fighter Sega Master System
37 Metro Cross

Never played the game, but I think I lose half an IQ point every time I look at it. GEEZ. Could that guy look any more derpy?

38 ZombiU (NTSC)
39 Cock'in
40 Mother 3
41 Aliens: Colonial Marines
42 Mario Party 7

Everything is bad about this game.

43 Sonic Adventure

Why is there SO many sonic games on this list? I mean really? That a few of the early sonic game covers were bad like Sonic R and a very few

Uggh... Sonic's bad face! Sonic is NOT cool! He is a bitch! His sucky 2D appearances! AUGGH! Sonic is not cool! AUGGH! Princess Peach never wins gold!

44 Sonic Advance
45 Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure
46 Sonic Battle
47 Sonic Advance 2
48 Sonic Advance 3
49 Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
50 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Red Dead Revolver
2. The Lawnmower Man
3. Super Bust-A-Move
1. The Lawnmower Man
2. Sonic Rush
3. Sports Island
1. Mega Man
2. Super Bust-A-Move
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