Box art for videogames is a tricky, terrible thing. In recent years, the use of the box itself has become a nostalgic thing thanks to digital distribution and the dumbing-down of marketing for AAA titles, as Ken Levine explained when explaining away Bioshock Infinite’s bland disaster.
As box art continues to go the way of the buffalo, picking our favorite box art of the year is becoming increasingly difficult. Nonetheless there are some special ones to share. Here’s a few of the rare titles that we thought tried for something different or just nailed their target without being boring.