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2 Of the Most Memorable Cover Artworks in Gaming

There’s an old saying: don’t judge a book by its cover, and most of us can understand what it means. When it comes to books, movies and most of all, video games, we draw our own conclusions.

It is hard not to look at the front cover and wonder how good could the game be, as well trying to admire and find out how it would feel to play and enjoy it.

And since good art is always appreciated, it’s time to take a look at some incredibly well-made covers that has stood the test of time.

In this post we take a closer look at the most memorable cover artworks of two of the very best games out there.

System Shock 2

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One of the main things that made the cover of System Shock 2 excellent, is its simplicity which is incredible. Just the picture of the main antagonist in the game staring directly to the players eyes, is amazing.

A cover that became iconic for the genre of sci-fi horror, and a game that is still great no matter how many years have passed.

Half Life 2

Another sequel to a game that not only improved its gameplay and story, but as well the art statement is the magnificent front cover of this game, featuring the face of our protagonist, Gordon Freeman, and his intense stare we won’t ever forget.

Thanks to the thrilling gaming experience, incredible graphics and unforgettable cover artwork, it became one of the most memorable games for PC.

There’s no doubt, when it comes to creativity, these covers are a modern art treasure. They also serve as a form of nostalgia when looking back at the good time you had while playing these magnificent games.

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Video Games’ Artwork – Where to Find It?

If you love video games as much as I do, you probably know that one of the best ways to show off your interest with them is by buying merchandise related to your favorite titles. 

There are tons of great video games artwork out there, but there are as well some crappy ones that aren’t worth any of our time.

Don’t worry, because we will give you the websites and places that offer great video games artwork and comes with an affordable price and incredible quality.

Cook & Becker

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If you are like me, you’ll know that one of the best ways to demonstrate how you admire a game is by having a lot of posters and frames about the ones you really like.

Cook & Becker, is probably the best place to find the most outstanding prints that come from multiple well-known studios, such as Naughty Dog and DICE, to name a few.


Etsy 2 - Video Games' Artwork - Where to Find It?

Esty, is pretty much the main website to find and search for video games merchandise, and some of the best elements of Etsy are their prints and posters. You can find almost any poster and with any type of style, from acrylic to a more artisan style.

This is definitely a great pick for video games artwork in general.


FanGamer 2 - Video Games' Artwork - Where to Find It?

One of my favorite websites to buy artwork is Fangamer since it has the best posters and collections of video games artwork. While they are rather expensive in comparison with other websites, their quality truly is worth the price.

Video Games artwork is something really amazing, and with these websites, we can finally cover our walls with the posters of our favorite sagas, and show our passion for them and their fine art.

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4 Games’ Covers with Amazingly Good Artwork

It is hard to think what draws us so much to the artwork of these covers, but something is true, their magnificent art and design are representations of the game they are portraying.

With that being said, it is time for us to take a closer look at the incredible artwork and see for ourselves how they are making history since they are some of the best art pieces around for video games.

Fallout 3

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The Fallout saga, has been one of the most famous RPGs of modern times, with a creative look in their content, map, characters, and story in each game, it’s obvious that the cover art for these titles has to be something incredibly eye-catching.

The cover for Fallout 3 shows us our protagonist standing in the middle while using the power armor. His pose makes the game look depressing and rough, just the type of game that Fallout 3 is and the armor itself is marvelous.

Sim City 2000

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If you know the main objective of the Sim City games, you’ll probably know what this cover is about. For those who don’t know, Sim City put us as the mayor of a prominent city, where we have to create and maintain our metropolis in a perfect condition, and the cover of this one, in particular, presents us a colorful and advanced city with a spaceship at the front.

Elder Scrolls Oblivion

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Another great saga of video games that has a long time running around is The Elder Scrolls, best known by its Viking-ish style of gameplay, and placing us in the middle ages.

The cover of Oblivion, while it isn’t flashy or contains any revelation of the game, is incredibly well-made for the title that holds.

Because in it, we see a sign with a paper that looks like an old text, with the symbol of Oblivion, the main subject of the game, giving us the first presentation and what the narrative is going to be about.

Alone in the Dark

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If you are familiar with horror games, you’ll surely know something about Alone in the Dark. These horror games are peculiar in a way and it’s probably something about their design.

The artwork for Alone in the Dark is rather scary and unsettling because it almost feels like a painting coming alive, it reminds a bit of the cover of the movie “The Exorcist”.

In the cover of this game, we see our main character at the front gate of the obscure mansion that he has to explore and see all the mysteries behind it to finally get out of it.

There are no doubts that great artwork and good gameplay can make the perfect game, and these covers are the evidence of that. With brilliant mechanics, good controls and incredible artwork, they are the perfect mix for a great pick.

We hope you enjoyed our countdown of the most captivating game covers. If you had to choose any artwork that stands out in the world of gaming, which would it be? Let us know in the comment section below.