BioShock Infinite box art: Love it or hate it?

The official BioShock Infinite box art made its debut over the weekend and caused quite a stir amongst people with opinions. The BioShock Infinite box art features protagonist Booker DeWitt and looks like this:

What do you think – love it, hate it, or somewhere in the middle? Confirm your opinion by voting in the poll below.

If you’ve got anything else to say about the cover, please use the comments to freely expand upon your love it/hate it/somewhere in the middle stance.

BioShock Infinite is scheduled for release on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on 26 February, 2013.

For more things about box art, feel free to look at our History of Call of Duty box art, History of Pokemon box art, and History of Resident Evil box art features.


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  • bass88 - December 3, 2012 4:03 a.m.

    Rather disappointing artwork, to be honest. I understand they need something to draw in the shooter crowd but surely Bioshock is now a reputable franchise? I wish they focused on the city. Perhaps something like a small Booker DeWitt silhouetted against the magnificence of a floating city. Or even a bird's eye view of the city - where it's pretty obvious that it is floating above the world. The city can even be in flames as to represent the turmoil within and contrasts nicely with preconceived notions of a utopia in the sky.
  • Jbo87 - December 3, 2012 4:07 a.m.

    Being brutally honest, who cares what box art looks like. This game is being developed by Irrational and Ken Levine is at the helm is basically all you would ever need to know. The box could have an enormous dog egg on the front and it wouldn't cause me to bat and eyelid
  • bass88 - December 3, 2012 4:36 a.m.

    While I don't believe my opinion of a game or film changes based on the artwork, I always prefer it when they put that extra effort into the cover image. The artwork makes it that little bit extra special, as in something great lies within. It doesn't change the game but for me, it raises my anticipation. The worst cases are when the best image is at the back. One that comes to mind is the cover of Kane & Lynch 2 (think what you want about the game - I'm just discussing the artwork). On the front is a "meh" image of the duo, all shouty and holding big guns. On the back is a striking image of the two taking cover behind a car. Bullets are bouncing off the metal, Chinese neon and police lights are flaring up the background, and the duo look tired, bloodied and injured. This to me conveys the sense of them being stranded and isolated in a strange land as well as being far too old for this. It's a much more powerful image and would have made a great cover.
  • ShortFuse - December 3, 2012 4:09 a.m.

    I like it, it reminds me of Captain America covers. Although the typical "head down eyes up" thing that you get in almost EVERY game is a bit annoying.
  • CitizenWolfie - December 3, 2012 4:13 a.m.

    Personally I don't see anything "wrong" with it as such, but it looks very similar to the CoD/Battlefield type box art (even down to the orange sparks in the foreground). Given the series' track record I'm guessing the only thing it has in common with those games is a FPS camera. As bass88 says, surely a focus on the city would make more sense. Or failing that, stick to the usual Bioshock theme of having one of the Big Daddy type creatures as the cover star (like the Songbird for example)
  • StrayGator - December 3, 2012 4:16 a.m.

    Uncharted: The Call of Steampunk.
  • hestar - December 3, 2012 4:19 a.m.

    It looks a little to generic for me honestly..Seriously,It looks like just like other FPS shooter covers (cod games,Bf3)
  • GR_LucasSullivan - December 3, 2012 4:32 a.m.

    If you saw this from a distance, you'd think it was the cover of Wii Carnival Games
  • bass88 - December 3, 2012 4:38 a.m.

    Oh, dear God, you're right!
  • winner2 - December 3, 2012 5:37 a.m.

    Game's gonna be all kinds of awesome, that's all that really matters. But out of respect and appreciation for the artist team behind this, I do like the cover. I would just focus more on the sky and the logo than the protagonist. But wow... I just really let sink in the release date. Can't wait.
  • ultimatepunchrod - December 3, 2012 5:47 a.m.

    I think it looks fine, but box art never really gets me excited unless it's amazing. I can dig this, but seeing as how it will spend a lot of time on my shelf and not on display, I would be okay with anything. I just want the game!
  • Mooshon - December 3, 2012 6:03 a.m.

    Very disappointing. Safe and generic when it could have been so spectacular given the source material. Saying that, companies aren't stupid so this is what the mass market must respond to sadly.
  • Gavo - December 3, 2012 6:06 a.m.

    Sure, the box art looks a bit generic, sure, they could have emphasized that it has a female co-lead and is about a city in a sky, and not have the cover be Uncharted reversed. But it's not bad. Not mind-blowingly amazing, but not bad. But speaking as a PC gamer, I can count on one hand the physical games I've purchased in the last 5/6 years (2, that being Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2), but that was more sentimental than anything. I rarely even see box art anymore, it just doesn't really matter.
  • zombi3grim - December 3, 2012 6:36 a.m.

    Im somewhere in the middle. I could really do without the American flag burning in the background. As someone who fought for this country and has a brother currently in Afghanistan, it is a little disrespectfull. Go ahead and bash me about it. You guys wont understand unless you lived the life.
  • bass88 - December 3, 2012 6:41 a.m.

    Is it not meant to be about how the American ideal is being destroyed?
  • winner2 - December 3, 2012 7 a.m.

    If it makes you feel any better, I don't think they intended the flag burning to show any kind of disrespect toward the country, but rather to give a sense of the chaos that you'll find in game.
  • zombi3grim - December 3, 2012 8:39 a.m.

    I know WHY the flag is burning. But to feature it prominently on the cover of the box to me is disrespectfull. I get you want to draw attention to your game. But men have died for that flag. REAL men, not call of duty players. People have been shot at and went through hell for what that flag represents. It was in poor taste, regardless of why its there. Those are my feelings on it anyways.
  • bass88 - December 3, 2012 11:08 a.m.

    While I respect your opinion but I don't agree that it is in poor taste. I feel that the burning flag represents the destruction of American values - a theme that the game explores (well, it's supposed to - we can't comment until it's released). So I believe it is justified in its appearence. Sorry. And may your brother remain safe.
  • zombi3grim - December 3, 2012 4:21 p.m.

    Like I said, I understand WHY its there. I get it. I know the developers did not intentionally mean to disrespect the flag or our country. BUT if you have never served in the military and have never seen people close to you get wounded or die for that flag, you wont get it. Show this cover to a combat vet and the burning flag will be the first thing they notice.

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