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The worst box art of 2007

5. Counter Force (Wii, released Oct. 3)

Art intern: Is this stupid robot seriously the only piece of art they sent us?
Art director: Well, no. They also sent us a render of a huge, throbbing penis. But putting that on the cover translates to poor sales in certain parts of the country.
Art intern: So what do you want me to do with it?
Art director: Just put a big lens flare on it somewhere and let's call it a day.
Art intern: Are you sure? I could do, like, a stylized outline, or…
Art director: You think you're too good for lens flare, you little son of a bitch?
Art intern: Wha-
Art director: (Punching noises)

4. American Girl: Julie Finds A Way (DS, released Dec. 3)

You think this image is innocent? Lighthearted? Yeah, no. See that giant lever? It's dumping a gallon of pig's blood all over Carrie right now. And Julie is laughing. But she'll see. Oh, soon they'll all see.

3. Trauma Center: New Blood (Wii, released Nov. 20)

To the casual observer, this game is either about very basic math or about a game publisher getting hauled into court for stamping the Red Cross logo on its product. Either way, a box that features nothing whatsoever to get excited about is not a box for which we're going to fork over $50.

2. OMG 26: Our Mini Games (DS, released Oct. 30)

Hmmm... "Books," "Rock" or "Buy Something Else?" Decisions, decisions...

1. Monster Trux Arenas: Special Edition (Wii, released Sept. 25)

This is, without a doubt, the worst cover we've seen all year. There's no central image, and we don't get a clear look at anything except truck undercarriages. The logo was spelled by an idiot, "aReNAs" is needlessly intercapped and there's no good goddamn reason for another monster truck to be perched on top. Looking at this feels like a redneck is vomiting trucks into our eyeballs. We can even hear him bellowing his approval of the trucks and their actions between heaves. Effing atrocious.

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26 comments

  • AntistasMetroid - April 7, 2011 1:26 p.m.

    Im a few years too late but damn it all if Wikiparaz doesnt make me laugh out loud more often than i thought possible! That obvious penis hidden and the escalating zoom as i scrolled down the page... Classic!
  • thefreakysurgeon - December 16, 2010 3:04 a.m.

    EEEEKK! A PENIS! IN TOUCH DETECTIVE!
  • waffledragon33 - September 12, 2010 11:43 p.m.

    lol
  • BobskillzDETH13 - October 27, 2009 1:15 a.m.

    Art intern: Is this stupid robot seriously the only piece of art they sent us? Art director: Well, no. They also sent us a render of a huge, throbbing penis. But putting that on the cover translates to poor sales in certain parts of the country. Art intern: So what do you want me to do with it? Art director: Just put a big lens flare on it somewhere and let's call it a day. Art intern: Are you sure? I could do, like, a stylized outline, or… Art director: You think you're too good for lens flare, you little son of a bitch? Art intern: Wha- Art director: (Punching noises) I was laughing so freakin hard i almost pissed myself
  • BobskillzDETH13 - October 27, 2009 1:12 a.m.

    worse! its a p**is with a face ROFLMAO :D Kinky kitties
  • gangjute8 - September 27, 2009 7:13 a.m.

    Wow. This still remains one of my favorite articles on the website. Sad thing is, that's exactly how I looked at the Orange Box until about 6 months ago.
  • Tentacles - December 4, 2008 8:40 a.m.

    Hey, Etrian Odyssey is still awesome, even if the box art fails. After all, F.O.E!
  • Cogglesz - October 12, 2008 8:42 p.m.

    pretty funny how all of them except the pc games are all nintendo products
  • JosephCh - September 30, 2008 9:04 p.m.

    Lawl you guys crack me up.
  • Evenflow69 - September 30, 2008 1:54 a.m.

    The touch detective on made me laugh so hard!!! FIRST!
  • lava_lamp - September 30, 2008 10:01 p.m.

    you know that brown thing from touch detective is tapping that
  • tacolord - September 30, 2008 7:03 p.m.

    omg!!!!! its a completely normal mushroom that looks like a p***s!!!! i need to get out more......
  • MacGyver1138 - September 30, 2008 6:47 p.m.

    I have to stop looking at these articles at work. I just had to fake that my laughter was a cough when I saw the touch detective one!
  • sniperscope - September 30, 2008 6:34 a.m.

    touch detective is hilarious! The kittens are great too
  • ArcturusMengsk - July 4, 2009 2:59 a.m.

    Does that mushroom have a tooth? What the hell does a mushroom need a tooth for? It probably doesn't even talk.
  • chilarome - May 25, 2009 10:28 p.m.

    wow pet catz... thats just creepy, as is the touch detective
  • Evernight - May 11, 2009 7:54 p.m.

    OMG I was literally crying when I saw the touch detective thing. Perfect... no need for words... just zoom in on the offender.
  • Ezekiel17 - May 9, 2009 1:47 a.m.

    "O HAI U CATCHED US SECKSING LOL." Lmao! The Catz 2 one made me laugh the most. ReCaptcha: Nrthrn highs (Lol, yeah, I know alot of people from the north west that got high)
  • Evolution - January 3, 2009 2:29 a.m.

    The orange box thing is so funny.i laughed so hard!XD
  • hanky_panky - December 24, 2008 5:33 a.m.

    oh gawd dat was funny touch detective was by far the best... THANKYOU GR!!! i havent laughed like dat in ages =D

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