The worst box art of 2010

40 of the year's ugliest attempts at game packaging

In some ways, 2010 hasn’t been a great year for awful box art. There’ve been very few that have jumped out at us as immediately, hideously awful, and if we didn’t know better, we’d think the industry was actually paying attention. Fortunately, there are more than enough shitty-to-mediocre attempts at box art to go around this year, giving us no fewer than 40 entries to work with, up from last year’s 25. Brace yourselves – this is going to suck.

(And, as always, it’s important to point out that I’m not making any judgments about the quality of the games themselves here – just the boxes they’re packed in.)


After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.


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