Embarrassing game magazine covers

There can’t be categories for everything in this world, sadly. And it’d be a damn shame to waste these wonderfully bizarre covers from yesteryear… so we’ll send you out with some of our favorite mag covers that practically defy description.


Above: Once you read the list of games highlighted in the issue, this nightmarish cover starts to make more sense


Above: Here we see a crossover cover depicting an argument that never took place


Above: Does anybody under 18 recognize these would-be PlayStation mascots?


Abover: No, no. Go ahead and play down your first look at Street Fighter for crap starring a soda pitchman


Above: The original 3G: Grass, games, and Gear


Above: C’mon, is this even a game?


Above: Again with the Dinos? Apparently, Sega’s “next big thing” was time travel


Above: In all fairness, this was somehow the official box art for Zombies Ate My Neighbors stateside


Above: The new face of graphic adventures is a Tomb Raider key?


Above: It’s almost unfair to purport such awesomeness in an Atari magazine!


Above: Okay, this is probably just illegal

Thanks to Rey at VGMuseum, the Game Informer cover archive, Magweasel, the archivists at Retromags.netand anyone else I may’ve stolen images from.

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