Video game box art is important—for casual shoppers and fickle gamers, it's often the first impression they'll get of a new game. As such, cover art is really important, which makes it super mindblowing that so many companies don't seem to give a damn about it.
Covers that are beautiful, that are well designed and efficiently communicate a game's themes and style without bashing us over the head with it like so many rolling barrels—that's what we like to see, and that's what we've compiled here. Game publishers, take note: cover art matters. Now here's 25 examples of how to do it right.