20 of the Worst Videogame Covers of All-Time

By Andrew Bridgman / May 20, 2013

Metro Cross

Worst Covers In Videogame History
What's Wrong With It: If the goal of the game was to make players feel like they're in a skintight blue spandex bodysuit, preparing to karate chop pieces on a checkerboard while achieving orgasm mid-aerial, then mission accomplished!

If the goal was anything else…oops.



Deal or No Deal

Worst Covers In Videogame History
What's Wrong With It: Okay, to be fair, this is the British version of Deal or No Deal. They didn't have those high-priced Howie Mandel cover artists working on this one like the US version did. Still, you would imagine pretty much anything else would be better than a bored, middle-aged dude with a dumb-looking shirt holding a phone up to his face while a red mystery box floats in the background. Maybe someone won the big prize on the show that week and they had to cut their cover budget to compensate? Some things were not meant to be known.



Black Belt

Worst Covers In Videogame History
What's Wrong With It: Listen, I get going minimalist. That's a totally valid artistic choice to make. But when you go super minimalist and then include some bad clip-art, things start to go sour. But the real insult is that the game called "Black Belt" didn't even include a black belt on their cover. Just a foot stepping on shards of multi-colored glass (I think). If that's meant to be an explosion, whoever made this game really does not know how kicks or explosions work.



Cheggers Party Quiz

Worst Covers In Videogame History
What's Wrong With It: I'm sure British television personality Keith Chegwin (upon whom this game is based) is a great, charming guy. But this cover looks like Colin Mochrie from some nightmare hell dimension where Dreamworks is making a Whose Line Is It Anyway? CGI movie. Also, "Cheggers" sounds like some sort of fancy British racial slur. I'm relatively sure it isn't, but it feels wrong to say it aloud.



Pure Pinball: American Pinball Reborn

Worst Covers In Videogame History
What's Wrong With It: Here's what gamers want out of their Xbox pinball games: bodacious babes in bikinis, badass guns, and literally the same babes from before except way bigger and with a blue filter over them. That's what pinball's all about! Oh wait, I mean, those are things that have literally nothing to do with pinball and they're just trying to trick horny weirdos into buying a pinball videogame for the Xbox.
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