Brain-melting box art

Another year, another roundup of the worst video game box art in history. IGN counts down the 25 "Most Awesome Covers," and by "awesome" they mean "putrid." Hey, they use the same system for rating box art as they do for rating video games!

Be sure to check out Pac-Man as marathon runner, Gauntlet's prancing elf, and a game named after the words you'll be saying after making it through this list. Then take five showers in a row, quietly weeping.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.