32 years of brilliant video game box art – #4 (2011) Warhammer 40k: Space Marine (Collector’s Edition)

Another year, another countdown, another birthday.  And I’m boxing it all up, tying a nice little bow around it, and turning the ripe old age of 32 with a celebration of 32 BRILLIANT examples of FANTASTIC video game box art.  Join me, won’t you?


Warhammer 40k: Space Marine (Collector’s Edition) (2011) –  
I tend to think that Collector’s Editions are a little bit shithouse, if I’m honest, usually cobbling together useless trinkets and art-books and whacking a great big whopping price tag on it to make it feel a little bit special.  Build it and they will come, as they say.   But there’s something about the whopping great big collector’s edition of Relic’s excellent third person slasher-shooter, Warhammer 40K: Space Marine, that had me handing over the big bucks to the cashier on a whim way back in 2011.

In-line with most military iconography throughout real human history, the Warhammer 40K universe is a collection of some of the best design around, with the chapters in the Space Marines providing more than enough of a vehicle for some great fantasy military insignia.  And I reckon that Ultramarines logo may just be one of the best, not just in the Warhammer universe, but across popular culture full stop.

For Courage and Honour!

Warhammer40kCollectors-Edition

Miss previous entries in the countdown?

Space Ace (1983) – Transylvania (1984) – Impossible Mission (1985)Defender of the Crown (1986) – Faery Tale Adventure (1987) – F/A – 18 Interceptor (1988) – Blood Money (1989) – King of the Zoo (1990) –Lemmings (1991) –Pinball Fantasies (1992) – The Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots! (1993) – Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land (1994) – Primal Rage (1995) – Wipeout 2097 (1996) –  Theme Hospital (1997) – Resident Evil 2 (1998) – Formula One ’99 (1999)– Gran Turismo 2 (2000) – Soul Reaver 2 (2001) – Gitaroo Man (2002) – Project Zero 2: Crimson Butterfly (2003) – Warioware, Inc.: Mega Microgames! (2004) – DK King of Swing (2005)We Love Katamari (2006)Digital Devil Saga 2 (2007)Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 (2008) Magna Carta 2 (2009) – Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light (2010)

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