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!


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)