The amazing video game art of Syrian Games – No, really 
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Darryn Bonthuys
February 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm

RAINBOWS! RAINBOWS EVERYWHERE!

Creating a cover for your upcoming video game isn’t as easy as it looks. Unless it utilises the chin down, eyes up approach (Best for job interviews). And then you get the video game covers of software pirates. You’ve seen them before, at flea markets and at the robots. Hastily printed covers, sometimes the wrong one, in washed colours and cheap paper. And then you get the video game pirate covers of Syrian Games, which takes terribad to a new level.

The Gamelogical Society discovered a treasure trove of these covers, horrid Frankenstein chops of familiar faces and settings, super-imposed with the photoshop skill of a two-year old. Syrian Games itself is mystery. Located somewhere in Damascus, they sell illegal copies of games by the stall-load, despite the fact that the nation of Syria is locked in a civil war of note. See for yourself the madness of hastily edited images below, that the war might be responsible for:

 

Emo cat in the hat freaks me out, but Robocop with a jetpack that shoots rainbows is just pure genius. What’s your favourite abomination?

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  • GarethV

    Must resist urge to scream about the blatant error of Star Wars vs Star Trek…
    Seriously, if you’re going to bootleg stuff at least get it right. Definately doesn’t make the act of piracy/bootlegging acceptable but they could at least make an effort with their criminal activites.
    Geralt as He-Man – WINNING! :)

    • LordCaptainAwesomeness

      Star Trek FTW!

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    Filthy filthy skelms!

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    PEPSI MAN!

  • http://twitter.com/NukuNukuDash Tracy

    I think I liked Zero Pilot the best, the cover is just so… literal

  • That Tall Twit

    LOL @ Pepsi Man & Snoopy.

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    These are the best covers I have ever seen! Honestly! Legit game companies eat your hearts out! You wish you could make awesome cover art as amazing as these bootlegs!

  • Deon Steyn

    It’s like the games section of a china shop

  • http://www.facebook.com/warren.ross.106 Warren Ross

    Emo-cat in the hat is just a copy-pasta from the Horton Hears a Who movie. World-War II soldier with AT-AT Walker pilot’s helmet is a treat though :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/warren.ross.106 Warren Ross

    Emo-cat in the hat is just a copy-pasta from the Horton Hears a Who movie. World-War II soldier with AT-AT Walker pilot’s helmet is a treat though :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/warren.ross.106 Warren Ross

    Emo-cat in the hat is just a copy-pasta from the Horton Hears a Who movie. World-War II soldier with AT-AT Walker pilot’s helmet is a treat though :D

  • Trevor Davies

    I would definitely play Pepsi Man.

    • http://twitter.com/TheEnixSquared Clayton Shi

      Pepsi man is actually real. It’s a PS1 game.

      • Trevor Davies

        I did not see that coming lol

  • Trevor Davies

    I would definitely play Pepsi Man.

  • Tbone187

    The random dude wit de guitar and GTA artwork takes it for me…

    • Darth_Clericus_The_Ultimate

      Ya. That guy reeks of winning.

  • Tbone187

    The random dude wit de guitar and GTA artwork takes it for me…

  • Darth_Clericus_The_Ultimate

    My personal favourite is the GTA with the Arab guy playing guitar. Looks like the cover of a bad artist who does covers.

  • OVG

    ICO STILL LOOKS LIKE SHIT.

    • Andre116

      Weren’t you stationed in Syria for a while as well? You didn’t happen to start a little gaming enterprise while you were there?

  • http://www.lazygamer.co Gavin Mannion

    Grand Theft Auto with Mario, Sonic and Spongebob square pants.. I MUST HAVE IT

  • Andre116

    Aaaah…memories. I still fondly recall how Spongebob beat up that prostitute in GTA to get his money back. And that time that Batman went to a tropical island.

  • matthurstrsa

    Lol Star trek with storm troopers might actually make it interesting. Also, the Sims 2 castaway with the burglar on a vespa? Genius. Also, a GTA: The Mask mod would be awesome.

  • Red Worked

    Man… too many of these are freaking hilarious, can’t choose 1. This made my day.

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