That Cover was always terrifying than the game as a child

1 : Anonymous2021/12/13 14:09 ID: rfgja1
That Cover was always terrifying than the game as a child
2 : Anonymous2021/12/13 17:30 ID: hoehqhd

I thought Ken Shamrock was in the game when I was a kid.

ID: hof3n1f

If Ken Shamrock was in the game he would've killed the Tyrant at the start

ID: hoffc6p

Lmao, I’m picturing Ken Shamrock putting the Tyrant into an ankle lock.

3 : Anonymous2021/12/13 16:15 ID: hoe68uh

The Deutsch really gives it the final horrorific touch

4 : Anonymous2021/12/13 17:36 ID: hoeim10

Almost everyone I knew back when this first came out was convinced that it was Chris. Apparently, it's not. It's actually Richard, and it's taken from a comic which was distributed with the game when it was first released in the US.

ID: hofkizx

Didn’t know this, and yes, I thought it was Chris too.

Odd for a background character to be on the cover though.

EDIT: Turns out it might not even be Richard Aiken either:

ID: hofqwxb

Games from the NES through PS1 era were just... bizarre in terms of production. All sorts of weird stuff crept onto covers, into manuals, into magazines etc. Because all the companies were operating in ways we'd find unfathomable today.

5 : Anonymous2021/12/13 16:11 ID: hoe5nxj

I always wondered what that gun was supposed to be.

ID: hoe637v

You can get it if you slap Wesker at the very entrance of the mansion for suggesting to split the tam

ID: hoely5t

I've always assumed it's an assault shotty.

ID: hof6hcs
Design a gun Back Third - M16 pattern Middle Third - ??? Front Third - Profit
ID: hof24v7


ID: hofqpqc

It's some awful sadistic mashup between the shotgun at the front, and the rest being some kind of assault rifle with no magazine

6 : Anonymous2021/12/13 16:50 ID: hoebl67

Never understood what was going on in the background or what his face was doing.

ID: hoem7jz

Dunno but if you look hard enough you can see zombie faces, spider legs and for some reason, chicken feet.

ID: hofjrgq

Crow claws I assume since, ya know, looks like he was killed by a CROW..or something!

7 : Anonymous2021/12/13 18:09 ID: hoenlyj

His face says it all survival horror.

8 : Anonymous2021/12/13 15:57 ID: hoe3o9k

Man I miss these drawn artworks back from the 90s games. They had so much more effect and created excitement for the game. Nowadays, the box arts look glossy and lifeless to me.

ID: hof3t33

I actually like the RE8 cover and RE7 gold edition covers

9 : Anonymous2021/12/13 19:15 ID: hoexl3u

My older brother got it when it came out, and we were sure it was about a psycho dude who chases you around a house based on the cover.

Even after beating the game, he thought this was a secret boss or something, never thought of him as Chris lol.

ID: hofl80v

Supposedly this is not Chris, or Richard Aiken (as previously thought), but a conceptual character that never featured in the game.

ID: hofxxph

Interesting, I knew about the robot/strong guy and the black technician/comic relief character but never knew about that guy lol

10 : Anonymous2021/12/13 19:52 ID: hof36ap

That eye though…

11 : Anonymous2021/12/13 20:32 ID: hof8zit

Chris always looked like he was having a stroke on this cover to me.

ID: hoflcvl

Supposedly this is not Chris, or Richard Aiken (as previously thought), but a conceptual character that never featured in the game.

12 : Anonymous2021/12/13 20:56 ID: hofccgn

What is even happening in the background?

13 : Anonymous2021/12/13 21:20 ID: hoffvff

The most iconic and misunderstood cover art ever.

14 : Anonymous2021/12/13 21:29 ID: hofh6ee

Ah ja die deutsche Version, so lob ich mir das!

15 : Anonymous2021/12/13 21:47 ID: hofjuyo

More Terrifying than the game??

16 : Anonymous2021/12/13 22:11 ID: hofncpg

For me, being an impresionale kid, and playing this game at 13 years old for the first time, back on 1997 was terryfing. And remember looking at dude at the cover and think 'boy, oh boy, I wouldn't like to be in this man's shoes'.

I mean, look at him, his face is broken by fear, it's like in the middle of a psychotyc breakdown, it's fucking terryfing and insane to the bone.

17 : Anonymous2021/12/13 22:41 ID: hofror7

No!.. Don’t go! is way more terrifying

18 : Anonymous2021/12/13 23:11 ID: hofvurn

Cover the left side of his face and he looks angry and defiant, ready to face anything. Cover the right side, and he looks terrified. It’s pretty cool.

19 : Anonymous2021/12/13 23:33 ID: hofyx4l

Chris looked like a cross between Bruce Campbell and Duke Nukem just had a stroke.


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