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EDGE have put up every single cover from Issue 0 to the current issue (excluding anniversary issues with multiple covers - for now). So let's have your top 5's:

EDGE 38 - Music In Videogames

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EDGE 92 - Phantasy Star Online

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EDGE 108 - The Japan Issue

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EDGE 121 - The Girl Issue

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EDGE 137 - Outrun 2

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As I mentioned in the Edge thread, issues 100-150 was the most consistently good run of covers for me.

Favourites:

122 - Bored to death of videogames?

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126 - The Mod Scene (I'm a sucker for puns like that)

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156 - 360 pad

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181 - Rock Band (!!!)

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In general my favourites are those with just one strong central icon against a plain background: the HL2 Lambda "Will it make you whole again?", the mod target and the 360 pad above, the F355 cover, "FXXK", the SFIV Ryu/Ken covers, the Zelda shield, the red Soviet fist for the Nintendo Revolution. Those are the sort of covers that always stand out to me the most - not just on magazines, but on CDs, DVDs, books and games as well. Unfortunately you usually only get covers as plain and text-less as that when the magazine comes packaged in a bag. :(

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I'll be honest, EDGE covers have never really wowed me. Especially the ones where you just get some dreary shot of new hardware. It's probably an age thing, as I remember constantly being wowed by what would be on the cover of the new issue of CRASH or Zapp!64.

I like this one though...

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I'll be honest, EDGE covers have never really wowed me. Especially the ones where you just get some dreary shot of new hardware. It's probably an age thing, as I remember constantly being wowed by what would be on the cover of the new issue of CRASH or Zapp!64.

I was never a fan of the stock artwork from a game tbh. But for me a lot of the product shot covers were the best. I think Edge has always shown a great use of white space as well as use of embossing, spot varnishes and metallics. Even though I hardly ever buy it these days I always check the covers and the inside covers.

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Those old covers need more coloured circles, lines and blocks of text liberally splashed over some stock artwork of an upcoming blockbuster.

Don't forget a big massive face. You've got to have a big massive face.

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This was certainly the one I thought of first when I saw this topic. It really sticks in my mind, I remember how excited I was for the PSP coming out and how on inside the magazine they'd mocked up FFVII onto a picture of a PSP, I just about shot my load right there in the newsagent. It was the greatest looking piece of tech I think I'd ever seen.

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Not the most stylistically pleasing, I grant you, but for me this screenshot and front cover best encompasses that period of 2D-to-3D transition: a time when games were advancing at a rate of knots and you were regularly wondering just how much better games could look. There were many games of this period which blew your mind, but driving through that tunnel in Ridge Racer always stood out as particularly special for me.

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