Artist Joshua Ketchen has designed a series called Arcade Adventures, imagining video games as covers of vintage sci-fi books with in a retro-futuristic style.

Here's Resident Evil, Bioshock, Portal, Mega Man, Star Fox, Metroid, Earthbound and Pikmin, from an era where conquering space and alien planets meant the future. Pretty sure that Pikmin one at the bottom would be the most horrifying story:

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