Quiz

Can you guess these 10 video games from their AI-generated cover art?

This is what video games will look like when the machines take over.

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You may have seen AI art floating around online — nightmarish but oddly beautiful images dreamt up by machines.

Gaming site DiamondLobby put those machine artists to work designing video game covers using the WOMBO Dream app, with predictably mind-boggling results (this is what it thinks Resident Evil 9 will look like).

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Can you guess these 10 games based on their AI-generated covers?

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10.

a. NBA 2K22

b. Forza Horizon 5

c. Knockout City

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NBA 2K22

We start with a relatively sensible one. You can see some approximation of players and crowd in the AI image, and even an attempt at making the NBA 2K logo in the corner.

9.

a. Cyberpunk 2077

b. Guardians of the Galaxy

c. Valorant

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Valorant

The AI-generated Valorant cover somehow seems to match the game’s vibe (with a bit more of a cyberpunk horror feel), despite being completely incomprehensible.

8.

a. The Lord of the Rings Online

b. Elden Ring

c. Ring Fit Adventure

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Elden Ring

The AI is taking an extremely literal approach for Elden Ring here. You said you want a ring? You got it.

7.

a. Jet Grind Radio

b. Super Mario Strikers

c. NBA Jam

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Super Mario Strikers

This one actually captures the energy of the original Super Mario Strikers cover surprisingly well. If you squint, it also looks like Mario absolutely annihilating Luigi with a soccer ball to the head.

6.

a. Viva Piñata

b. Fortnite

c. Minecraft

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Fortnite

The inscrutable AI image is pretty much what I picture whenever someone mentions Fortnite, so well done, robots!

5.

a. Pokémon Legends Arceus

b. Horizon Forbidden West

c. Final Fantasy XV

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Pokémon Legends Arceus

The AI sort of phoned this one in, to be honest, but it managed to produce a pretty decent Arceus in the process.

4.

a. PUBG

b. Riders Republic

c. God of War Ragnarok

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God of War Ragnarok

Now we’re in full nightmare territory. It’s hard to parse what the God of War Ragnarok AI cover is even supposed to be, but if it resembles anything, it’s the end of the world. We’ll call that a success.

3.

a. Battlefield 2042

b. Call of Duty Warzone

c. Apex Legends

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Call of Duty Warzone

The Call of Duty Warzone redesign almost looks like it could be part of the game’s map — until you notice that pieces of the landscape are made of helicopters and guns.

2.

a. Microsoft Flight Simulator

b. Far Cry 6

c. Halo Infinite

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Halo Infinite

Clearly, the AI recognized that Master Chief and the sky are big elements in the Halo Infinite box art. It just chose to arrange them in the creepiest way possible.

1.

a. New World

b. Destiny 2

c. Diablo IV

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New World

Now the AI’s just showing off. Frankly, Amazon’s New World MMO could take a few tips from our robot overlords.