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The crazy covers of Iraq's bootleg video game market

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

One might assume that the cover of a bootleg work would be a throwaway affair. But someone put some effort into these covers on pirated PlayStation 2 games being sold in Iraq.

For example, the Matrix 2: Path of Neo cover shows Agent Smith with, for some reason, a tattoo of a perk icon from Fallout. Shadow of the Colossus features characters from ... Dynasty Warriors? And Darksiders?

Redditor Slink7 posted this gallery for you to enjoy. Check it out and see what other insane mashups you can spot.

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