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Best Video Game Art Books

Looking for good video game art books? Below you’ll find a curated list of the best video game art books of all time for inspiration.
Whether you’re an aspiring concept artist or a video game fan who enjoys collecting video game art books for coffee tables, you’ll enjoy this list of the best video game art books of all time.

The 10 Best Video Game Art Books Of All Time

1. Okami Official Complete Works by Michelle Kirie Hayashi


Synopsis: Okami is one of the newest Capcom action games boasting a very unique art style, heavily inspired by Japanese watercolor painting.

2. The Art of BioShock Infinite by Ken Levine


Synopsis: In The Art of BioShock Infinite, delve deeper into the city of Columbia–the fabled floating metropolis that serves as a beacon of technology and achievement for the early 1900s!

3. The Art of Alice: Madness Returns by R.J. Berg 


Synopsis: The Art of Alice: Madness Returns offers an intimate look into the stunning and terrifying artwork behind this blockbuster reinterpretation of Lewis Carroll’s enduring masterpiece.

4. The Art of the Mass Effect Universe by Casey Hudson

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Synopsis: Featuring concept art and commentary by BioWare on the games’ characters, locations, vehicles, weapons, and more, “The Art of the Mass Effect Universe” is the most complete companion available to gaming’s most compelling series.

5. The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy by Yoshitaka Amano



Synopsis:  The slipcase containing The Sky I, II, and III features the same wraparound exterior artwork as The Sky Boxed Set, with a double-hinged flap that folds around the open edge and is held flat to the back side with a hidden magnetic closure, making it easy both to remove the books and to display the set closed.

6. The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia by Patrick Thorpe


Synopsis: Dark Horse Books and Nintendo team up to bring you The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, containing an unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise.

7. The History of Sonic the Hedgehog by William Audureau


Synopsis: Celebrating over 20 years as SEGA’s official mascot, The History of Sonic the Hedgehog is the ultimate guide to SEGA’s spiky blue speedster!

8. Dishonored: The Dunwall Archives by Bethesda Softworks, Arkane Studios


Synopsis: The artworks, manuscripts, and scraps of information gathered throughout Dunwall are collected at last. It has been a long and difficult journey to archive these tales of our cursed city, but it is my hope that you, reading this now, will take heed, and learn from those gone before you to forge your own destiny.

9. The Art of Metal Gear Solid by Yoji Shinkawa


Synopsis: This definitive chronicle of characters, vehicles, and weapons is the ultimate companion to the tactical espionage and future warfare of the celebrated Metal Gear universe, translated to English for the first time ever while leaving the original Japanese handwriting intact. Explore twenty years of classic stealth action video game artistry in loving detail!

10. The Art of Video Games: From Pac-Man to Mass Effect by Chris Melissinos


Synopsis: Fueled by unprecedented advances in technology, boundless imaginations, and an insatiable addiction to fantastic new worlds of play, the video game has gone supernova, rocketing two generations of fans into an ever-expanding universe where art, culture, reality, and emotion collide.


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