Video Game Art Books

A selection of the best video game art books available.

Welcome to the Video Game Art Book Guide

Video game art books provide a detailed look at the incredible artwork and design that go into creating modern video games. Everything from concept art to final character designs are illustrated with great detail and skill. Video game art books take us on a journey from the earliest rough drafts through to the final art see in game. This guide provides you with a selection of the most beautiful and attractive video game art books currently available.

Featured Products

Here is a great selection of new and outstanding video game art books. 

The Art of DOOM: Eternal


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The Art of God of War


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The Art of Bioshock Infinite


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The Art of Overwatch


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Art Books from Blizard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment has provided some of the best stylized art direction in the industry. Bold colors, exaggerated sizes, and timeless stylized aesthetics are what define game art from Blizzard.

The Art of Blizzard Entertainment


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World of Warcraft: Ultimate Visual Guide


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World of Warcraft Tribute


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The Art of World of Warcraft


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Diablo III: Book of Tyrael


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Diablo III: Book of Cain


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Cinematic Art of StarCraft


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The Art of Overwatch


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Did you know?

In 2011 the Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 decision that video games are an art form that qualify for First Amendment protection. People who play video games have known this for a long time and it's great that it is now protected by law.

"Like the protected books, plays, and movies that preceded them, video games communicate ideas—and even social messages—through many familiar literary devices (such as characters, dialogue, plot, and music) and through features istinctive to the medium (such as the player’s interaction with the virtual world). That suffices to confer First Amendment protection."

Art Books from Bethesda Softworks

Bethesda has produced breathtaking artwork for games such as the Elder Scrolls series, Fallout, and and Dishonored. Here are some of our favorite art books by this iconic studio.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Standard Edition


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The Art of Dishonored 2


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The Art of Fallout 4


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The Art of Prey


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The Skyrim Library - Volumes I, II & III (Box Set)


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Art of Evil Within


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Fallout 4: The Poster Collection


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The Art of RAGE 2


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Art Books from Id Software

Id Software pioneered the first-person shooter (FPS) genre with games such as Wolfenstein and DOOM. Id Software’s distinctive art style has earned them respect in the gaming industry.

Art of DOOM


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The Art of DOOM: Eternal


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The Art of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus


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The Art of Wolfenstein: The New Order


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Art Books from Bungie Software

Bungie Software is the creator of the ambitious Halo Universe. The iconic Halo ring world is immediately identifiable by any Halo fan and the enigmatic Forerunning architecture evokes a sense of ancient wonder. Characters such as Master Chief and Cortana are artistically drawn and bring to life the action.

Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo


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The Art of Halo 5: Guardians


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Awakening: The Art of Halo 4


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Halo Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Halo Universe


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Halo: The Great Journey...The Art of Building Worlds


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The Art of Halo 3: Prima Official Art Book


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The Art of Halo: Creating A Virtual World


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Halo: The Poster Collection


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In the beginning

Some of the earliest video game art came from the golden age of classic arcade games in the late 70's and early 80's. Classics like Pacman, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Tempest, Gauntlet, and many others featured beautifully detailed side art.

A player's first impression of a game often came from the eye-catching artwork on the front and sides of the game cabinet. The artwork ranged from multi-color stencils all the way to full color hand-rendered illustrations. The graphics back then were simple but the cabinet art provided vivid images for the player’s imagination.

More Art Books

Here are more art books that would be a great addition to any video game fan's art book collection. 

The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn


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Breath of the Wild--Creating a Champion


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Okami Official Complete Works


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Shovel Knight: Official Design Works


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The World of the Witcher: Video Game Compendium


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The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts


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The Art of Fallout 4


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The Art of The Last of Us


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