A selection of the best video game art books available.
Here is a great selection of new and outstanding video game art books.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
Here are more art books that would be a great addition to any video game fan's art book collection.