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The Best Video Game Books Of All-Time

“What are the best books about or featuring Video Games?” We looked at 158 of the top Video Game books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 16 titles, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Video Game” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 140+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 16 Best Video Game Books



16 .) A Theory of Fun for Game Design

 A Theory of Fun for Game Design

Lists It Appears On:

  • Complex
  • Game Designing
  • Game Industry Career Guide

A Theory of Fun for Game Design is not your typical how-to book. It features a novel way of teaching interactive designers how to create and improve their designs to incorporate the highest degree of fun. As the book shows, designing for fun is all about making interactive products like games highly entertaining, engaging, and addictive. The book’s unique approach of providing a highly visual storyboard approach combined with a narrative on the art and practice of designing for fun is sure to be a hit with game and interactive designers. At first glance A Theory of Fun for Game Design is a book that will truly inspire and challenge game designers to think in new ways; however, its universal message will influence designers from all walks of life. This book captures the real essence of what drives us to seek out products and experiences that are truly fun and entertaining. The author masterfully presents his engaging theory by showing readers how many designs are lacking because they are predictable and not engaging enough. He then explains how great designers use different types of elements in new ways to make designs more fun and compelling. Anyone who is interested in design will enjoy how the book works on two levels–as a quick inspiration guide to game design, or as an informative discussion that details the insightful thinking from a great mind in the game industry.



15 .) Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto written by David Kushner

 Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto

Lists It Appears On:

  • 80LV
  • Game Pedia
  • Games Radar

Inside the making of a videogame that defined a generation: Grand Theft Auto Grand Theft Auto is one of the biggest and most controversial videogame franchises of all time. Since its first release in 1997, GTA has pioneered the use of everything from 3D graphics to the voices of top Hollywood actors and repeatedly transformed the world of gaming. Despite its incredible innovations in the $75 billion game industry, it has also been a lightning rod of debate, spawning accusations of ethnic and sexual discrimination, glamorizing violence, and inciting real-life crimes. Jacked tells the turbulent and mostly unknown story of GTA’s wildly ambitious creators, Rockstar Games, the invention and evolution of the franchise, and the cultural and political backlash it has provoked. Explains how British prep school brothers Sam and Dan Houser took their dream of fame, fortune, and the glamor of American pop culture and transformed it into a worldwide videogame blockbuster Written by David Kushner, author of Masters of Doom and a top journalist on gaming, and drawn from over ten years of interviews and research, including firsthand knowledge of Grand Theft Auto’s creators and detractors Offers inside details on key episodes in the development of the series, including the financial turmoil of Rockstar games, the infamous “Hot Coffee” sex mini-game incident, and more Whether you love Grand Theft Auto or hate it, or just want to understand the defining entertainment product of a generation, you’ll want to read Jacked and get the real story behind this boundary-pushing game.



14 .) The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses

 The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses

Lists It Appears On:

  • Complex
  • Game Designing
  • Game Industry Career Guide

Anyone can master the fundamentals of game design—no technological expertise is necessary. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses shows that the same basic principles of psychology that work for board games, card games and athletic games also are the keys to making top-quality video games. Good game design happens when you view your game from many different perspectives, or lenses. While touring through the unusual territory that is game design, this book gives the reader one hundred of these lenses—one hundred sets of insightful questions to ask yourself that will help make your game better. These lenses are gathered from fields as diverse as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, writing, puzzle design, and anthropology. Anyone who reads this book will be inspired to become a better game designer—and will understand how to do it.



13 .) Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made written by Jason Schreier

 Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made

Lists It Appears On:

  • 80LV
  • Geek
  • Hey You Video Game
  • IGN

Developing video games—hero’s journey or fool’s errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today’s hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Exploring the artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean—it’s nothing short of miraculous.Taking some of the most popular, bestselling recent games, Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process, whether it’s RPG studio Bioware’s challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age: Inquisition; indie developer Eric Barone’s single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man’s vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create Destiny, a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings—even as it nearly ripped their studio apart. Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels is a journey through development hell—and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.



12 .) Game Over: How Nintendo Conquered the World written by David Sheff

 Game Over: How Nintendo Conquered the World

Lists It Appears On:

  • Game Industry Career Guide
  • Game Pedia
  • Games Radar
  • IGN

The riveting story of Nintendo’s conquest of the interactive entertainment industry offering true tales filled with cocky arrogance, confidence and international intrigue that rival any novel. Whether it is recounting the struggles over the game”Tetris,” offering blow-by-blow narrative of Nintendo’s bitter legal warfare or its see-saw competition with other companies for market leadership, Game Over is a masterful piece of business journalism and technical reportage-a book both cautionary and hugely entertaining.



11 .) Replay: The History of Video Games written by Tristan Donovan

 Replay: The History of Video Games

Lists It Appears On:

  • 80LV
  • Games Radar
  • Hey You Video Game
  • IGN

A riveting account of the strange birth and remarkable evolution of the most important development in entertainment since television, Replay is the ultimate history of video games. Based on extensive research and over 140 exclusive interviews with key movers and shakers from gaming’s past, Replay tells the sensational story of how the creative vision of game designers gave rise to one of the world’s most popular and dynamic art forms.



10 .) Service Games: The Rise and Fall of SEGA written by Sam Pettus

 Service Games: The Rise and Fall of SEGA

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bad Game Hall Of Fame
  • Game Pedia
  • Games Radar
  • Hey You Video Game

New Edition! More content, images, and corrected text and facts. Starting with its humble beginnings in the 1950’s and ending with its swan-song, the Dreamcast, in the early 2000’s, this is the complete history of Sega as a console maker. Before home computers and video game consoles, before the internet and social networking, and before motion controls and smartphones, there was Sega. Destined to fade into obscurity over time, Sega would help revolutionize and change video games, computers and how we interact with them, and the internet as we know it. Riding the cutting edge of technology at every step, only to rise too close to the sun and plummet, Sega would eventually change the face of entertainment, but it’s the story of how it got there that’s all the fun. So take a ride, experience history, and enjoy learning about one of the greatest and most influential companies of all time. Complete with system specifications, feature and marketing descriptions, unusual factoids, almost 300 images, and now enhanced Europe specific details, exclusive interviews, and more make this the definitive history of Sega available. Read and learn about the company that holds a special place in every gamer’s heart.



9 .) The Making of Prince of Persia written by Jordan Mechner

 The Making of Prince of Persia

Lists It Appears On:

  • Digital trends
  • Game Pedia
  • Games Radar
  • Hey You Video Game

Before Prince of Persia was a best-selling video game franchise and a Jerry Bruckheimer movie, it was an Apple II computer game created and programmed by one person, Jordan Mechner. Mechner’s candid and revealing journals from the time capture his journey from his parents’ basement to the forefront of the fast-growing 1980s video game industry… and the creative, technical and personal struggles that brought the prince into being and ultimately into the homes of millions of people worldwide.



8 .) The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokemon–The Story Behind the Craze That Touched Our Lives and Changed the World written by Steven L. Kent

 The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokemon–The Story Behind the Craze That Touched Our Lives and Changed the World

Lists It Appears On:

  • 80LV
  • Complex
  • Hey You Video Game
  • IGN

With all the whiz, bang, pop, and shimmer of a glowing arcade. The Ultimate History of Video Gamesreveals everything you ever wanted to know and more about the unforgettable games that changed the world, the visionaries who made them, and the fanatics who played them. From the arcade to television and from the PC to the handheld device, video games have entraced kids at heart for nearly 30 years. And author and gaming historian Steven L. Kent has been there to record the craze from the very beginning.



7 .) Ready Player One written by Ernest Cline

 Ready Player One

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheat Sheet
  • Geek
  • Goodreads
  • Hey You Video Game
  • Lit Reactor
  • The Holleywood News

In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.



6 .) Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life written by Chris Kohler

 Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life

Lists It Appears On:

  • 80LV
  • Game Pedia
  • Games Radar
  • Geek
  • Hey You Video Game
  • IGN

BradyGames’ Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life, by Chris Kohler, is a unique book that gives readers an entertaining and authoritative look at the indelible influence the video gaming, particularly, Japanese gaming, has had on the world.Power-Up is the first English-language work of its kind to examine the reasons behind the success of Japanese video games, rather than focusing on the history of video games. Just some of the features readers will find in this book include:Profiles of some of the most fascinating Japanese video game designers in the industry, along with a critical look at Japanese video games from their earliest beginnings to new, exciting trends that ride the bleeding edge of popular culture.Explanations on why Japanese video games are unique and why they resonate so well with young American players.Fresh insight into classic Japanese video games and the elements that made them so different from American games, the origin of Nintendo, Japan’s oldest and largest video game producer, Japanese Role-Playing Games, and much more!In addition, the future of the Japanese gaming industry is also explored. This product is available for sale worldwide.



5 .) All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture written by Harold Goldberg

 All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture

Lists It Appears On:

  • 80LV
  • Digital trends
  • Game Pedia
  • Games Radar
  • Hey You Video Game
  • IGN

Through the stories of gaming’s greatest innovations and most beloved creations, journalist Harold Goldberg captures the creativity, controversy–and passion–behind the videogame’s meteoric rise to the top of the pop-culture pantheon. Over the last fifty years, video games have grown from curiosities to fads to trends to one of the world’s most popular forms of mass entertainment. But as the gaming industry grows in numerous directions and everyone talks about the advance of the moment, few explore and seek to understand the forces behind this profound evolution. How did we get from Space Invaders to Grand Theft Auto? How exactly did gaming become a $50 billion industry and a dominant pop culture form? What are the stories, the people, the innovations, and the fascinations behind this incredible growth? Through extensive interviews with gaming’s greatest innovators, both its icons and those unfairly forgotten by history, All Your Base Are Belong To Us sets out to answer these questions, exposing the creativity, odd theories–and passion–behind the twenty-first century’s fastest-growing medium.



4 .) Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation written by Blake J. Harris

 Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation

Lists It Appears On:

  • 80LV
  • Cheat Sheet
  • Digital trends
  • Game Pedia
  • Geek
  • Hey You Video Game
  • IGN

Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars—a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry. In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video game industry. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But that would all change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a man who knew nothing about videogames and everything about fighting uphill battles. His unconventional tactics, combined with the blood, sweat and bold ideas of his renegade employees, transformed Sega and eventually led to a ruthless David-and-Goliath showdown with rival Nintendo. The battle was vicious, relentless, and highly profitable, eventually sparking a global corporate war that would be fought on several fronts: from living rooms and schoolyards to boardrooms and Congress. It was a once-in-a-lifetime, no-holds-barred conflict that pitted brother against brother, kid against adult, Sonic against Mario, and the US against Japan. Based on over two hundred interviews with former Sega and Nintendo employees, Console Wars is the underdog tale of how Kalinske miraculously turned an industry punchline into a market leader. It’s the story of how a humble family man, with an extraordinary imagination and a gift for turning problems into competitive advantages, inspired a team of underdogs to slay a giant and, as a result, birth a $60 billion dollar industry.



3 .) Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter written by Tom Bissell

 Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter

Lists It Appears On:

  • 80LV
  • Cheat Sheet
  • Complex
  • Digital trends
  • Geek
  • Hey You Video Game
  • PC Gamer

Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of thirty-four. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, BioShock, and Oblivion for, literally, days. If you are reading this flap copy, the same thing can probably be said of you, or of someone you know. Until recently, Bissell was somewhat reluctant to admit to his passion for games. In this, he is not alone. Millions of adults spend hours every week playing video games, and the industry itself now reliably outearns Hollywood. But the wider culture seems to regard video games as, at best, well designed if mindless entertainment. Extra Lives is an impassioned defense of this assailed and misunderstood art form. Bissell argues that we are in a golden age of gaming—but he also believes games could be even better. He offers a fascinating and often hilarious critique of the ways video games dazzle and, just as often, frustrate. Along the way, we get firsthand portraits of some of the best minds (Jonathan Blow, Clint Hocking, Cliff Bleszinski, Peter Molyneux) at work in video game design today, as well as a shattering and deeply moving final chapter that describes, in searing detail, Bissell’s descent into the world of Grand Theft Auto IV, a game whose themes mirror his own increasingly self-destructive compulsions. Blending memoir, criticism, and first-rate reportage, Extra Lives is like no other book on the subject ever published. Whether you love video games, loathe video games, or are merely curious about why they are becoming the dominant popular art form of our time, Extra Lives is required reading.



2 .) Masters of Doom written by David Kushner

 Masters of Doom

Lists It Appears On:

  • 80LV
  • Bad Game Hall Of Fame
  • Digital trends
  • Game Pedia
  • Games Radar
  • Geek
  • Hey You Video Game

Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to produce the most notoriously successful game franchises in history—Doom and Quake— until the games they made tore them apart. This is a story of friendship and betrayal, commerce and artistry—a powerful and compassionate account of what it’s like to be young, driven, and wildly creative.



1 .) Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World written by Jane McGonigal

 Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheat Sheet
  • Complex
  • Digital trends
  • Game Pedia
  • Geek
  • Hey You Video Game
  • PC Gamer

More than 31 million people in the UK are gamers. The average young person in the UK will spend 10,000 hours gaming by the age of twenty-one. What’s causing this mass exodus? According to world-renowned game designer Jane McGonigal the answer is simple: videogames are fulfilling genuine human needs. Drawing on positive psychology, cognitive science and sociology, Reality is Broken shows how game designers have hit on core truths about what makes us happy, and utilized these discoveries to astonishing effect in virtual environments. But why, McGonigal asks, should we use the power of games for escapist entertainment alone? In this groundbreaking exploration of the power and future of gaming, she reveals how gamers have become expert problem solvers and collaborators, and shows how we can use the lessons of game design to socially positive ends, be it in our own lives, our communities or our businesses. Written for gamers and non-gamers alike, Reality is Broken sends a clear and provocative message: the future will belong to those who can understand, design and play games.




The 140+ Additional Best Books About Video Games



#BooksAuthorsLists
17A Boy Made of BlocksKeith Stuart
Hey You Video Game
Geek
18ArmadaErnest Cline
Barnes And Noble
Hey You Video Game
19Breakout: How Atari 8-Bit Computers Defined a GenerationJamie Lendino
Hey You Video Game
Geek
20Critical Path: How to Review Games For a LivingDan AmrichGeek
Games Radar
21Deus Ex: Icarus EffectJames Swallow
Hey You Video Game
Goodreads
22Embed With GamesCara Ellison
Hey You Video Game
Geek
23For the WinCory Doctorow
Barnes And Noble
Lit Reactor
24
Game Design Workshop: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games
 
Game Designing
Game Industry Career Guide
25Game On!: Video Game History from Pong and Pac-Man to Mario, Minecraft, and MoreDustin HansenIGN
Hey You Video Game
26Gamelife: A MemoirMichael W. Clune
Digital trends
Hey You Video Game
27In Real LifeCory Doctorow and Jen Wang
Barnes And Noble
Kotaku
28Killing Is HarmlessBrendan KeoghPC Gamer
Geek
29Snow CrashNeal Stephenson
The Holleywood News
Lit Reactor
30SpelunkyDerek Yu
Digital trends
Hey You Video Game
31The Art of Video GamesChris Melissinos
The Holleywood News
Hey You Video Game
32The History of Nintendo 1889-1980Florent Gorges and Isao Yamazaki
Games Radar
Game Pedia
33The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia IGN
Hey You Video Game
34The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the WorldDan Ackerman
Digital trends
Hey You Video Game
35
The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design
 Complex
Game Designing
36
3D Game Textures: Create Professional Game Art Using Photoshop
 Complex
37
3ds Max Modeling for Games: Insider’s Guide to Game Character, Vehicle, and Environment Modeling
 Complex
38A Book of Surrealist Games 
Game Industry Career Guide
39A Casual Revolution: Reinventing Video Games and Their PlayersJesper Juul
Hey You Video Game
40Ack-Ack MacaqueGareth L. Powell
Barnes And Noble
41
Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting
 
Game Industry Career Guide
42
Andrew Rollings and Ernest Adams on Game Design
 Complex
43Anvil GateKaren TravissGoodreads
44Art of Atari IGN
45Aspho FieldsKaren TravissGoodreads
46Assassin’s Creed: BrotherhoodOliver BowdenGoodreads
47Assassin’s Creed: RenaissanceOliver BowdenGoodreads
48AsunderDavid GaiderGoodreads
49Bash Bash Revolution 
Barnes And Noble
50Bible Adventures 
Bad Game Hall Of Fame
51BioShock Infinite: Mind in RevoltJoe FielderGoodreads
52BioShock: RaptureJohn ShirleyGoodreads
53Boss Fight Books Geek
54Breathing MachineLeigh AlexanderGeek
55Caliban CoveS.D. PerryGoodreads
56Challenges for Game Designers 
Game Designing
57Characteristics of Games 
Game Industry Career Guide
58CheckmateDavid MichaelsGoodreads
59City of the DeadS.D. PerryGoodreads
60Coalition’s EndKaren TravissGoodreads
61Code: VeronicaS.D. PerryGoodreads
62Darksiders: The Abomination VaultAri MarmellGoodreads
63Day of the DragonRichard A. KnaakGoodreads
64
Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
 
Game Industry Career Guide
65Empires of EveAndrew GroenGeek
66Ender’s GameOrson Scott Card
The Holleywood News
67EndgameDafydd ab HughGoodreads
68Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience 
Game Industry Career Guide
69
Game Architecture and Design: Learn the Best Practices for Game Design and Programming
 
Game Industry Career Guide
70Game Design Companion: A Critical Analysis of Wario Land 4Daniel JohnsonGeek
71
Game Feel: A Game Designer’s Guide to Virtual Sensation
 
Game Designing
72Game Over Press Start to ContinueDavid Sheff
Hey You Video Game
73Game Programming Patterns 
Game Designing
74Geeky Chef CookbookCassandra Reeder
The Holleywood News
75Getting Gamers: The Psychology of Video Games and Their Impact on the People who Play ThemJamie Madigan
Hey You Video Game
76God Jr.Dennis Cooper
Hey You Video Game
77God of WarMatthew Woodring StoverGoodreads
78Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 
Cheat Sheet
79Halo – Boxed Set 
Hey You Video Game
80Halo: Contact HarvestJoseph StatenGoodreads
81Halo: CryptumGreg BearGoodreads
82Halo: Evolutions – Essential Tales of the Halo UniverseTobias S. BuckellGoodreads
83Halo: First StrikeEric S. NylundGoodreads
84Halo: Ghosts of OnyxEric S. NylundGoodreads
85Halo: SilentiumGreg BearGoodreads
86Halo: The Cole ProtocolTobias S. BuckellGoodreads
87Halo: The Fall of ReachEric S. NylundGoodreads
88Halo: The FloodWilliam C. DietzGoodreads
89Halo: The Thursday WarKaren TravissGoodreads
90Hell on EarthDafydd ab HughGoodreads
91How to Do Things with Videogames PC Gamer
92Hyrule HistoriaPatrick Thorpe and Michael Gombos
Digital trends
93Ico: Castle in the MistMiyuki MiyabeGoodreads
94InsigniaS.J. Kincaid
Barnes And Noble
95Knee-Deep in the DeadDafydd ab HughGoodreads
96Last FlightLiane MercielGoodreads
97Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design 
Game Designing
98Lord of SoulsGreg KeyesGoodreads
99Mass Effect: AscensionDrew KarpyshynGoodreads
100Mass Effect: DeceptionWilliam C. DietzGoodreads
101Mass Effect: Nexus UprisingJason M. HoughGoodreads
102Mass Effect: RetributionDrew KarpyshynGoodreads
103Mass Effect: RevelationDrew KarpyshynGoodreads
104Mega Man: Official Complete Works IGN
105NemesisS.D. PerryGoodreads
106Only You Can Save MankindTerry Pratchett
Barnes And Noble
107OtherlandTad Williams
Barnes And Noble
108OtherworldJason Segel and Kirsten Miller
Barnes And Noble
109Persuasive GamesIan BogostGeek
110Piranha FrenzyColin CampbellGeek
111
Press Start to Play’ edited by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams
 Lit Reactor
112Reading ahead PC Gamer
113Rise of the Video Game ZinestersAnna AnthropyGeek
114Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals 
Game Designing
115Scott PilgrimBryan Lee O’Malley
The Holleywood News
116Significant ZeroWalt Williams
Hey You Video Game
117Splinter CellDavid MichaelsGoodreads
118Super Mario Bros. 3 Brick by BrickBob ChipmanGeek
119Super Mario Encyclopedia Limited Edition IGN
120Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered AmericaJeff Ryan
Hey You Video Game
121
Terrible Old Games You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
 
Bad Game Hall Of Fame
122The Arcade Review PC Gamer
123The Book of Adventure Games 
Game Industry Career Guide
124The CallingDavid GaiderGoodreads
125
The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution
 
Hey You Video Game
126The Force UnleashedSean WilliamsGoodreads
127The Force Unleashed IISean WilliamsGoodreads
128
The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook
 
Game Designing
129The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures 
Hey You Video Game
130The Infernal CityGreg KeyesGoodreads
131The Invisible Game: Mindset of a Winning TeamZoltan Andrejkovics
Hey You Video Game
132The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia IGN
133The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts IGN
134The Masked EmpirePatrick WeekesGoodreads
135The Proteus ParadoxNick YeeKotaku
136The Second Life HeraldPeter Ludlow and Mark WallaceKotaku
137The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Slipcase Edition IGN
138The State of Play PC Gamer
139The Stolen ThroneDavid GaiderGoodreads
140The Umbrella ConspiracyS.D. PerryGoodreads
141
The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers: Gold Edition
 80LV
142The Visual Display of Quantitative Information 
Game Industry Career Guide
143The Witcher Boxed SetAndrzej Sapkowski
Hey You Video Game
144Uncertainty in Games PC Gamer
145Uncharted: The Fourth LabyrinthChristopher GoldenGoodreads
146Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art 
Game Industry Career Guide
147UnderworldS.D. PerryGoodreads
148Unwinnable PC Gamer
149Up Up Down Down Left WriteNathan MeunierGeek
150Video Game Careers Complex
151Video Game StorytellingEvan Skolnick
Hey You Video Game
152Videogames For HumansMerritt KopasKotaku
153WarcrossMarie Lu
Barnes And Noble
154Women in Game DevelopmentJennifer Brandes HeplerKotaku
155
WRONG! Retro Games, You Messed Up Our Comic Book Heroes!
 
Bad Game Hall Of Fame
156WTF Is Wrong With Video Games?Phil OwenGeek
157YouAustin GrossmanLit Reactor
158Zero HourS.D. PerryGoodreads


18 Best Video Game Book Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
80LV Top 10 Books About Video Game History
Bad Game Hall Of Fame Top Five: Best Books About the History of Video Games
Barnes And Noble 10 Science Fiction Books for the Video Game Obsessed
Cheat Sheet 5 Books About Video Games That Are Worth Reading
Complex 10 Must-Read Video Game Books
Digital trends 10 of the Very Best Books About Video Games
Game Designing The Top 10 Video Game Design Books We Recommend
Game Industry Career Guide The Very Best Game Design Books
Game Pedia The 10 Must Read Books About Video Games
Games Radar 10 great books that will teach you about gaming history
Geek The Best Video Game Books for the Literary Player
Goodreads Popular Video Game Novels Books
Hey You Video Game 35 Video Game Books for the Gamer Who Loves Reading
IGN 15 Great Books About Video Games
Kotaku Five Great Books About Video Game Culture
Lit Reactor Ready Player One: 5 Books About Video Games
PC Gamer The best video game books
The Holleywood News 7 Great Books Every Video Game Nerd Needs

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