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    Your favourite Art Books

    thought I would create a thread devoted to such games

    Bioshock: Artbook

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/416128/Bioshock-Artbook

    hope we can create a reference library for the whole community to enjoy

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    Your favourite Art Books

    The Okami artbook and game are still my favourites of all time. Worth every penny.

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    I have the Unreal Tournament 3 (Featuring our own Hawkprey), Grand Theft Auto 4, and Fallout 3 art books. Don't know how legal it would be to find online versions and post them though...
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    I'm a total Capcom art fanatic... I've always loved their character designs and artworks from Street Fighter to Darkstalkers to Megaman to Resident Evil--pretty much almost everything they release...

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    Capcom Design Works, The Art Of Gyakuten Saiban (Ace Attorney), Street Fighter Eternal Challenge
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    And I am SO buying the 20th Anniversary Street Fighter Artbook!!!...

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    Yeah, Fallout 3 has an excellent art book. Morrowind's was also good, and it's been put online with Bethesda's approval: [1] [2] [3]

    Crusader: No Remorse came with a number of interesting supplants, and while none of them were actual art books there were some great images. The news poster was particularly well laid out in my opinion.

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    I really like the story board cut-scenes in Max Payne 2, I just think it's a brilliant idea to present the story like that with the voice over.


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    I love the concept art Andrew Jones did for Metroid Prime.

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    Assassins Creed / Prince of Persia series....especially Lacoste`s landscapes/Designs n stuff. Artbook is also very nice.

    Oddworld Abes Oddysea and Exodus , Silent Hill 2 / 3 , ICO etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjacat11 View Post
    I love the concept art Andrew Jones did for Metroid Prime.
    Me too, that was great. Wish he would have been more involved with MP3.

    I also love the art for Wind Waker. Beautiful stuff.

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    When it comes to video game art, there's too much for me to mention...
    As for Oddworld, too bad Oddworld Inhabitants isn't making anymore games. (I heard that they're doing movies now.)
    Fun Fact: Series creator Lorne Lanning did most of the character voices in all of the games.
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    The art for Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter is FANTASTIC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seba_boi View Post
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    And I am SO buying the 20th Anniversary Street Fighter Artbook!!!...

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    I've that book, the Japanese edition (book review here).

    By the way, UDON is releasing the English edition in September 2009. It's on amazon but I haven't read it from UDON's blog yet.
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    I've a couple of video game art books. The text links go to my reviews with more pictures. Hope they are helpful.

    I guess the one I like most is Okami.

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    The Art and Making of Star Wars Force Unleashed

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    DarkStalkers Graphic File

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    The Art of Halo 3

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    Okami Official Complete Works

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    The Cinematic Art of World of Warcraft: The Wrath of the Lich King

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    The Art of the Video Game
    This one has art from a couple of games.

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    Assassin's Creed Limited Edition Art Book

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    The Art of EVE
    This one's very good for spaceship fanatics.

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    The Art of Mass Effect

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    The Art of Oddworld Inhabitants

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    Ashley Wood's The Art of Metal Gear Solid
    Oh yeah!

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    Street Fighter Tribute

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    Udon's Art of Capcom

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    Exodyssey: Visual Development of an Epic Adventure by Steambot Studios
    This book isn't really a video game art book, but it's video game enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FightingSeraph View Post
    When it comes to video game art, there's too much for me to mention...
    As for Oddworld, too bad Oddworld Inhabitants isn't making anymore games. (I heard that they're doing movies now.)
    Fun Fact: Series creator Lorne Lanning did most of the character voices in all of the games.
    I saw the art to that Oddworld game that got canceled and it was fantastic.

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    The art of oddworld inhabitants from ballistic publishing. The art of age of conan, and assassissins creed are all some of the best I've seen. I got the last 2 with limited editions fo the games.

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    I simply love the art and the art style in Warcraft 3 and World of Warcraft

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    I got Exodyssey recently and it is so worth checking out.

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    They're not art books per say, but I love the traditional illustrations in the Osprey Publishing military history books. My favourite illustrator for them is Graham Turner. www.studio88.co.uk has lots of his artwork up.

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    I wish that there was an artbook to Taito Corporation's space shooters (e. g. Darius, Rayforce, Gekirindan, Syvalion, etc.).
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    I can't believe the art of Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 hasn't been mentioned yet...
    They have to be some of the best artworks for a game I have seen in a LONG time, especially the landscapes...

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    That Wrath of the Lich King artbook's pretty good ^


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    Guildwars 2... the art book. No game art book has beaten it so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjacat11 View Post
    I got Exodyssey recently and it is so worth checking out.
    Me too, I just got it yesterday! It's awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by biglu View Post
    That Wrath of the Lich King artbook's pretty good ^


    recent purchase

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    Strange. How come yours is in hardcover? Who's the publisher?
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    The publisher is the same, Insight Editions. After giving your post a second look and checking out your link, it appears that yours is a separate version that they've put out.

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    My favorite artbook is Drew Struzan Oeuvre, it's oversize and with an amazing print quality, of course the artwork needs no presentation, he's a legend.

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    Since we're not just doing game art, here's "Ray Caesar Art Collection" by Ray Caesar

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    I was fortunate to pick up a japanese copy of Syd Mead's Sentury in Korea years ago. Found out only later that his artbooks are incredibly hard to get and expensive.
    It's one of my favourite artbooks I own Wish I had a chance to check his other titles as well...

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    I also recommend Sparth's Structura although it's kinda small, format-wise.

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    Hidetaka Tenjin's Valkyries is mindblowing for all the Macross/Robotech fans out there:

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    Some other good ones:

    Akira Club
    Girl who leapt through time artbook
    Ghibli artbooks
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