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Our five most popular game books


Our five most popular game books

Check out our best video game books.

Arjan Terpstra

28 Jan 2022 ⋅ 3 min read

Publisher Cook and Becker has proudly worked on many book projects over the years, in close collaboration with renowned video game companies like Bandai Namco Entertainment, SEGA, Wargaming, Square Enix, Guerrilla, Lilith Games, Riot Games, and many others. Below you'll find the five book titles most popular with customers.

PAC-MAN: Birth of an Icon

Our latest title is the most historic and loved by retro video game and eighties fans alike. Called "best gaming book of 2021" by Forbes, PAC-MAN: Birth of an Icon details the yellow muncher's history in 334 full color pages, from the first design steps at Namco in Tokyo, to its successes in the United States and beyond. Dozens of interviews with creators and salespeople, marketeers and players tell an incredible, continent-spanning story of how one yellow dot changed the face of video games forever.
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PAC-MAN: Birth of an Icon is available from this website, as a Standard Edition (shown here) or extensive Collector's Edition. Click this link for more information.

The book is written by game historians Arjan Terpstra and Tim Lapetino (Art of Atari) and is available in two editions. Click this link to learn more!

Sonic the Hedgehog Art and Design book

With Sonic speeding through movie theaters and new generations of kids discovering the blue blur, it makes sense to want to read up on his past. The Sonic the Hedgehog Art and Design book, developed in close conjunction with Team Sonic and SEGA, delivers on this by detailing Sonic's fascinating design history, from the first Sonic the Hedgehog game to Sonic Mania and beyond.
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The official Sonic the Hedgehog art and design book is available through this website. Please visit our product pages to learn more about the Standard Edition and Collector's Edition for this title.

The book has two editions. Find the Collector's Edition or the Standard Edition by clicking on the links.

The Art and Design of FINAL FANTASY XV

Laid out like a fancy magazine, The Art and Design of FINAL FANTASY XV takes you back to the world of the seminal game, plus its sister movie Kingsglaive. Printed on a fine satin paper (because, what else would fit the refined and royal style of Noctis and Lunafreya?), the 220 pages together tell the full tale of the game plus the movie, with art ranging from pencil sketches to elaborate renders and digital paintings.

More information through the link.
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The Art of World of Tanks

Celebrating 10 years of World of Tanks, this book is for the tankers who wish to learn everything about their favorite hardware in the game. A 300-page hardcover book, it showcases most vehicles from the game, several maps and other features—a direct hit for any tank lover out there. Two editions are available. The Collector's Edition features in-game redeem codes, a memorial medallion and other items that may be of interest to you.

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AFK Arena art book

Filled with anything from concept art sketches to fully realized (in-game) artwork, and laced with stories from the world of Asperia, the AFK Arena art book is a gem on its own. Or should we say two gems, as the book consists of two separate volumes, bound in one luxury sleeve. Both books are full-color, and tell the tales of the AFK Arena game in incredible detail. Available from our shop here.
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Video game notebooks

Cook and Becker also publishes themed notebooks and luxury stationary sets of your favorite video games and video game characters. Check out our The Last of Us II notebooks, Horizon Zero Dawn notebook, Persona 5 notebooks, God of War notebooks or others on our Books and Notebooks pages!

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