The Video Games Guide

The Video Games Guide

From Pong to Playstation 3, Over Forty Years of Computer and Video Games

Book - 2006
Average Rating:
Rate this:
At last, the video game equivalent of the film guide is here! Six years in the making, The Video Games Guide is a lovingly compiled A to Z bible of the good, the bad and the obscure from over forty years of video gaming. Packed with engaging and insightful reviews, choice nuggets of trivia and displaying a true passion and knowledge of its subject, the guide also includes full-colour screenshots of every five-star rated game. This colour section shows a 'visual timeline' of video games, allowing fans to track the wondrous progress of game graphics from 1962's Spacewar right through to the present day. Cross-referenced appendices detail the best-known game designers, a full year-by-year listing of consoles and computers, a chronological list of all the games included in the guide and information about major gaming awards, making The Video Games Guide a truly essential reference book for the gaming fan and industry professional alike. From Pong to PlayStation 3, it is both an archive and a celebration of all the games that have enthralled, challenged and entertained us through the years.
Publisher: London : Boxtree, 2006.
ISBN: 9780752226255
Branch Call Number: 794.8 FOX
Characteristics: 550 pages, 30 unnumbered pages of plates :,color illustrations ;,23 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Feb 29, 2012

reviewed lots of games, but some of the reviews are absolutely terrible.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at EPL

To Top