Great Holiday Gifts for Video Game Fanatics

By Candice Chaplin | September 3 2021 | Games

There are plenty of gamers who not only love spending time playing games on their television (or monitor), but also enjoy diving into a good book. Coffee table books, strategy guides, extensive examinations of the rich lore of popular games, inspiration for next epic builds.

We’ve put together a list of the best video game books on the market that any gamer will love. These video game books will inspire, encourage, entertain, and inform you on all things gaming related. (

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The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia
This 320-page book is an exhaustive guide to The Legend of Zelda from the original The Legend of Zelda to Twilight Princess HD. Make sure to check out the other installments in this unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise with the New York Times best selling The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia and The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts. Also look for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- Creating a Champion for an indepth look at the art, lore, and making of the best selling video game!
$39.99 US
Jun 19, 2018
Dark Horse Books

Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair Volume 1
The ultimate teenage murder game continues! Based on Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair video game, the sequel to the original video game Danganronpa. The manga series Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair contains bonus scenes not shown in the video game!
$13.99 US
Dec 24, 2018
Dark Horse Manga

Super Mario Encyclopedia: The Official Guide to the First 30 Years
Power Up!
$39.99 US
Oct 23, 2018
Dark Horse Books

The Art of the Last of Us Part II
Follow Ellie's profound and harrowing journey of vengeance through an exhaustive collection of original art and intimate creator commentary in the full-color hardcover volume: The Art of The Last of Us Part II.
$49.99 US
Jun 23, 2020
Dark Horse Books