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Product Details

  • Series: The Art of the Game
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Ballistic Publishing (November 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1921002727
  • ISBN-13: 978-1921002724
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1 x 11.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Parka TOP 50 REVIEWER on November 14, 2010
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The Art of God of War III is the second book in the Art of the Game series from Ballistic Publishing. Mine's the paperback edition but for the hardcore collectors, you can indulge yourself with the limited Special edition and the Folio edition, which have suede leather-bound covers and other luxurious finishing.

In this book are character studies, 3D models, environment art, production art and storyboards. Just because the imagery doesn't move in this book doesn't make them any less intense. That's my first impression of the book.

The concept art is incredible. The work featured are beautiful and extremely detailed. You get to see the true pained face of Hades (sculpted and textured), know whether or not Kratos brushes his teeth from the texture maps, laugh at the straightened out snakes on Gorgon Serpent's head as its in the T-pose, get close with the hot Poseidon Princess and Aphrodite, or just marvel at the muscles, blisters, or intestines of various creatures that made it into the game, as well as many of those that didn't.

All the things you want to get a closer look on, but just can't because they happen too fast on screen, are now all captured in high resolution for your viewing. The designs are amazing. After looking at them, I'm not too sure who my favourite character is anymore.

A good portion of the book is devoted to the atmospheric environments on the game. You can see these spectacular places as they were in their concept stages, and compare them to the production art which is close to what you see in the game. Everything just looks really grand, Olympus City, Hades' underworld, Hercules' Arena, Labyrinth and all. This is truly one hell of a world that can only be created by talented artists.
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This is an excellent artbook. It's a perfect balance of insightful commentary and impressive art. Media of all kinds is explored and discussed, including storyboards, 3D renders, concept art and images that didn't make the final cut. A little pricier than most artbooks, but Ballistic has it for $60! Best to get it here on Amazon, it's worth the money.
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By Rachmad Imron on March 21, 2013
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is a bit expensive but it's worth it. The Art work is super awesome! layout design is categorized properly, it really fun to read and admire. Super talented artist they got there, and about the book itself its great addition among best video games art book!
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By Ben0 on November 17, 2012
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The book was in a great condition, excellent quality, i really like it beautiful nice work, thank you for the fast delivery, the nice packaging, and everything. I'm really satisfied with everything. Thank you once again! Keep up the good work!
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By Alvaro on August 10, 2013
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Is everything you want from an art book. All the artistic content including high resolution and high poly 3D models.
And the treatment of the product by ballistic is also flawless. Great treatment in every aspect very well packeged.
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By Mikey on January 30, 2013
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Well this art book has everything from commentary from not only the art team at santa monica studios but from the creators of the book series itself. This is a fantastic art book and i highly recommeded to fans of the God of War games.
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By Robert Moyses on April 30, 2014
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Kratos is the main hero from the game God of War.

The artwork shown here ranges from character, environmental concept sketches right up to fine art.

The brutal nature of Kratos is captured perfectly.
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Its a great Artbook. I recommend for all fans of the God of War and all lover`s of games.

The Great work, wonderful art and perfect finishing of book make this Artbook indispensable to any collection!
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