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The Essential Guide to Videogames Paperback – 1 Sep 2001
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Although by no means exhaustive this covers the current 6 largest formats , although released to recently to include the GBA , and a large proportion of their videogames.
Space is nicely give over in preference to the very best and most famous games such as MGS , Tomb Raider , Mario & Zelda with short , succinct reviews provided by the likes of OPM , DC UK and PC Gamer .
Whilst I can't fault the text overall , I feel some of the reviewers have been over generous in the final scores with over 50% of the PC reviews scoring 9 or 10 out of 10 and with older games not benefitting from having been re-reviewed & updated (all 3 Ridge Racer games score 9/10) this undermines the books attempt at providing a definitive buyers guide.
As a bonus it includes a 20 page section dedicated to the very beginning of the industry from the likes of Pong and Space Invader through such gaming systems as the 2600 , NES and Saturn on which 30 somethings such as myself have been brought up on.
Overall a hefty tome weighing in at nearly 400 A4 pages which makes a great reference book covering what is an exciting period of the industry , just ignore the outdated scores.