Book Review: The Art of Anthem

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This is a terrific companion artbook for Bioware's latest game Anthem.

The book's a 208-page hardcover that's packed with amazing sci-fi concept art. The artworks included are for the characters, space suits, weapons, wildlife and environment.

The 3D renders and illustrations are highly polished and incredibly detailed. The attention to detail is astonishing. You won't be able to find any speed-paints here. Everything just looks so good. I could spot some reuse of assets here and there. For example, there's this same carcass being reused on page 112 but the rest of the environment is totally different. So obviously there's some degree of photo composite and digital painting but the overall lighting, effects and details are very convincingly done.

There's nothing but top quality art in this book.

Definitely highly recommended to fans of the game and sci-fi art. This is a terrific video game artbook.

There's also limited edition book too, which includes:

  • Die-cut clamshell case
  • Gallery-quality art print
  • Exclusive cover
  • Metallic-printed and embossed miniature replica of an ancient Fort Tarsis mural!

The official retail price for the standard and limited edition books are USD $39.99 and $79.99. You can of course find it cheaper on Amazon. Links at the bottom of this page.

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