Popular Culture Collectibles Reviews

Monday, November 16, 2015

Tomb Raider and Assassin's Creed

Two of the most popular video game series ever produced have obtained their lofty position for a number of reasons: great stories, spectacular art, stunning animation, impressive visuals, resounding sound effects and music, a stellar voice cast and incredible attention given to ever detail.

Titan Books presents two new releases that spotlight and celebrate the impressive talent that went behind the making of Rise Of The Tomb Raider and Assassin's Creed Syndicate.
Both Art Books feature page after page of full color concept and final art (much of it full pages).


Assassin's Creed Syndicate explores the dark, dusty, dirty and dangerous  back alleys and streets of Victorian London during the Industrial Age.

Much of the never seen before art shows how artists and designers recreated the look and feel of that era right down to the smallest detail.

Buildings, characters, locations, attire, transportation and more are represented not as flat illustrations but as lush and rich with light and shadow studies of a bygone era.


Equally impressive is the Rise Of the Tomb Raider The Official Art Book that delves into the mysterious locales and destinations of the world's most famous female explorer.

Weapons, gear, clothing, equipment, characters (both human and otherwise), atmospheric exotic locales, weather conditions and mystic other world like locations are presented in full color.

Both books invite readers to explore the world of video game creation and provide in-depth text and production notes to explain the complicated process by which both were created.