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50 Stunning Video Game Concept Art

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Video games can be a great source of design inspiration; they’re the ultimate mash-up of visual goodness and entertainment. Making concept art requires a high skill level with image creation software such as Photoshop and 3D animation applications such as Maya, as well as a very creative mind. In this massive collection, you’ll see variety of stunning video game concept art by talented digital artists for games such as Unreal Tournament, Grand Theft Auto IV, Assassin’s Creed, Half Life, and much more.

Section 8

Section 8

By Alessando Baldasseroni

SEGA’s VIKING

SEGA's VIKING

By Michael Kutsche

Starcraft: Protoss Hero

Starcraft: Protoss Hero

By ProlificPen

Dawn of War

Dawn of War

By Cheol Joo Lee

Ninja Gaiden

Ninja Gaiden

By Tomonobu Itagaki and Hiroaki Matsui

Gears of War

Gears of War

By Michael Heilemann

Red Steel

Red Steel

By Renaud Bec

Beacon (Unreal Tournament 3)

Beacon (Unreal Tournament 3)

By Mavor

Halowars

Halowars

By Alessando Baldasseroni

For the Horde (World of Warcraft)

For the Horde (World of Warcraft)

By abraaolucas

Assassin’s Creed Fanart

Assassin's Creed Fanart

By kerembeyit

Godfather

Godfather

By Tyler West

Stranglehold

Stranglehold

By Stephan Martiniere

Riddick Concept 02

Riddick Concept 02

By torvenius

Wanted: Weapons of Fate

Wanted: Weapons of Fate

By Nacho Yagüe

Elveon

Elveon

By Radoslav Javor

God of War

God of War

By Eduardo Gonzalez

Killzone 2 – Extrasolar War

Killzone 2- Extrasolar War

By skybolt

Assassins Creed

Assassins Creed

By Nicolas Bouvier and Patrick Desgreniers

Path of Neo

Path of Neo

By Rick Majon

San Marco (Assassin’s Creed 2)

San Marco (Assassin's Creed 2)

By Ubisoft

Half Life 2

Half Life 2

By Jeremy Bennett

Starcraft

Starcraft

By Harley Huggins

The Path

The Path

By Auriea Samyn

Killzone

Killzone

By Marcos Domenech

Hitman game

Hitman game

By Cynthia Iurinic

Project Gotham Racing 2

Project Gotham Racing 2

By Ben O’Sullivan

U-Wars Concept-Art

U-Wars Concept-Art

By leopardsnow

STF Lighting (Fable II)

STF Lighting (Fable II)

By Lionhead Studios

Frontlines

Frontlines

By Alessandro Baldasseroni

Wagon (Assassin’s Creed 2)

Wagon (Assassin's Creed 2)

By Ubisoft

Riddick concept

Riddick concept

By torvenius

Smoke (Grand Theft Auto IV)

Smoke (Grand Theft Auto IV)

By Rockstar Games

Full Auto

Full Auto

By Vince Chui

Warhammer Online

Warhammer Online

By Alessando Baldasseroni

Johnny Shotgun (Grand Theft Auto IV)

Johnny Shotgun (Grand Theft Auto IV)

By Rockstar Games

LCPD (Grand Theft Auto IV)

LCPD (Grand Theft Auto IV)

By Rockstar Games

God of War PSP Concept

God of War PSP Concept

By andyparkart

Fable II spell concept

Fable II spell concept

By PeteAmachree

Halo wars

Halo wars

By agnidevi

King on Throne Concept

King on Throne Concept

By aaronsimscompany

The Witcher

The Witcher

By Damian Bajowski

Gears of War

Gears of War

By Michael Heilemann

Damnation Moodpainting

Damnation Moodpainting

By Mavor

Making of Perry Rhodan

Making of Perry Rhodan

By Sven Sauer

Terran Marauder Concept

Terran Marauder Concept

By ProlificPen

Lair

Lair

By Deak Ferrand

The Hunter

The Hunter

By Alessandro Baldasseroni

Fable Village

Fable Village

By skybolt

Rise of Legends

Rise of Legends

By Dylan Cole

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Tomas Laurinavičius is a blogger and designer from Lithuania who’s currently studying Multimedia Design & Communication in Denmark. Check his work at his personal portfolio site and follow him on Twitter.

This was published on Nov 8, 2009

30 Comments

Excellent collection ! And great source of inspiration ! Thank you

Those look great. I wish I could draw/design like that.

Matthew Heidenreich Nov 08 2009

great colection! Some very good pieces in there.

Roberto Nov 08 2009

Wow, some of this would look great framed in my office wall!

Great list. Surprised not to see any Guild Wars (or Guild Wars 2) concept art in there though, the artists over there keep winning awards, and their work is amazing! Still a great list though, and something a little different too, which is nice to see.

hey, this list is really stunning, but consider also Carlos Cabrera’s work – http://www.carloscabrera.com.ar/work.html

Assassins Creed 2 and Halo Wars Rock :)

Really beautiful, I like Lair and Assassins Creed. I am wondering how much work they’ve invested into these games.

Tom Ross Nov 08 2009

Really nice article, I love the variety of styles in this post. Personally I’ve always been a big fan of the vector type artwork for Grand Theft Auto. Some of the Halo designs are awesome too though!

Nicole Foster Nov 09 2009

This one is quite odd: http://images.sixrevisions.com/2009/11/11-12_god_of_war.jpg

That seems more so Shadows of The Colossus. Nonetheless, beautiful concept art.

This is art.

Cool! These concepts are awesome!

Luke Jones Nov 09 2009

Some of these are incredible. My favourite thing about the GTA IV concepts/posters is that they were created with spraypaint.

Nice post, Cant wait to see starcraft 2 in real BTW

Dakshina Nov 09 2009

wow!! I really like Assassins Creed snaps!!!

Jannis Gerlinger Nov 09 2009

totaly amazing !

Chris Prakoso Nov 09 2009

Nice ones!

Valdeir Gomes Nov 09 2009

Good, but i think you forgot a game which i like to much LINEAGE II.

Hey guys, missing diablo 3 artwoks:
http://us.blizzard.com/diablo3/media/artwork.xml#75

NinjaCrunch Nov 14 2009

i like the protoss hero concept there.

great post

I wouldn’t describe most of those as concept art, a lot are in game shots or promotional artwork, or (in one case actually labelled) fanart. Most concept art will either be 3D renderings or sketches, not finished images. Hence the concept part of the name.

meh, nothing spectacular or ‘art'; just a lot of disproportioned figures and cake-decoration armor details

one exception being the GTA drawing

wow, that starcraft pic reminded me of terrible fan art. How exactly does that qualify as stunning?

SLICKR392 Jan 14 2010

Wow!
Amazing ones the detailed one of Ninja Gaiden was spectacular.

final fantasy concept art being left out of this is actually worth shedding tears for. and some of them are just ok.

assassin 101 Dec 10 2010

great collection. It has inspired me to be strive for perfection in everything i do.

fan1234 Apr 25 2011

i wish there was Heavy Rain concept art here

IMO the Metroid Prime games have the best concept art :)

Sanju D. Aug 30 2011

Thanks,brother
this is very inspiring work of art.I m an animator.owning a Films pre-production firm.and am planning a film on MOHENJODARO,sceipt is being written,Your work inspired me a lot.

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