Replay: The History of Video Games
Replay: The History of Video Games is a book on the history of video games by Tristan Donovan.
|Published||April 20, 2010|
Multiple journalists praised the book's treatment of European game history, which had been neglected in previous works, and criticized its organizational structure. At the time of its release, Chris Baker of Wired wrote that Replay was the most thorough and comprehensive history of the subject. Colin Moriarty of IGN noted the book's generalist position in relation to other game histories, as of 2014. He added that Donovan's thoroughness made for an interesting story about the industry's humble origins. Moriarty appreciated Donovan's approach to the European computer-centric and pre-console history as a departure from the litany of publications on early American companies and Japan's entry into the American market.