A 5-star review of 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987 by David Pautsch of Net Galley.
Recommends This Book
This is as detailed as you get. A thorough walk through 100 video games of the classic era. Complete with facts, developers info, trivia and even pricing. Each game is spread over 3-4 pages and whilst some don't have screenshots (the only improvement needed) all have a lot of detail. Some myths are debunked and the detail is great.
If you are a fan of the era you may know all of this, it was a bit before my time if I am honest. If you are a student of computer games then its a good book for reference on history and development. I'd recommend it for either purpose but not for the casual reader. This is because its completely focused on an era and style of game that you need to love or have interest in to really appreciate this book. However, for what it is aimed for you won't get better.