Sierra Game Books

If you had not known before, there are books about these games that have been published, and you can purchase some of them online or at your local book store! Most of these books have long been out-of-print and are becoming rarer and harder to find, so if you are able to locate a copy, you should purchase it as soon as possible! If you have a book that is not listed here, please e-mail Ali’s bookkeeper Kat since Ali is always looking for more books to list here. All of the books shown here are from Kimmie’s personal collection, and the book descriptions are taken directly from the back book covers.

Some of Kimmie's Sierra Game Books
This section does not include Sierra’s numerous hint books that were officially published (starting in 1987 though mid 1990s) for almost all their popular classic games. If you are looking for actual game manuals to your games, then Ali apologizes in advance because he does not have them. For actual game manuals, you need to follow the lost/damaged documentation policy at Sierra’s Customer Service website. NOTE: Click on the image icons for larger book photos. The link at the end of each entry goes to the product’s page on Amazon, where applicable.

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BETRAYAL IN ANTARA: OFFICIAL STRATEGY GUIDE
Click for a Larger PhotoBy Joe Grant Bell. Retail Price: $19.99 US. ISBN: 0761508759. 376 pages. Published 1997. From the ashes of an empire, legends are born. Every spell, weapon, and enemy revealed! This guide is your companion as you explore the ancient land of Antara. Inside, you’ll find all the information you need — not only to complete the game successfully, but to fully discover and appreciate all the subplots and side quests along te way. With [this book], you get: step-by-step walkthroughs; over 140 detailed maps; tactics for strengthening your characters and gaining experience points; tips and strategies for preparing your party, inventory manipulation, skills advancement, and more! Betrayal in Antara: The Official Strategy Guide

 

 

CAESAR II: OFFICIAL STRATEGY GUIDE
Click for a Larger PhotoBy Michael Rymasezewski. Retail Price: $19.95 US. ISBN: 0761503609. 194 pages. Published 1996. Your empire awaits! It’s a long way from governor of a Roman Province to emperor of the known world, but with [this book], you’ll get there easily! Find out how to build superior cities, manage provincial resources, and keep even the fiercest barbarians from your gates. And as your empire expands, learn the secrets to controlling far-reaching, unruly provinces. This book is the only help you need to rise to your place as Emperor. Inside, discover how to: utilize your armies like a military genius, build cities that weather fies, plagues, and riots, fine-tune resource use within cities and provinces, expand into the most difficult provinces, win the emperor’s confidence, and use the forum advisors to maximize your ratings. If Julius Caesar had consulted this book, we’d all be speaking Latin today! Take advantage of insider information with Caesar II: The Official Strategy Guide, and soon you’ll lead your tropps to victory, your citizens to prosperity, and yourself to the throne of Caesar! Caesar II: The Official Strategy Guide (Secrets of the Games Series.)

 

 

GABRIEL KNIGHT: SINS OF THE FATHERS
Click for a Larger PhotoBy Jane Jensen. Retail Price: $5.99 US. ISBN: 0451456076. 403 pages. Published 1996. Descend into the Gothic darkness that mesmerized players of the bestselling CD-ROM game. Gabriel Knight, a horror novelist, is no stranger to the occult. The Voodoo Murders are spreading fear through his native New Orleans. His interest in them is more than professional — it brings back memories of a terrible nightmare that has haunted his sleep since he was a teen. His inexplicable attraction to a beautiful woman surrounded by voodoo lore and mystery leads him much too close to an ancient curse and its deadly threat. To escape its diabolical evil, Gabriel, in a race against time and vile magics, must find the key to his survival … a key hidden in a shocking family history … With chilling scenes of black magic and intrigue, Sins of the Fathers is now a brilliant neo-Gothic thriller written by the creator and designer of the award-winning Gabriel Knight interactive adventures. Note: This is an actual fiction novel based on Gabriel Knight 1, and not an actual game companion or game guide. A copy of this book is included in the Gabriel Knight Limited Edition Collection. Sins of the Fathers: A Gabriel Knight Novel (Gabriel Knight)

 

 

GABRIEL KNIGHT: THE BEAST WITHIN
Click for a Larger PhotoBy Jane Jensen. Retail Price: $6.99 US. ISBN: 0451456211. 351 pages. Published 1998. Enter a realm of madness and dark magic, based on the bestselling CD-ROM game! American horror novelist Gabriel Knight finds himself in Germany, the reluctant heir to an ancient castle and an even older responsibility: as the “Shadow Hunter,” it is his sacred trust to protect the innocent from the evil that lurks just beyond human understanding … A string of brutal murders has Munich police baffled, but the locals know who — or, more precisely, what — is behind the killings: a werewolf. The trail of blood and violence leads straight to a members-only hunt club, whose charismatic leader inexplicable takes Gabriel under his wing and invites him behind the secret society’s closed doors. Too late, the Hunter realises that he is now the prey. Tormented by the siren call of an unholy desire, Gabriel must face his greatest enemy — the beast deep within his own soul … Note: This is an actual fiction novel based on Gabriel Knight 2, and not an actual game companion or game guide. So far, it seems that there is no Gabriel Knight 3 book … at least not yet. The Beast Within (Gabriel Knight series book 2)

 

 

OFFICIAL PLAYER’S GUIDE: THE BEAST WITHIN
Click for a Larger PhotoBy Corey Sandler with Jane Jensen. Retail Price: $19.99 US. ISBN: 157280078X. 351 pages. Published 1998. A child is found horribly mutilated. The police blame zoo wolves. The villagers know it’s wolves — werewolves. Join Gabriel Knight in Germany as he tries to fulfill his destiny as the Schattenj√§ger, or shadow hunter. He and his capable assistant, Grace, must explore the connection between the legend of the werewolf, King Ludwig II, and a mysterious hunting club to unravel the mystery of the heinous mutilation killings. This Official Player’s Guide, written in conjunction with the game’s creators, gives you all the hints, strategies, and background information you’ll need to solve this chilling case — and confront the beast within! Inside you’ll find a detailed walkthrough, including maps of important locals, a comprehensive hints section, a glossary and character biographies, a foreword by Jane Jensen, and an exclusive interview with the artisans responsible for this full-motion video masterpiece. The Beast Within: Official Player’s Guide

 

 

GABRIEL KNIGHT 3: OFFICIAL STRATEGY GUIDE
Click for a Larger PhotoBy Rick Barba. Retail Price: $19.99 US. ISBN: 076151578X. 244 pages. Published 1999. Why are so many bizarre things happening in this quiet European village? Help Gabriel discover the truth with [this book]. Every hidden object is revealed and every environment explored. You’ll also get solutions to the cryptic and complex puzzles, information about every unique character, agendas for Gabriel and Grace, and detailed walkthroughs of every level. In the blood, there are questions, and in blood are the answers. Full walkthroughs of all three days. Itemized point list for a perfect score. Complete breakdown of every time block. Quick walkthrough for a fast solution path. Gabriel Knight 3: Prima’s Official Strategy Guide

 

 

HOMEWORLD – OFFICIAL STRATEGY GUIDE
Click for a Larger PhotoBy Rick Barba. Retail Price: $19.99 US. ISBN: 0761515763. 161pages. Published 1999. Tactics for every ship in the fleet! Space is vast. Your enemies are numerous. You’ll need help… Detailed strategies for every mission. Tactics for multiplayer games. Tips to get the most from your fleet formation. Advice from the game testers. General strategies to help in any situation. Homeworld: Prima’s Official Strategy Guide

 

 

THE KING’S QUEST COMPANION – 1ST EDITION
Click for a Larger PhotoBy Peter Spear. Retail Price: $14.95 US. ISBN: 007881555X. 228 pages. 1st edition. Published 1989. If you’re a King’s Quest player who shares in the magic of this special computer game series played by millions worldwide, you’ll love this book. As you know, these phenomenally successful animated adventure games from Sierra On-Line, Inc. can be a challenge to complete. Now, here’s the help, you’ve been waiting for. [This book] gives you all the answers you need to successfully finish the games, plus history, maps, legends, and biographies of the fabulous characters and creatures who live in the land of Daventry. Unlike any others games book you’ve ever seen before, [this book] fleshes out the King’s Quest universe and invites players into the real world of Daventry. The King’s Quest Companion

 

 

THE KING’S QUEST COMPANION – 2ND EDITION
Click for a Larger PhotoBy Peter Spear. Retail Price: $19.95 US. ISBN: 007881815X. 481 pages. 2nd edition. Published 1991. Answers, Answers, Answers … Play through and win all the King’s Quest games with the answers you’ll find here. You’re holding the one book that can give you all the help and answers you need to successfully complete every King’s Quest game from I through VI. Plus, you’ll have fun reading these answers in Spear’s “novel” approach as he weaves exciting stories around each game in the series. The newest edition of this acclaimed book has it all! Complete novelizations of each of the King’s Quest games will fascinate you. Discover step-by-step walkthroughs of every game. Complete and unabridged, everything is revealed! There are lots of new, detailed maps to help you easily find your way. Understand how the games unfold as you discover legends and biographies of the fabulous characters and creatures who live in the world of Daventry. Learn the deepest, most hidden secrets about the real world of Daventry. Get all the answers you need, as fast as you want them, to finish all the games. If you’ve been captured by the magic of Sierra On-Line’s King’s Quest series, you’ll love this book. It’s a MUST for Questers everywhere! The King’s Quest Companion

 

 

THE KING’S QUEST COMPANION – 3RD EDITION
Click for a Larger PhotoBy Peter Spear. Retail Price: $19.95 US. ISBN: 007881815X. 481 pages. 3rd edition. Published 1993. Answers, Answers, Answers … Play through and win all the King’s Quest games with the answers you’ll find here. You’re holding the one book that can give you all the help and answers you need to successfully complete every King’s Quest game from I through VI. Plus, you’ll have fun reading these answers in Spear’s “novel” approach as he weaves exciting stories around each game in the series. The newest edition of this acclaimed book has it all! Complete novelizations of each of the King’s Quest games will fascinate you. Discover step-by-step walkthroughs of every game. Complete and unabridged, everything is revealed! There are lots of new, detailed maps to help you easily find your way. Understand how the games unfold as you discover legends and biographies of the fabulous characters and creatures who live in the world of Daventry. Learn the deepest, most hidden secrets about the real world of Daventry. Get all the answers you need, as fast as you want them, to finish all the games. If you’ve been captured by the magic of Sierra On-Line’s King’s Quest series, you’ll love this book. It’s a MUST for Questers everywhere! The King’s Quest Companion

 

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