10 Best Video Game Documentaries Of All Time

Amazing documentaries about video games for gamers and non-gamers alike!

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If you haven’t watched a documentary about video games before, then you may be surprised to learn just how rich this niche genre of filmmaking is. Whether the focus is on ‘80s arcade classics like Donkey Kong or modern online multiplayers like Dota 2, there is a wealth of documentary content available to consume.

There is almost always a strong human element to these stories which means that while video game players will take the most from them, they can also be enjoyed by non-gamers. In fact, it’s the real-life characters which are often most captivating - so don’t be surprised to see a few of the same faces pop-up in multiple entries.

Some of the best examples of video game documentaries are freely available to watch on YouTube, or through subscription based streaming services. Those which cost to rent or buy don’t tend to be that extortionate and often the purchase is supporting independent filmmakers. How to watch information is included for every entry on this list, so if you see something that appeals to you, be sure to check it out.

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