Getting to Know Giant Bomb’s Public API Docs

Giant Bomb’s public API provides developers with access to a wealth of video game data, including game title information, reviews, and user ratings. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the basics of the Giant Bomb API, and provide some example code snippets in JavaScript to help you get started.

Getting Started with the Giant Bomb API

Before you can start using the Giant Bomb API, you’ll need to sign up for an API key. Once you have your key, you can use it to make requests to the API and retrieve data.

The Giant Bomb API uses a RESTful structure, which means that all data can be accessed via URLs. To request data, you’ll need to construct the appropriate URL and then make a GET request to that URL.

Example Code Snippets

Here are some example code snippets in JavaScript that demonstrate how to make requests to the Giant Bomb API and retrieve data:

Step 1: Construct the URL

const apiKey = YOUR_API_KEY;
const title = 'Super Mario Bros.';
const url = `${apiKey}&format=json&query=${title}`;

In this example, we’re constructing a URL to search for information about the game titled “Super Mario Bros.”. We’ve included our API key in the URL, as well as the search term and the desired response format (JSON).

Step 2: Make the request

    .then((response) => response.json())
    .then((data) => console.log(data.results));

With the URL constructed, we can now make a GET request to the API using the Fetch API. We’re then parsing the JSON response and logging the results to the console.

Step 3: Handle the response

function handleResponse(data) {

    .then((response) => response.json())
    .then((data) => handleResponse(data.results[0]));

This code demonstrates how to handle the response from the API. In this case, we’re passing the response data to a function called handleResponse(), which simply logs the data to the console.


The Giant Bomb API provides developers with a powerful tool for accessing video game data. With its easy-to-use RESTful structure and comprehensive documentation, getting started with the API is a breeze. We hope this post has provided you with some useful code examples to help you make the most of the Giant Bomb API.