Video games

Important: Confirm with your lecturer whether you are using APA 6th or APA 7th as they are slightly different.

In-text citations

Use the game developer as the author.


Fallout: New Vegas (Obsidian Entertainment, 2010) is a great new video game that features ...

Direct quote

Place direct quotes between double quotation marks " " and provide the year.

Ulysses cried out: “Who are you, that you do not know your history?” (Obsidian Entertainment, 2010).

Reference list


Developer. (Year). Title [Video game]. Publisher. URL

Obsidian Entertainment(2010). Fallout: New Vegas [Video game]. Bethesda Softworks.

  • Give the game developer as the author.
  • Give title (italics), then the description in square brackets (no italics).
  • Give the name of publisher, and URL if accessed online.