Video game

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 title as the author.


Fallout: New Vegas (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?” (Fallout: New Vegas, 2010).

Reference list


Title [Form; Video game]. (Year). Place: Publisher.

Fallout: New Vegas [CD-ROM; Video game]. (2010). Rockville, Maryland: Bethesda Softworks.

  • Give title (italics), then form and description in square brackets (no italics).
  • Give the year of production. Give the place and name of producer, or URL if accessed online.
  • Game developer can be given in the author position.