How to cite a video game in Harvard
To cite a video game in a reference entry in Harvard style include the following elements:
- Rightsholder of the video game: Give the name of the entity or individual that owns the rights of the game. If there is no rightsholder, place the title first followed by a version number, if available.
- Year of release: Give the year in round brackets.
- Title of Game: Give the title in italics, capitalizing all initial letters. Include edition if relevant.
- Publisher: Give the name of the publisher.
Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a video game in Harvard style:
.(Year of release) Title of Game [Video game]. Publisher.
Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the Harvard style guidelines in action:
A video game by an individual rightsholder
2004) Cave Story [Video game]. Nicalis.. (
A video game by an organization
2017) Fortnite: Battle Royale [Video game]. Epic Games.(
This citation style guide is based on the Cite Them Right (10th edition) Harvard referencing guide.