How do I cite a video game?

Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.

To cite a video game, follow the MLA format template to construct your entry. Provide any relevant information about the game provided by the version of it you are looking at. Of particular significance with video games is the version of the game and the platform on which the game is played.

Minecraft. Java ed. for Mac, 2017.

Pac-Man. Atari, 1982.

Pac-Man. Arcade version, Midway, 1983.

Pac-Man. Windows PC version, Namco Networks, 2009.

Pac-Man. Google, Google Doodle version, 2010.

Pac-Man. Virgin American in-flight version. Accessed 6 June 2017.

Pitfall. Atari version, Activision, 1982.

Pitfall. Intellivision version, Activision, 1982.

If you need to refer readers to particular parts of the game, in your in-text citation use the numbering system, if any, used by the game.

Few Donkey Kong players reach the blue kill screen (level 22).