Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games

WikiProject Video gamesEdit
WikiProject Video games logo

Welcome to the Video games WikiProject on the English Wikipedia! We are a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to video games.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them on our discussion page, or by contacting participants of the project.

Purpose and Goals
Our main functions are to:
  • provide guidelines and recommendations for all articles related to video games;
  • improve Wikipedia's coverage of video games by creating, expanding and maintaining such articles;
  • serve as the central point of discussion for issues related to video games on Wikipedia; and
  • maintain the Video games portal.
We are currently working toward four major milestones:
(3144 / 3753)
(24990 / 28147)
(2300 / 3263)
(30 Good + 10 Featured / 50)
  • 3.5% List-Class
  • 29.9% Stub-Class
  • 45.8% Start-Class
  • 12.5% C-Class
  • 3.1% B-Class
  • 4.4% GA-Class
  • 0.9% FA-Class
  • 0% remaining

We welcome everyone who wishes to improve video game articles. You don't need to formally join our project in order to contribute, but feel free to indicate your participation by adding our userbox or advert to your user page. Members are welcome to join our project chat on the unofficial Wikimedia Discord server, please see WP:Discord for more information.

New users who have contributed to video game related articles can be informed about this project by adding the {{vgproj welcome}} template to their talk pages.

Video Game Barnstar

Members of our project may like to reward other users with a barnstar. The project features the Video Games Barnstar: {{subst:VG Barnstar|text on award. ~~~~}} Userbox and ribbon alternatives are also available.

Editing Practices

Make sure you are familiar with the following pages:

In addition to the usual policies and guidelines, please make sure you understand the specific guidelines for video game-related articles.
Project StructureEdit
  • The assessment department evaluates the quality and importance of video game related articles.
  • The essential articles page identifies the most important topics in the scope of this WikiProject.
  • The reference library is an archive of high-quality sources that may be used to support development history, critical reception, and other sections of articles.
  • We have task forces within our project that provide centralized information and discussion for topics that have a sufficiently large scope, but would not benefit from having a separate WikiProject with all of the associated bureaucracy.
  • Page view statistics for the departments and task forces of this project are available.
Video game-related articles are considered notable by this project if they pass Wikipedia's general notability guidelines.
This project currently maintains over 85,000 pages of varying importance and quality, of which over 38,000 are articles.
  • All pages linked to by this page may be monitored from the project watchlist.
  • The templates page lists all templates useful in writing articles related to video games, including infobox, cleanup, stub, talk page, and external links templates.
  • Statistics on the articles in this project's scope are available.
  • The deletion subpage lists video game-related articles that have been nominated for deletion, and invites users to join the discussion process.
  • The new article announcements subpage lists video game-related articles that have been created recently. An automated list of new video game-related articles can be found here.
  • The requests subpage lists video game-related articles whose creation has been requested.
High Quality Articles