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This page documents the Manual of Style guidelines of the GTA Wiki.
It concerns standards that all users should follow.

In order to keep our wiki providing the best information about the GTA titles to the public, there are set guidelines that should be used in order to create high-quality articles that ensure the best information and a convenient reading experience for readers. Standard rules such as "neutral point of view" and third-person perspective apply for editing for GTA titles articles.


The standard format is used for all titles up to Grand Theft Auto V and any future Grand Theft Auto titles.

  • Intro : No headings required for this introduction. For example: Grand Theft Auto the # title in the Grand Theft Auto series that was developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. (Intro should also contain the main theme song of the game).
  • Synopsis
    • As shortest possible summary of the game
  • Main Characters
    • Lists the main characters that are in the game
  • Episodes/DLCs ('HD' Universe)
    • Lists any Episodes and /or DLCs that are released for the game (only reserved for 'HD' Universe titles) 
  • Cultural References
    • Lists real-life references that may have inspired the GTA title or anything that had formulated the main theme for the title
  • Critical Reception (optional)
    • States the critical reception stated by video game reviewers or critics
  • Controversy
    • Lists the controversy surrounding that GTA Title. Since all GTA titles have had numerous controversies surrounding them, this section is required.
  • Game Information
    • Lists all of the game's content (i.e. characters, weapons, vehicles, etc.)
  • Videos and Galleries
    • Displays all of the trailers, promotional videos and screenshots, prior to the release of a GTA title
  • Trivia
    • Includes information that is unseen or unapproached in a title, such as the cities referenced in other titles or glitches that overshadow the whole game 
  • External Links
    • Provides external links to a GTA title's website, such as or to a Wikipedia page regarding that GTA title

What to Avoid:[]

  • Opinions and biased information.
  • Speculation will be met with very low tolerance and will most likely be removed.
  • Adding modded images to article pages, as the natural forms are all that is necessary.
  • Adding images alongside text in loose form. Images should only be in the lead infobox or one of the organised galleries.
  • "The sky is blue" trivia points; we would like to avoid the possibility of patronizing our readers.
  • Information in the Trivia Section that has already been stated in the Cultural References or Controversy.


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General practices
Article contentHeadings and subheadings | Naming conventions | Lead sections | Body content | Trivia | What didn't happen | References
Writing practicesTone and narrative | Punctuation | Spelling and grammar
FormattingText formatting | Dates and numbers | Internal and external links | Lists and tables | Table of contents | Censorship
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Other practicesWe're not Wikipedia | Ignore the rules | What needs a Manual of Style
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