In order to keep our wiki providing the best information for all the pages to the public, there are a set Manual of Styles that enforce different editing guidelines, regarding to that  particular subject. We, the contributors, on GTA Wiki want to ensure that all readers have a convenient reading experience and enough information to reference their Grand Theft Auto game.

To discuss about adding another Manual of Style or about changing the format, please do so on the talk page.

Please note some content on this page and/or its sub-pages are subject to change or extension.

Lists of Manuals of Style

There are a set of 7 Manuals of Styles for the reader/contributor to refer to understand how the format of each page subject are set:

General Rules

Language Usage

  • American English is the default language on the Wiki, though British English is also accepted. On vehicle pages, the language used should be determined by the in-game country of origin of the vehicle as determined in the Manual of Style.
    • The following lists numerous words typically found on vehicle pages that must abide to the origin of the real-life vehicle
      • NA: airplane, EU: aeroplane
      • NA: aluminum, EU: aluminium
      • NA: trunk, EU: boot
      • NA: windshield, EU: windscreen
      • NA: racing car, EU: race car
      • NA: gas(oline), EU: petrol
      • NA: customization, EU: customisation
      • NA: color, EU: colour
      • NA: accessorize, EU: accessorise
      • NA: aging, EU: aeging
      • NA: esthetic, EU: aesthetic

Grammar, Spelling and Rules of Language

  • All words in page names are to be capitals, with the exception of short connectives, conjunctions and determiners (up to 3 letters maximum), such as "a", "and" and "the" (unless of course the page title begins with such connectives).
  • Page content is to be written in third person in the perspective of the player, the protagonist or specific characters. First person (singular pronouns such as "I") and second person (personal pronouns such as "you") are not permitted.
    • Numerous words are often written as one word when they are in fact separate words, or hyphenated. The following is a progressive list of words that are commonly found around the wiki and should be corrected.
      • paintjob/paint job

Bold, Italics and Link Usage

  • The subject (page name) of any article must be bold when appearing in captions of galleries, infoboxes, and any other pictures where the page name is mentioned.
  • The Gallery is to be located before the Trivia section (if either exist) on any article.
  • Italics are to be used on any mention of a Grand Theft Auto game, or any other game mentioned. The full form of a GTA game is to be used in the lead description (beginning line of an article), as well as be linked to the corresponding game's article. It is not mandatory to use full forms for any other mentions, however they must still be italicated.
    • Following from this, headings of GTA games must be both full form and italicated, but not linked.


Main article: GTA Wiki:Trivia
  • Unless completely not coincidental, relations between GTA and other game videos (be it clones or not) are not trivial. This includes games with vehicles, characters or locations with shared names.