Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games/Reviewing pre-2008 FAs

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The video games WikiProject has a large number of featured articles, many of which were promoted to featured status years ago. This page lists the project's featured articles that have not had a formal review process after 2008. Articles should be reviewed to ensure that they comply with current quality standards. Once reviewed, recommend what action (if any) is required to improve the article; please include descriptive notes for other editors. If the article is determined to require a featured article review (FAR), please wait before submitting it. If an article needs improvement, please contact the primary contributor to see if they can assist with any actions.

Reviewing instructions[edit]

When reviewing articles, please examine the prose, media, and sources. Content should comply with the applicable manuals of style and Featured article criteria.

Read the article, watching for:
  • grammar and spelling
  • sentence and word flow
  • accuracy
  • completeness
Review the media for:
  • file size
  • fair use rationale
  • captions
Review the sources for:
  • reliability
  • formatting
Update the table

Update the table accordingly, filling in the necessary information based on your review.

Table headings
  • Article: Article title and link
  • Last FAC/FAR: Last date that the article went through a Wikipedia-wide review process for Featured content
  • Importance: The article's importance ranking per Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games/Assessment#Importance scale
  • Reviewed: Whether an editor has reviewed the article to determine issues and necessary actions
  • Action: Recommended action from initial or subsequent reviews (copy edit, clean up, FAR, none, etc.)
  • Collaborators: Any editor that is working on or would like to work on the article (sign with ~~~)
  • Notes: Issues and other information that will assist collaboration


Article Last FAC/FAR Importance Reviewed Action Collaborators Notes
1080° Snowboarding January 7, 2008 Mid No
4X August 20, 2008 High No
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None June 28, 2007 Low Pending Synopsis section completely unsourced; Reception table in non-standard style; Reception section rather short and summative; messy prose and structure; poor organisation and explanation of Gameplay; overwrought plot section
Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express July 7, 2007 Low No
Age of Empires April 29, 2008 High No
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings October 4, 2008 Mid Pending Gameplay overly long and divided into too many subsections; too many short paragraphs in Development and Sequels; intro a little too detailed (e.g. does it really need to list all 13 civilizations?); Reception a little long (perhaps a Legacy subsection is in order); some awkward wording and sentence structure
Age of Mythology October 14, 2007 Mid delisted Gameplay overly long and divided into too many subsections; some parts of Gameplay unsourced; some short paragraphs in Gameplay; intro too short and doesn't cover development; some awkward wording and sentence structure. Article was demoted in January 2014.
Alleyway August 4, 2008 Mid No
BioShock November 18, 2007 Mid No Questionable sources, Development section is not comprehensive
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare May 6, 2008 High No
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow February 15, 2008 Mid No
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow November 18, 2007 Mid No
Characters of Final Fantasy VIII March 30, 2007 Low No
Chrono Cross August 21, 2006 Mid No
Conan (2007 video game) August 22, 2008 Low No
Cortana December 15, 2007 Low No
Crackdown June 13, 2008 Low No
Crazy Taxi (series) November 26, 2007 Low No
Crush (video game) October 13, 2008 Low No
Defense of the Ancients March 17, 2008 High No
Development of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion August 30, 2007 Low No
Devil May Cry (video game) April 12, 2007 High No Needs expansion
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening April 28, 2007 Mid delisted FAR Needs additional references/soruces, has prose issues, and must be expanded. Often gets into mediocre grammar. Demoted.
Diary of a Camper August 29, 2006 Low No
Donkey Kong (video game) February 28, 2006 High Pending Clean up Excessive non-free images, available free images unused, excess gameguide info, structure is dissimilar to current trends, references need further inspection, prose could use some light copy editing, paragraphs need evening out
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World December 3, 2006 Low Pending Short intro that doesn't mention Development; last paragraph in intro is one sentence, is unsourced, and appears nowhere else in the article; Campaigns has a couple short paragraphs and redundancies; Reception is questionably organized; frequent use of unreliable sources such as fansites
F-Zero GX March 15, 2007 Low No
Final Fantasy IX June 28, 2007 Mid No
Final Fantasy Tactics December 22, 2007 Mid No
Final Fantasy X December 21, 2008 High No
Final Fantasy X-2 August 9, 2006 Mid No
Flood (Halo) July 23, 2008 Low No
GameFAQs November 26, 2007 Low delisted FAR Was demoted in September 2012 and has "outdated" tag since June 2013.
Giants: Citizen Kabuto March 25, 2008 Low No
Golden Sun October 8, 2007 Mid No
Grim Fandango March 26, 2008 Mid No
Guitar Hero (video game) April 16, 2008 High Yes Clean up Screenshot is not fair use, grammar and content is solid.
Half-Life 2: Episode One October 31, 2008 High Pending Nicereddy (talk) Prose could be improved, only contains a single non-free screenshot, most likely not replaceable. The references likely require a sweep and archiving for the purpose of future-proofing, as most are over half a decade old.
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast December 31, 2008 Low No Nicereddy (talk)
Halo: Combat Evolved September 21, 2006 High No
Halo 2 April 21, 2007 High No
Halo 3 Original Soundtrack May 6, 2008 Low No
Ico November 22, 2008 Mid Pending Clean up Awards section short for what it has received
Iridion 3D May 15, 2007 Low No
Katamari Damacy September 10, 2008 Mid No
Kingdom Hearts September 9, 2007 Low No
Kingdom Hearts (video game) July 16, 2007 Mid No
Kingdom Hearts II August 14, 2007 Mid No
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories August 3, 2007 Low No
Frank Klepacki September 3, 2006 Low No Could be divided into subsections
Mana (series) February 26, 2008 Mid No
Marble Madness December 21, 2008 Mid No Guyinblack25 copy edited and reviewed in Dec. 2011, but an independent review would be good
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games September 6, 2008 Mid No
Mario Power Tennis September 10, 2008 Low No
Master Chief (Halo) October 14, 2007 High No
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater October 8, 2006 Low Pending Major issues with 1b, 1c, 2c and 4.
Metroid Prime February 26, 2008 High No
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes December 13, 2008 Mid No
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption November 15, 2008 Mid No
Midtown Madness August 8, 2008 Low Pending FAR ongoing Informal, vague, and awkward grammar/prose (by the time FAR started).
Myst III: Exile June 28, 2008 Low No
Myst IV: Revelation September 19, 2008 Low No
Myst V: End of Ages November 25, 2008 Low No
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon December 8, 2006 Low No
Ōkami September 24, 2007 Mid No
Perfect Dark April 13, 2006 Mid No Niwi3 (talk) ...Actually, holds up surprisingly well (as of February 2014) for something from almost eight years ago
Populous: The Beginning October 23, 2007 Low No
Radical Dreamers: Nusumenai Hōseki February 9, 2008 Low Pending Contains poor grammar and questionable sources. Lead has poor prose and includes unimportant details, and its fourth paragraph is unsourced. The "Development" section is too much quotes and too little original text, and it has only 3 references ("Music" has 2 references, 1 less than "Development"). "Biohazard" is not italicized in the section's first quote.
Red vs. Blue March 9, 2006 Low delisted Delisted at 2012-10 FAR Several full-length sections completely unsourced; article may be out-of-date
Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War March 15, 2007 Low No
Riven June 4, 2008 Mid No
Shadow of the Colossus August 9, 2006 Mid Pending Clean up Sections need medium to light copy editing, Plot section has redundancies, new PS3 content needs clean up and sourcing, references need consistency, excess non-free images, images should have ALT text
Silent Hill 4: The Room January 28, 2008 Low No
Space Invaders September 29, 2008 High No
Spyro: Year of the Dragon March 30, 2008 Low No
StarCraft August 22, 2006 High Yes Expansion Legacy could use more
StarCraft: Ghost October 16, 2008 Low No
Super Mario 64 February 4, 2008 High No
Super Nintendo Entertainment System July 26, 2007 Top No
Super Smash Bros. Brawl July 16, 2008 Mid No
Super Smash Bros. Melee March 20, 2008 High No
System Shock May 15, 2007 Mid Pending Expansion, clean up JimmyBlackwing (talk) The lead and Development, Reception and Legacy sections could be beefed up. Quotes appear without Cite video game template. Gameplay section probably too long; Plot paragraphs too short.
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind May 25, 2007 Mid No
The Halo Graphic Novel February 17, 2008 Low No
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time May 8, 2008 High Pending Clean up Grammar mistakes throughout; parts of Gameplay unsourced
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages May 4, 2008 Mid No
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker July 14, 2006 High delisted Delisted at 2012-02 FAR Gameplay and Plot are unreferenced
Vagrant Story June 10, 2007 Mid No
Voyage: Inspired by Jules Verne June 28, 2007 Low Pending Badly written with choppy, short paragraphs, poor grammar, and WP:BALANCE problems. "Intelligence Management System" consists mostly of quotes. "Development" has poor prose. The "Reception" table is too long. "Differences with the novels" is an underdeveloped and unsourced section.
Wii March 16, 2007 Top No
Wii Sports February 20, 2008 High No Development can be expanded, Impact and legacy may need updating
Wipeout 3 August 14, 2008 Low No