That's just their naming convention not any kind of official title of the game. After all they do "Bard's Tale, The" and we do "The Bard's Tale".

Imagine these games were being submitted to the Library of Congress. How would the names be determined? Is there an official cataloguing kept by the publishers?

Not as straightforward as you might assume.

I can often cross-reference Mobygames with Wikipedia and the official title of a game will be different. Hell, sometimes the article name of the game on Mobygames is different than what the description reads.

A colon? Or or no colon?

Nickelodeon Avatar: The Last Airbender?
Avatar: The Last Airbender?
Nickelodeon - Avatar: The Last Airbender?

Burnout Revenge or Burnout: Revenge?

Is it SVC Chaos: SNK vs. Capcom

or is it really

SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos?

Another example is 2005's "Area-51" which clearly has a hyphen on the box cover art but on Redump it is just "Area 51".

.. and so on and so forth. How is this decided? I've seen some subtitles/bits added on to game titles that don't even show up in th main menu/screen.

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http://redump.org/disc/50439/

Common Disc Info:
    Title: Dynasty Warriors 5
    Foreign Title (Non-latin): (OPTIONAL)
    Disc Number / Letter: (OPTIONAL)
    Disc Title: (OPTIONAL)
    System: Microsoft XBOX
    Media Type: DVD-ROM-9
    Category: Games
    Region: USA, Japan
    Languages: English, Japanese
    Disc Serial: KO-007

    Ringcode Information:
        Layer 0 (Inner) Mastering Code (laser branded/etched): KO00703K-KO-L0 03
        Layer 0 (Inner) Mastering SID Code: IFPI L893
        Layer 0 (Inner) Toolstamp or Mastering Code (engraved/stamped): 0105
        Data Side Mould SID Code: IFPI 2TV4
        Data Side Additional Mould: TECHNICOLOR/CA
        Layer 1 (Outer) Mastering Code (laser branded/etched): KO00703K-KO-L1 09
        Layer 1 (Outer) Mastering SID Code: IFPI L893
        Layer 1 (Outer) Toolstamp or Mastering Code (engraved/stamped): 0203
        Label Side Mould SID Code: IFPI 2TV5
        Label Side Additional Mould: TECHNICOLOR/CA
    Barcode: 0 40198 00146 5
    Comments:

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Security Sector Version: 01

    Contents: (OPTIONAL)

Version and Editions:
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    Edition/Release: Original (VERIFY THIS)

Extras:
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    SHA1: a1230b6cfd8a8c706711de6f4e5220bcc5ea8ea3

4

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http://redump.org/disc/50133/

Common Disc Info:
    Title: Dynasty Warriors 4
    Foreign Title (Non-latin): (OPTIONAL)
    Disc Number / Letter: (OPTIONAL)
    Disc Title: (OPTIONAL)
    System: Microsoft XBOX
    Media Type: DVD-ROM-9
    Category: Games
    Region: USA, Japan
    Languages: English
    Disc Serial: KO-004

    Ringcode Information:
        Layer 0 (Inner) Mastering Code (laser branded/etched): KO00403K-KO L0 02
        Layer 0 (Inner) Mastering SID Code: IFPI L894
        Layer 0 (Inner) Toolstamp or Mastering Code (engraved/stamped): 0104
        Data Side Mould SID Code: IFPI 2TS0
        Data Side Additional Mould: TECHNICOLOR/CA
        Layer 1 (Outer) Mastering Code (laser branded/etched): KO00403K-KO L1 03
        Layer 1 (Outer) Mastering SID Code: IFPI L894
        Layer 1 (Outer) Toolstamp or Mastering Code (engraved/stamped): NULL
        Label Side Mould SID Code: IFPI 2TSJ
        Label Side Additional Mould: TECHNICOLOR/CA
    Barcode: 0 40198 00128 1
    Comments:

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Security Sector Version: 01

    Contents: (OPTIONAL)

Version and Editions:
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    Edition/Release: Original (VERIFY THIS)

Extras:
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    CRC32: f856b32b
    MD5: 0edf2091bc2ea45d31c6143b6ca06f46
    SHA1: ea26c911befcd81dea8204ed981ab24adb45ad8d

5

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http://redump.org/disc/48917/

Common Disc Info:
    Title: Sneak King
    Foreign Title (Non-latin): (OPTIONAL)
    Disc Number / Letter: (OPTIONAL)
    Disc Title: (OPTIONAL)
    System: Microsoft XBOX
    Media Type: DVD-ROM-9
    Category: Games
    Region: USA
    Languages: Klingon (CHANGE THIS)
    Disc Serial: MS-211

    Ringcode Information:
        Layer 0 (Inner) Mastering Code (laser branded/etched): MS21101A-MS-L0
        Layer 0 (Inner) Mastering SID Code: IFPI L270
        Layer 0 (Inner) Toolstamp or Mastering Code (engraved/stamped): 03
        Data Side Mould SID Code: NULL
        Data Side Additional Mould: NULL
        Layer 1 (Outer) Mastering Code (laser branded/etched): MS21101A-MS-L1
        Layer 1 (Outer) Mastering SID Code: IFPI L270
        Layer 1 (Outer) Toolstamp or Mastering Code (engraved/stamped): 04
        Label Side Mould SID Code: NULL
        Label Side Additional Mould: NULL
    Barcode: (OPTIONAL)
    Comments:

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Security Sector Version: 01

    Contents: (OPTIONAL)

Version and Editions:
    Version: 1.01
    Edition/Release: Original (VERIFY THIS)

Extras:
    Primary Volume Descriptor (PVD):

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0330 : 31 30 39 31 33 31 30 34  32 35 35 30 30 30 30 30   1091310425500000
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Size & Checksum:
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    CRC32: 069b5905
    MD5: c30724ebcc2db721b601b6bf79c9348e
    SHA1: ff275180aa89968f37c40658352161ff636c3957