Game Rating Information

 

The Film & Publication Board (FPB) age rating system for interactive games is there to help you determine whether an Xbox® or Xbox 360™ video game is appropriate for your child.

Its aim is to ensure that minors are not exposed to games that are unsuitable for their particular age group. It does this by providing parents with a single age classification system for all games.


FPB Rating Symbols
 


Games rated A are suitable for all ages and contain nothing that could be considered harmful or disturbing to children of any age.

 


Parental guidance recommended for younger children.

 


This category of game is restricted to children aged 10 and older. No child under the age of 10 may be allowed to buy or rent such a game or play it in a public arcade.

 


This category of game is restricted to children aged 13 and older. No child under the age of 13 may be allowed to buy or rent such a game or play it in a public arcade.

 


This category of game is restricted to children aged 16 and older. No child under the age of 16 may be allowed to buy or rent such a game or play it in a public arcade.

 


This category of game is restricted to children aged 18 and older. No child under the age of 18 may be allowed to buy or rent such a game or play it in a public arcade.



Are there parental control settings on the Xbox and Xbox 360 video game systems?

You can limit the games played on the Xbox 360 video game system based on the FPB rating levels. By default, the Xbox 360 video game system is set to play all content.

Through the controls provided under Family Settings menu, you can configure the Xbox 360 video game system to play games that are rated at or below the selected level. For example, if the selected level is 16, then games rated A, 10, 13 and 16 under FPB will play in the system. Games rated as 18 will require entry of a pass code to play. If you choose any level other than ALL, you must select a pass code.