Game Rating Information

The Pan European Games Information (PEGI) age rating system for interactive games is there to help you determine whether an Xbox video game is appropriate for your child.

PEGI provides a single age classification system for all games in most European states. The rating system is supported by the major console manufacturers, as well as by publishers and developers of interactive games.

PEGI has a website at so that parents and consumers can access up-to-date rating information.

PEGI Rating Symbols

  • PEGI Rating 3

    PEGI 3

    Game content suitable for children aged 3 or over

  • PEGI Rating 7

    PEGI 7

    Game content suitable for children aged 7 or over

  • PEGI Rating 12

    PEGI 12

    Game content suitable for children aged 12 or over

  • PEGI Rating 16

    PEGI 16

    Game content suitable for teenagers aged 16 or over

  • PEGI Rating 18

    PEGI 18

    Game content suitable for adults aged 18 or over

  • PEGI Rating !

    PEGI !

    Parental Guidance Recommended

PEGI Content Descriptors

  • PEGI violence descriptor

    The game contains depictions of violence. In games rated PEGI 7 this can only be non-realistic or non-detailed violence. Games rated PEGI 12 can include violence in a fantasy environment or non-realistic violence towards human-like characters, whereas games rated PEGI 16 or 18 have increasingly more realistic-looking violence.

  • PEGI bad language descriptor

    The game contains bad language. This descriptor can be found on games with a PEGI 12 (mild swearing), PEGI 16 (e.g. sexual expletives or blasphemy) or PEGI 18 rating (e.g. sexual expletives or blasphemy).

  • PEGI fear descriptor

    This descriptor may appear as 'Fear' on games with a PEGI 7 if it contains pictures or sounds that may be frightening or scary to young children, or as 'Horror' on higher-rated games that contain moderate (PEGI 12) or intense and sustained (PEGI 16) horror sequences or disturbing images (not necessarily including violent content).

  • PEGI gambling descriptor

    The game contains elements that encourage or teach gambling. These simulations of gambling refer to games of chance that are normally carried out in casinos or gambling halls. Some older titles can be found with PEGI 12 or PEGI 16, but PEGI changed the criteria for this classification in 2020, which meant that new games with this sort of content are always PEGI 18.

  • PEGI sex descriptor

    This content descriptor can accompany a PEGI 12 rating if the game includes sexual posturing or innuendo, a PEGI 16 rating if there is erotic nudity or sexual intercourse without visible genitals or a PEGI 18 rating if there is explicit sexual activity in the game. Depictions of nudity in a non-sexual context do not require a specific age rating, and this descriptor would not be necessary.

  • PEGI drugs descriptor

    The game refers to or depicts the use of illegal drugs, alcohol or tobacco. Games with this content descriptor are always PEGI 16 or PEGI 18.

  • PEGI discrimination descriptor

    The game contains depictions of ethnic, religious, nationalistic or other stereotypes likely to encourage hatred. This content is always restricted to a PEGI 18 rating (and likely to infringe national criminal laws).

  • PEGI in game purchase descriptor

    The game offers players the option to purchase digital goods or services with real-world currency. Such purchases include additional content (bonus levels, outfits, surprise items, music), but also upgrades (e.g. to disable ads), subscriptions to updates, virtual coins and other forms of in-game currency. This content descriptor is sometimes accompanied by an additional notice if the in-game purchases include random items (like loot boxes or card packs). Paid random items comprise all in-game offers where players don't know exactly what they are getting prior to the purchase. They can be purchased directly with real money and/or exchanged for an in-game virtual currency. Depending on the game, these items may be purely cosmetic or they may have functional value. The notice is always displayed underneath or near the age label and content descriptors:

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