Rating Categories give you basic guidance by telling you a game’s age-appropriateness. Rating categories are similar to—but not quite the same as—movie ratings.
Early Childhood (EC)
Ages 3 and older
Contains no material that parents would find inappropriate
Ages 6 and older
May contain minimal cartoon, fantasy, or mild violence and/or infrequent use of mild language
Everyone 10 and Up (E10+)
Ages 10 and older
May contain more cartoon, fantasy, or mild violence and/or minimal suggestive themes.
Ages 13 and older
May contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, similated gambling and/or infrequent use of strong language.
Ages 17 and older
May contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language
Adults Only (AO)
Ages 18 and older
May include prolonged scenes of intense violence and/or graphic sexual content and nudity.
Content Descriptors are special phrases which reveal something about the game that parents ought to know.
Interactive Elements describe ways in which a game may share a player’s information or allow players to talk to strangers online.