Videogame ratings are defined by an organization called the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). The ESRB assigns age and content ratings, enforces advertising guidelines, and ensures responsible online privacy principles for computer and video games.
The ESRB's rating guide is listed below.




esrb ratings symbol for ec games
esrb ratings symbol for ec games
EARLY CHILDHOOD
Content is intended for young children.
A good example of an EC game is Disney's Little Einsteins.

esrb ratings symbol for E-rated games
esrb ratings symbol for E-rated games

EVERYONE
Content is generally suitable for all ages. May contain minimal cartoon, fantasy or mild violence and/or infrequent use of mild language.
A good example of E rated games are the Pokemon Series and the Mario Series.

esrb ratings symbol for e10 games
esrb ratings symbol for e10 games

EVERYONE 10+
Content is generally suitable for ages 10 and up. May contain more cartoon, fantasy or mild violence, mild language and/or minimal suggestive themes.
A good example of E10 rated games are the Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga and the Ratchet and Clank Series.

esrb ratings symbol for T-rated games
esrb ratings symbol for T-rated games

TEEN
Content is generally suitable for ages 13 and up. May contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, simulated gambling and/or infrequent use of strong language.
A good example of T rated games are the Street Fighter Series and Sims.

esrb ratings symbol for m-rated games
esrb ratings symbol for m-rated games

MATURE
Content is generally suitable for ages 17 and up. May contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language.
A good example of M rated games are the Call of Duty Series.

esrb ratings symbol for AO-rated games
esrb ratings symbol for AO-rated games

ADULTS ONLY
Content suitable only for adults ages 18 and up. May include prolonged scenes of intense violence, graphic sexual content and/or gambling with real currency.
These games ARE NOT APPROPRIATE!

esrb ratings symbol for rp rating
esrb ratings symbol for rp rating

RATING PENDING
Not yet assigned a final ESRB rating. Appears only in advertising, marketing and promotional materials related to a game that is expected to carry an ESRB rating, and should be replaced by a game's rating once it has been assigned.