Video Game Ratings

To take full advantage of the rating system, it is important for parents and other consumers to check the rating symbol suggesting age appropriateness on the front of the game package, and the content descriptor on the back of the package. Content descriptors indicate elements in a game that may have triggered a particular rating and may be of interest or concern.

Early Childhood

Early Childhood
Titles rated EC - Early Childhood have content that may be suitable for ages 3 and older. Contains no material that parents would find inappropriate.


Everyone

Everyone
Titles rated E (Everyone) have content that may be suitable for ages 6 and older. Titles in this category may contain minimal cartoon, fantasy or mild violence and/or infrequent use of mild language.


Everyone Ten and Older

Everyone Ten and Older
Titles rates E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) have content that may be suitable for ages 10 and older. Titles in this category may contain more cartoons, fantasy or mild violence, mild language, and/or minimal suggestive themes.


Teen

Teen
Titles rated T (Teen) have content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older. Titles in this category may contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, simulated gambling, and/or infrequent use of strong language.


Mature

Mature
Titles rated M (Mature) have content that may be suitable for persons age 17 and older. Titles in this category may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language. In Manitoba a person must be age 17 or over to rent or buy a "Mature" rated video game.


Adults Only

Adults Only
Titles rated AO (Adults Only) have content that should only be played by persons 18 years and older. Titles in this category may include prolonged scenes of intense violence and/or graphic sexual content and nudity. In Manitoba a person must be age 18 or over to rent or buy an "Adult Only" rated video game.


ESRB symbol

On back of game packaging
Go to www.ESRB.org for a complete listing of content descriptors or more information on the ESRB rating system.