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PEGI
Interactive Software Federation of Europe
PEGI Logo.png
SloganPlay smart, Check the PEGI rating!
EstablishedApril 9, 2003
Predecessor(s)British Board of Film Classification (Britain)
HeadquartersBrussels, Belgium
Websitehttp://www.pegi.info

The Pan European Game Information Board (PEGI) is an agency launched in 2003. It is in charge of rating the video games released in Europe, Canada and Israel, similarly to the ESRB.

Ratings

Image Name Meaning
Pegi3.png PEGI 3+ Titles rated 3+ have content that may be suitable for ages 3 and older. Contains no material that parents would find inappropriate.
Pegi7.png PEGI 7+ Titles rated 7+ have content that may be suitable for ages 7 and older. Titles in this category may contain minimal cartoon, fantasy or mild violence and/or infrequent use of mild language. According to Nintendo, this is the age needed for Playing the 3DS safely.
Pegi12.png PEGI 12+ Titles rated 12+ have content that may be suitable for ages 12 and older. Titles in this category may contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood and/or infrequent use of strong language.
Pegi16.png PEGI 16+ Titles rated 16+ have content that may be suitable for persons ages 16 and older. Titles in this category may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content, and/or strong language.
Pegi18.png PEGI 18+ Titles rated 18+ 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. Equal to ESRB's M-Rating. some games could contain this rating but either change at a later time or are even not containing any offensive object(s).

Portugal

Image Name Meaning
Pegi4.png PEGI 4+ The PEGI 4+ age rate used in Portugal in stead of PEGI 3+ because people easily became confused with the age rating system on movies.
Pegi6.png PEGI 6+ The PEGI 6+ age rating also is to be found in Portugal only, it corresponds to the PEGI 7+ rating found anywhere else in Europe/Australia.

Other Ratings

Image Name Meaning
No Image.png TBC Titles listed as TBC (To Be Confirmed) - have been submitted to PEGI and are awaiting final rating. (This symbol appears only in advertising prior to a game's release.)
PEGIViolence.png PEGI Violence Used in PEGI 12+/16+/18+. Shows that the game may contain little/much blood or offensive language.
PEGIFear.png PEGI fear Used in PEGI 16+/18+. Shows that the game contains frightening or scary scenes (especially to children).
PEGIDrugs.png PEGI drugs. Used in PEGI 12+/16+/18+. Shows that the game contains drugs or scenes which could relate to.

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