Rating Categories

Rating Categories suggest age appropriateness.
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Everyone

Content is generally suitable for all ages. May contain minimal cartoon, fantasy or mild violence and/or infrequent use of mild language.

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.

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.

Mature

Content is generally suitable for ages 17 and up. May contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language.

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.

Rating Pending

Not yet assigned a final ESRB rating. Appears only in advertising, marketing and promotional materials related to a physical (e.g., boxed) video game that is expected to carry an ESRB rating, and should be replaced by a game's rating once it has been assigned.

Content Descriptors

Content Descriptors indicate content that may have triggered a particular rating and/or may be of interest or concern.
Reference to and/or images of alcoholic beverages
Depictions of blood
Violent actions involving cartoon-like situations and characters. May include violence where a character is unharmed after the action has been inflicted
Depictions or dialogue involving vulgar antics, including "bathroom" humor
Violent actions of a fantasy nature, involving human or non-human characters in situations easily distinguishable from real life
Discolored and/or unrealistic depictions of blood
Depictions of blood or the mutilation of body parts
Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humor
Reference to and/or images of illegal drugs
Graphic and realistic-looking depictions of physical conflict. May involve extreme and/or realistic blood, gore, weapons and depictions of human injury and death
Reference to and/or images of alcoholic beverages
Reference to and/or images of tobacco products
The consumption or use of illegal drugs
Reference to and/or images of illegal drugs
The consumption of alcoholic beverages
The consumption of tobacco products
Discolored and/or unrealistic depictions of blood
Depictions of blood or the mutilation of body parts
Depictions of blood
Violent actions involving cartoon-like situations and characters. May include violence where a character is unharmed after the action has been inflicted
Graphic and realistic-looking depictions of physical conflict. May involve extreme and/or realistic blood, gore, weapons and depictions of human injury and death
References to violent acts
Violent actions of a fantasy nature, involving human or non-human characters in situations easily distinguishable from real life
Scenes involving aggressive conflict. May contain bloodless dismemberment
Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humor
Depictions or dialogue involving "adult" humor, including sexual references
Depictions or dialogue involving vulgar antics, including "bathroom" humor
Mild to moderate use of profanity
Explicit and/or frequent use of profanity
Mild references to profanity, sexuality, violence, alcohol or drug use in music
Explicit and/or frequent references to profanity, sex, violence, alcohol or drug use in music
Graphic or prolonged depictions of nudity
Brief and/or mild depictions of nudity
Player can gamble, including betting or wagering real cash or currency
Player can gamble without betting or wagering real cash or currency
Non-explicit depictions of sexual behavior, possibly including partial nudity
Depictions of rape or other violent sexual acts
Mild provocative references or materials
References to sex or sexuality
Explicit and/or frequent depictions of sexual behavior, possibly including nudity

NOTE: Content Descriptors are applied relative to the Rating Category assigned and are not intended to be a complete listing of content. When a Content Descriptor is preceded by the term “Mild” it is intended to convey low frequency, intensity or severity.

Interactive Elements

Interactive Elements highlight interactive or online features of a product, including users' ability to interact with each other, the sharing of users' location with other users, if purchases of digital goods or services are offered, and/or if unrestricted internet access is provided.
In-Game Purchases

Contains in-game offers to purchase digital goods or premiums with real world currency, including but not limited to bonus levels, skins, surprise items (such as item packs, loot boxes, mystery awards), music, virtual coins and other forms of in-game currency, subscriptions, season passes and upgrades (e.g., to disable ads)

Users Interact

Indicates possible exposure to unfiltered/uncensored user-generated content, including user-to-user communications and media sharing via social media and networks

Shares Location

Includes the ability to display the user’s location to other users of the app

Unrestricted Internet

Provides unrestricted access to the internet (e.g., browser, search engine)

Online Music Not Rated by the ESRB – Warns that songs that are streamed or downloaded as add-ons for music-based games have not been rated and that their content has not been considered in the ESRB rating assignment.

Rating Summaries

Rating Summaries are assigned to many physical games and provide more detailed information about the content in a game and its context. You can find rating summaries when you conduct a ratings search on this site or download the free ESRB Rating Search App.
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