Pan European Game Information
200px-PEGI - Logo.svg
Industry Video Game Classification
Founded April 2003
Parent Interactive Software Federation of Europe

Pan European Game Information (PEGI for short) is a European video game classification organization developed by the Interactive Software Federation of Europe. This rating system is in use in most European countries. In the United Kingdom, the BBFC rates games that would normally get a PEGI 16 or 18 rating. PEGI ratings may also be found on French language games in other places than Europe, specifically Canada. PEGI self-regulation is composed by five age categories and eight content descriptors that advise the suitability and content of a game for a certain age range based on the games content. The age rating does not indicate the difficulty of the game or the skill required to play it.

Ratings Edit

Rating Title of Rating Description
60px-PEGI 3.svg 3 Rating Suitable for all ages.
60px-PEGI 7.svg 7 Rating Suitable for 7 year olds or older.
60px-PEGI 12.svg 12 Rating Suitable for 12 years or older.
60px-PEGI 16.svg 16 Rating Suitable for 16 years or older.
60px-PEGI 18.svg 18 Rating Suitable for 18 years or older.
Portugal Ratings
60px-PEGI 4.svg 4 Rating Suitable for 4 years or older. Altered version of 3 Rating.
60px-PEGI 6.svg 6 Rating Suitable for 6 years or older. Altered version of 7 Rating.
Finland Ratings
Pegi 11 11 Rating Suitable for 11 years or older. Altered version of 12 Rating.
Pegi 15 15 Rating Suitable for 15 years or older. Altered version of 15 Rating.

Content DescriptorsEdit

Icon Content Descriptor Description
Newpegi violence Violence May contain scenes of people getting injured or dying, often by use of weapons. Also may contain gore and blood-letting and blood particles.
Newpegi profanity Bad Language May contain profanity, bad language, sexual innuendo, threats, and all manner of slurs and epithets.
PEGI fear Fear May contain scenes that are considered too disturbing or frightening to younger or more emotionally vulnerable players.
Newpegi sex Sex May contain references to sexual attraction or sexual intercourse. Also may contain nudity and characters dressed in suggestive clothing.
PEGI drugs Drugs May contain references to illegal drugs or a fictional substance that has parallels to real-life illegal drugs (in use, possession, or sale).
PEGI gambling Gambling May contain games of chance (but never for real money).
PEGI discrimination Discrimination May contain cruelty or harassment based on race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual preferences.
Newpegi online Online Contains an online game mode.