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Pan European Game Information, or more commonly PEGI, is a European system for rating the content of computer and video games, and other entertainment software. It was developed by the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE) and came into use in April 2003. The PEGI system is used in 25 countries. It is not associated with the European Union. Image File history File links Logo of PEGI (Pan European Games Information), from www. ... Image File history File links Logo of PEGI (Pan European Games Information), from www. ... Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → A timeline of events in the news for April 2003. ...


Participation is voluntary, at the discretion of the game developer. To obtain the ratings for any piece of software, the developer completes a questionnaire, which is then evaluated by the Netherlands Institute for the Classification of Audiovisual Media (NICAM) and ratings are given. It's based on the Dutch Kijkwijzer system too. A game developer is a person or business involved in game development, the process of designing and creating games. ...


There are two parts to the classification for any piece of software — a suggested minimum age and also up to six descriptions of content, such as the use of strong language, violence, etc.

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Age ratings

PEGI has five age categories. In the countries of Finland and Portugal, local legislation conflicts with some of the ratings and they are changed accordingly. Bold textJAMES CHECKLEY Legislation (or statutory law) is law which has been promulgated (or enacted) by a legislature or other governing body. ...

Region 3+ 7+ 12+ 16+ 18+
Standard
Finland 3+ 7+ 18+
Portugal 12+ 16+ 18+

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (666x908, 41 KB) Summary PEGI logo for a product recommended only for those aged 3 or over. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (667x908, 41 KB) Summary PEGI logo for a product recommended only for those aged 7 or over. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (666x907, 36 KB) Summary PEGI logo for a product recommended only for those aged 12 or over. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (667x910, 36 KB) Summary PEGI logo for a product recommended only for those aged 16 or over. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (667x908, 36 KB) Summary PEGI logo for a product recommended only for those aged 18 or over. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (666x907, 40 KB) Summary PEGI logo for a product recommended only for those aged 11 or over. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (666x907, 38 KB) Summary PEGI logo for a product recommended only for those aged 15 or over. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (664x905, 43 KB) Summary PEGI logo for a product recommended only for those aged 4 or over. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (667x909, 42 KB) Summary PEGI logo for a product recommended only for those aged 6 or over. ...

Content descriptions

The six content descriptors are:

Bad Language Discrimination Drugs Fear Sexual Content Violence

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (666x666, 33 KB) Summary PEGI Content Descriptor for Bad Language. Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (666x665, 20 KB) Summary PEGI Content Descriptor for Discrimination. Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (666x665, 40 KB) Summary PEGI Content Descriptor for Drugs. Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (667x667, 43 KB) Summary PEGI Content Descriptor for Fear. Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (666x666, 36 KB) Summary PEGI Content Descriptor for Sexual Content. Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (666x666, 47 KB) Summary PEGI Content Descriptor for Violence. Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

Examples

Post-GTA2 design of the Grand Theft Auto logo Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is a computer and video game series created and developed by Scottish developer Rockstar North (formerly DMA Design), published by Rockstar Games and debuted in 1998. ... The Warriors is a beat em up video game released on October 17, 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. ... Deux Ex: Invisible War is a computer game. ... The survival horror game is a prominent video game subgenre of action-adventure games or first-person shooters in which the player has to survive an onslaught of undead or creepy opponents, usually in claustrophobic environments in a third-person perspective. ... Resident Evil, known as Biohazard (バイオハザード) in Japan, is a successful franchise of survival-horror video games developed by Capcom and created by Shinji Mikami. ... A first-person shooter (FPS) is a computer or video game where the players on-screen view of the game world simulates that of the character, and there is some element of shooting involved. ... Doom 3 is a sci-fi horror first-person shooter computer game developed by id Software and published by Activision. ...

Where PEGI is used

PEGI is used in 25 European nations (albeit with zero legal effect). They are:

Valtion elokuvatarkastamo (VET) is the Finnish Board of Film Classification. ... British Board of Film Classification logo The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is the organisation responsible for film classification and censorship within the United Kingdom. ...

See also

Computer Entertainment Rating Organization (CERO) is the organization that rates videogame and computer software in Japan with levels of rating that informs the customer of the nature of the product and for what age group it is suitable. ... Putt Putt: Peps Birthday Surprise is rated EC (Early Childhood). ... The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (or ELSPA) is an organisation set up in 1989 by British software publishers. ... The USKs official logo. ... The Office of Film and Literature Classification is a statutory censorship body which provides day to day administrative support for the Classification Board which classified films, computer games and publications in Australia, and the Classification Review Board which reviews films, computer games and publications when a valid application has been... The Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) is the government agency in New Zealand that is responsible for classification of all films, videos, publications, and some video games in New Zealand. ...

External links

  • PEGI Official site

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