ESRB

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

ESRB game rating exampleShort for Entertainment Software Rating Board, ESRB is a rating system that helps enable parents and others choose games that are most appropriate for their children. Below is a listing of some of the ESRB rating symbols that you are most likely going to see on a software product and a description for each of these ratings. The picture is an example of the Sims 3 expansion pack "Ambitions" and an example of the ESRB TEEN rating in the bottom left corner of the box.

EC Rating

Short for "early childhood," EC games are best fit for children under the age of 3.

E Rating

Short for "everyone," E games are games that are good for people of all ages.

T Rating

Short for "teen," T games are games that are best for anyone over the age of 13.

M Rating

Short for "mature," M games are best for anyone over the age of 17.

AO Rating

Short for "adults only," AO games are games that are best for anyone over the age of 18.

RP Rating

Short for "rating pending," RP is games that have a rating that is still under investigation.

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