PEGI unveils new games ratings symbols

Wednesday, 17th June 2009 10:46 GMT By Patrick Garratt


PEGI’s posted a first look at its new games ratings symbols for the UK, after being named the sole board for British classification in the Digital Britain report yesterday.

The ratings range from 3-18, and are from green through yellow to red.

They’ll appear on the front and back of games packaging.

It’s still unclear when all this is going to be implemented.



  1. Psychotext

    Umm… is it me or do they look like the old ratings, except square?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Warning: These comments contain mild peril!

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    They’re the old PEGI ratings with BBFC colours.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Mike

    “Warn ing: These comments contain mild peril and heavy sexual undertones!”

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Was the ‘online gameplay’ warning box always there? Or is that one new? I don’t remember ever seeing it before.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. trav

    We’ve been told to include the new logos on all future artwork. So you’ll more than likely start seeing them appearing on packaging come August/September.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt


    #7 6 years ago
  8. Quiiick

    Can’t they just use the standard PEGI rating symbols, like the ones you see on the advertised box-shots for Sacred 2 on this very webpage?

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    I’m guessing the revised symbols are part of the ‘deal’.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. desiredtime

    I feel sorry for all those poor 15 years olds out there been stopped from playing games.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. dazzadavie

    It’s some thing BBFC had over PEGI, the BBFC 18 stands out more than the PEGI ones, this way your more drawn to it and see it more as a warning than a guide.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. deftangel

    It would be awesome if PEGI put a game out with “Mild Peril” as a content descriptor. We took a lot of stick for that!

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Michael O'Connor

    These look quite nice, actually.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. JesteR

    Man ratings logos are changed like underwear in Europe. Why can the US keep the same logos for ages but in Europe we have to make a fucking huge deal out of it?

    #14 6 years ago
  15. dirigiblebill

    Is there anything we’d really show a 3-7-year-old that we wouldn’t show to a 3-and-under-year-old?

    #15 6 years ago

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