Call of Duty: Ghosts given a 16 rating in Europe

Thursday, 26th September 2013 09:26 GMT By Dave Owen

Call of Duty: Ghosts will hit shelves with a 16 rating. Eurogamer has revealed that although promotional material for the game carries an 18 certificate, the game has been given a slightly lower rating.

This is the first time in 5 years that a Call of Duty title has not carried an 18 rating, at least in most parts of Europe This dates back to World at War, which was rated a 15 by the BBFC. Every game since, from 2009′s Modern Warfare 2 through to Black Ops 2 last year, has carried the maximum European age rating. However, in areas of Europe where PEGI rated World at War it was slapped with an 18.

Apparently dog kills just aren’t that graphic.

Thanks, Creteck.



  1. gomersoul

    Wont be long before it’s a 12… Might aswell accept no one over 18 likes it anymore

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Creteck

    @Dave Owen: “This dates back to World at War, which was a 15″

    Well not in Norway and we use PEGI. It was 18, the first Call of Duty game rated +18.
    And i dont get why it would be 15? Its was pretty brutal, shoot of limbs and heads.

    On Topic:
    I think they want to reach out to more people, i know kids got there 18 rated COD games, but some parents actually didnt allow them. I think this game might reach those kids. Just a opionion tho.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Dave Owen


    Interesting. World at War was rated by the BBFC in the UK, who gave it a 15 rating. I’ll amend the article

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Erthazus

    A 16? More like for 12. A twitch-based shooter with Auto-Aim that has no mechanics on whatsoever.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Docker Al

    Activision must be disappointed with this given that, these days, the series’ core demographic is nine year olds.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Oynox Slider

    I am curious how the USK in Germany will rate this game.

    #6 1 year ago

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