Video Game Charts by PEGI Age Rating – Week Ending February 17th
Ever family-focused, here at AskAboutGames towers we’ve had a couple of weeks away from the charts – our editor had newborn twins to tend to. And the future co-op gaming champions arrived a little earlier than expected. So much for getting ahead with some contingency planning. At least you can see family really is at the heart of AskAboutGames. And now we’re back, with our regular all-formats UK game charts update.
These charts are conceived to help you choose some of the best games for your family. To create the lists below we’ve gone through today’s official charts – which cover the previous week of game sales here in the UK. We’ve grouped together the biggest selling games from the charts by their PEGI age rating category. That provides you with a simple guide to the most popular games that are age appropriate for your family members.
This week the 12-years-plus PEGI-rated category is particularly interesting, with some great options for older children not wanting to be patronised. Youngsters at this age often long to play adult and 18-rated games, and might feel they are ready for content rather unsuitable in reality. This week, though, there is the age-appropriate online shooter Overwatch, offering an alluring genre usually confined to older ratings and players. And there is the return of 2006’s thoughtful, beautiful and atmospheric action-adventure Shadow of the Colossus. It might be a little out of the interest for many younger teenagers on the surface, as it is a work of subtlety and eerie calm – but for parents who played the original, the game’s return offers a great chance to play a game together across the generations and share the artful, intelligent side of the medium.
It’s worth noting that the ratings below denote content that is appropriate in theme and tone. They don’t always indicate the ability or age required to necessarily get the most from the game. A three-years-plus rated football management game, for example, won’t contain content that would be disturbing for a four-year old, but it may be too complex for a youngster of that age.
FIFA 18 (PS4, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)
Rocket League: Collector’s Edition (PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
Crash Bandicoot: N.sane Trilogy (PS4)
Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 (PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch, Wii U)
Monster Hunter: World (PS4, Xbox One)
EA Sports UFC 3 (PS4, Xbox One)
Dynasty Warriors 9 (PS4, Xbox One)*
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PC, PS4, Xbox One)*
Grand Theft Auto V (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Bayonetta 2 (Switch)*
* = New entry
Data is taken from the Ukie Games Charts ‘Top 40 Full-Price Entertainment SOFTWARE’ compiled by GfK Chart Track