Video Game Charts by PEGI Age Rating – Week Ending April 14th
After a brilliant week for games in the UK – with the London Games Festival, Game BAFTAs and EGX Rezzed gaming expo all taking place – its time once again for our special PEGI age-rating charts
The PEGI age-ratings – granted to games in the UK by a group of experts at The VSC Rating Board – let you know what audiences a given game is suitable for. At one end of the spectrum are titles rated as suitable for those three years old and above, and at the very opposite end there are those that only suit an adult audience. Each week here at AskAboutGames we take the latest all formats game charts in full – which list the best selling games in the UK – and pick out the three highest ranking games from each age category. That results in the list below, which helps you see which are the most popular age-appropriate games for your family, whether you’re looking for something you can all play together, or, for example, a gift for a 16-year-old who longs to play 18-rated games, but needs something that will engage them while still being appropriate to their age.
And this week, for the first time we’ve linked each game title – where possible – to the VSC entry for the game and associated titles, so that you can see the precise reasons a game got the age rating it did.
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.
Data is taken from the Ukie Games Charts ‘Top 40 Full-Price Entertainment SOFTWARE’ compiled by GfK Chart Track