Video Game Charts by PEGI Age Rating – Week Ending July 28th
With the summer holidays in full swing in the UK, the heatwave has come to an end for the most of us – for now, at least. That might mean a few more days spent inside, looking for something to do as the rain and wind picks up. The right video game might be just what’s needed.
And here at AskAboutGames we’re keen to make it easy for you to find the most popular titles suitable for the age of the gamers in your family.
So we kick off every new week by going through the official charts, and then pull together the lists below. Each groups together the three best selling games from the charts by their PEGI age rating category, and lists the selected games in the order they appeared in the full charts. In the UK PEGI certificates are given to games by a board of experts at The VSC Rating Board; we use their ratings to guide our groupings. So if you have, for example, an eight-year-old and a 10-year-old in your family, and you want a popular game for them to play, you could glance at the three-years-plus and seven-years-plus lists below.
Many games below link to their profile over on The VSC Rating Board website, so you can see details of why they were granted the rating they received. You can learn more about those VSC ‘ACI’ profiles here.
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.
* = New Release
** = Link points to standard game edition
Data is taken from the Ukie Games Charts ‘Top 40 Full-Price Entertainment SOFTWARE’ compiled by GfK Chart Track