Pan European Game Information (PEGI) is a European video game content rating system. It was developed by the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE) and came into use in April 2003 taking over from ELSPA. PEGI is used in 32 European countries, Israel, and South Africa. It is not associated with the European Union.
Participation is voluntary and at the discretion of the game developer. To obtain the ratings for any piece of software, the developer completes a questionnaire, which is then evaluated by the Netherlands Institute for the Classification of Audiovisual Media (NICAM) and ratings are given. It is based on the Dutch Kijkwijzer system as well.
PEGI has five age categories. In Portugal, local legislation conflicts with some of the ratings and they are changed accordingly. Finland changed its legislation to fully adopt PEGI beginning 1 January 2007.
|June 09 Revamp|
PEGI is a voluntary system. Here are the ratings for the games:
The eight content descriptors are:
|Bad language||Grand Theft Auto IV, Fallout 3, Call of Duty: World at War, Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven|
|Drugs||Grand Theft Auto, Fallout 2, Deus Ex: Invisible War, The Warriors, NARC|
|Fear||Coraline, NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, Silent Debuggers, the Silent Hill/Resident Evil games, Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest For Booty|
|Sex||Singles: Flirt Up Your Life, Leisure Suit Larry, Fallout 2, Playboy: The Mansion, BMX XXX, God of War, The Sopranos: Road to Respect|
|Violence||Grand Theft Auto, Fallout 2, Resistance: Fall of Man, Max Payne 2, Mortal Kombat, Counter-Strike: Source, Devil May Cry 4, Shadow the Hedgehog, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools Of Destruction|
|Gambling||42 All-Time Classics, Fallout 2, God Hand, Street Hoops, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights|
|Online Content||EVE Online, Phantasy Star Portable, The Orange Box|