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ESRB Video Game Ratings

Wondering what video games are suitable for your children?

On the box of nearly every video game sold in the United States is a small square with a rating for that title. The ratings are administered by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (search), made up of 16 executives from the top game makers.

The available ratings are:

— "EC" — Early childhood, may be suitable for ages 3 and older.

— "E" — Everyone, may be suitable for 6 and older.

— "E10+" — Everyone, may be suitable for 10 and older.

— "T" — Teen, may be suitable for 13 and older.

— "M" — Mature, may be suitable for 17 and older.

— "AO" — Adults only.