Game Rating System

Like many things in life, movies, television shows, music, video games have a rating system. The ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) is responsible for rating the content of video games based on criteria including, but not limited to, "...violence, language, sex, controlled substances and gambling."

Explore the Rating System

After exploring the ESRB site, please answer the following questions:

  1. What are the seven rating categories employed by the ESRB?
  2. Briefly describe these categories.
  3. What are Content Descriptors? List five.
  4. What is the "Online Rating Notice"?
  5. How does the ESRB go about the process of rating a video game?
  6. Why doesn't the ESRB just use the rating system already in place for movies?