Is that video game OK to Play? Easily search for a game’s rating information to help decide if it is age-appropriate for your children. Check out today’s most viewed ratings or search by game title, platform, rating, or content, helping to put parental control in the palm of your hand. This app, from the non-profit Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), makes it easy to determine which games are appropriate for your kids and family, whether at home or on the go.
ESRB assigns age and content ratings for computer and video games for kids, teens and adults. Depending on the specific title, results may include additional information such as rating summaries, interactive elements, or other notices. This app features an unlimited number of free searches with the ability to instantly share results with friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail.
• Nintendo DS/DSi/3DS
• Nintendo Switch
• PlayStation 3
• PlayStation 4
• PlayStation Vita/PSP
• Wii U
• Xbox 360
• Xbox One
• Other Platforms
• EC (Early Childhood)
• E (Everyone)
• E10+ (Everyone 10+)
• T (Teen)
• M (Mature)
• AO (Adults Only)
• No Content Descriptors
Ratings and Reviews
Do Not Be Decieved!!!!!!
Your Children will lie to you about the games they are playing! Im 19, and I used to do it personally myself. This app is great to let you know exactly what you are potentially exposing yourself and your children to as well. I recently purchased Grand Theft Auto 5, and I have learned it is an inappropriate game after 10 minutes of gameplay. I later checked the internet to see what others were saying, and parents were saying it is a good game that teaches realistic aspects of life. I became flustered when one of the reviews from a child's mother stating that she bought the game for her 12 year old son, she was convinced that any nudity and violence is avoidable throughout the game. There is one mission where you have to brutally torture a person, you are in full control and get to chose what to torture the man with. There is another mission where you have to close a series of "adult" pop-ups on a persons computer. I believe that there should be more pressure on parents to review this app or website from this company. KNOW WHAT YOU EXPOSE YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN TO! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ESRB!!! 10 out of 5 stars if possible!!
Must have for parents and GameStop employees!
I just downloaded this app the other night and have used it over 40 time already. Working at a video game store, parents never really know what they are getting for their kids and most pass the ratings off as conservative babble but the few that are truly interested in what their kids are playing always ask "what exactly do they mean by 'suggestive themes'?", etc. Unfortunately, unless we have personally played the game from start to finish we have to base our answer off word of mouth or approximations. This app cites specific reasons for the ratings including detailed descriptions and quotations. Parents love that we care enough to educate them and this app makes it easy. My only suggestions would be to create reviews for the older games pre 2008 and to add MORE examples of content instead of just 1 or 2. Otherwise, the app works great and is extremely convenient and helpful. I have to give it 5 stars! Thank you!
The search option on this app does NOT work.
I can understand making an app like this so that parents will know what to expect what is in the game that they and their children will be exposed to. (Though I've always believed that parents should always take a closer look into games themselves because people can go too far or not far enough on rating anything, including the ESRB. If you don't believe me, I've got a collection of games where they either over looked or went overboard when rating them. I could write a book series about it!) The problem with this app is that it's search option only pulls up the game's title but not what it's rated. Also you can't change the search criteria, especially if you want to check it on a certain system. Until this problem is fixed my rating will stay at 1 star. I have IOS 9.1, which should help with narrowing down if it's the operating system/ app compatibility.
- 5.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Copyright © 2017 Entertainment Software Rating Board. All rights reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.