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Game ratings from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) provide information about what’s in a video game or app. These ratings can help you make informed choices about which Nintendo games are right for you and your family.

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Guide to game ratings

The ESRB rating system was founded by the video game industry in 1994 after consulting a wide range of child development and academic experts, analyzing other rating systems, and conducting nationwide research with parents. The three-part system includes Rating Categories, Content Descriptors, and Interactive Elements.

Guide to game ratings

The ESRB rating system was founded by the video game industry in 1994 after consulting a wide range of child development and academic experts, analyzing other rating systems, and conducting nationwide research with parents. The three-part system includes Rating Categories, Content Descriptors, and Interactive Elements.

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Rating Categories

Rating Categories suggest age appropriateness. A game rated Everyone is generally suited for all ages, while a game rated Everyone 10+ is generally suited for ages 10 and up.

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Content Descriptors

Content Descriptors indicate content that may have triggered a particular rating and/or may be of interest or concern. The term “Mild” indicates a lower frequency, intensity, or severity.

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Interactive Elements

Interactive Elements highlight interactive or online features, including users’ ability to interact with each other, if purchases of digital goods or services are offered, and more.

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Game Finder

Game Finder

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Answer a few questions about your Nintendo system, age range, favorite characters, and more. Your real-time results will include only games rated E or E10+. 

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Answer a few questions about your Nintendo system, age range, favorite characters, and more. Your real-time results will include only games rated E or E10+. 

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Nintendo.com Game Store

Nintendo.com Game Store

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Filter games by ESRB ratings like Early Childhood, Everyone, and Everyone 10+. You can also filter by type of system, favorite character, price, number of players, and more.

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Filter games by ESRB ratings like Early Childhood, Everyone, and Everyone 10+. You can also filter by type of system, favorite character, price, number of players, and more.

Start your search >