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Windows Game Ratings

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 by | Filed Under: Uncategorized

Ever since the bloody first-person shooter, Doom, parents have been super concerned with the content of the video games their children play. Thankfully Windows Vista and 7 have the ability to pull ratings from the Entertainment Software ratings Board (ESRB) and assign them to games you install.

Now, to check the rating of a game installed in Windows you need to open the Windows Games Explorer.

Click Start, and in the Search Box type Games. Now either click the icon that appears at the top of the list, or hit Enter.  The Games Explorer window should open up. It looks like this:


Now, simply click on a game and take note of the rating assigned to it.


There are a few different ratings descriptors.

E – Everyone (ages 6 and older)
E 10+ – (ages 10 and older)
T – Teen (13 and older)
M – Mature (17 and older)
AO – Adults Only ( 18 and older)

Note: Not every game has an ESRB rating, so if you’re unsure of a games content be sure to check the game’s official website for more information.  


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