Age ratings are systems used to ensure that entertainment content, such as films, DVDs, Blu-rays, 4K UHDs and computer games, are clearly labelled by age according to the content they contain. Age ratings provide guidance to consumers (particularly parents) to help them decide whether or not to buy a particular product.
The rating on a game confirms that it is suitable for players over a certain age. Accordingly, a PEGI 7 game is only suitable for those aged seven and above and a PEGI 18 game is only suitable for adults aged eighteen and above. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.
Similarly, a DVD, Blu-ray or 4K with an age rating of 12, 15 or 18 will be suitable for persons over this age only.