Games the ESRB Has Rated IncorrectlyN64Dude
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I heard it was all because of crude humor since Wario farts in the game, which is a pretty silly reason to give it a T rating
Goldeneye: shoot guns, a graphic death scene and references to genocide. Rated Teen
Super Smash Bros Brawl: fight Nintendo and 3rd party characters in a cartoony style without blood or deaths. Rated Teen.
What? This game isn't even the slightest amount of inappropriateness. Ok, the most inappropriate thing in it is wario farting while flying, which had me cracking up laughing when I was a kid. The most violent thing is attacking an opponent with a red plasma sword. No blood either. Frankly, even if there were any blood, it would be NOTHING compared to mortal kombat games and Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty
What's so inappropriate? I was like 5 and my brothers were like 10 when we got this game. Our parents bought it. I played it, expecting mature stuff, and there was NOTHING bad about it. It should be at least E10. I think it was because Solid Snake is in the game. - Discord11 Comments
Ocarina of Time had actual blood. What is Ocarina of Time rated? E. For everyone. ITS Zelda, PEOPLE! THIS IS FINE FOR KIDS! - Discord
Again, does not deserve a T rating. - N64Dude
Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask were way more graphic and had blood. Heck, even some parts from Skyward Sword were worse such as the Koloktos fight whereyou pick up these gigantic swords, chop off all of his limbs, and stab him in the heart until he dies while red specks fly out (by worst I mean more violence not worse gameplay because Koloktos fight = awesome). Anyway, ESRB screwed up. E10+ is a better rating.
This game should be rated E10, or even E. It's actually less dark and gritty than Wind Waker despite the art style.
It was rated T last time I checked, not E10+ any more. - myusernameisthis
I actually disagree. Just because it has a bad word on the title doesn't mean it should be rated M. - randomuser2525
E10+ for Language isn't too uneasonable. Anything with damn, hell, or bastard (and aren't used properly) gets the E10+ rating automatically.
E10+, should be T at least - VideoGamefan52 Comments
No, but Dreamy Luigis fall off the screen! That's too graphic for kids! /s
Reading title = FAIL! - computerfan0
This game should be rated E. England rated it for 3+. Maybe the 3D graphics pulled tge ESRB toward E10+
It has the same features as the other games in the series and they rated it E10+ - N64Dude
This was back when the E10+ rating didn't exist, so the ESRB probably thought it was a little too much for an E game. - myusernameisthis
I could play this at 5
Melee's rating isn't that far off if you know that E10+ didn't exist in 2001. It was either E or T, and the ESRB decided to play it safe (Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS are both rated E10)
Same as Brawl. T for Teen for no reason. - N64Dude4 Comments
I agree, it should be E. - myusernameisthis
The sequel was worse, it should be E10+. maybe it is because it came packaged with 4 M rated games and had blood
A cruel, oppressive dictatorship run by the clone of your former disciple, robots getting killed rather brutally, and your original body gone evil who literally claims that he's the messiah...Y'know for kids! - PerfectImpulseX
This game and it's sequels all should've been rated T for Teen instead because they are a bit too dark and bloody even for E-rated game standards. - PerfectImpulseX
I could play this at 3
Get that higher on the list! that's nothing compared to the incredibles!
A Tom and Jerry game got rated T. enough said. - computerfan0
Tom & jerry rated T? - VideoGamefan5
The very first game rated E10+? Wouldn't that go to a Harry Potter game or something - N64Dude
I think all adults know how to type... - N64Dude
Is this game about zombies showing you how to type? What the heck is this?! - RiverClanRocks
I dunno its literally house of the dead where typing the words/letters above enemies heads finishes them off in a glorious gory manner so if HoTD was M I don't see why they wouldn't change it in my humble opinion
Why is this not rated e
Rated T for Teen. COME ON RATERS! Harry Potter is appropriate and they rate the series T and PG-13?!?! - N64Dude
Just like Meelee, this was when the E10+ rating didn't exist. - myusernameisthis
A pg movie turned into a t game hows that happpen?
That's stupid! This is a DISNEY/PIXAR game! No PIXAR game shall EVER get a Teen rating!
A game based off of The Incredibles was given a T rating. enough said.
It's because the E10+ rating didn't exist until 2005. - KalloFox34
Rated T for Teen for Bad Lyrics. Who cares? It's just a stupid song. - N64Dude
I've got an idea. Anything with Mario or Donkey Kong in it should make the rating lower. - computerfan0
Its Donkey Kong, he ain't violent
Should be E10+ or pegi 11 because just because there is an little bit of hell,damn,ass does not mean only teens should play this game.
No, there is still adult humor, violence and everything else you don't want your kids watching, sure, the cussing is beeped, but it's still there! - myusernameisthis
This game should be rated T. The swearing is censored, the difficulty was dumbed down, come on. The Simpsons is a PG rated show and Conker Live and Reloaded has NOTHING that hasn't been seen in the Simpsons. - Discord
I agree, there's no need at all for an E10+ for this game. - myusernameisthis
THE E10+ RATING IS THE MOST USELESS THINGS ON THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE! - GumballWatterson
Should have been E10+. - myusernameisthis
I can understand the Japanese version being rated M: do you know how much they censored this game before it was released in the USA? - FernandoLemon
The ESRB rates it T for Teen for blood? Other than a tiny bit coming out of one of the enemies mouths, there is no blood. E10+ at most - N64Dude
At first I thought this was E but I found out it was T.1 Comment
DUMB! I've seen worse
IT'S SOUTH PARK, OF COURSE IT GETS AN M RATING
Anything South Park should be m rated
Should be E10+ or T. I haven't played it, so I don't know which
Well they where originally aiming for a T rating but the E10+ rating was established at the last second so they tried aiming for that instead, but I think it still should be rated T for gun violence and frequent language. - myusernameisthis
Nah, it's fine where it is. - KalloFox34
Definitely Should Be Teen - JPK
T rating at most.6 Comments
Should be rated AO. - RalphBob
A little more gritty than the other Batman Arkham games, but shouldn't be M
E10+ Is A More Suitable Rating - VideoGamefan5
Should be E10+ there is a boss that shoots you with a gun and don't get me started on the final boss the titan dewevil - ikerevievs
There's a enemy with a gun as boss should be 10+ - ikerevievs
Because Some Of The Songs Say Bad Words
You can also play the drums or sing.
How is it rated T? All you just do is play guitar. - Connor360
It's because of how much of a MILF Pauline became, isn't it - xandermartin98
It was E10+ because of Sherms, those tanks you can capture. - ChroniclerMan5
I emailed ERSB to make sure they change the rating to E - GumballWatterson1 Comment
I could play this at 9
Because it contains high level of Shrek is love...Shrek is life - CerealGuy
It's a DREAMWORKS MOVIE! AND IT'S RATED T FOR TEEN?! - N64Dude
It was rated correctly. Was. Then Bayonetta was added. Sure, it's still E10 for those who didn't download her (provided they didn't play online where she could still be encountered), but then Smash Ultimate included her and this time she wasn't optional and her series had even more representation. Still rated E10.
Ultimate was also rated incorrectly for the same reason as this one: Bay. O. Netta.
The inclusion of Bayonetta in ANY game requires a T rating AT LEAST!
Inclusion of Bayonetta!? That requires a rating of T at least!3 Comments
Why e10+ there's no major violence in this game - ikerevievs
Violence in this game includes: killing zombies, spiders and wolves, lighting animals on fire, killing animals with swords, axes, and bows, exploding TNT, and killing other players with objects and weapons. E10+ is the correct rating, if you ask me. - Extractinator04
However kids can play online, which can be very inappropriate. Some Minecraft skins( or avatars, for few of those unfamiliar with the game) can be inappropriate and sexual.
Whats this doing here?6 Comments
It should be T or even M like earthbound - ikerevievs
What e this game should be t its way to dark to be a e rated game - ikerevievs
How about E10
Should be rated T, most parents on CSM say 11+. - myusernameisthis
MUST BE RATED T! also can be AO
Say if it must be rated t or ao
Shadow The hedgehog has Swearing, Guns, Animated Blood, Cries of pain, Darker themes (Spoiler: Shadow kills eggman in one of the finals) and it's rated E10+. Fortnite only had guns with no blood and the violence is minor compared to shadow the hedgehog and esrb put a T rating
Should be E10 - B1ueNew
I know it has a lot of swearing but compared to games like Halo, this is pretty tame for being rated M, I think it could have gotten away with a T rating.
It's rated E10+ due to references to genocide, and violent dialogue.
It looks super E Rated - Jake09
There seems to be nothing wrong with it and should be rated E instead of E 10 plus
This game looks E rated not E10+1 Comment
It's fine where it is. - KalloFox34
The first one was rated T, when Halo is less violent and it is M. - myusernameisthis
Should be rated T.
Call of Duty. More like call of dirty, or call of doody. This game is extremely violent. My friend played this when we were kids and he dissected insects for fun. He literally fell on the floor laughing when he played it and brutally murdered someone.2 Comments
They re-rated it T in 2019, why? - myusernameisthis
I think it's because of the pool of blood in the murder mystery level. - Discord1
And HOW were the games T rated in the first place? - N64Dude
DD gained an "M" rating. Kinda weird, considering how it contains nothing the previous games didn't have. It should have a "T" rating. - FernandoLemon
They say "screw" in this game, so E10+ is the correct rating. - Extractinator04
So what if they say F word its nothing you have not heard at the Middle School cafeteria. - Extractinator04
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