Games the ESRB Has Rated Incorrectly

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The Top Ten

1 Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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. - Discord

There's nothing inappropriate in this game

Should be rated E10+ not t for teen - YOSHIA2121

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2 Bombing Bastards

E10+ for Language isn't too uneasonable. Anything with damn, hell, or bastard (and aren't used properly) gets the E10+ rating automatically.

I actually disagree. Just because it has a bad word on the title doesn't mean it should be rated M. - randomuser2525

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3 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

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

This game should be rated E10, or even E. It's actually less dark and gritty than Wind Waker despite the art style.

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.

4 Mario and Luigi: Dream Team

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

5 Super Smash Bros Melee

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. - N64Dude

Why Is The Original Super Smash Bros Game Rated E If The Other Are Rated T - MEGAMANZEROSTRIDER

I'm guessing Giga Bowser is the primary reason for SSBM being rated T. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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6 Portal

The sequel was worse, it should be E10+. maybe it is because it came packaged with 4 M rated games and had blood

7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
8 The Typing of the Dead

Is this game about zombies showing you how to type? What the heck is this?! - RiverClanRocks

I think all adults know how to type... - N64Dude

Why is this not rated e

9 Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
10 The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield

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.

The Newcomers

? Furi

Got a M rating for one f bomb. PG 13 movies can have one and sometimes 2 (The Martian) but furi gets an M? - Sibel

The Contenders

11 Donkey Konga 2

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

12 Pikmin 2

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

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13 The Incredibles

A game based off of The Incredibles was given a T rating. enough said.

14 Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders
15 Tom and Jerry: War of the Whiskers

A Tom and Jerry game got rated T. enough said. - computerfan0

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17 Earthbound

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

At first I thought this was E but I found out it was T.

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

18 South Park: Rally

DUMB! I've seen worse

Anything South Park should be m rated

19 Minecraft

Why e10+ there's no major violence in this game - ikerevievs

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?

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

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20 Cave Story

They say "screw" in this game, so E10+ is the correct rating. - Extractinator04

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