Top 10 Games the ESRB Has Rated Most Incorrectly

The Top Ten
1 Super Smash Bros. Brawl

What? How is this rated T, should've got an E10+ rating. Master hand got killed. So what? In ultimate there were many killings and dharkon and galeem kill each other in their respective endings and destroy all the fighters, and yet that gets an E10+ rating. What? Now I know this was released in 2008 and ultimate was in 2018, but really man? How is it that this isn't ok for 10 year olds and ultimate is? Even 9 year olds should be fine playing this. Maybe it's the crude humor, but the worst thing is Wario farting while flying, and yet the ESRB is acting like we haven't seen more of the same in E10+ rated games? Seriously ESRB? This isn't even as bad as the Wario ware games in terms of crude humor.

2 Super Smash Bros Melee

Should have been rated E, the reason given for the T rating was Giga Bowser but you had things like the evil piano in Super Mario 64, the demon resident minecart (and the catacombs before) in Donkey Kong 64, and some of the jokes in the Banjo series. All of those got an E rating.

Should have been rated E, the reason given for the T rating was Giga Bowser but there were a lot darker things in E-rated games than that.

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.

3 Bombing Bastards

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

I actually disagree. The swear word in the title is mild and has been seen in other E10+ rated games.

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

4 Portal

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

5 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

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.

6 Tom and Jerry: War of the Whiskers

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

Get that higher on the list! that's nothing compared to the incredibles!

How is this the same rating as The Dark Knight?

7 Age of Empires II
8 Mario and Luigi: Dream Team

The sole content descriptor is Mild Cartoon Violence and 3D World is rated E for the same reason.

This game should be rated E. England rated it for 3+. Maybe the 3D graphics pulled tge ESRB toward E10+

No, but Dreamy Luigis fall off the screen! That's too graphic for kids! /s

9 Donkey Kong Jungle Beat

Why E10+? Shadow The Hedgehog should've been the first game to have an E10+!

The very first game rated E10+? Wouldn't that go to a Harry Potter game or something

10 Happy Wars
The Contenders
11 The Typing of the Dead

What the heck is up with this game, it's a educational game about learning how to type, but it has blood and scary stuff! Who was this made for?

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

I think all adults know how to type...

12 SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge

I agree, there's no need at all for an E10+ for this game.

It's Spongebob Silly so it's getting an E Rating.

13 Conker: Live and Reloaded

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.

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!

This should be a Teen, it's strange how in early development it was going to uncensor the F word but they changed it to censor both the F word (which was the case in the N64) and the S word.

14 Mega Man Zero

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!

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.

15 The Incredibles

Wow. A movie made for kids has a video game rated T for teen.

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

T for a PG movie? There's no blood. It should've been re-rated to E10+ for the Greatest Hits release.

16 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?

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

I played earthbound when I wasn't even 10. it's got fantasy violence but not really much of anything else

17 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.

18 Cube Life: Island Survival
19 Age of Empires

Because the violence here is SO realistic with its 1997 graphics...

20 South Park: Rally

Is everyone saying that it's fine with an M Rating Because South Park is for adults who cares it's just a racing game.

21 Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders
22 Age of Empires III
23 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
24 Pikmin 2
25 Guitar Hero

Should be rated E10+. Maybe some of the songs are slightly inappropriate, but it's not something you wouldn't hear on pretty much any radio station. Plus, it's not like we're blasting Eminem lyrics.

How is it rated T? All you just do is play guitar.

You can also play the drums or sing.

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