An indepth look at Video Games Rating Systems around the world.
Welcome to a new weekly feature, all about the video games rating systems. This is Part 1 of a 2 Part long feature, come back next week for Part 2.
We'll be looking at the main ratings systems in the game industry, how they compare with ratings in other countries, and how are they enforced in the UK.
"A video game content rating system is a system used for the classification of video games into suitability-related groups."
Often these systems are associated with or sponsored by a government, and are sometimes part of the motion picture rating system, such as the UK's BBFC.