Latest ESRB Rated Games – April 23

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Here are the latest games ratings from the ESRB. Of note are several titles heading to the Wii Virtual Console from Namco Bandai and Commodore Gaming including Mappy and Summer Games II. Again no AO games but Zombie Apocalypse gets an M for Blood and Gore, Language and Violence.

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Rating(s)=EC, E, E10+, T, M, AO
Platform(s)=Mac, DS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, PC, Xbox 360

 
  Rating Content Descriptor(s) Platform(s) Publisher
4x4 Hummer
E Everyone No Descriptors PC Aspyr Media, Inc.
Rating Summary: This is a racing simulation game in which players can select a Hummer or truck, navigate through off-road terrain, and compete in timed races. Players can customize their vehicles by choosing new tires, engines, and paint schemes.... [more]
And Yet It Moves
E Everyone Mild Violence MAC, PC And Yet It Moves Team
 
Burger Island 2
E Everyone No Descriptors PC eGames Inc
Rating Summary: This is a strategy game in which players run a burger stand. Players take customer orders, accurately assemble the ingredients (patties, eggs, nachos, etc.), and serve multiple orders within a time limit.... [more]
Dream Day Wedding: Viva Las Vegas
E Everyone Alcohol Reference, Simulated Gambling PC ValuSoft Inc.
Rating Summary: This is a seek-and-find puzzle game in which players search for hidden items on a screen full of jumbled objects. Players can also engage in wedding-themed mini-games, such as gown selection, flower arrangement, and setting up an outdoor reception. Selectable items may include bottles of wine and ... [more]
Fashion Apprentice
E Everyone Mild Suggestive Themes, Tobacco Reference PC Mumbo Jumbo
Rating Summary: This is a seek-and-find puzzle game in which players search for hidden items on a screen full of jumbled objects. Players follow the story of an aspiring designer who coordinates outfits for models and works her way up the fashion world. Some models wear low-riding shorts and bikinis and halter to... [more]
Gaplus
E Everyone No Descriptors Wii Namco Bandai Games America
Rating Summary: This is an arcade-style game in which players earn points for clearing through screens of tiny alien insects. Players can collect power-ups, capture alien ships, and complete bonus target rounds.... [more]
Gourmania
E Everyone Alcohol Reference PC Viva Media LLC
Rating Summary: This is a seek-and-find puzzle game in which players search for menu items (e.g., bread, meat, and ice cream) in a pizza parlor, fast food restaurant, and beachside drink stand. Players must find these hidden objects within a time limit in order to satisfy customers. A couple of the searchable ite... [more]
Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming
E Everyone No Descriptors Nintendo DS Natsume Inc.
Rating Summary: This is a puzzle game in which players move around a color-coded game board to harvest crops that correspond with each color. Players follow the story of a cast of characters investigating the sudden inrush of vegetables on an island. ... [more]
Hot ’n’ Cold
E Everyone No Descriptors Nintendo DS Majesco Entertainment
Rating Summary: This is a seek-and-find puzzle game in which players search around a house to find hidden objects as they are told how "hot" or "cold" they are to each item. Players can also arrange/hide the items themselves and challenge other players to find them.... [more]
Hotel for Dogs
E Everyone Comic Mischief PC Aspyr Media, Inc.
Rating Summary: Hotel for Dogs is an adventure game based on the movie of the same name. Players adopt dogs and care for them through interactive functions such as feeding, petting, and cleaning. In a video clip from the film, characters briefly discuss dogs ’peeing,’ ’pooping,’ and stepping in the later.... [more]
I Love Beauty: Hollywood Makeover
E Everyone No Descriptors Nintendo DS City Interactive S.A.
Rating Summary: This is a simulation game in which players assume the role of an aspiring makeup artist who competes in fashion contests. Players can dye and style hair; apply foundation, eye makeup, and lipstick; and coordinate earrings, brooches, and necklaces.... [more]
Jojo’s Fashion Show 2
E Everyone Mild Suggestive Themes MAC, PC iWin, Inc.
Rating Summary: This is a fashion dress-up game in which players coordinate outfits for models. Players dress up models in different styles (e.g., "tropical," "business," "hipster," etc.) showcase their creations on the runway, and earn bonus points for a successful show. Players are sometimes prompted to coordin... [more]
Lost Secrets: Caribbean Explorer: Secrets of the Sea
E Everyone Violent References MAC, PC GameMill Entertainment
Rating Summary: This is a seek-and-find puzzle game in which players search for hidden items on a screen full of jumbled objects. Players follow the story of a pirate who decides to bury his treasure in the Caribbean islands. Some parts of the text briefly mention violent behavior (e.g., "The pirates attack every... [more]
Mappy
E Everyone No Descriptors Wii Namco Bandai Games America
Rating Summary: This is a side-scrolling platformer game in which players control a mouse that scampers across a mansion full of tiny "cat burglars." Players’ objective is to retrieve stolen goods, while using doors and trampolines to evade the cats.    ... [more]
Mystery P.I. - The New York Fortune
E Everyone Alcohol and Tobacco Reference PC PopCap Games, Inc.
Rating Summary: This is a seek-and-find puzzle game in which players search for hidden items on a screen full of jumbled objects. Players follow the story of a private investigator who must track down a hidden will. Searchable items can include alcohol or tobacco products (beer bottles, champagne, cigarettes, etc... [more]
Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses!
E Everyone Mild Violence, Tobacco Reference PC Her Interactive
Rating Summary: This is a "point-and click" adventure game in which players follow the story of Nancy Drew as she goes undercover to investigate a haunted movie set. Players search for clues and interview suspects related to a string of mysterious accidents. Some scenes involve violent situations such as a snake ... [more]
Petz Fashion Dogz and Catz
E Everyone No Descriptors Nintendo DS Ubisoft
Rating Summary: This is a pet care simulation game in which players feed, groom, and play with cats and dogs. Players can dress their pets with colorful outfits and accessories and showcase them in a fashion show. ... [more]
Satisfashion
E Everyone No Descriptors PC eGames Inc
Rating Summary: This is a strategy game in which players create makeup and clothing combinations for fashion shows. Players can earn in-game money for identifying new styles and fashion trends.... [more]
Space Camp
E Everyone Mild Fantasy Violence Wii Activision-Blizzard
Rating Summary: This is an adventure game in which players assume the role of young child at "Space Camp." Players travel back to Earth by engaging in mini-games such as navigating spaceships, extracting minerals from rocks, and putting out fires. In one mini-game, players shoot down incoming asteroids with a tar... [more]
Starforce
E Everyone Mild Fantasy Violence Wii Tecmo, Ltd.
Rating Summary: This is an arcade-style shooter in which players pilot a small spaceship over a series of floating islands. Players’ goal is to shoot lasers (i.e., small white pellets) at enemy ships and ground-based targets. Points are earned for each object destroyed, and players receive bonuses for flawless ta... [more]
Summer Games II
E Everyone No Descriptors Wii Commodore Gaming
Rating Summary: This is a 2D sports game in which players can participate in various summer sporting competitions. Events include bike racing, track and field, slalom kayaking, and fencing.... [more]
The Tower of Druaga
E Everyone Mild Fantasy Violence Wii Namco Bandai Games America
Rating Summary: This is an arcade-style adventure game in which players control a small hero through a 2D, maze-like environment in order to save a fair maiden. Players locate keys, unlock doors, and battle tiny enemy creatures (e.g., ghosts, lizard men, and dragons) along the way. Enemies disappear when the play... [more]
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10
E Everyone No Descriptors Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Electronic Arts
Rating Summary: This is a golf simulation game in which players can customize a character, play as or against real-life PGA golfers, and compete on realistic courses from around the world. Players can also engage in a variety of mini-games to practice controlling their swing for height, direction, and distance.... [more]
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10
E Everyone No Descriptors Wii Electronic Arts
Rating Summary: This is a golf simulation game in which players can customize a character, play as or against real-life PGA golfers, and compete on realistic courses from around the world. Players can also engage in a variety of mini-games to practice controlling their swing for height, direction, and distance.... [more]
Tower Toppler
E Everyone No Descriptors Wii Commodore Gaming
Rating Summary: This is a 2D platform game in which players make their way to the top of various towers while avoiding obstacles. Once they reach the top, players can topple the tower and send it crumbling to the ocean below. ... [more]
Defense Grid: The Awakening
E10+ Everyone 10+ Fantasy Violence, Mild Language PC Aspyr Media, Inc.
Rating Summary: This is a strategy game in which players oversee a futuristic base and protect it from invading alien troops. Players can set up towers on a map, fortify them with weapons (flamethrowers, machine guns, lasers, etc.), and fire at the swarm of approaching alien enemies. Expletives such as "hell" and... [more]
LEGO Batman: The Videogame
E10+ Everyone 10+ Cartoon Violence MAC FERAL ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED
Rating Summary: LEGO Batman: The Videogame is an action adventure game in which players control a group of LEGO characters through the environments of the Batman universe. Players can use both hero and villain characters, and villains sometimes oppose Gotham City policemen. Characters shoot and punc... [more]
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
E10+ Everyone 10+ Suggestive Themes MAC Aspyr Media, Inc.
 
Secret Command
E10+ Everyone 10+ Mild Violence Wii SEGA
Rating Summary: This is 2D action game in which players control a small commando soldier whose objective is to free prisoners of war. Presented from a top-down perspective, the game scrolls vertically through battlefields, cities and villages, and enemy territory. Players use a machine gun to shoot slow-moving pr... [more]
Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
E10+ Everyone 10+ Violence MAC Aspyr Media, Inc.
 
Commander In Chief - Geopolitical Simulator 2009
T Teen Drug Reference, Mild Violence, Sexual Themes PC EVERSIM
Rating Summary: This is a political simulation game in which players can assume the role of the head of state or government of a real country. Using text-based menus, players can enter military alliances, monitor political party activity, make economic and social decisions, and retain overall popularity. Players ... [more]
Cryostasis
T Teen Violence PC Aspyr Media, Inc.
Rating Summary: This is first person shooter in which players assume the role of a scientist exploring a mysterious Russian ship in an arctic environment. Players solve puzzles by using psychic ability, explore the dark and frozen ship, and fight humanoid monsters along the way. Players use firearms (rifles, shot... [more]
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus
T Teen Language, Mild Blood, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Use of Tobacco, Violence PlayStation 2, PSP, Wii Aksys Games Localization, Inc.
Rating Summary: This is a fighting game in which players control one of several characters in one-on-one fight matches. Players punch, kick, and throw each other until the other character’s health meter is depleted. Each character has individualized special attacks and finishing moves, including "Throw Escapes," ... [more]
Helldorado
T Teen Alcohol Reference, Mild Language, Violence PC Viva Media LLC
Rating Summary: This is an action/strategy game, set in the Wild West, in which players must rescue a kidnapped friend from the clutches of an evil villain. The game allows players to switch back-and-forth from a "zoomed-out" perspective (tactical) and a third-person view (action). Players guide their characters ... [more]
Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past
T Teen Blood, Drug Reference, Language, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes Nintendo DS Aksys Games Localization, Inc.
Rating Summary: This is an adventure game in which players assume the role of a private detective who solves various mysteries, including a series of murders. Players interact with characters by choosing text options (e.g., how to approach a character, how to reply, what types of punches to throw in defense, etc.... [more]
Jumpgate Evolution
T Teen Fantasy Violence, Language PC Codemasters
Rating Summary: This is a role-playing space combat game in which players navigate spaceships, complete missions, and fight against conflicting nations in large-scale space battles. Players pilot their ships from a third-person perspective and are asked to destroy various space stations, turrets, satellites, and ... [more]
Little King’s Story
T Teen Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol Wii XSEED JKS, Inc.
Rating Summary: This is an adventure role-playing game (RPG) in which players control a young king whose goal is to expand his kingdom by defeating enemies and bosses. Set in a colorful, whimsical environment, the game allows players to send small soldiers to attack "cartoony" enemies, including cows, snails, she... [more]
Overlord: Dark Legend
T Teen Alcohol Reference, Fantasy Violence Wii Codemasters
Rating Summary: Players use swords, axes and hammers to attack fantasy creatures in this action role-playing game. Combat usually involves "melee-style" attacks where characters’ axe swipes and sword strikes occur at close-range, are frenetic, and are met with cries of pain. Players can also command several "tag-... [more]
Unbound Saga
T Teen Blood, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence PSP Vogster Entertainment
Rating Summary: This is a side-scrolling fighting game, set in a post-apocalyptic landscape, in which players control two fighters who punch and kick their way through comic book panels. Players can use boxes, boards, stop signs, and club-type weapons to attack hordes of hand-drawn human enemies. Some of the stre... [more]
Zombie Apocalypse
M Mature Blood and Gore, Language, Violence PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Konami Digital Entertainment
Rating Summary: Large pools of blood stain the ground in this third-person shooter about killer zombies. Players’ goal is to destroy zombies, save uninfected people, and earn high scores. Presented from a top-down perspective, the game allows players to use guns, chainsaws, flamethrowers, and wood chippers to kil... [more]

 

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