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Check the Classification
Check the Classification
This has advertising approval, but is not yet classified
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General.
General
Suitable for everyone.
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Parental Guidance.
Parental Guidance
Not recommended for children under 15; may contain material which some children find confusing or upsetting.
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Mature.
Mature
Not recommended for children under 15; may include moderate levels of violence, language or themes.
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Mature Audiences.
Mature Audiences
Restricted - unsuitable for persons under 15; may contain strong content.
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Restricted (R).
Restricted (R)
Restricted to adults.
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Restricted (X).
Restricted (X)
Restricted to adults – contains sexually explicit content.
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Public
Public
Information for the general public.
IndustryCompliance
Compliance
Classification compliance information.
How it all works
How it all works
How it all works.

Step 2—Check the classification

Check the classification

If you are unsure if a game is classified, or whether you have the correct information about a classified game, you should search the National Classification Database (NCD) for the classification decision.

The NCD gives you information about the classification decision, consumer advice, information about the game itself, including the developer and publisher details (where available) so you can compare the results with the game you have to advertise.

If the game is not classified, you can still advertise it. More information about advertising unclassified games can be found on the I want to advertise unclassified films and computer games—what are the rules? page.

If the game is classified, you need to make sure the classification and consumer advice are shown in any advertising where needed. Marking guidelines and downloads are available to help you with this in the next section titled Displaying the classification and consumer advice on advertising.

 

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