Singapore introduces 18 rating

The Media Development Agency of Singapore will implement video games age classification for the first time in its history later this month.

The new ratings include two new symbols – one designating ‘Mature 18′ and one with an ‘Age Advisory’ logo. Games that don’t come under either will continue to be unrated.

Games which have the ‘Mature 18′ rating on their box will be restricted to adults-only by law, whilst the ‘Age Advisory’ rating will be available to all consumers, but discretion will be advised – similar to the UK’s ‘PG’ BBFC classification.

The new ratings will come into effect on Monday, April 28th.

"The age-appropriate ratings and consumer advisories will help parents make informed choices about the games their children play," said Amy Chua, chairman of the Board of Film Censors.

"This represents a balanced approach in enabling more media choice for Singaporeans while protecting the young."

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