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Pre-16 Year-Olds
 

There's a gap when children are starting to outgrow PEGI 12 rated games but aren't necessarily ready for PEGI 16 rated shooting and fighting experiences. The games in this list offer some options that are genuinely exuberant and exhilarating but with lower levels of violence.

It's important to say that parents should take a close look at the rating information for these games and make their own judgement on appropriateness for their child.

These are intended as good first steps into older rating games, when you think your child is ready. We go through some really good examples of these exciting, fast-action game for a range of ages. They are mostly all PEGI 12 or under, apart from games like Halo or Jedi Fallen Order, which we have included as this is a lower ESRB TEEN rating in the US.
 
This list includes 35 games from the last 22 years, with 2,028 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to dip toe in older teenage games .

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is a fighting-adventure game and a sequel to 2019's Jedi: Fallen Order.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is a fighting-adventure game and a sequel to 2019's Jedi: Fallen Order. As in that game, you explore and fight enemies with your lightsaber and force powers, but here you also have a blaster and new lightsaber fighting styles.

Street Fighter 6, the latest Street Fighter game, is a fighting game where you beat opponents with punches and powers.

Street Fighter 6, the latest Street Fighter game, is a fighting game where you beat opponents with punches and powers. Alongside player-versus-player fights, this edition offers a surprisingly in-depth open-world story where you hone your skills against computer-controlled characters.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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