With effect from 28 April 2008, the new video games ratings are:
Mature 18 (M18) – For persons 18 years ago and above. M18 is a restricted category and retailers will need to conduct age checks at the point of sale.
Age Advisory – Suitable for persons 16 years old and above. This is an advisory category to assist consumers in making informed choices. While retailers need not conduct age checks at the point of sale, they are encourage to exercise responsibility by not selling these games to those below 16 years of age.
Both categories will carry rating stickers. Games that do not fall into the above two categories but are approved for general consumption are not required to carry any rating stickers.
More information on the video games classification system can be found at www.mda.gov.sg/videogames