Welcome to the USK

USK is the German abbreviation for the Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body, an organization which has been voluntarily established by the games industry. It is the officially recognized institution responsible for the classification of computer and video games in Germany in accordance with the Children and Young Persons Protection Act (JuSchG) as well as for online contents in accordance with the Youth Media Protection State Agreement (JMStV). At the end of a joint classification procedure for games distributed on physical media, age rating symbols are issued by the relevant state representatives. In addition, the USK also provides age rating symbols and content descriptors using the international IARC system for online games and apps. Numerous companies have become USK members to publicly demonstrate their interest in youth protection conformity and steady cooperation. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Latest classifications

The 10 latest initial classifications:

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Information on submissions

Here you can find all relevant information for publishers and business partners. 

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Introducing IARC

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Our latest brochure includes full information and facts about the USK.

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USK film


An animated film explaining the age rating process.