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The Game Rating and Administration Committee (Korean: 게임물관리위원회, romanization: Geimmul Gwalli-Wiwonhoe; GRAC) is the South Korean video game content rating board. A governmental organization, the GRAC rates video games to inform customers of the nature of game contents.

Before 2006, the Korea Media Rating Board was the authority in rating video games, until a controversy struck when they rated a gambling game supposedly "suitable for all ages", and thus the Game Rating Board (GRB) was created as a split from the Korea Media Rating Board. Under the current guidelines, games containing elements of gambling must be "rated 15+" or higher.

The Game Rating and Administration Committee is a participating authority of the International Age Rating Coalition.

Ratings[]

  • ALL/전체이용가 (All users) – Games that can be played by anyone. Equivalent to E or E10+.
  • 12+/12세이용가 (12 years and over) – Games with this rating are restricted to 12 and over. Equivalent to T.
  • 15+/15세이용가 (15 years and over) – Games with this rating are restricted to 15 and over. Equivalent to M.
  • 18/청소년이용불가 (Teenager and child restricted) – Games with this rating are restricted to 18 and over. Equivalent to AO.
  • TEST/평가용 (Under testing) - The game is under testing for the rating judgement.
  • RE/등급면체 (Rating exempted) - The game was exempted for rating.
  • R/등급분류거부 (Refusal of classification) – The classification of the game was rejected by the GRAC and cannot be legally sold or advertised within South Korea.

Descriptors[]

  • Sexuality
  • Violence
  • Fear/Horror/Threatening
  • Language
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug
  • Crime, anti-societal or anti-governmental messages
  • Gambling (Betting)
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