Xbox 360

Rated M games in Japan


CERO recently announced that they changed their rating system, which ended up looking similar to the ESRB’s scale. Now there are two distinct ratings for “M” type games. A game gets a “D” rating if it’s made for gamers 17 years old and the “Z” rating is for game is for adults only (18+). Currently only a few games landed the infamous Z rating and they are:


Max Payne


Grand Theft Auto Double Pack

Grand Theft Auto Vice City

Grand Theft Auto III

The Getaway

The Getaway: Black Monday


Simple 2000 Vol. 61: The Oneechanbara

Simple 2000 Vol. 80: The Oneechanpuru

Quick side note: The Oneechanbara games are the bloody hack and slash games where you play as a bikini clad female samurai. Here’s a link to a video of the first game.

Also interesting to note are some of the games that got a labeled with a D rank. Previously most of these titles had a CERO 18 label, so it is like they’ve been downgraded from AO to M. Here are some of the games on the list:

Ninja Gaiden

Dead or Alive 4


Metal Gear Solid 3

Outlaw Volleyball

Resident Evil 4 (and most of the RE series)

The Matrix: Path of Neo

God of War

Dead to Rights

Rumble Roses

Shoubushi Densetsu Tetsuya Digest Volume 3 (a gambling game)

Sukinamono wa Suki Dakara Shouganai!! First Limit | Target Nights (and the rest of the series)

Quick note about Sukinamono wa Suki Dakara Shouganai: This game series is based off the manga where a boy falls out of a four story window and ends up falling in love with his male dorm mates. The game is like a standard dating game except that it includes cross dressing and that it’s part of the “boy’s love” genre.

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