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Games for Windows - Approval Game Rating Certificate

The Games for Windows team requires an approved (or specific country equivalent) rating certificate to get final approval for Games for Windows branding.

The Games for Windows program will not accept “adults only” (or country equivalent) titles.

If a game has a rating in a supported system, we expect that data to be in the GDF. If the game is not rated in a given supported system, then it should not have data in the GDF and will be treated as an "Unrated" game.

Please check with your game rating board, turnaround times may vary and could cause delays to the final approval of Games for Windows branding.

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  • Games for Windows: Test Cases

    Get details on how to test a title's compliance with the Games for Windows technical requirements

  • Games for Windows: Showcase Features

    Titles that utilize showcase features and demonstrate illustrate the power of gaming development on different Windows platforms will be eligible for additional marketing benefits over titles that only meet the Games for Windows standard technical requirements.

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Many of the top game developers are already leveraging the power of the Games for Windows brand to provide consumers with a great gaming experience.

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