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PEGI 18+



The Counter-Strike game series is a set of multi-player shooter games. The games are for adults only, due to their depictions of realistic violence against vulnerable and defenceless characters. Counter-Strike games are available across a number of gaming platforms such as PC, PlayStation and Xbox.

A player joins either a Terrorist or Counter-Terrorist team (with whom they can communicate using in-game chat features), which battle each other and compete on activities such as planting or defusing bombs. Players can practice the game alone by playing with bots (automated characters). People can spend money to buy in-game items such as clothing and weapons in Counter-Strike.

Counter-Strike is not suitable for children so it does not offer parental controls. However various safety settings are available. These settings include the ability to mute other players or turn off voice chat, and ensure player names are ‘clean’ (family friendly). A player can also decide if friends can automatically join their lobby to play a new game or if they need an invitation first. Additional safety settings may be available via the gaming platform being used to play Counter-Strike on e.g. Xbox.

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Safety restrictions available

Harmful Content

Block or limit access to content that could be harmful to children e.g. videos that contain bad language or sexual, violent or discriminatory content.

In-game Purchasing

Disable option to buy extra content, goods or subscriptions when using apps e.g. buying TikTok Coins when using the social media app TikTok


Block a user’s ability to communicate privately with one person or a group of people e.g. send or receive direct messages

Time Limit

Decide when and for how long a user can access a piece of technology e.g. set a schedule on a broadband router so that internet access turns off after 8pm

Multi Player

Block a user's ability to play games with other players online