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PEGI 16+


Halo is a series of shooter video games set in a science fiction universe. In the games, players play the role of the ‘Master Chief’, a ‘super soldier’ who explores planets and different environments to complete missions using an array of weapons and vehicles in order to progress to the next level. The games can be played on a number of platforms including Xbox, and PC.

The games have been given a PEGI rating of 16+, largely due to their depictions of realistic violence towards other characters. People can play Halo games on their own, or with other players online (who they may or may not know). On most gaming platforms, players can use messaging and voice chat features in order to communicate with each other when playing the game.

In some games, players can purchase in-game items such as weapons using currency called ‘Halo credits’.

Players may be required to sign into their Microsoft account in order to play Halo. Parents can therefore activate parental controls such as setting time limits on the game using their Microsoft Family account (where they can add children as family members to their Microsoft account and manage their safety settings). Within the game, a player can report another player.  Further safety settings may be available on the gaming platform being used to play Halo 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