Because there is three versions of this game the normal (with no extras), the white edition (with a figure and one bonus leval) and the black edition (with three bonus levels and a figure), the latter two have bonus levels on it and limited editions figures.
Because there is three versions of this game, the white edition that has one bonus level and a figure, the black edition which has three bonus levels, and then the normal which has nothing extra. as for the age rating maybe the extra levels are more violent then the rest.
Ignore all that three versions nonsense. The game is rated 18 by PEGI (Pan european game information) and 15 by BBFC (british board of film classification). Now, I might be wrong about the next bit, but all games are supposed to be rated by PEGI now. However, when there is other material (e.g. adverts) or is considered too nasty/violent it needs a BBFC rating. Looking at the BBFC website, there is an ad for avatar on the disc, which i assume is the reason. Either that or it's all the stealing and the stabbing in the eyes. Either way, it's the same game.
Its not nonsense mate, the three different versions have different content, these extras are only available if you buy the more expensive version, so whilst the main part of the game is the same in all the versions, there is extras that are only available when buying the higher ones, but in a recent interview the makers of the game did state that by the end of january they hope to have all the extra content made available to all. it there way to make the most money, just like all the game makers.
I buy games for my 14 years old son up to 15 rating but not 18. Do you think this can be ok for a 14 years old? It has great reviews and he wants it so much but in the end the money is on my card so my decision. I would appreciate an honest opinion.
PEGI ratings tend to be more 'conservative' than BBFC ratings because they are pan-european (ever noticed how many DVDs have those blue 18 ratings from the Irish film borad, but 15 for the UK? - it's usually because of moderate sexual content being judged differently in an Irish cultural context).
The BBFC try to achieve consistency across films and games, so if you'd be happy for your son to view a 15 rated movie, then you should consider the game will be okay.