At a PEGI 12 level more detailed and realistic looking violence towards fantasy characters is allowed. Any violence towards human characters must look unrealistic unless it consists of only minor or trivial injury such as a slap.
Sexual posturing of the type often seen in music videos is also allowed at this level as is sexual innuendo.
Some bad language is allowed but it can be no more than mild swearing.
At PEGI 12, games may provide some instruction on casino-style gambling, for example they can feature an explanation of the rules for Blackjack or Poker. This descriptor also appears on PEGI 16 and PEGI 18 games.
A game at this level may feature horror content such as strong threat and dread or graphic injury details.