BPjS / BPjM indexed games

Group Description

The following list contains games which were put on the "Index" (German indiziert) by the BPjS/BPjM, and therefore have legal restrictions in Germany on top of possible USK ratings. (Note: Since April 2003, it's known as BPjM; before that date it was known as BPjS)

It is illegal to sell or make any indexed games available to minors in Germany and it is illegal to advertise for them in any form, including putting them on store shelves or publishing reviews in gaming magazines. The games technically disappear from the public. The only way to actually buy these games is via request ("under the desk", German unter der Ladentheke).

There is, however, absolutely no law forbidding any adult to buy an indexed game listed on the so-called List A or List E (majority of entries). There are restrictions for List B indexed games as they (may) violate the German Penal Code (minority of entries). To view List B games that got banned due to excessive violence, see the Germany Criminal Code confiscations (§131: Excess Violence) game group.

BPjS/BPjM = German Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Schriften/Medien = Federal Examination Office for Youth-Endangering Publications/Media.

Notes:
  • This list is for all indexed games, whether they are currently on the list or were in the past. To see the status (date of adding and, if applicable, date of removal), look at the corresponding trivia entries of the games in question.
  • Unless stated otherwise, the games in question are the German versions of the particular games.
  • All compilations, Special Editions or other bundles containing an indexed game are automatically indexed too, but not explicitly listed here.

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sorted in descending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
ZPC1996Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.64
Zero Tolerance1994GenesisAccolade, Inc.3.41
XS1996DOSSCi (Sales Curve Interactive) Ltd.2.60
X-Men: The Ravages of Apocalypse1997Amiga, DOS, MacintoshMacSoft2.85
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Uncaged Edition)2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.4.28
Wolfenstein 3D1992Acorn 32-bit, Browser, DOS, Game Boy Advance, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.4.05
Wolfenstein2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.92
Witchaven II: Blood Vengeance1996DOSIntraCorp, Inc.3.35
Wings of Fury1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Boy Color, PC-98, Sharp X68000Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.61
Wings1990Amiga, BlackBerry, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, WindowsCinemaware Corporation3.87
Who Dares Wins II1985Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumAlligata Software Ltd.3.51
Who Dares Wins1985Commodore 64Alligata Software Ltd.3.29
WET2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC2.87
West Bank1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumDinamic Software3.43
War Zone1991Amiga, Atari STCore Design Ltd.3.00
The Warriors2005PlayStation 2, PSP, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.4.02
War Gods1995Arcade, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.2.23
Wanted: Weapons of Fate2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.3.12
Wanted1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumInfogrames Europe SA3.94
Vivisector: Beast Within2005Windows1C Company3.30
Virtua Cop 21995Arcade, Dreamcast, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Corporation3.77
Virtua Cop1994Arcade, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Entertainment, Inc.3.95
Veteran1988Amiga, Atari STInfogrames Europe SA1.92
Unreal Tournament III2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.47
Unreal Tournament 20032002Linux, Macintosh, WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.73
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Selected Covers

Zero Tolerance Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Zero Tolerance
Wanted: Weapons of Fate Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Wanted: Weapons of Fate
Unreal Tournament 2003 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Unreal Tournament 2003
The Warriors PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for The Warriors
War Gods Windows Front Cover
Front cover for War Gods

Selected Screenshots

The title screen keeps scrolling all the time
Screenshot from Zero Tolerance
The game title
Screenshot from Wanted: Weapons of Fate
Just so you don't die right away, the game won't throw you into battle without you pressing fire.
Screenshot from Unreal Tournament 2003
Title screen
Screenshot from The Warriors
Title Screen
Screenshot from War Gods